milo The SMT (Dx2) mobile game is really not bad. Very mobile-y (kinda grindy, shoving real money rewards in your face) but I’ve been playing it off and on for like 2 years and haven’t spent a penny on it and have had a blast.
This one’s pretty good! I like Dx2 also. I install it every now and then but I haven’t kept it persistently installed for more than a couple months at a time. If you can’t get enough SMT demon negotiation this is pretty fun.
Since I genuinely like this thing I’m about to talk about, I’m obligated to not be shameful about it. I’ve really liked idol rhythm games on iOS for a while. The music really grabs me, and some of them have a lot of anisong and J pop covers. There are a few with genuinely good rhythm game design: Love Live, Bandori, Project Sekai (vocaloids) and D4DJ. The only one I keep up with in the present is Bandori, which keeps adding lots of consistently good music and really interesting rhythm maps. I have a rapidly aging tablet though, so I might retire from these games soon. I’m not interested in playing these on a phone screen at all.
What I’m most impressed with is how much I actually like the touch screen as a rhythm game input controller. I’m deeply into buttons and switches as a general rule, but with careful design the visual and audio feedback of a touch screen can turn out great for rhythm games. Love Live, for instance, arranges the note input in a semicircle which I really like for the wrist/arm ergonomics. It’s far easier to make a really bad touch input scheme, but when it’s done well it’s really astonishing. If you find yourself in disbelief about this, it’s fine because absolutely no one I’ve told this to is willing to take my word for it.
Unfortunately the nature of mobile games right now is that most of the good rhythm games have a gacha system attached to it, but my minimal interaction with those parts hasn’t kept me from tapping notes in new songs for the most part. A lot of people like Cytus which isn’t an anime illustration casino, but the music in that one hasn’t really been of interest to me. Anyway, that’s Jums’ mobile games.