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Does exactly what it says
on 28 December 2012
No sympathy for people who don't read the product description - it states very clearly "Plays exclusively with top-rated Gameloft apps" and then goes on to list the apps.
The way I see it, I can get a bunch of very decent FPS games *and* the controller for the cost of a couple of console games. modern combat 3 and the duo gamer gives a genuine console-type experience on the ipad, and elevates the gaming experience enormously. Makes a real change from casual games, and from using awkward on-screen controls which have never sat right with me.
My concern is that gameloft don't have duo gamer support in Modern Combat 4 - I don't know if they are planning on adding it, or if this explains the recent halving in the RRP of the device. Update @ 25 Jan 13: the duo gamer website now lists MC4 as "coming soon".
But for what it *says* it does, I believe this is good value.
Update: Had this for a few weeks now and would like to address some concerns. Despite it's looks, it is surprisingly comfortable to use for long periods, due to the taper from top to bottom, and the slight curvature of the sides. Playing Modern Combat 3 in multiplayer with the duo gamer is a completely different experience to using the touchscreen - you get a degree of control, and immersion, that only a physical controller can bring. Just make sure you enter/create matches with "aim assist" enabled. There is no comparable hardware+game experience on the ipad as yet - so there's nothing to compare it to price-wise other than console gaming, and in that comparison it's a bargain.