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first android user - recommend me some games!

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21st April 2012, 04:50 PM   |  #1  
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price is not an issue

coming from an iphone, i want some games that are "new" or "unique" or that can show off what it can do. what i don't want is people saying like angry birds or words with friends or stuff like that. i am interested to see the possibilities of this bigger screen and faster hardware
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shadowgun & need for speed hot pursuit have some of the best graphics out there

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Modern Combat 3 ore Shadowgun are Great games
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I'd definately recommend Riptide
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+1 for Riptide ;D
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Welcome to Android. I don't mean to burst your bubble but gaming experience isn't quite up to par as iOS yet. Its getting better with the release of games like Temple Run and some of the other 3D games mentioned above. Also better hardware won't do much. Games are far better optimized for iOS so its a smoother experience. The bigger screen is really the only advantage here.

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If you really want to show off this phone, start looking into rooting and installing custom ROMS. You can boost performance greatly and can install Google Wallet and when you go to McDonalds you can pay with your phone and your iPhone buddies will be like "WTF!?!?!, daz sooo kewl!" Also, try installing a new launcher such as Apex Launcher or Nova Launcher. You will be able to show off how you can customize your device which is really the high point of Android.

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I just downloaded Slice It, and it is AMAZING. Literally the first game I can spend an hour on and not get bored out of my mind.

Simple premise, beautiful execution, hundreds of levels, and its FREE.

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Welcome to Android. I don't mean to burst your bubble but gaming experience isn't quite up to par as iOS yet. Its getting better with the release of games like Temple Run and some of the other 3D games mentioned above. Also better hardware won't do much. Games are far better optimized for iOS so its a smoother experience. The bigger screen is really the only advantage here.

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How is that relevant? Sure, the iphone has MORE games, but you can't say that the experience is better or worse. I don't understand where people come up with this 'smoother experience' type language. Haven't played a game on the phone yet that lags or stutters. And I'll take an extra inch of screen space ANY day of the week.
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I just downloaded Slice It, and it is AMAZING. Literally the first game I can spend an hour on and not get bored out of my mind.

Simple premise, beautiful execution, hundreds of levels, and its FREE.

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How is that relevant? Sure, the iphone has MORE games, but you can't say that the experience is better or worse. I don't understand where people come up with this 'smoother experience' type language. Haven't played a game on the phone yet that lags or stutters. And I'll take an extra inch of screen space ANY day of the week.

What do you mean how is it relevant? iOS is better for gaming regardless of screen size. I'm not afraid to tell the truth and its apparent you've never used an iPhone for more than 10 minutes yet you're probably the one telling iOS fanboys that they've never used Android for more than 10 minutes. iOS is smoother on everything not because its better but because its coded using native code just like WP7. Games, Apps, Web are all much more consistent with the UI and achieve higher frame rates. Yeah, I don't get lag on my games either but that doesn't mean its just as smooth. There's no arguing that. Instead of trying to cast aside the problem, why don't you acknowledge it and perhaps help to make it better.

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how about like just overall fun small addicting games (not necessarily high graphics)

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