Alright, here is the iGun Pro vs. World of Guns blog. I did mention that World of Guns' rating is pending, and at this moment, it still is. By the end of this blog (which is in part 2), I'll give not only the winner, but also World of Guns' final score. So with that said, here we go.
Interest: when I got my tablet, I was just browsing Chrome (review on that later) when I decided to search for guns. Lo and behold, the first entry was actually iGun Pro. I downloaded the app for grins, and it turned out that I found it rather controversial and interesting. After spending about half an hour or so, I decided that I wanted full access to all future firearms. The main issue I had with that is that not only did I have to buy Google dollars, but also had to purchase coins from the app itself. Make matters worse, an alternate way to get coins was to buy other apps. To me, that's a waste of money. But on a positive scale, I did get future access at a discount. For this app, having to go through the trouble of not only having to purchase Google dollars, but also purchasing coins, isn't worth it. But overall, my interest in this app is up there.
World of Guns is something that actually came to me from Steam. For one thing, it's free. So I decided to download the app, and I instantly liked it. Since it was apparent that there was DLC (no surprise there), I bought the entire DLC library. For only $100 plus change (got it when the life time pass was on sale), it's worth it. I also felt less ripped off because this app didn't need to do anything stupid like purchase additional Steam games. One downside is that the trading cards are only given to you when you purchase XP (the game's equivalant to iGun's coins) or credits. To some, this isn't a bad thing, as it can get you other firearms faster, but on the other hand, your Steam wallet will go dry faster. So I did the smart thing and buy the lifetime pass. After spending an hour, I loved the app. This app won my interest faster than iGun Pro because of the level of interactivity.
Winner: World of Guns
Graphics: When you launch iGun Pro, you enter an "armory" of firearms. This was a smart choice by the developers because having the feel of actually browsing the collection very simple to navigate and easy to find a firearm. The firearms themselves look like their real life counterparts, but there isn't much else to talk about. The skins themselves are okay, but really nothing to write home about.
World of Guns' graphics are also nothing special. The guns also look like their real life counter parts. The most obvious difference is that iGun is in the second dimension, while World of Guns is in a third dimension. World of Guns also have unique backgrounds to set your atmosphere in while you are tinkering with the firearm. One issue I had with World of Guns is that finding the firearm you want isn't very well laid out. You have to move the whole map around to find the firearm you want. The map itself looks very lifeless and unappealing. The developers should've taken a cue from iGun and make an interactive armory.One feature that this app has that iGun doesn't is that you can apply designs to the firearm of your choosing. This app goes one step farther by allowing you to set decals, letters, skins, etc. to the firearm of your choice, and then upload to the Steam workshop.
Winner: World of Guns
Sound: This is a tough one, because trying to replicate a real life firearm's sound isn't very easy, and like in movies and television, 9 out of 10 firearm sounds are fake. I have fired an M4 before, and I can say from experience that TV M4s sound nothing like their real life counter parts.
World of Guns' sound on their fire arms also sound fake and share the same sound across several fire arms. The background music from this app is also uninteresting and flat. The only way to truly enjoy the sound of World of Guns is to turn the music off.
iGun Pro's sound is actually something worth noting. No two guns sound alike, and sound more like their real life counter parts. And with no background music to distract you, iGun Pro is the ideal app for realistic sounding guns.
Winner: iGun Pro
This wraps up part 1 of iGun Pro vs. World of Guns. Come back in a couple of days for part 2.
Ken Kriho is an upcoming videographer. He has a YouTube channel (link at home page). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.