Due to the iPad being out of town for months, I only just got into the rest of the Cloud City and the first of the Endor levels last night.
First off was having the Lando bird show up for the first time! And his laser fires THREE shots at once! Actually, unlike with Solo, one spread is all you get. So he really isn't that effective.
On the last batch of Cloud levels, there are a lot of these steam vent thingies that float around, and sometimes you have to use the Obi-Wan bird with his Force push to move them at a different angle so the next bird to be launched will move at a different angle to your advantage, due to the steam blowing at a different angle then.
The last level of the bunch had the Darth Vader pig that would keep on jumping from platform to platform with his light saber on, making him hard to take out, due to him knocking back most of your birds.
The Endor levels have a lot of big logs that can come crashing down on things, which can be satisfying, but I haven't really been enjoying these last two batches of levels, as they're a bit difficult. But then, you've already been through dozens, if not a hundred or more levels at this point as it is, so it's not exactly like they're going to be easy anyway.
I've spent a bit of time with the Angry Birds. It's not the gaming experience I'm looking for and I too am very skeptical and dismissive of mobile/tablet gaming. But I do actually think that Angry Birds is a pretty special take on the platform, and uniquely native to it. It's a great concept, in terms of physics and control interface.
I have Seasons and Rio and have tested out a few of the others. I like Seasons because there are soooo many levels and it well satiates the craving. I have all stars on all levels of that version. ... It's one of those games that is so addictive that I try to avoid it.
The formula seems to be pretty worn out at this point and I think the only thing missing from the franchise, for me, is a really good level editor. I think this would be a fun game to have user designed levels for.
There are two other tablet games that I think are on par with Angry Birds, which are Lasers and Stupid Zombie. Neither is as addictive, but both are specially suited to the tablet. ... The tablet version of Machinarium is easily my favorite tablet game but while it is a very fun way to play it, it's probably not the most reliable version. Also not a lot of replay value to Machinarium and zero room for expanded levels etc. It's the sort of game you completely immerse yourself in until you complete it, and then move on. ... Some of the arcade and console ports are fun, but obviously not the best way to play those games either.
Last Edit: Oct 5, 2013 12:53:43 GMT -5 by gliptitude