All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 21-11-2008, 07:21 PM
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FIFA 2009 - worthy update or minor tweak?

EA produce its traditional annual update for one of their major titles. But have they done enough to warrant an upgrade? Ewan Spence decides to leap in and play 'spot the difference' from the 2008 version in his review....

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Old 21-11-2008, 07:25 PM
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I think the control issue is one that can go both ways: some people do prefer having fewer buttons on phone games (especially in horizontal mode where only two buttons are accessible on many handset models), while others prefer having lots of buttons.

Fortunately there's something for both crowds: those who want lots of buttons can get FIFA08 while those who want fewer buttons can get FIFA09.

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Old 22-11-2008, 01:59 AM
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fifa09 is a worthy challenger to fifa08.one thing i dislike is the commentary on fifa09

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Old 22-11-2008, 04:16 AM
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What type of commentary is there in FIFA 09?
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Old 22-11-2008, 11:11 AM
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The type you'll find in Real Football. Cheesy as hell.

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Old 22-11-2008, 04:10 PM
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Oh those very animated 'One liners'? Bugs the hell out of me. Why do these companies bother giving those?

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Old 22-11-2008, 11:12 PM
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There isn't online play? What an incredible joke! Unbelievable! A game without online play on a phone or device that is connected to the internet is plain stupid.

But I guess it makes sense when you look at it. Ngage is way down the list of priorities for EA and developing for Ngage is an afterthought for these folks. That's why Ngage games have all been crap so far.

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Old 23-11-2008, 12:16 AM
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That's why Ngage games have all been crap so far.
That's just not true! :-)

Most of the first party N-Gage games have been excellent: Reset Generation, Creatures Of The Deep, Bounce Boing Voyage, One, System Rush Evolution etc have been some of the best phone games ever made.

And even just looking at EA's releases, FIFA08 and FIFA09 are pretty good. The lack of online is a disappointment, and they should have at least had Bluetooth multiplayer, but most people mainly play offline single player games. And we haven't even seen most of EA's announced N-Gage releases yet: Need For Speed, Monopoly, Spore, Boom Blox, Sims 3, Tiger Woods etc are all still to come.

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Old 23-11-2008, 04:26 AM
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Hey Tezr!

have you any Idea what the Nokia Ngage Team is up to, first of all for the past three months nokia has released so few games and most of them are scrap, there is nothing so great in them that they should be given the title as "Ngage Games", they look like so common s60 games,

I mean when is Nokia going to make use of their accelerator or 3d graphic Card for their games, all other phone companies are releasing excellent games with these facilities for their phones why would any one want to even think of Nokia then for games, and its such a shame for nokia that after they relaunching Ngage which has such great power in its name are releasing all scrap normal s60 games except for some very very few games.

and what about WORMS which I and many others were waiting for so long, after all the promises they made about it showing us screen shots of the game etc, and now they just removed it, I would not like to say much but the truth is I love IPhone games many many more times that Nokia, and just look at the many Innovations in their recent games.

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Hi..i just wanna ask why is there a need for the n-gage platform? Isn't the sis/sisx version good enough? I personally find them better than the n-gage versions so far, games like asphalt 3, fifa 08, space impact, snake, in the sense that they're more challenging. The n-gage versions are too easy, and i'm just a casual gamer. Also in the case of fifa 08, it seems to me the sisx version offers better control, no lag and much smoother gameplay than n-gage. Plus there are lots of other excellent games like k-rally, crash nitrokart, lament island, asphalt 4(coming on n-gage) with bluetooth multiplayer that's so much fun, and countless others. So why's the need for n-gage? Can anyone clarify? . ,

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Old 23-11-2008, 08:19 AM
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Plus there are lots of other excellent games like k-rally, crash nitrokart, lament island, asphalt 4(coming on n-gage) with bluetooth multiplayer that's so much fun, and countless others. So why's the need for n-gage? Can anyone clarify? . ,
When an average user buys an S60 phone, they may not be aware of the ability to install games like this. The Download! utility is pretty awful, as I think everyone agrees.

The n-gage application (when installed on handsets) presents a selection of good quality games to users, and provides more revenue for Nokia.

Oh, and I'm pretty certain that Crash Nitrokart will be coming to n-gage - the developers (Polarbit) website says that it was developed for S60 and NGI (which I think is the latest N-Gage version?) as well as Brew and iPhone.

I assume that as it's best with 3D acceleration, they're waiting for the 3D SDK to be released. It would be nice if it also had the accelerometer support from the iPhone version too.

They also did Global Race, btw, and are continuing to develop great 3D accelerated games. Unfortunately, their latest racing game, Raging Thunder, appears to be iPhone-only at the moment, as they've had so much success with the iPhone App Store. Oh, and it has multiplayer too. I really hope that this makes it to n-gage at some point.

It makes me a little sad to see how Nokia is letting down their developers by failing to take advantage of features of the handsets and releasing handsets that are technically less advanced than previous ones. I hope that they get the next n-gage update out the doors quickly, with full support for 3D acceleration and analogue controls (although the number of developers taking advantage of the 3D acceleration with so few handsets available will probably be minimal, while developers for other platforms will find developing their games a much smoother experience *sigh*).

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Old 24-11-2008, 07:52 PM
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So what would be up with EA adding some more substantial commentry & taking the game up to 6mb or so? They could lift the commentry straight out the console versions could they not?

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Typical geek twat........

Ewan Spence you are English I take it? Well you are undoubtedly an ignorant twat.......
 

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