Why the N-gage hate?

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  1. Twinbee

    Twinbee Tales From The Big Room

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    Just a little something i've noticed.

    Having tried out the N-Gage, I can't really see why people hate it so much. My phone (Currently a Motorola T720i) has been screwing me around, therefore I need a new phone and am seriously considering this. Whilst I understand the bad points, like the bad design when it comes to changing games, and the small screen, I rather enjoyed playing on it.

    Now before you start flaming me, this isn't a "N-gage r0x GP32 OMG!!" thread. I'm simply saying I don't understand why people really, really despise it as much as they do, and declare people that like the n-gage spammers and people that can't type anything intelligable (sp?).

    Babble mode off.
     
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  2. thecheat

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    becuse of the convulted button layout, sidetalkin, etc

    anyone seen the "black"phone? wow,. talk bout complete and utter racism. i mean, they even called the black phone!
     
  3. Twinbee

    Twinbee Tales From The Big Room

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    The layout of it I didn't really find that much of a problem. Hands free kit?
     
  4. WhizzBang

    WhizzBang Grotesque Peasant

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    I've never actually seen one in real life. My overall impression is that they are better than 'snakes' but not as good a a Gameboy Colour.
     
  5. shah

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    I HATE IT....

    WHY.. no logical reason...!

    I expected it to be good. It was WAY below my expectation. Ever since i saw the prottypes and played with them i hated it.

    You see.. if Nokia said it was a phone, and it plays games, then i would happily commend it BUT those stupid people SAY and STAND BY the statement its a games player first.. phone second.

    So now when i see it i see a SMALL SCREEN... Bad graphics due to small screen, Dodgy keyboard with a zillion buttons, YOU NEED A SIM to even play games... probs with putting games in and out... the list goes on.......!

    It looks good functions bad and if used as a phone... Embarassing...!

    It pisses me off when they spen literally enough to feed millions on simple advertising when their product is so poor and if they spent £500 they could have asked gamers WHAT THEY WANT in a console...!

    My 2 cents.......

    By the way i have a Nokia phone.. not and N-gage.. and i have to say the styling in recent years has been going from poor to shit...! IMO. i used to remeber the good ol days when a new Nokia was a sought after product..!
     
  6. Nitro

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    I've only played Tomb raider and Pandemonium both of which I found extremly boring to play. I have no gripe about the actual hardware itself, just the games I've played so far on it. I think games make the system, not the other way round.
    The biggest thing that makes me dislike the Ngage so much isn't the phone or even the poor games, its Nokia themselves. The way they promoted this phone was so retarded. They were trying to sell games phone to a market that only wants a normal functioning phone, prehaps with MP3 and camera capabilities at most. Prehaps if they'd aimed the phones at real gamers and produced decent new games which suit the phone instead of crappy remakes, then they might have done better with it. They also hyped the hell out of this thing, and it didn't even come close to how good it was supposed to be. Man.. they really didn't know what they were doing this time.
     
  7. ralp99

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    they seem ignorant and egotistic "we'll do things OUR way and surely will change the industry"

    i mean, things work a certain way for a reason. People hire designers who've had revious experience designing vedo game platforms before, for a reason! This thing reeks of nepotism.. you knwo some mod-level nokia guys who were video game fanboys, excited about the idea of their own company developing a game system, finally saw this and their hearts must've sunk as they bbit their lips (or got put in their place)

    I guess the thing that pisses everyone off is it's such a decent idea, the next logical step in portable gaming, rushed out the door with any real care or concern of the fanbase it could be alienating. with an attitude like "video games are still a child's plaything, but somehow it's making money and we have tons of money so let's just cash in + bring it to a 'mature' audience ourselves .. SINCE OBVIOUSLY NO ONE ELSE HAS THOUGHT OF IT BEFORE..."

    yeah, something like that, through my convoluted answer you can see what I mean..
     
  8. neo10060

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    ahhhh, n-gage liker, kill em'. lol, im just kidding, i dont no y everyone hates the ngage. i played 1 once and i jus didnt like all the buttons and the waythe games were set up. but thats just me.
     
