Dead Trigger is the most beautiful mobile game ever, read our review
0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2012, 05:43 posted on
After the great success of ShadowGun, MadFinger Games is bringing us yet another uber-cool action game in the form of Dead Trigger...
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1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
It's so sad to see that the developer is getting no reward for their hard work on Android. Google needs to do something.
2. Ray.S (Posts: 260; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
The game actually offers in-app purchases, which remedies the situation to some extent.
3. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Yeah.. but only to a certain extent. And making apps for Android isn't easy... so MadFinger might not do it again :(
4. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
I agree they didnt have to take it from the price to free, i wasn't planing on getting it( tight money :/ and bills) even though it was cheap i didnt want to buy it if i know that im only going to play it every now and again and not frequently. i love the game though and would get some of the in-game purchases but money is tight for me right now from sudden experiences i have. I will say that the game looks vastly different on nvidia tegra 3 vs tegra 2( i have both, a tf300/700 and a Droid X2) the graphics look amazing on tegra 3 and when you plug it into a hdtv it gets better, on tegra 2 it looks great too it just lacks some of the little special effects but after playing both you will notice the difference in the two. To the devs who worked on this game i give it a 11 out of 10.9 XD its amazingly fun to pass the time.
7. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
How can Gameloft do it?
They are producing the most expensive games - I'm talking about the budget of games - on android and are fully committed to the platform.
8. Ray.S (Posts: 260; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
I guess things stand differently for every company.
9. jdcxxx (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
Freemium games are becoming the norm. The company increases the amount of users by having it free, increasing revenue from advertisements. They then can charge people for unlocking certain parts or features of the game for a fee.
19. snotyak (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)
It's strange that they made it free. Even with people pirating, they'd still be making money from the non-pirates. But regardless of that, Android's licensing service has improved recently and when you set it up within your application, you can say when to check whether or not an application is licensed. That, I guess, doesn't work around people downloading, decompiling, and removing the license check code though. The only real way to stop it would be to stop using apk's for apps (they're essentially .zips) and use something encrypted with a key from the licensing server to your specific device/s......
5. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Another zombie shooting game, when are they going to release a game with more of a challenge? These zombie games are so played out, I want a game with a great story line behind it like metroid or resistance.
10. JessJess (unregistered)
It's not bad. I went ahead and bought it. Does show how far games are coming on mobiles, I despise IAPs though. I wish they just charged £2-3 for the game instead.
22. Lana1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
@Jess, Agreed. But then people would rant & rave about how they can't afford a $ 1 for their $200 smartphones because they have bills and food to buy. They say the same about $1 ebooks and $1 iTunes music.
11. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Before you do anything, read:
Also, the comments point out LOTS of HORRID flaws left and right with the developers statement on Android, links abound as well for both sides of the argument because some points are made in support of SOME things that are said...
Frankly however, its pathetic...
No walled garden, K THX
13. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
The review sounds like another forced phonearena post. Yeah I know you people get paid by quantity over quality, but still...
The graphics are technically good for a phone game, but its mostly the technical aspects and not actual content. People who think the graphics are amazing seem to be comparing it to the Nintendo DS or something. Get real. It's nowhere near PS3/Xbox360/Vita/PC graphics at all. I saw the same poorly animated zombie model over and over again. Fought in the same handful of corridors with same copy/paste barren assets.
Phones can "technically" be good as a modern console. But even the best looking games can't utilize the power with proper assets and content and real levels and real animation, real story, real game building, etc.
It doesn't even qualify as a tech demo. I've seen tech demos with more assets and visual effects. It's like a barren box with a couple models and all the built in special effects turned up. As much a single dev, basement dwelling, hobby project as ever.
17. Ray.S (Posts: 260; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Phone games will probably never get so much of "real levels, real animation, real story, real game building", because they are simply not PC/console games. At least for the time being, they will remain more on the casual game side, because it's simply way more uncomfortable to play on a phone, compared to a PC/console. Whoever wants some serious gaming action will surely stick with their PC/console.
14. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Modern phones can handle modern games, aside from the controls, but who will make them for phones? The answer is: no one. This can hardly be called a game. More like a timewaster flash game that required a few lines of code and can only do one thing. That's why it's free. The dev explained it himself, that people have pirated the crap out of his game already, so no use charging the pitiful 99cents. Real games cost money to make. You get what you pay for. Don't expect any Call of Duty or Battlefield or Skyrim level games ever on an open platform. Those would cost at least $20 or more. The piracy rate would be 99.9% then. Game companies are not marking up their games 10x the cost of producing it. They actually cost that much to make, even if they subsist on soda and pizza in a basement. If they can't even break even, no idiot is gonna make games, especially not quality games that require time and effort, on Android.
15. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
What I hate more is a IOS or android game remade for ps3 or Vita and have a bigger price tag.
20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I think you need a reality check.
For example taking NOVA 3, connecting a galaxy s3 with six axis controller and starting the multiplayer. Then talk about PS vita.
Also, you just can't label mobile games as a casual waster for anyone who tried P.C. and console.
In case you missed, these are some inherent advantages in "palm" playing for the casual non-hardcore(great majority btw)folks.
I played games on a pc and console, yet it didn't stopped me from spending tens of hours playing games such as galaxy on fire, townsmen, moto challenge extreme etc.
Touch controls can be a decisive advantage even in full blown 3D games- it's just a matter of game concept.
16. alekso9 (Posts: 40; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
In my opinion the controls in this game are completely horrible. Other than that the game isnt to bad for an android game. I got bored after 30 or so minutes of playing it.
18. Ray.S (Posts: 260; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
I don't see why. They are fully customizable, like on every good FPS game made for touchscreen. Plus there's the option to define your keys if you use a gamepad.
21. alekso9 (Posts: 40; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Yeah I tried to customize my controls, but still didnt work. What really pissed my off though was that sometimes when i would try to shoot the character would instead move with my finger instead of shooting.