When implementing 2D games to somewhat heavy-weight 2D frameworks like Sprite Kit or Cocos2D, do you use the action system for everything or do you prefer a traditional game loop?
I'm currently working in Swift + Sprite Kit which is new for me. I find myself searching for documentation or sample code that implements a standard
style game loop, but then I think maybe I am just being old-fashioned and instead I should try to embrace the actions system. My problem is that the game I am working on doesn't seem like it wants to be implemented in terms of actions, but it could just be me.
As a little background, basically these frameworks are kind of new in the grand scheme of things, meaning before the mobile era the only "framework" most people would consider for a 2D game would be something like SDL. SDL isnt so much a framework as a hardware abstraction layer so this question wasn't really an issue. I'm just wondering what other people do besides me -- particularly people who didn't grow up writing 2D games without any kind of framework.