Just a simple and probably stupid question.
I noticed that many iOS and Android shooter games tend to avoid using traditional buttons in favour to autofire.
The very first reason to do so is to have more space in the screen available for graphics. However this takes away some satisfaction to the user when "pressing the virtual button". I understand that the fact that smartphone buttons would be only "virtual" is a good design reason to remove them and add autofire, but I was wondering which sort of comments your users (if u are one of those developers) have given you about this choice.
- Does autofire add to the gameplay?
- Does a game without autofire (and hence buttons) result inadequate for a smartphone and/or become less fun to play?