A trailer for Gameloft’s next iOS game has been released, and as usual, we expect the game being made to be very similar to something that’s already made. This time, people are saying it’s gonna be a Legend of Zelda type of game. Now this has me excited. You know I’m a big fan of Zelda. I could be mad at them for the rip-off, but nah. Is there a way to play a 3D Zelda game on a hand held device? I think not. Do I want to play a 3D Zelda game on a hand held? Absolutely. Furthermore, do I want to keep myself from playing a good Zelda-like game? No way. Of course I’m gonna play this game. If it’s good, anyway. I don’t think I’ll play it if it turns out to be bad.
But anyway, let’s find out what’s causing all this speculation of the game being a Zelda type of game. Go take a look at the trailer. What do we see in it? Well, uh, first there’s some magic-y stuff. Some lava. Mostly…a cool-looking fantasy world. And some peaceful music in the background. That high-pitched instrument kind of reminds me of Wind Waker. Just saying.
But to the point, what is making people make these connections? Perhaps it’s,
- That spirit tree guy. He’s huge, he talks, and he spits out some shiny thing. Now am I crazy, or is that kinda like the Great Deku Tree from Ocarina of Time? I mean, that guy was a talking tree, and he gave Link the forest medallion or whatever!
- The fact that there’s a horse shown for a few seconds. The scene looks very much like Twilight Princess; you have to admit it.
- That UI which was shown for a couple seconds. I see a mini-map, a shield button…oddly, some sort of horse button. I don’t see how anyone is supposed to call their horse when there’s lava everywhere, but OK. I don’t know what that other button up top is. I wonder if this game has some sort of targeting system.
- Well…the whole thing is in a fantasy world, so that at least helps the idea that it’s Zelda.
Hm, but really, that’s it? Man. It’s kind of weird that IGN was the one making the assumption here. I’d have thought that it would just be random people doing it.
Well anyway, I’m excited. I’ll probably get this thing. But of course, they haven’t named it or given us any real info on it. Hm. Well, I’m going to stop writing now.
The title is speaking quite literally, so I guess I’ll just get right to it.
iPhone/iPod Touch Games
This game certainly isn’t mind-blowing, I’ll tell you that. In fact, the campaign has disappointed me a bit. The story feels a bit lacking in…something. But some aspects of N.O.V.A have been improved. For one thing, the voice acting no longer sucks. Woo hoo! The game is significantly more challenging than the first one. But forget all that. The real show here is the multiplayer. What I love about it is that it’s so dang crazy! Being able to have 10 players in one game is pretty nice. Now, it has the ranking system. And that system is pretty annoying sometimes, because all those people who have been playing for a long time have the best weapons. Poo.
Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
This came out before N.O.V.A. 2. But it’s better. Better graphics. Arguably a better story. The multiplayer is a bit different because it gives you points for assists and vengeance and such. It has some different modes, of course. And it doesn’t really feel as crazy. But other than that it’s kind of the same. The campaign is good. And it has surprisingly good voice acting. I rather enjoyed playing through it.
Look man, this thing looks freakin’ awesome, but what’s important is the gameplay. And the gameplay is awesome as well. See, the game plays kind of like a movie about a guy walking really slowly into a castle and fighting a bunch of guys. That sounds kinda lame, doesn’t it… BUT IT’S NOT! I mean, it’s fun to watch and listen to, because it looks and sounds so awesome. But the actual fighting part is good too. You use your finger for swings of your sword. It’s very satisfying. And the game gets pretty challenging, too. So this is certainly worth your money.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
I had fun with this one. But I bought it for 99 cents, and now the price has gone way up. Let’s face it. The multiplayer hardly works. The graphics could be way better. The controls can be very awkward at times. So really, it’s NOT worth your money. I still enjoyed the campaign, though, I’ll give it that.
Donkey Kong Country Returns
This game is awesome. It’s incredibly fun, it’s incredibly challenging, and it’s quite pretty. Oh, and the music is awesome too. I love it way more than I do New Super Mario Bros. Wii. I find that game uninteresting. This game is quite the opposite of that. The levels continue to fascinate me. Get this game, man.
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
This game is actually pretty fun. The humor is fantastic to any Harry Potter fan. I mean, you really have to love the cut scenes in this game. Gameplay in these Lego games has certainly improved since the first Lego Star Wars. Now when you’re in co-op, it actually goes into split screen when you’re trying to go separate ways. So yeah, I like this game.
Well, that’s all.
Once, there was an iPhone game called NOVA. It was like playing Halo on the iPhone. It sure wasn’t at all original, but since some people actually want a portable Halo, that’s not a bad thing.
So now they’re making a sequel to this game, and I’m hoping they improve on a few aspects of the game. I’ll tell you what I want.
Actual voice actors
Because if you’re going to go for some cinematic moments, you might as well do it right.
I mean, the voice acting in the first game was, well, pretty terrible. It’s sort of surprising that an iPhone game would have voice acting in the first place, of course, but NOVA did. But I almost wish it didn’t, cause man, that acting was bad. Clearly they didn’t have actual voice actors… or just, actors! They sounded like random people! It’s like the game developers just went and did the lines themselves!
More multiplayer modes
All we got in the first game was the mode where you run around and shoot people. We didn’t even get a team version of that. Well I say BOOORING. Especially when people can just go pick up a rocket launcher.
Seriously. We need more modes than just one. That mode is fun, but it gets old.
I’m pretty sure that one will come true.
No, seriously. I could always go for a couple more explosions.
I didn’t find the first game’s story too interesting. And I didn’t really like any of the characters much. Especially not the guy I’m playing.
I guess there was some sort of attempt at a plot twist… kind of. But it wasn’t the kind that would blow your mind. So hopefully for this second one, they’ll come up with something awesome.
But I doubt it.
Well, that’s pretty much all I got.
Real exciting post, eh?