Any good game suggestion?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Raestloz, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

    Feb 7, 2008
    The World of Illusion
    Well, I need some suggestion, My games have been there for almost 2 months, and I need some good games for my new cart.

    I like games with at least 2 of these features:
    -Sports a cool graphic, NDS standard (FFCC, FFTA2, Sigma Harmonics, Castlevania, Soma Bringer)
    -Features enjoyable music, be it Pop or classic, but not rock and roll (Prof. Layton, TWEWY, Taiko no Tatsujin)
    -Fuck yeah! Gameplay (Phoenix Wright, Soma Bringer, TWEWY, stuff like that)
    -Cartoonish / Child-friendly graphics (Worms, Viva Pinata, Soul Bubbles.... graphics like that)
    -Have a good (if not great) storyline (Phoenix Wright, Prof Layton)
    -Supports Quick Play (Worms, N+, Phoenix Wright)
    -Have a fair amount of good puzzles (Prof Layton, Zelda, Brain Age)
    -Has a fair amount of action, not bland, but not overactive either (Castlevania, TWEWY, Advance Wars)

    Plus points:
    -Being a sequel of a great game is a good point
    -In English, and is understandable if in Japanese (like Taiko no Tatsujin), or a translation is available (like Soma Bringer)
    -Has a replay value (like TWEWY)
    -Features unique and addictive gameplay (like Phoenix Wright, TWEWY, Master of Illusion)
    -Is from a proven company (like CoD4, TWEWY, Castlevania)
    -Doesn't emphasis on Multiplayer aspects too much (Like Soma Bringer, Multiplayer is fun, but Singleplayer is fun too)

    Minus points:
    -Repetitive, and not addictive (like, say, Cake Mania, The Sims, or Dynasty Warriors)
    -Not understandable in Japanese (like say, Sigma Harmonics without a guide)
    -Requires too much concentration and action (like Raptor, fighting games, driving games)
    -Is a Tycoon species, and is boring (unlike Anno 1701, which is good)

    I dislike:
    -Pokemons, all variant except GSC, which is in GBC, so no problemo with them
    -Sims, all variant except Urbz
    -"Been there, done that"s like Diner Dash, Cake Mania
    -Is just too uncommon, not unique (like Panzer Tactics)
    -Is just a clone from the past (Bombermans, Pokemons, Sonic, Mario, Metal Slug, Megaman StarForce)
    -A failed brethren to a succesful title (like Phoenix Wright 2, Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles)
    -Is an RTS, and not a good one (FFXII: Revenant Wings, Heroes of Mana)
    -Is a card/casino game (Yu-Gi-Oh, etc)
    -Essentially for kids (Andy, Do You Speak English? stuff like that)
    -Horrors (Dementium, Resident Evil, I'm not one with a good heart)

    I've told you my specifications [​IMG], now I'm going to list games that I already have

    Call of Duty 4
    Age of Empires
    Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of The Rift
    Soma Bringer
    Taiko no Tatsujin
    Cake Mania
    Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness
    Viva Pinata (haven't tried this one out yet)
    Spore Creatures (haven't tested this one yet)
    Mystery Case Files: Millionheirs
    Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    The World Ends With You
    Worms Open Warfare 2
    Soul Bubbles
    Rune Factory
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Trials and Tribulations
    Need for Speed: ProStreet
    Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles
    Harvest Moon DS
    The Urbz

    Now, with all these informations, can you suggest me a good game? Please?
  2. Seven

    Seven oh hell no

    Jun 22, 2007
    United States
    I see no Rhythm Tengoku. Why isn't it there? [​IMG]

  3. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

    Feb 7, 2008
    The World of Illusion
    Yes, Phoenix Wright, it features a great and unique gameplay, and I love it

    Rhythm Tengoku? Ok, I'll try that one, gotta download first [​IMG]
  4. Turmoil

    Turmoil GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 26, 2002
    LoL at the whole post that is the one thing I picked out too.
  5. Bourbanog

    Bourbanog Advanced Member

    Dec 11, 2007

    While 2 wasn't as good as the others, you'd really call it a failure?! Enjoy not understanding half the story.
  6. psycoblaster

    psycoblaster Divine

    Jan 26, 2008
    Seoul.. (in Korea)
    This will cause me to write a full review o.O

    I'm currently playing etrian odyssey 2, and I find it kinda-sorta, but I'll try to write what you'll want to know about it.

    General Gaemplay: It's a dungeon crawler with turnbased battle system.

