Games apps on the iPhone have long been hailed as one of the most engaging and popular games ever made for a mobile device. However, even if iPhone game apps have reached such popularity levels to the general public, they are often still largely ignored by the hardcore gaming community, most of the times for the exact same reasons that made them really popular (simple to play, easy to understand, etc.).
Considering the changes made to the iPhone and the iOS over the past couple of years though, we now clearly consider this treatment inappropriate. iPhone game apps should no longer be considered as a minority anymore, and we have four solid reasons to prove our statement:
- iPhone game apps have long broken the “pastime” barrier. Iconic games like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja have always been used to define the level of games that are usually made for smartphones. True, while most of these can be merely described as pastime games, there are now many more game apps that have transcended this classification. One good example is the game Chaos Ring by Square Enix, featuring a storyline and gameplay that’s worthy of a “full” RPG.
- 3D game apps bring out the iPhone’s true potential. Gamers might be whining at the simplistic graphics quality of many iPhone game apps, but in reality there are already a considerable number of games that are rendered in high-quality 3D. So these games are not just regular 3D games, they are gaming console-worthy 3D games, somewhere near the level of a Playstation 2 (or even better). If you are looking for a great 3D game app for the iPhone, then Chaos Ring is again one of the best choices out there.
- The emergence of cross-platform apps will raise the “gaming console” status of the iPhone. While there are already a number of cross-platform applications for many smartphones, the future proliferation of such applications could promote the “gaming console” status of the iPhone even further. If you can play a specific game for the PS Vita and iPhone 4S for instance, then we could technically consider the iPhone as at the same level as a dedicated gaming console.
- The iPhone (4 and 4S specifically) is significantly more powerful than the Playstation Portable and Nintendo DS in terms of raw specs. Even if the PSP was purposefully optimized for playing games, the potential for the iPhone to “hold” video games of the same caliber has always been right there. The only thing that was really needed was a team of developers that would design the game that could maximize the iPhone’s technical data processing capability.
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