DS Games of the Month: August 2010

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Guild McCommunist, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    As you can tell from the topic description, this month is indeed, bad. In fact, there's hardly anything outside of some titles that got pushbacks to this month. So copypasta!

    You can read the Wii version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar

    Developed by: Marvelous Entertainment
    Published by: Natsume
    Release date: August 17th (America)
    Genre: Simulation
    My Hype Level: Another Harvest Moon, I never would've guessed...
    GBAtemp Hype Level: It's Harvest Moon so of course I'll try it!


    Copied from July.

    Seriously, stop with the Harvest Moon. They just keep crapping out on Harvest Moon game after another. It's getting produced at the speed of shovelware. And it's just the same farming game we've all known, outside of some of the puzzle games and Rune Factory.

    Dawn of Heroes

    Developed by: Wicked Studious
    Published by: Majesco
    Release date: August 17th (America)
    Genre: Strategy RPG
    My Hype Level: I got sick of this genre a long time ago
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Some minor buzz


    Copied from May.

    Anyway, it's a SRPG so off the bat I'm not too interested (not that it's a bad genre, I'm just really sick of them), but it looks like it has some decent potential.

    Monster Rancher DS

    Developed by: Tecmo
    Published by: UFO Interactive/Tecmo
    Release date: August 3rd (America)
    Genre: RPG? I don't know
    My Hype Level: Meh, doesn't interest me
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Is it gonna be delayed again


    Can't dig up my old write-up so looks like I'll have to write something original. Sigh...

    Well, there's not a whole lot of monster collecting games I like outside of Pokemon. I liked Monster Racers and Dragon Quest Monsters wasn't too bad, but otherwise it's not my thing. Well, Monster Rancher games have been around for a while and they're decently popular, so this may be good... Provided it's not delayed again.

    Ivy the Kiwi?

    Developed by: Prope
    Published by: Xseed Games
    Release date: August 24th (America)
    Genre: Puzzle/Platformer
    My Hype Level: Tried the DS version, wasn't impressed
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Apparently they were impressed

    No boxart around, sorry. Same write-up as the Wii one.

    Ivy the Kiwi? came around not too long ago to Japan. The DS version luckily had an English translation hiding in the midst of it so once it was patched most things were English. I played a bit of that and honestly I wasn't impressed. It felt like a more constricted and worse controlling Kirby: Canvas Curse. And it was pretty frustrating and boring. But apparently people here liked it so I guess they'll be glad this is getting a localization.

    Other titles

    - Tetris Party Premium: 8/5 (Japan)
    - Battle Spirits: Digital Starter: 8/5 (Japan)
    - Dragon Quest IX: 8/19 (Australia)

    Overall Summary

    This month right out sucks. Everything are games that have been pushed back multiple times so they're standing on shakey ground. Everything else is crap. I had to will myself to do this write-up so don't forget to thank your writer.

    Next month is better. Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions and Batman: The Brave and the Bold highlight some super hero games, while the new Professor Layton and Etrian Odyssey also pull up the month.

    Have a nice August!
  2. BORTZ

    BORTZ Switch Dawg

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    Wow. nothing. What a terrible dry spell.
  3. naglaro00

    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

    Jun 5, 2009
    Monster Rancher
  4. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ivy the kiw?...... Sounds.... odd.
  5. Raven Darkheart

    Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

    Aug 27, 2008
    United States
    Cyclo DS Paradise
    looks like Monster Rancher is the only game to look forward to. They better take care of any game breaking bugs though, since they held this for so long. Dawn of heroes may get pushed back again like that Zero - F-Zero ripoff [​IMG]
  6. haflore

    haflore aeternaliter fluxa

    Dec 4, 2009
    United States
    Wow...guess the only thing for me this time will be Monster Rancher...
    Ah well, just means more time for DQIX! [​IMG]
  7. FlameTakuya

    FlameTakuya GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 23, 2007
    Republic of Borginia
    Already played Wind Bazaar/Grand Bazaar back when it came out in Japanese. Sub-par at most.

    Wait for Twin Villages. THAT will knock your socks off. It's almost as good as Back to Nature/Friends of Mineral Town. Almost.
  8. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    Harvest Moon, Dawn of Heroes and Monster Rancher. Not the worst month, I guess. A bit slow maybe. But then I've got my PSP's GBA emulator to keep me amused if all else fails.
  9. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

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    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Shit all for me. Actually going to bring the weekly threads back soon, got some time now.
  10. maxmouse2008

    maxmouse2008 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    United States
    I'm excited for Monster rancher


    it gets delayed again
  11. .Darky

    .Darky GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 21, 2008
    I'll probably give Harvest Moon and Monster Rancher a try.
  12. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

    Jun 29, 2009
    United States
    terrible month..... [​IMG]
  13. dobz

    dobz GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 13, 2009
    Nothing worth it [​IMG]

    at least September will be better though with Prof Layton and pokemaz!
  14. Ultratech87

    Ultratech87 Advanced Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    Aside from Monster Rancher and possibly Ivy, August's kinda lacking.
  15. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I MIGHT give Harvest Moon a try. I'll definitely give Monster Rancher a try.

    On a side note: Why do new Harvest Moon games come out so much? It's retarded.
  16. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

    Dec 18, 2008
    United States
    Middle of the ocean.
    ... Only thing interesting to me would be Monster Rancher.
  17. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Monster rancher looks fun.
    Otherwise the DS dryspell keeps on truckin'
  18. pitman

    pitman Addicted to Magical Girls

    Jan 23, 2003
    Where rockets don't fall.
    Gonna keep playing DQIX, ToI and Puzzle Quest 2.
  19. Vitamilk

    Vitamilk Advanced Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Down Under
    nothing really stands out for me, i guess i'll stick with Tol and DQIX bit longer... [​IMG]
  20. Inunah

    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

    Sep 14, 2009
    United States

    Hmm.... Let's see my checklist....

    Imagine? No. -If yes, stop here and wait for next month's releases so the failure has time to dissipate-
    USA Pokemon? No.
    USA Pokemon Ranger? No.
    USA Chibi-Robo? No.
    USA Tales? No.
    Puzzle Games I'll like? No.
    Rhythm Games? No.
    Sims? No.
    Cooking Mama and subsequent Spinoffs? No.
    Wario? No.
    Zelda? No.
    Games I'd want to try? No.

    Yep. August is shit... But at least there's not any Imagine games coming out.