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Old 01-09-2017, 07:38 PM
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Default What do I Want: The Crowdsource a Recommendation Thread

I recently broke my go-to android game (Ascension), and decided to stop playing it. That means I've found myself looking for a new bus stop game. I'm looking for something
  • ON ANDROID - obviously.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT - doesn't take a ton of space on my phone
  • INVOLVING - takes at least some thought and creative thinking to play. The ability to develop higher level strats VERY welcome.
  • SHORT TERM - I'm looking for rounds, turns, or entire games that take ten minutes or less. Basically I want to meaningfully contribute to a game however long I play it.
  • TURN BASED - I'm not looking for twitch. I want the ability to take my time if I'm distracted.
  • REPLAYABLE - something that I can keep coming back to (although excellent one-use experiences are welcome).

That's what I'm looking for right now, but I thought this wasn't a bad idea for a general purpose thread for bespoke game recommendations. Got an itch and don't know how to scratch it? Ask away!
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:52 PM
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Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions?
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You want Euclidea. It satisfies all of your criteria.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:25 PM
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Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions?
Great idea, but a bit heavy for my phone at the moment, alas. I will definitely eye the play store for a sale.

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You want Euclidea. It satisfies all of your criteria.
Looks great, thanks!

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Hoplite. Sweet little roguelike that's optimized for mobile.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:44 PM
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Hoplite. Sweet little roguelike that's optimized for mobile.
Oh man, that is a super good recommendation that I have played.

If anyone else out there is looking for the same things, listen to this man.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:39 PM
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Fallen London fulfils all of your criteria, and I would recommend it anyway.

Two caveats:

A. Online only. Dunno how you feel about that.

B. The app looks great but runs badly. Running the game in your phone's web browser works perfectly well on the other hand, to the point that I'm not entirely sure why they bothered programming the app.
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I've been enjoying Alcazar. It's what I use to spend time between classes.
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:22 AM
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These recommendations interest me as well! Definitely going to check these games out. My only addition is that I really like Magic 2014, but it does take up a lot of space. I've kept it around despite that because I played it enough to unlock every card for every deck, which takes some doing.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:58 AM
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I'm not sure if it's on android phones, but Warbits is an excellent little Advance Wars inspired game.

It'll certainly do the job until the day when Nintendo actually does make a mobile AW.
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Hey, let's try this myself.
  • 3DS game. Reasoning being, I can take it backstage very easily, and there is a LOT of downtime once theatre gets into a run.
  • Replayability. On my phone, I usually have Hoplite and Cardinal Quest 2 as the things I keep coming back to, so Roguelikes are king here, but basically I want something I can keep coming back to and playing in bits.
  • Minimally grindy. What? No, this doesn't contradict the previous point. Long as I can make some real progress from session to session I'll feel okay, but I don't really care for that progress being "here have more numbers".
  • Inexpensive. I'm just a poor boy, from a poor family.

Okay, wound it up, let's set it loose and see what happens.
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Quest of Dungeons is a pretty fast-paced roguelike. Not really much depth in terms of character customization. Just simple dungeon traversal and loot grabbing.

Note, it's also on Android for much cheaper.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:01 PM
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Actually, I was about to recommend that as well.

My second choice would be Adventure Bar Labyrinth, which is more of a Mystery Dungeony Rogue-em-up. And there's Mercenary Saga for a more SRPG slant on things
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Fairune 2 is a good one!
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Steamworld Heist.
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I need a good mindless but fun mobile game to play when listening to books.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:59 AM
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Punch Quest may be my favorite mobile game ever, managing to hit mindless fun dead-on.

It's an auto-scrolling beat-em-up with some kind of Castlevania-ish trappings; tapping one side of the screen makes you throw a dashing punch, and the other a shoryuken, proper timing with the two buttons gives you a few other attacks and different punches are more effective against different enemies. Completing challenges (as well as breaking things) gives you extra cash that you can use to either customize your character or unlock new special attacks.

Might recommend splurging on the Punch Doubler IAP though (don't know how much it costs; it was free to early adopters) otherwise there's some amount of grinding involved. Granted, "Grinding" in this case means "Playing more of a super fun game"
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I need a good mindless but fun mobile game to play when listening to books.
Mini Metro is a puzzle game, so not strictly mindless, but it's beautiful and super fun and it's really easy to zone out and just let the little trains go back and forth for a while.
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Both good suggestions! Thanks!
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