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PixyJunket 04-22-08 10:32 AM

Official Nintendo DS Thread VIII: 65 Million Strong.. and Growing
 
Continued from:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=507435

Last statements were:

Shiren the Wanderer = Insane Japanese Game
Ninja Gaiden and Mr. Driller = Stupid America Crap


Originally Posted by UncleGramps
That way you guys can talk about your insane Japanese games and I can stay in my comfort zone of stupid American crap. :lol:

Back on topic, anyone else enjoying the Ninja Gaiden DS game?

Indeed.

UncleGramps 04-22-08 10:39 AM

Jokes are fun. :lol:

PixyJunket 04-22-08 10:42 AM

The World Ends With You comes out TOMORROW.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=525243

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...eL._SS500_.jpg

DS Game of the Year 2008. DS Game of All Time?

From the Abyss, Co-Op Action RPG that gives off a Secret of the Mana vibe:
http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1211046_1407.html

Izuna 2: The Unemplued Ninja Returns, another graphical roguelike approaches:
http://www.atlus.com/izuna2/

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, news coming soon!

Sigma Harmonics, a graphic adventure with RPG battles from Square-Enix:
http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1214688_1407.html

Final Fantasy IV DS, coming to English in July.

DRAGON QUEST IV: <strike>Best RPG of All Time</strike> Chapters of the Chosen, practically confirmed for a US release:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=529678

naitram 04-22-08 11:21 AM

There's a new Castlevania coming? Shit I was thinking about selling my DS Lite, but I can't resist those darn games.

Jeremy517 04-22-08 11:32 AM

If anyone is interested, Amazon DotD: Bleach for $18.99

pinata242 04-22-08 11:45 AM

Obviously looking forward to DQIV and Castlevania. Can't wait to hear impressions of The World Ends With You in the coming days before I jump. I've just been underwhelmed lately with the cost:enjoyment ratio of retail games as of late, but that one appears to be worth it.

xmiyux 04-22-08 12:29 PM

Does From the Abyss have a Diablo II sort of feel? It sounds like it: random dungeons, leveling up, skill tress, co-op

Add in some random loot and rare equipment sets to assemble and i will be hooked. :lol:

PixyJunket 04-22-08 12:42 PM

It sounds like it and yeah, it sounds potentially dangerous.


• Create your own unique Abyss!
 Every time you start a brand new journey, the game will randomly generate a custom world that will give you a unique experience every time!

• Customize your character!
 Distribute your skill points that define your character’s powers and destiny. Will you go the way of the sword or be a powerful spell caster?

• Capture your enemy’s soul!
 Steal the enemy’s techniques and use them to turn the tide of the battle!

• Co-op Mode!
 Connect with a friend wirelessly and work together to defeat the Dark Lord of the Abyss!


PixyJunket 04-22-08 01:02 PM

Yeah, so I'm in Ravine of the Dead in Shiren the Wanderer. I've got God-like equipment and SEVERAL precautions, so I'm thinking: "I've got this." The monsters are pretty tough right off the bat (the same group of monsters from the final floors of Table Mountain on floor one here), but with my gear they pose no problems. A couple floors down I hop onto the stairs and "It's a trap! Armor Ward +55 has been cursed!" What the shit?! So I uncurse it, find the real stairs, move on. So on the next floor I enter a room with THREE staircases. Yeah, this is going to be fun.

On the plus side, it has some new music. :D2:

PixyJunket 04-22-08 01:48 PM

..and I'm dead. Floor 13 or 14, so I should be able to get a rescue over WFC without issue. I hit a monster house, which wasn't a big problem since I ate some Air Devil meat and became invisible to all and killed everything. Normally I use an Herb of Sight in a full floor monster house but I didn't have one and I went for all the loot anyway (since this dungeon has been fairly devoid of it). I hit a Riceball trap, which I guess cancels out your attack and defense and I had a two move/two attack monster behind me.

Speaking of traps, if I HAVE to come back to this place, I need to bring my Trap Master Armband. :(

pinata242 04-22-08 01:50 PM

Good God, it sounds like you should get college credit for playing that game.

kakihara1 04-22-08 02:12 PM

Man that Shiren the Wanderer sounds great Pixy, could you maybe give me a brief overview of the gameplay starting out? What do I need to know to get started? Are there any games that are more mainstream I may have played that compare?

UncleGramps 04-22-08 02:15 PM

I hope they make a Shiren-style game based around America's Top Model or The Office. Now THAT I'd buy.

PixyJunket 04-22-08 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by kakihara1
Man that Shiren the Wanderer sounds great Pixy, could you maybe give me a brief overview of the gameplay starting out? What do I need to know to get started? Are there any games that are more mainstream I may have played that compare?

Well, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is the mainstream version. Diablo took a lot of elements from rougelikes as well but it doesn't fully compare as they kind of made an entirely different genre from its base. There are several free PC variants out there, just look for tile (aka graphics) versions of Linley's Dungeon Crawl or Nethack. It's a hard genre to get into but addicting as hell if you do.

