Please just answer the question, or if i should get archables adventures
Which is better: young Thor or monsters probably stole my princess(29 posts) (17 voices)
I played Archibald's Adventure on the iPhone and thought it was boring. I'm not sure if it's a direct port or not, but all you did was move left and right the whole game. I didn't like it at all.
I haven't played MPSMP, but Young Thor is amazing. Different genres so I guess it comes down to which one you prefer.
They're all completely different games, really.
Archibald's Adventures is a platformer mostly. And probably the best pick if you like those since it's got so many levels.
Young Thor has platformer elements, but is mostly a beat 'em up. Pretty good though.
MPSMP basically you just jump up platforms for about five minutes (total). Do you like jumping up the same platforms over and over? Then I guess you would like this.
But for me, both AA and YT are better than MPSMP...
The only one of the two I've played is Young Thor. I would highly recommend it. MPSMP seems kind of...asinine, BUT in it's defense alot of people like it. I think it's the only mini to date IGN has reviewed and they loved it (that matters if you respect them as reviewers, some people hate them, some love them, I don't care either way).
I didn't really enjoy YT or MPSMP, but I loved Archibald's Adventures. Though I already loved the game from when I bought it for the iPhone.
It's not just moving left or right, it has puzzle elements. It's like saying Super Mario Bros is just a game where you move right the whole...it makes it sound boring but it's really not.
MPSMP had a lot of charm, but it was pretty short and Young Thor I just wasn't impressed with at all. It certainly is impressive compared to other Minis, but I tend to compare Minis to iPhone games and YT doesn't compare at all to some of the iPhones best platformers.
Just my opinion of course.
"compare Minis to iPhone games and YT doesn't compare at all to some of the iPhones best platformers" Are you frcking kidding me dude? iPhone games are for casual players that apparently dont mind playing some short boring crappy games. The iPhone is a freaking cellphone device not a handheld gaming device. The PSP or DS are handhelds made ENTIRELY FOR GAMING. So don't you ever compare short, snooze fest cell phone games to kick ass handheld GAMES that are made purely for REAL gamers. And to the original poster, you should definitely get Young Thor is fun and the gfx are nice.
only played mpsmp , but i can say its one of the few minis that i did NOT like.
you just had to jump up the platforms . i just didnt want to try and complete this game. and deleted it.
No I'm not kidding you.
I'm guessing you don't have much experience with iPhone platformers?
Not all iPhone games are casual snoozefests and I'm not comparing full PSP/DS games to iPhone games genius.
I'm comparing Minis to iPhone games. Where do you think Sony got the idea to make the Minis store? From Apples App Store.
You really seem to hate on iPhone gaming without knowing much about it, kinda sad really.
But again comparing MINIS to iPhone games. So many of the Minis were iPhone games to begin with, so I believe it's a fair comparison.
Play Soosiz and Gianna Sisters on the iPhone and then get back to me. They are neither short, boring, nor casual. The iPhone has deeper games than the Minis store, get over it.
Thanks for the help, but should i wait to see if that WTF game will be good or will i be satisfied with YT?
Young Thor is the odd one out of that bunch. It's not really a platformer at all, but a beat 'em up on a 2D plane. So it wouldn't make much sense to compare it to platformers on the iOS. Infact, I'd argue that it's a bit difficult to compare Minis to iOS games. iOS games don't have size restrictions, hence, you can make much grander games. Also, Gianna Sisters isn't originally an iOS game, that's a port from something else.
I personally like MPSMP better than YT but you should probably get YT :) (I dont own AA so cant comment on that)p.s. Just wait untill WTF!?! comes out to decide unless your dieing to get a new game :)
I don't know if I'd say it's not a platformer at all, but more of a mix of beat em' up and platformer. I do see what you mean though. I agree the iPhone does have a leg up over the Minis because of lack of restrictions, not just size wise, but online and I'm pretty sure it's cheaper to make an iPhone game.
With that in mind I guess it's not the fairest comparison in the world, but it is the best one I have at the moment. I can't think of what to compare to Minis to and that's what helps me make my purchasing decisions(at times). But that's just me, I'm sure others don't feel the need to compare to anything.
