‘Pocket Legend MMO’ for iPad, What We were Waiting for?

I’ll admit it right here and right now: the iPad games haven’t wowed me one bit.  They really haven’t.  The apps seem to be the ones that have taken the spotlight, and the games are definitely slacking; most of them are just running at a higher resolution with little or no changes to the gameplay.  There are some games like Mirror’s Edge that have got me saying,”Cool”, but again, nothing has wowed me until now.

And this game may just be what separates iPad gaming from iPhone gaming.  Let’s face this fact: MMOs don’t work on the iPhone.  Text-based are ok, but I’m talking about fully 3D MMOs, fighting with a party, leveling up your stats, and all the glory that comes with a MMORPG found on the Internet.

The MMORPGs I’ve tried on the iPhone just don’t work; I don’t want to play an MMO on my iPhone.  I’m going to say this again: MMOs don’t work on the iPhone.

And I say this again: the iPad may be the answer to MMOs on Apple’s devices.  Pocket Legends for iPad definitely proves that the iPad can handle much higher graphics and animations, and the screenshots alone had me wowing and my eyes popping.

But it seems like iPhone versions are coming for Pocket Legends, so we know that when you’re outside you can still level up your character.  But when it comes to sitting down at home, I would definitely prefer the iPad over the iPhone.  I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this before, but MMOs (real ones) may just be the reason iPad gaming is better than the iPhone.

Pocket Legends for iPad is priced at free, so for those planning on waking up early for one tomorrow, this is definitely one you should check out.  Like right now.

About Daniel

I have been an iPhone game addict ever since the NES emulator came out on the 1.1.4 iPhone 2G. After 2.0 and the App Store came out, my iPhone homescreen has never been the same. Other than writing reviews for App Store games, I play soccer/football, American football, volleyball, and golf. I love going to the beach and fishing on the pier. Some games not available on iPhone/iPod Touch that I truly love are the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL 09, and PGR: Gotham Racing.

5 thoughts on “‘Pocket Legend MMO’ for iPad, What We were Waiting for?

  1. The current MMOs I’ve played on the iPhone are horrendous in my opinion; hence all the MMO bashing. But this one looks exceptional on the iPad. I’m awaiting to play it on the iPhone though and see how it works.

  2. Well there isn’t exactly a good MMO on the iPhone at the moment, so content is likely just as much an issue as the device. How about you wait for the game to release before you make a judgment like that? It’s not very professional.

  3. Well, I think you are right, the iPad may be better suited for MMOs than the iPhone. I also have to add that I really want to try ‘Battle for Wesnoth’ on the iPad. Really, the iPhone version is nicely done but I can’t stand the small screen for long (in the end the iPhone version of ‘Battle of Wesnoth’ got me to download the newest version on my Mac and play a campaign).

    I think the iPad is very well suited for some type of games:

    RPGs and MMOs
    Line Drawers
    Strategy Games (turn-based and RTS)
    Puzzlers
    Hidden-Object Games
    Adventures
    Labyrinth type accel games

    I’m not sure about 3D games (FPS and racers). While the graphics are better in HD, the handling of the iPad may stand in the way. I also don’t have a good feeling for 2D shooters, dual-stick shooters, jump’n’runs or any other action arcade game (I think the controls will be even worse than with the iPhone).

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