Genereal info on the genre:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roguelike

Two example games:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linley%27s_Dungeon_Crawl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetHack

pinata242 04-22-08 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by UncleGramps
I hope they make a Shiren-style game based around America's Top Model or The Office. Now THAT I'd buy.

You keep your dirty Bastardized American Office. I'll be getting the game based on the UK Original. Don't expect my Lord David of Brentmeister with his "+99 Cock-Piercing Dagger of Tears" to come rescue your Dwigt Bobd character...

xmiyux 04-22-08 02:46 PM

I could go for something more anime based, like maybe Lum or Ranma. Make the graphics a little brighter and bubblier like some of that style anime would be kind of neat because it could lead to more "fantasy" type boards and a little more variety.

UncleGramps 04-22-08 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by pinata242
You keep your dirty Bastardized American Office. I'll be getting the game based on the UK Original. Don't expect my Lord David of Brentmeister with his "+99 Cock-Piercing Dagger of Tears" to come rescue your Dwigt Bobd character...

:lol: Well played, sir. Well played.

UncleGramps 04-22-08 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by xmiyux
I could go for something more anime based, like maybe Lum or Ranma. Make the graphics a little brighter and bubblier like some of that style anime would be kind of neat because it could lead to more "fantasy" type boards and a little more variety.

Lum and Ranma are a bit mainstream though. Why not something a bit more eclectic like Baku Baku no Denshi or Kuru Furu DenDen Paradise? So many unique characters and settings to choose from if you go that route. Although you might have to tone down Pan-chan (the sexy panda girl from BBnD) for an American audience. Most DS owners here wouldn't understand or accept the love scenes between her and Jubei-sama, the randy grandfather character.

fujishig 04-22-08 03:34 PM

I'm thinking now that it's not Shiren that needs it's own thread, it's Pixy... :)

So Pixy, are you just going to post Shiren stuff here, or are you going to start a separate one? I've been taking it pretty slowly with Shiren, going back and forth from the first town to the third over and over...

orangecrush 04-22-08 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by PixyJunket
..and I'm dead. Floor 13 or 14, so I should be able to get a rescue over WFC without issue. I hit a monster house, which wasn't a big problem since I ate some Air Devil meat and became invisible to all and killed everything. Normally I use an Herb of Sight in a full floor monster house but I didn't have one and I went for all the loot anyway (since this dungeon has been fairly devoid of it). I hit a Riceball trap, which I guess cancels out your attack and defense and I had a two move/two attack monster behind me.

Speaking of traps, if I HAVE to come back to this place, I need to bring my Trap Master Armband. :(

This must have been what it sounded like to my parents when I talked about videogames as a youngster.

xmiyux 04-22-08 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by orangecrush18
This must have been what it sounded like to my parents when I talked about videogames as a youngster.

rotfl

:thumbsup: Great observation!

josh4040 04-23-08 09:27 AM

Sorry if this is a stupid question but other then gamefly where else can you rent ds games?

hail2dking 04-23-08 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by josh4040
Sorry if this is a stupid question but other then gamefly where else can you rent ds games?

Check your local Blockbuster...they should be getting some in, if they haven't already

Baron Of Hell 04-24-08 10:41 PM

Amazon will have DS game deals on the 25th. Could be all crap. Could be all gold. I have no idea.

SunMonkey 04-25-08 07:23 AM

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin for $16.99 as the Gold Box deal - not bad.

PixyJunket 04-25-08 09:22 AM

I finally got my rescue this morning in Shiren and decided to bomb through the rest of the Ravine on the Dead. As expected, while being more careful about traps I made it through rather quickly until the Ark Dragons started showing up. They can hit you for 50 damage every few turns from ANYWHERE on the floor. After going through a couple of hits of my only Chiropractic Jar I had, I decided it was time to just use up all my Air Devil and Wraith Devil meats (which practically make you invincible until you revert). Using a Staff of Postpone, which warps a monster to the exit and freezes them, helped me decipher the real exits from the trap ones and I made it out alive, floor 26!

So, I've only got two more dungeons to beat. :D2:

No free Wi-Fi at work, so I won't know what my WFC Rank is until I home. :(

Somebody offered me a Minotaur Axe (adds frequent critical hits to your weapon if melded) for a rather simple Table Mountain rescue earlier in the week, so hopefully that hasn't been taken care of yet so I can grab that sweet, sweet prize.