Yes, Gianna sisters is originally from the DS I believe, the remake I mean of course. Because the original goes wayyyy back. It's still a game on the iPhone, which is why I compare it to a Minis game, regardless if it's a port or not.
Sorry for hijacking your thread :)
To answer your second question, I'd say if you can wait for WTF, then wait. If you're desperate to buy a game then go for AA if you like puzzle platformers, YT if you like beat em' up/platformers and I really just wouldn't recommend MPSMP.
If you CAN wait though, then wait. WTF may end up blowing away all the other games mentioned.
Dude you are purely an iPhone fanboy. Yes I have play on the iPhone before, and I can honestly say that playing with a touchscreen is horrible and your fingers cover the screen up, specially if you have big fingers. Touchscreen is a gimmick, is more of a popular trend but is not the future of handhelds and devices. I know that some minis are iPhone ports and that sucks, because we should be getting original games and not ports. Hopefully that will change in the near future. In the mean time sell your PSP so someone else that appreciates GAMES can play it. Now resume your casual gaming on the iPhone lol
Could you possibly defend your opinion without your childish attacks? If you don't like touch screen/iPhone gaming and think it's sucks that's fine, that's your opinion, but don't pass it off as fact.
You also don't need to insult those that have a different opinion to yours.
I'm anything but an iPhone fanboy and no I don't need to sell anything as I enjoy my PSP very much. Just not a huge fan of the Minis so far, but they're getting better.
By the way Minis are also casual gaming. I have nothing against casual games unlike you it seems.
I play FUN games, regardless if their casual or hardcore and platform.
Check out my response in this thread if you think I'm still a fanboy. *rolls eyes*
I side with SiDCrazy here, I think it's inevitable that the appstore has some games that are superior to minis.
and I'm admittedly a sony fanboy, so it in no way pleases me to say this, but anyone who denies that the IOS cannot have a single good game, is simply ignorant.
-the platform has been around for much longer than minis (IOS advantage), giving it more time to grow.
-is much cheaper to develop for and therefore will attract more (potentially amazing) developers (IOS advantage).
-has a much larger user base, again, attracting more dev's (IOS advantage).
all of these point lead to the conclusion that there are tons of developers backing the Ipod, and, well..... you know the saying 'if you put a bunch of monkeys in a room with a typewriter eventually they'll produce the works of Shakespeare' well minis dont have nearly as many monkeys with typewriters as IOS does, and the IOS monkeys have been at it for way longer than our monkeys, so if you had to bet that one of them had already wrote Shakespeare, would you honestly bet that Minis monkeys are the ones who would've?
now, Shazbots, you seem to not exactly understand what casual games are.
I accept and agree with your touchscreen belief, it certainly can hinder some gaming experiences to have you hands on the screen, and the lesser accuracy of touchscreen controls doesnt help.
but casual games are merely games that are accessible to the masses (where as hardcore games are games that have some prerequisites, mainly familiarity with the rules and controls of the games, which take time to learn), nearly all minis are casual games by definition, and you're attempt to exclude casual games from "GAMES" is quite simply, futile as casual games are, and always will be, video games.
@goobwhite: what games will you like? it really is an impossible question to answer, without knowing a bit about your gaming preferences:
what are your favorite genres of games?
what are your favorite games of all time?
would you like to play games similar to the favorites you already have,
or try a genre you have not yet played?
really no game is better than the other, it ultimately depends on ones perspective,
and with no hint as to what your perspective on games is, there's no telling what games you would like.
I for one would likely recommend a game other than those (not that they are bad).
I just bought YT, but i do not own MSPSMP, But youg thor is EPIC!!! BUY IT!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
Don't rely too heavy on WTF?! being epic. Buy a mini now, whatever has caught your eye, and if WTF?! turns out to be awesome, buy it when you can. Your not going to get a clear consensus here, everyone here likes what they like, but I will say, Young Thor seems to hold the most acclaim here.
As far as minis vs. IOS goes, I just can't bring myself to compare the two. Full PSP titles vs. iOS titles is more of a fair comparison mainly because of the reasons Carson posted.
