Posted 14 September 2012 - 00:11
As long as people are considering Call of Duty on PS3 and 360 'hardcore', smartphones are perfectly well suited to playing 'hardcore' games.
A smartphone will never match a PC with keyboard and mouse for an FPS, but it's better than using a gamepad. It'll never match using a joystick for a flight game, but with the gyroscope it's certainly better than the 360, if not the PS3 thanks to its tilt controls. The small screen size presents a problem with strategy games, and it might never match up with keyboard and mouse and a 20+" screen, but again, quite a bit better than on a console (although the Wii U might change that). Hell, the types of games that work best with a traditional controller are actually quite limited. A 360 has as narrow of a set of games that could justifiably be called hardcore as any smartphone.