GatorDeb 04-30-08 10:01 AM

I picked up Uno/Uno Free Fall Skip Bo about a week ago and I'm HOOKED. This was a surprise hit. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....ci_sku=8133423

$20 anywhere. I was playing Uno with my family and decided to pick it up. The comp beats me easily even at the easiest setting, so I haven't played it all that much. I had played and liked Uno Free Fall so I play that sometimes. But the winner was Skip-Bo. I had never heard of it before and I am completely and utterly hooked. I would have paid $20 for this game along. I have hours already put into it. Definitely recommend it! :)

PerryD 04-30-08 11:39 AM

Yeah, I picked up 2 copies of Uno/Skip-bo at Best Buy, I think it was $10 on sale one week, so I could rationalize picking up two copies for network play.

pinata242 04-30-08 11:41 AM

^ That's exactly why I never bought it. A game like that should be single-cart multiplayer and online. I stuck with the 360 version for $5. My daughter plays it more than I do, though.

PixyJunket 05-01-08 01:18 PM

FALL! 2008! HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT!!


orangecrush 05-01-08 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by PixyJunket
FALL! 2008! HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT!!


It will be interesting to see what changes they make. I think most "sport games fans" would not like the NES version compared with what they have today.

PixyJunket 05-01-08 03:38 PM

TECMO BOWL® IS BACK!

The Legend Returns With TECMO BOWL®: KICKOFF For the Nintendo DS™

TORRANCE, Calif. May 1, 2008 — Leading video game developer and publisher Tecmo® today announced TECMO BOWL®: KICKOFF, exclusively for the Nintendo DS™. Based on the most popular Tecmo Super Bowl™, KICKOFF will deliver to long time fans and newcomers easy to employ controls, fun, huge plays and exciting cut-scenes. The classic, over-the-top, all-American football game enables players of all levels to engage in a fun filled, fast paced, arcade style of football.

“We are extremely excited to bring back everyone’s favorite football game to the Nintendo DS,” said Ryan Gilbo, executive producer, Tecmo, Inc. “KICKOFF is packed with everything that fans wanted to see in this revival. No other football game will ever compare to TECMO BOWL as this is the game that started it all."

TECMO BOWL: KICKOFF brings a host of new features that will further enhance the gameplay experience, including:

· Customizable Teams: Choose team colors, emblems, player names, team cities and abilities.

· Super Abilities: Tactically use over-the-top plays to take over a game.

· Wi-Fi and Wireless Multiplayer: Play against friends across the country or across the room.

· Stylus Control: Feel the action by using the stylus to control your player.

· Variety of Teams: Choose from 32 different teams.

· Cut-Scenes: All-new cut-scenes showing off the dramatic presentation of various plays.

· Customizable Playbook: Prepare for gridiron greatness by customizing your playbook.

· Music and Sound Effects: Turn up the heat on your opponent as you play the game to rock ‘n’ roll remixes of the most memorable tunes in football gaming history!

TECMO BOWL: KICKOFF is scheduled to launch Fall 2008. The game has not yet been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).

Panda Phil 05-01-08 06:41 PM

I'm actually kinda surprised that eh DS is so popular. Wheres all the promotion and hype? Hell an new Wii or XBox game comes out and its like the second coming. If I want to find out about a new DS title, I usually have to do a Google search.
Could be I'm just looking in the wrong places. But beign a dS user I kinda feel like the red-headed stepchild of the gaming world. :p

Currently playing:

Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (brilliant gameplay dunno why this wasn't promoted to the heavens).

God help me I'm STILL a Meteos whore.

And I guess its time to turn in my man card, as the title I've been most hooked on lately has been a figure-skating career sim. Guess I'm a bit burned out on finding goddamn crystals, and slaughtering 500 monsters so I can go up a level, but I've been having fun damnit! It's nice for a change when my biggest concern is whether I can make that triple-spin, or what color of skimpy little skating costume I should get.

DaveWadding 05-01-08 10:29 PM

I'm psyched for Crosswords DS next week.

DVDChris 05-02-08 12:24 AM

sweet, a new tecmo bowl. It has to be as good as Super Tecmo Bowl for me to buy it.

PixyJunket 05-02-08 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by DaveWadding
I'm psyched for Crosswords DS next week.

Same.

pinata242 05-02-08 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by DaveWadding
I'm psyched for Crosswords DS next week.

I've been psyched for a year now, I guess, since we first heard about it. However my psychitude took a significant hit about 2 or 3 weeks ago when I realized there would be no downloadable puzzles for it. I have no doubt I'll get my $20 out of the 1000+ it has, but it would have been nice to see.

SonOfAStu 05-02-08 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by PixyJunket
TECMO BOWL® IS BACK!

The Legend Returns With TECMO BOWL®: KICKOFF For the Nintendo DS™

I'm as big of a Tecmo Bowl fan as they come, but this will not interest me without the NFL license.

Fuck EA.

Michael Corvin 05-02-08 12:24 PM

Yeah but come on, it's not like the sprites ever resembled actual players.

SonOfAStu 05-02-08 12:39 PM

It's not about resembling the players. Well, at least for me anyway. It's about the familiarity of the teams and the names.

I really hope it sells well to everyone else though, so there may be hope of future iterations after EA stops being the devil.


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