So we’ve been playing with the iPad today, and the thing is yielding extremely mixed opinions around the office. I was personally bitching up a storm about the tilt controls, specifically those in Need For Speed: SHIFT. Given the size of the iPad's screen, NFS: SHIFT almost demands you stand up just to allot enough space to pivot the ENTIRE device. Could you call the tilt-steering disorienting?
Above: Yes. Ridiculously disorienting!
We didn’t feel those static Apple trailers, with their blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpses of gameplay, accurately showcased how the game plays. And since Apple doesn’t provide professional capture equipment (to us, anyway,) we resorted to the only option we had: Filming the gameplay in the bathroom mirror!
Surprise, surprise... I excelled at NFS after I held it into a reflective surface. Provided you can tune out the smell and symphony of tinkle sounds, the game's pretty badass. Man, I sure had my doubts about the iPad, but just like George Michael, the thing truly shines brightest once you get it in a public bathroom!
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