DS Games of the Month: April 2010

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Guild McCommunist, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    I posted this before but something fucked up. Yeah. Here's take two!

    Pretty small stuff compared to the shitstorm of stuff last month, but hey, it's sorta my job to post this.

    EDIT: Monster Rancher DS is now set for a summer release date, so there's not much bitch hyping up to do for now. Thanks to Nojoy for the info!

    You can read the Wii version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Dementium II

    Developed by: Renegade Kid
    Published by: SouthPeak Interactive
    Release date: April 20th
    Genre: FPS
    My Hype Level: Hi, I'm Shitty McShitpants, and I shit my pants
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Pretty high


    It was set for release last month, but it's now been moved to this month. So, yeah...

    Anyway, I'm too chickenshit to play the first game and probably this. FPS games on the DS have been decent enough, but just cause shitty hand cramps a lot, which is a huge turn off to me. Still, Dementium II looks high quality and should be sure to please DS FPS and horror fans, as well as anyone who just likes to see lead fly.

    Beat City

    Developed by: Universomo
    Published by: THQ
    Release date: April 20th
    Genre: Rhythm
    My Hype Level: Could be quite fun
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Huh...


    I did a little bit of research to see exactly what it was, and from the first line I thought of it as "de Blob with rhythm". Just read the description from IGN...

    Uhh... de Blob much? Also, the boxart just strikes as de Blob kinda "gray city" style. Well, I wouldn't be too surprised, as Universomo did the iPhone port of de Blob, as well as Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords. Still, these aren't exactly "their" games and are just ports. Most of their own games seem pretty shit. I look forward to seeing how this turns out.

    Dawn of Heroes

    Developed by: Wicked Studious
    Published by: Majesco
    Release date: DELAYED
    Genre: Strategy RPG
    My Hype Level: I got sick of this genre a long time ago
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Some minor buzz


    Sigh, looks like it's getting pushed back another month. Will this game ever get released? Thanks to taken for the information!

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

    Developed by: Square Enix
    Published by: Square Enix
    Release date: April 18th
    Genre: RPG
    My Hype Level: I probably won't play until the English release
    GBAtemp Hype Level: I'm sure they'll get hyped


    Couldn't find any boxart around, so that's the best I could find.

    Anyway, DGM: Joker was decent enough and one of the better Pokemon "knockoffs" out there. It still had issues, though, but overall was fun (not to mention fucking beautiful). As its successor, hopefully it'll write the wrongs of the first game and give us a grade-A product. Yay. Still, it's in Japanese, so a language barrier will either throw a lot of people off or piss of translators from the flood of "DGMJ2 TRANSLATION PLZ!" threads.

    Other titles

    - Windy x Windham: 4/21
    - Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat III - Yuki no Shugosha Raishuu!: 4/29 (Japan)
    - Iron Man 2: 4/30 (Europe)

    Overall Summary A very boring month compared to last's blowout of big names. But we still get some fun with Dementium headlining the list, offering us some shit-our-pants fun, and the possibly awesome Beat City as well. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 can also be great, but being Japanese means many people won't be able to get past the language barrier. And of course there's the new Pokemon games [​IMG]

    Expect a pretty good next month. We get the long awaited Puzzle Quest: CotW sequel in Puzzle Quest 2, another Blue Dragon game in Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow, another Super Robot Taisen game with a really long name, a Hogwarts adventure in Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4, and just maybe Legend of Kay if it doesn't completely turn into vaporware. Have a fun April everyone!
  2. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

    Jun 29, 2009
    United States
    can't wait for dementium 2!

    i shit my pants too many times to finish the first one.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Dementium II...yes alright. Not sure why I'm not fussed about this game, I enjoyed the first a lot.

    Other than that not interested in anything. Also Iron Man 2...wtf HVS? I thought the first DS game was pretty decent, though the none flying sections were awful. This new game looks real bad.

    You'd think Sega would have learnt from last time and gave teams more time to make better games.
  4. Demonbart

    Demonbart GBATemp's guitar hero

    Mar 14, 2009
    Lazytown, yarr
    Hmm only one game that has an interest level for me, but it's a low interest level. I'll be buying Soul Silver on April 1st/2nd though so I'll prolly be playing that for the rest of 2010.
  5. Kinqdra

    Kinqdra GBAtemp's Official T-shirt

    Aug 7, 2009
    Yep, that's the only game that really interests me as of this month
  6. divvy123

    divvy123 Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    im actually looking forward to playing golden sun ds... i haven tplayed the original, but the new one looks amazing
  7. CyrusBlue

    CyrusBlue GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    New York
    The only game I'm really interested in this month is Beat City. I love Utacchi but I need another rhythm game.

    I've played Windy X Windham and it sucked.
    I have no interest in Dementium.
    I'll play Dragon Quest if it gets an English release.
  8. Fabis94

    Fabis94 Xbawx playa

    Jan 5, 2009
    Not as big as March :/
  9. gameguy95

    gameguy95 Needs More Furries!

    Jan 27, 2009
    United States
    DGMJ2 will be awesome
  10. ConJ

    ConJ The Toker

    Jul 18, 2008
    Nice, I loved the first Dementium.
  11. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Man Mo Temple
    I thought Dementium I was a great game and I`m convinced, that the sequel will be even better in every way.

    What I really like about Renegade Kid is, that they listen to the constructive criticism of reviewers and gamers and try to fix it in their next game (like the map or respawning enemies).
  12. liltorchic

    liltorchic Advanced Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    The blue dragon game is getting a translation? Nice. The graphics look pretty good in that one.
  13. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    HVS make shitty movie games, which is a shame because some of the licenses can be actually good. The Astro Boy movie game? I mean c'mon, Astro Boy: Omega Factor was amazing. There was A LOT of potential here. They made it suck some major balls. And Iron Man can be a decent licensed game, given the resources and what not, but it looks like shit.
  14. I am r4ymond

    I am r4ymond PFE

    Sep 18, 2009
    United States
    None of these games WOW me. Maybe Dementium or Dawn of Heroes, but that's it.
  15. BlackDave

    BlackDave Official GBATemp "Cleanup Guy"

    Aug 27, 2009
    United States
    The Promised Land...
    **shit pants** AAAAH DQMJ 2!!! [​IMG]
  16. clegion

    clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 5, 2009
    United States
    i will wait for next month anyway Monster Rancher, Blue dragon, and of course that SRT game
  17. cotyboy

    cotyboy Advanced Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    Japan Is already getting Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 while we are still waiting for the U/E versions of Dragon Quest VI and IX [​IMG] , too bad we cant change SQUEENIX way of marketing atleast we will still be having Dementium 2 [​IMG]
  18. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Sep 15, 2008
    Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! I SHALL PLAY THE GAME WITH MY DYING WILL!!

    Although my dying will isn't strong enough for me to be able to play Dementium, I would probably wet myself at the beginning of the game. D:
  19. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Sep 11, 2009
    Hell yes I'm looking forward to dementium 2 [​IMG]
  20. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Monster Rancher is dated for March 30th. There's a note at the top of original post.