Picked up an ipad pro this week and am very impressed by it - I primarily bought it for reading (it’s the ultimate comic reader) and watching streaming, as well as surfing/twitter, but I’m impressed with how much better Fallout Shelter is on it compared to my ipad 3, so I thought I’d put a few more games on it.
Any recommended/upcoming games? I have a few already: the Baldur’s Gate Games, GTA: Chinatown Wars, Avernum, and FTL, along with some largely worthless crap (Mass Effect Infiltrator, Max Payne, Bard’s Tale). And the original Ultima IV, heh. Not really interested in the telltale games or XCOM (which I liked, but was satiated with a single playthrough on PC when it initially came out) - although is XCOM2 headed to ios?
Other comments on the hardware - amazing for video on demand/netflix streaming, which I didn’t really expect to use it for since I never utilized the ipad for that purpose.
Downsides – I am really paranoid about breaking it - it seems very fragile because it is so thin and has such a lengthy piece of glass. I’d be very uncomfortable traveling with it casually for work/vacation unless I bought a much heavier/protective case for it than the smart cover.
I’m also skeptical of its value as a laptop replacement and think the Surface is probably a better option for that purpose. I don’t have the keyboard since it’s largely sold out, and now I’m rethinking getting one at all, especially since they seem very overpriced ($250). Having to buy a subscription to edit Word/Excel/Powerpoint documents is also really annoying.
Didn’t buy the pencil (also hard to find, apparently) since I just don’t see any use for it, although it seems cool. Open to changing my mind, but I doubt I’m ever going to draw anything with it.
Some of the video editing and other media apps seem cool. Apparently the DJ app is amazing. Again, unlikely to utilize any though. Would like to someday try an app that allows you to make stop-motion animation films, if there ever is such a thing- would need a stationary setup for the ipad though.