I’ve played around 20 or so games out of the 30 I’ve downloaded so far on Apple Arcade now and I’m extremely impressed. I’m kind of in the “new console mode” just because of the sheer amount of new games available and different ways to play/experimenting.
I’ve been trying on my Apple tv4k and my Iphone Xs Max, with a gamepad on both (I need a clamp for iphone ASAP) and touchscreen on my phone. Testing how quick and easy it is to move from phone to tv using cloud save (it’s quick!) etc.
I want to think that this is a watershed moment for phone/set top box gaming that becomes something amazing and viable and all for $5 a month. But the cynic in me tells me this is not sustainable and was just an amazing front loaded push.
I do hope Apple can keep it up, a few games seem like they were built in the trapping of old (Mainly Sonic Racing which is obviously a ftp game in development they just took charges out of) but so much of this is legit. No micro transactions, available offline, no ads. Games built as games not casinos. It’s so great to see so much of it at once.
And being able to use your xbox or ps gamepads is so huge. I still wish Apple would just make a case with their own form of joycons now but if I can get a study clamp that works laying down in bed it’s all good for now.
Side note: Jenny Leclue has been one of my most awaited for games of all time. Not even joking, I stumbled on the playable teaser back in idk like 2014/2015 or so and loved it so much, so I’ve kept the teaser on my phone since then to remind me to always check to see if it’s out yet. It’s kinda cool how it launched with this. Also it seems amazing so far as I suspected.