I've never played Calyus before, but lately I've been looking for new board games to play on my iPhone. I know, that sounds weird. The point of physical board games is to get away from the screens I spend 90% of my waking day staring at. However, board games on iOS (iPhone/iPad/Touch) are a great way to play on any given day, and give me a chance to try out new games without dropping $50.
Handheld Gaming: Game Boy to Cell Phones
The iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch is a great platform for rhythm music games. Licensing issues always make these games difficult because you either pay up, use crappy cheap songs, or make your own. Guitar Hero also gave these games a bad name. (Hey! I liked Guitar Hero, but clones are everywhere.) Now along comes Cytus for iOS...and Android too!
It's been awhile so I felt I needed to add something to this long lost and now totally pointless site. What to add... Well, it is at heart a gaming site. In the past six months my Wii has seen Guitar Hero(s) and World of Goo. Fun, but pass. PS3? While I really like Little Big Planet (and so should you), I still use it more for non-gaming functions. I could mention how pointless Home seems, but then again except for LBP all the recent betas I've tried (R2, KZ2) have disappointed. DS? What's that? Wait, I've got it. My iPhone! I have used it more than anything else since I got it in July. Even for a few games...
Sigh, what have I done. Am I going to wake up tomorrow with a nasty hangover of buyer's regret? Maybe, but probably not. What I do know though is I'm sure to hear about this from the many people I proclaimed DS's "lameness" to, and that is quite a long list.
It's actually even worse than that. Not only have I gone on a two year long DS bashing vendetta, I've held a life long anti-handheld philosophy. I've never owned a handheld before. The pathetic "graphics" and overly simplistic gameplay didn't interest me in the least. So have times changed or have I?
Anyone who has been paying attention to the ongoings in our forum as of late know all about the mounting tension between the DS lovers (er lover) and all those that think 10 year old technology on a tiny screen just doesn't sound like much fun. It didn't help that the DS itself had no style whatsoever. Is it too much to ask that something you carry around not look like crap? Apparently so. Until the DS lite that is...
Much like the Revolution, Nintendo finally saw fit to make a machine that isn't painful to look at. Sure it is still based on decade old tech specs, but this is a portable device. I really don't care to play Resident Evil or Metal Gear Solid on the go. Give me wifi Tetris, Mario Kart, Advanced Wars, and a New Super Mario Bros. any day over those. If only Sega would wake up and give us what we all want, Chu Chu Rocket. But there is another reason why I've changed my stance on the DS.
Everyone wants to know, which is better? The Nintendo Dual-Screen? Or Sony's PlayStation Portable? Come inside for the definitive answer, so you know which one to go out tomorrow and pre-order.