[Review] Cube v1.2, First Person Shooter

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  1. sprint_user

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    [Review] Cube, First Person Shooter

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    Cube, a popular first person shooting game, truly had a lot to hype to live up to. To start out with, the graphics are great, similar to Halo. The best part is that it's free. In my opinion, it is the best, and most difficult, first person shooter in the App Store.

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    When you first launch the game, it quickly explains to you the controls, (important because it is really difficult to control/ play). It is surprising how great the graphics are and relatively smooth the game play is. The buttons that make you run, bring up the menu, jump, and fire are placed in each of the screens corners, sometimes being a hassle to tap while you are trying to use the accelerometer to change your direction/ camera angle. The new update (1.2) fixed the sensitive accelerometer control and loaded the images faster, providing faster game play. Also, the move and jump buttons are both on the right side, making it very hard to run and jump.

    When I first tried to play the game competitively, I found my self freaking out and the screen whipping around while trying to aim on the enemy running at my. By the time I got a couple good shots off, the enemy either ran away, or I died. I also found myself running around in a "multiplayer" stage trying to find other players, when really, I failed to connect and I was the only one.

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    The Pros:
    a) Great graphics and price (free)
    b) Online play (when it works)
    c) Many Levels
    d) Open-source

    The Cons:
    a) Very hard to control, button placement can make the game very hard (move and jump button are on the same side)
    b) Accelerometer is very sensitive (especially in the older versions)
    c) Online play usually doesn't work, it seems like it can't connect to the server.
    d) No calibration option for the accelerometer
    e) A lot of lag when you load a new level, especially a water level.
    f) It's only a demo, but still, it's fun

    Overall, I am happy I have this game on my iPod and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of FPS. I am looking forward to some updates from the devs, but I have no room to complain because it's free. I would give this app 4/5 stars.
    Looking forward to the squeal and updates

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    Here's a good video review by AppVee:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHI6MG66Hek

    Here's the video from the homepage:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g4Em3A54h8

    Here's the iTunes Link link:
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=292763299&mt=8

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    Homepage link:
    http://fernlightning.com/doku.php?id=iphone:cube:start

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  2. Teslanaut

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    I couldn't agree more. Can't wait for the next version. I hope they make it more accelerometer friendly. The concept is great, just waiting for it to become epic. Lol.
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    thanks tes, ill use that
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    i dont really like this game. it still lags WAY TOO MUCH
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    Nice, a great review from one of the greatest app store games.
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    It does have a tendency to lag when you open new levels
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    thank you

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    It really depends on the level. Big levels with a lot of water will murder your device. Smaller indoor levels run just fine.
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    TRUE, the DSMP levels work perfect indoors and in dry land, the SP levels however are levels that are extremely buggy so i haven't had a chance to try them out.
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    nice review

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