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Adam @ink_slinger

I tried to play PUBG last night and decided that mobile gaming sucks for the FPS format and also that I am bad at games because my guy had no clothes (but did have a weapon), and when I finally managed to parachute into the game, his weapon was gone and he was running around mostly naked trying to find other characters. Bad times.

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@ink_slinger Yea I never understood why you would even try to make an FPS on mobile. Even Minecraft sucks on mobile.

@NickBusey Yeah, it might be OK if I connected a controller to my phone (but then I might as well just play a PC or console game and take advantage of a larger monitor), but the on-screen controls were super awkward, to the point that I basically had to spot moving in order to attack, at least for hand-to-hand...maybe it'd have been different if I could actually figure out how to use the gun? ๐Ÿ˜‚


Exactly. When I see people playing FPS on mobile and enjoying it, I kinda ask them why?
I need keys & mouse for such games. Anything less is unacceptable.

OTOH, Once a month I open up my decade old PSP and use it to play NES games on it. ๐Ÿ˜‹

@tty NES game controls are so simple that emulating them on mobile would typically work pretty well, I think. Plus, you can get mini USB controllers that connect to your phone (but, then the question about why not using a bigger monitor comes back ๐Ÿ˜‚).

There are NES emulators for Android but they don't do justice to the entire thing. The feedback (and satisfaction) by pressing buttons doesn't replicate with touch.
Macbook pro with touchbar, for example, doesn't work well with me for the same reason.
But maybe I'm in minority. :)

@tty No, I agree, although it depends on the game. I can play FF1 on a PC emulator, but I want to play Mario Bros. or Low G Man on an actually NES, for the tactile feel of the controller.

@ink_slinger @tty

While I dislike FPSs on mobile, PUBG made it the best it can be, I think. That second shoot button on the left is a superb idea.

As far as emulators are concerned, anything turn based works great, I love playing through FF on my phone. Masterpieces like "Legend of Dragoon" are to be avoided though. The action sequence things when you attack make mobile gaming impractical.

@FssOfDeath @tty I gave it another shot a couple hours ago. It was still not the best experience, but I managed to play and win a few fights. I can see the appeal, but it's probably not for me.

So far I've not faced the pull of mobile games and I want to keep it that way because of my extensive record of wasting too much time with PC games. ๐Ÿ˜‚

@tty @ink_slinger

Not to show off but I'm at 4 win on 4 games on PUBG Mobile ๐Ÿ˜Š

We're nowhere near replacing more established gaming platforms for now, maybe forever but there's something I like. I'm not entirely sure why but my ping seems to be low enough to play online on mobile platforms but not on PC. PUBG on steam maintains 700 to 1000 ping but the mobile one, on the same connection, averages at 300-400.