  9. dazmanultra

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    The screen is too small and the wrong orientation for a start (it's portrait in shape!) which means games just don't feel right. The system does not yet have a killer app.... *every* machine has at least one killer game, even most of the ones that were considered failures!

    When PSX was released it had Ridge Racer and Tekken
    Saturn had Virtua Fighter, Daytona and Sega Rally
    N64 had Mario 64 and GoldenEye
    Gameboy had Tetris, and later Pokemon
    Xbox has Halo

    etc

    Ngage has nothing yet... just a load of average re-makes. Could you imagine if they actually had put more effort into the console, and made a quake or duke nukem 3D game with wireless multiplayer capabilities on a decent size screen? It would be seriously IMMENSE.

    The Ngage is already dead, because consumers have no faith in it.
     
  10. Vimacs

    Vimacs Don't be evil!

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    hmm
    bad desing
    bad games
    bad keys
    bad screen
    bad phone
    bad handheld
    you look like an idiot if you use it
    o it has a good radio build in

    www.sidetalking.com
     
  11. generalnmx

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    Buy the Nokia 3650 or 7650, you can play some of the N-GAGE games on it, and get a camera and smart design to boot :rolleyes:
     
  12. dazmanultra

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    Yeah the NGage is a 3650 with twice as much RAM. :huh:
     
  13. starwarsnerd

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    Other than all the reasons that everyone else has stated, I think the worst problem has been left out. N-Gage games have piss-poor framerate. Red Faction looks like they gave the PS2 version to a group of five year-olds and said "Here, port this to the N-Gage and we'll buy you something at Toys-R-Us". Seriously. Watch the snap on the NCAA commercial. Nokias are good phones though. You garsh-darn-city-slickers don't have to worry about a strong signal but when you live out in the boonies like me, you can tell even the cheaper models have really good signal.
     
  14. extremegamer

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    I will own an N-gage when EB has them used for $50 or less, which shouldn't take long this system is dead already. I played it, and I'm not going to repeat what other people have already said. So, if you have the money to blow on this piece of crap then by all means buy it. Its just not worth the money at this time.
     
  15. johnno15

    johnno15 GP Guru Wannabe

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    Bollocks get over it its a good piece of kit ;)
     
  16. Memnoch

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    The Nokia 3650 has a terrible key layout! They rectified this in the 3660 though.
     
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  17. GurtyGurt

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    It's terrible as a console, but adequate as a mobile phone. It all depends on taste, really. Personally, my 8210 still works and I'm keeping that.
     
  18. dazmanultra

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    No it isn't. It's just a poorly realised phone-games console hybrid. It tries to do everything, but in the end achieves nothing. It's a poor games console, poor phone, poor media machine.
     
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  19. kjun

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    If you ignore the fact that the commercial games are a bit cack, and that its layout as a phone sucks, its worth considering that it can be used to play pretty much all the symbian and similar games that work on nokias hardware, like the 7650, 3650 and the new 6600, except it has the layout of a console, which means you can actually play the games comfortably

    And a vertical screen? sweet, shoot em ups anyone?

    I dont have an ngage, i have a 7650, and while im happy with it as a phone, it always disapoints me when i try new games on it, and they run well, but are impossible to play with the crappy joystick and dodgy keypad. Im considering getting an ngage (for free when i upgrade my contract) and just using it to play the large collection of symbian games, and keeping my 7650 to use as a phone
     
  20. sininc

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    I don`t own one and hence can`t have much of an opinion on it.

    I don`t like the look of the commercial games (saying that all the commercial GP32 games that I have played aside from Pinball Dreams have been shit, and thats a port of a twelve year old Amiga game) so I probably wouldnt go for one, unless they come down in price.

    I think it`s a step in the right direction though for people who want convergence between gaming and mobile phones.

    Nokia is my preferred make of phone, my 3310e is still going after about 3 and a half years with one battery change :)
     

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