It is great that new episodes of S&M are coming to the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch. After all the time since S3E01 was released I started to think we had been left out in the cold.
It was a little of a shock that after releasing S3E01
for iPad even before the PC version, Telltale has decided to start porting S2 episodes instead of the remaining S3. Probably it has to do with S3 episodes being too graphically demanding to port to iphone. S3E01 is only available for iPad and it is sometimes laggy in an iPad2, while the recently released S2E01
is even available for the older iPhone 3GS, which allows them to reach a wider audience.
So what i think we will have is S2 (and likely S1) first released for iOS. After that, probably the rest of S3 will be released, maybe with compatibility with the newest iPhones
However, it seems that the S2E01 iOS port was made with iPAD in mind and that the iPhone version was an afterthought:
- There are black bars in the side of the iPhone screen because of the different aspect ratio
- Texts are too small to read and select in the iPhone screen (edit: but I prefer it to the ToMI iPhone port, in which you can only see a response text at a time)
- Graphics look much more pixelated in iPhone than in iPad
- The game is laggy in an iPhone 4
No wonder that that the game end credits they mention the "iPad team" instead of "iOS Team"
So, while it is great to have a universal app that works in all compatible iOS devices, it would be great if the future episodes had a better integration with iPhone
Also, it would be great if games were saved to iCloud
so we could start a game in one device and continue where we left in another
Anyway, I am looking forward to the release of the rest of the S2 episodes. Does anyone know if there is an scheduled date?