Online functionality and (this is based purely from what I've heard from others, I'm not of fan of touch screen gaming so I have no Apple device) depth of alot of it's games. The fact that full retail releases have been ported to the IOS is also reason to compare the two. Sure some minis are ports of IOS titles but, they are often lacking some of the features the IOS version has. People have been buying to have Apples devices looked at as handheld competitors for so long (and to be honest, I can't bring myself to acknowledge it as so), I'll put MY PERSONAL FEELINGS aside, and say it has. So in that sense, a minis/iOS comparison isn't fair.
Shazbots, no need to spew such invective just because someone disagrees with your opinion about video games, someone, I might add, whom you only know as a bunch of text on a computer screen.
I've got all three games (AA, YT & MPSMP) and they are all excellent IMO. As as has been described above, they are within three slightly different genres, so I guess it depends which genre you want to play with your next game. If you're anything like me, then you'll enjoy different types of games and so you'll have a blast whichever one you pick up!
I also definitely agree that WTF is likely to be rather excellent as well and is in yet another genre (SHMUP).
So if you're open regarding which genre you want to plump for but you're only in the market for a single purchase, then it might be worth waiting until the review comes in for WTF and then making a decision.
If you want to keep on your discussion with SiDCrAzY about minis and IOS games make a new topic about it (unless there alreaday is one) :\
I only have Archiebald's Adventures and I have spent many hours at it and I still haven't completed all the levels. But it does take some patience and perception and you will get bored (after many many of hours) before you have completed all the levels (at least, I do).
Good points, but I will never ever consider cellphones to be gaming handheld devices ever. It just angers me that the iPhone community is trying so hard to hang out with the PSP/DS, they just want be consider a gaming handheld device. iPhone SHOULD be competing with cellphones and not gaming handhelds. One last thing comparing minis with IOS is a weak attempt to make minis look inferior. One may have borrow from the other but they cater to a completely different demographic.
One last thing comparing minis with IOS is a weak attempt to make minis look inferior. One may have borrow from the other but they cater to a completely different demographic.
they dont 'borrow' from the each other,
minis are Sony's answer to the Ipod touch/Iphone, plain and simple!
they are intended to cater to the exact same demographic!
thats why half the games are the ports from the Iphone!
I will never ever consider cellphones to be gaming handheld devices ever. It just angers me that the iPhone community is trying so hard to hang out with the PSP/DS, they just want be consider a gaming handheld device.
if it was possible for the psp to make phone calls, would it no longer be a handheld gaming device?
the two aren't mutually exclusive as you seem to believe, and the Iphone certainly has the specs to qualify as a gaming device. I believe the system is even capable of playing PlayStation 1 games via emulator.
Now I do prefer the PSP to the Iphone, but what excludes the IOS consoles from being considered gaming devices?
back on topic...
AA is freaking amazing. it is a puzzle game disguised as a platform. it is also the only inexpensive title you've asked about.
YT looks great but i haven't tried it yet.
mpsmp just doesn't look fun to me. i'm sure it's good but i don't know who would want to play it a second time.
Like volcane, I own all three games, and I also agree that they are all great games, but to answer your question... Young Thor wins every time, and you shouldn't overlook Archibalds Adventures, it's an under-rated game. ;)
I can't answer the question as I only own MPSMP but I was really dissapointed with it. I bought it on sale, because of the hype and good reviews, I just don't get it, its pressing X many times, its really dull. I wouldn't reccoend it at all, infact quite the opposite, don't buy it!
I'll suggest a completely different game for you, Freekscape: Escape From Hell. It's a puzzle platformer with pretty good graphics, presents a good challenge, fun to play, and worth the price (I think it's $4.99, I purchased it when it was released so I don't remember). Some don't suggest Young Thor, some don't suggest MPSMP (but hey, if your into just jumping over and over again go ahead), but I think at least 95% of the people here liked Freekscape. You have weeks at least before WTF?! comes out, so you may as well get something to hold you over until then, and Freekscape has pretty good replay value.
I think at least 95% of the people here liked Freekscape
Oh yes indeed - I lurve Freekscape! :-)
I just don't get it, its pressing X many times, its really dull
Have you played Sneezies? That game has about the least amount of player interaction you get in a game (you only click once on each 'level' and then watch passively for about 30 seconds - and it doesn't even really matter where on the screen you click). However for some reason I found Sneezies to be quite compelling/relaxing and I played it right through over a couple of days! :-)
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