Discovered Another Gem.

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Aug 26, 2007

Discovered Another Gem. by GeekyGuy at 2:43 PM (1,196 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. GeekyGuy
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    Yeah, yeah, I know what you're gonna say, "It's a licensed Garfield game -- it's gotta suck hole!" Well, not this one. I only tried it because, along with Operation: Vietnam, Nintendo Power reviewed it recently and score it favorably (giving it a "7"). It's a platformer and the DS doesn't have a lot of great ones to choose from, so I had to check it out. Sure enough, it's damn good. Nothing groundbreaking -- it stays with the tried & true workings of a good platformer -- but it's solid.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's also one of the best-looking games I've seen, but it's by Shin'en, so that's no surprise. You'll actually hear quite a few of the same sound effects in this game that are in Pet Alien. But if you enjoy a quick platforming fix and there's nothing currently that you find entertaining, I'd say check this sucker out. I believe the ROM number is 0893, but the U.S. version'll probably be out in the next week or so. Either way, the EURO version I'm playing has about 10 languages to choose form, including, of course, English.

    Enjoy!
     
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    yah, when it was dumped I think most of us played it and agreed it was a nice game

    of course, it's shinen, they'll make a quality game out of anything
     
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    Thanks for sharing that. I pass along games all the time and rarely give a second glance. Will put it in my rent queue.
     
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    irpacynot should run the most underrated games thread cause he actually has played pretty much every game on the DS. Thanks for the recommendation, I'm going to play this soon.
     
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    I think I'll give it a try, thanks [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    Yeah, I've certainly played a bunch so far, including ones you don't wanna know about (Bratz [​IMG] ). I think it's what I enjoy most, though. I just like trying out the different games and seeing what they're about. I guess I'm a window shopper.

    Anyway, I figured many folks probably skipped over this one, so I'm happy to oblige.
     
  7. lagman

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    I like Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends.. better, it's really short but it's fun.
    Garfield's Nightmare it's good but it's too repetitive for me.
     
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    I'll check it out later. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Actually, it looks quite good. I'll try it. Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    If you found GN to be repetitive, I shudder to think about what you thought of the Super Mario games.
     
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    Former Staff lagman I wish I was green.

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    Well, the thing is that Mario at least can run, and there's lots of stuff to do on the Mario games.
    The levels in GN are too long for a game where the main character it's always walking slowly.
    Don't get me wrong, it's a nice game,and it looks great but I really think it can be repetitive.
     
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    I agree with Laggy here, it was good to play but when I went back to it I fount it repetitive and I didn't enjoy it as much. Perhaps this is due to having played through most of the 2D platformers on the consoles and computers of the 80's and 90's but it wasn't that great a game for me, there was nothing at all new just Garfield walking around levels doing what I've been doing in many other games. This game stood out because it wasn't the usual crappy licensed game.

    Mario games are a lot more varied, have many secrets to uncover and you can sometimes play the levels differently. They have better level design and more character.
     

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