    -Nice graphics. Even though it is not the best you'll ever see, it is nice. The dungeon (stratum) is in 3D. Everything else (characters, enemies, etc) are all 2D. Have you ever seen the old dragonquests where you can see the enemies but not yourself? It's those battles.
    -Nice soundtracks and sound effects that fits each situation successfully.
    -It's kinda oldish. The town is much like a selection menu where you choose which "shop/house" you want to go to. It's a dungeon crawler, while you have to draw your own maps on the touch screen so you won't get lost XP The battles are really plain, the only effects you will see is your attacks/skills etc. But each of these attacks/skills are in 3d. (even though the enemies are in 2d)
    -So i'll say it's kinda cartoonish in a way.
    -I can't say you will really enjoy the storyline. It's kind of dull, and hard to understand, because the gameplay which takes forever acts like a gap between the story, so when you beat the first part of the game, you'll forget what the story was.
    -Does not support quick play.
    -Does not have much puzzles, but drawing your map on the bottom can act kinda sorta like a puzzle [​IMG]
    -The action is kind of underactive.

    Plus points:
    -It is a sequel of Etrian Odyssey, (well kinda obvious)
    -It is in English.
    -Once you've completed the game, you are done. You won't want to go over ALL the trouble you had just to complete the game again.
    -The gameplay is quite unique in my standards.
    -It is from a proven company (atlus)
    -Complete single player.

    Minus points:
    -Repetitive, and not addictive
    -Requires time. A LOT of time.

    -A perfect difficulty - It is hard, and there is no "easy mode".
    -Customizable party - you create a party of 5, with over 10 types of characters, 4 different looks of each. You recieve a skill point each level, and by using your skill points, you choose to raise your own skill tree.
    -You'll run out of money - Only makes the game challenging. There will be times when you will deplete in money. But equipments are necessities in the game.

    It can make you sleepy if you play this during the night, but if you want to waste time, it's the perfect game for you.
  7. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

    Feb 7, 2008
    The World of Illusion
    LoL, I don't need that much review, just tell me a thing or two and it's done [​IMG], maybe I need to rephrase my post

    Ah, Etrian Odyssey 2, yes, I remember that game, I have one, ermm... had, well, sorry to make you type all that text for nothin' but um.... I dislike that game, too.... repetitive, not addictive, like you admit, and sports no action at all, what with looking at the same texture everytime, and looking at the same ting everytime, balls of white craps and enemies that appears every 5 secs, while you know that such creatures are coming....... and, LoL, it's perfect to waste my time, yes, for somethin' dull

    I just need things like this:
    Just that kind of suggestion is okay and is good for me [​IMG], not that *I won't appreciate all you've typed though [​IMG]

    And, yeah, Phoenix Wright is the least acclaimed title of the series, it's.... just too bland, not veteran-friendly, too many typos, mediocre storyline, not-so-great music...... compared to its brethren that is
  8. yorch

    yorch Member

    Feb 14, 2006
    I think you'll like Lunar Knights, it has almost every point you want.
  9. Pizzaroo

    Pizzaroo douchebag

    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
  10. Shichibukai

    Shichibukai GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    Try Lock Quest almost all points you wanted
  11. cjdogger

    cjdogger Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Try the Digimon World games for it, I really enjoyed Dusk [​IMG]
  12. SkyintheSea

    SkyintheSea GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 15, 2008
    United States
    Tony Hawk Proving Grounds FTW. Not an RPG, but closes thing to pick up and play fun. Last for hours.
  13. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

    Feb 7, 2008
    The World of Illusion
    I already own Soma Bringer, and I've finished it [​IMG]

    Hmm..... many games I have never heard or see, thanks guys! I'll look for them, hope I can get more game suggestions!
  14. Dylan

    Dylan 100 MILES AND RUNNIN'

    Mar 7, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    Too many new games at one time can sometimes ruin them for you.
  15. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

    Feb 7, 2008
    The World of Illusion
    I'll take the risk, I need to know as many games as I can so I won't be out of good games [​IMG]
  16. Tenkaichi

    Tenkaichi GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 15, 2004
    United States
    I think me having a slot-1/2 ruins games for me and spoils me to hell. [​IMG]

    I don't know, maybe Daigasso! Band Brothers (DX is the second one), and Trauma Center (1 and 2)? The first one seemed harder than the second (though I'm not finished with the 2nd yet), plus I like the art better in the first one. Best stylus use on the DS since you're a surgeon. [​IMG]

    Advance Wars? (Days of Ruin is the recent one, Dual Strike is the older one) It's tactical turn based, but IMO pretty simple.

    Exit DS. Solve puzzles (as Mr. Esc). I can't remember if there is a translated version out (I saw it on PSP) but you don't really need to understand it anyway as long as buttons are mapped out for you.

    Space Invaders Extreme. Hear me out on this one... yes it's basically Space Invaders with colorful weapons etc, but try it out and listen to the music. In game, you shoot stuff and the music changes with it. [​IMG] Pretty cool, and it maintains a spot on my cart, along with Band Brothers, Tetris (Grand Master homebrew) and Mario Kart DS, but I'm just that sort of person [​IMG]

    For shits and giggles I thought I'd mention Animal Crossing since I managed to kill a lot of life with that game, but I think I just like to collect items and other crap in games. Every once in awhile Wi-Fi is fun with other people. [​IMG]