DS Games of the Month: July 2010

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Guild McCommunist, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Considering how scarce good DS titles are nowadays, this isn't too bad.

    You can read the Wii version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

    Developed by: Level-5
    Published by: Nintendo/Square Enix
    Release date: July 11th (America), July 23rd (Europe)
    Genre: RPG
    My Hype Level: I really don't know


    Really, I don't know. People are like "GUILD DRAGON QUEST ARE SOME OF THE BEST RPG GAMES EVER MADE!" I try them and they're so goddamn boring. Maybe it's just something past my age. But the new game here doesn't look too bad. Revamped battle system, presentation, and everything. Even better, it's a new title, and not a remake. I'll give it a try for sure.

    Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu

    Developed by: Probably Intelligent Systems
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: July 15th (Japan)
    Genre: SRPG
    My Hype Level: It's not in English
    GBAtemp Hype Level: OMG FIRE EMBLEM

    So it's another Fire Emblem game. Really now, I'm not all that interested. Outside of the language barrier, I'm terribly sick of SRPG games. There's just too many on the DS.

    TrackMania Turbo

    Developed by: Firebrand Games/Nadeo
    Published by: DreamCatcher Interactive
    Release date: July 22nd (America)
    Genre: Racing
    My Hype Level: Never liked TrackMania
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Huh?

    No boxart, sorry.

    I've never been a real fan of TrackMania, I've always been a fan of those over-the-top, balls to the wall crash course racers or those cutesy kart racers, not something that's about obsessive time trial crunching. But it's become a rather popular game so who knows.

    Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar

    Developed by: Marvelous Entertainment
    Published by: Natsume
    Release date: July 27th (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!


    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.

    Other titles

    - Digimon: Last Evolution: 7/1 (Japan)
    - Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber/Spark: 7/1 (Japan)
    - Dragon Ball Origins 2: 7/2 (Europe)
    - Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory - Senyou Color Code Scanner: 7/15 (Japan)
    - Seikaiju no Meikyuu (Atlus Best Collection): 7/15 (Japan)
    - Puzzle Quest 2: 7/15 (Europe)
    - Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX - Kessen! Real 6 Chouka: 7/22 (Japan)
    - TV Anime: Fairy Tail Gekitou! Madoushi Kessen: 7/22 (Japan)
    - Spectral Force Genesis: 7/30 (Europe)

    Overall Summary

    Meh, it's an alright month for a system that's been having a drought of good titles. Dragon Quest IX headlines, with a new Fire Emblem and TrackMania right behind. There's also a new Harvest Moon, but I'm starting to think "new" isn't the correct term for the series now.

    I'll be honest and say next month has nothing at all. No big titles. A bunch of shitty ones at most. Sorry for the downer.

    Have a nice July!
  2. nugundam0079

    nugundam0079 GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 12, 2008
    United States
    New Jersey
    Thanks Guild, Ive tried hard to get into Dragon Quest and everytime ive just been bored by them..But for some reason I want to try again for IX.
  3. Anne Noise

    Anne Noise GBAtemp Regular

    May 4, 2007
    United States
    Puzzle Quest 2 and DQXI are all I need this month.
  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Puzzle Quest 2 was actually dumped for the US a few days ago. Take a look yourself. That is, unless you're multilingual and want to see if the European version has multiple languages (since Europe usually gets more titles with multiple languages than the US).
  5. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Sep 15, 2008
    This is a boring year for the DS compared to other years.
  6. personager

    personager GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 14, 2009
    All I'm waiting for is Last Window: Midnight Promise. Is there a confirmed release date for that in North America or Europe?
  7. evening

    evening GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 19, 2009
    I'm definitely looking forward to DQIX. For some reason I thought it was coming out in September, but it's only a couple of weeks away. There go my plans for the rest of the summer!
  8. Langin

    Langin HI! ^O^

    Jul 29, 2008
    The Hague
    FIRE EMBLEM OMG! HELL YEAH CURSE YOU! Wow thats fats I believe!?

    Some weeks ago they showed us a trailer thats it!?


  9. pitman

    pitman Addicted to Magical Girls

    Jan 23, 2003
    Where rockets don't fall.
    When DQ IX is come out I'll probably start playing it and get bored pretty fast, although I finished IV, V (even with cheats) and VIII (up until I got the flying bird) I just didn't want to play them anymore.

    Too busy trying to beat MMZ Collection which is kicking my ass and loving every moment of it.
  10. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    DQIX was boring as hell IMHO. I couldn't stand playing it for more than 5 hours...

    Another Fire Emblem game.

    Another Harvest Moon game.

    Hopefully Trackmania will have some of the bugs and annoyances of the previous game fixed (ie: you were driving on the road, all of a sudden you fall off and you can't get back on -_-)

    Another Digimon game.

    Another Inazuma Eleven game.

    Dragon Ball Origins 2 was pretty fun but except for a couple of gameplay fixes it wasn't any different from the previous game.

    DQMJ2 was pretty cool.

    Atlus Best Collection could be sweet.

    Another Puzzle Quest game.

    Another Hitman Reborn game.

    Another random anime game.

    Spectral Force Genesis was boring and excruciatingly difficult. Don't play it. Ever.
  11. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Well thats my DS staying switched off.
  12. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

    Former Staff
    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
  13. wanderone

    wanderone Advanced Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    United States
    This is one of the reasons why DS game sales are tanking now, everyone's getting bored of the same thing again and again.

    The 3DS is really gonna need to make the games that the DS couldn't do easily. I'm talking full 3D (As in FPS shooters, not 3D 'effect') game enviroments and Wii-like games. I don't think the flashy tactical RPGs and touch-screen dramas are gonna do it anymore for alot of people.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind it if they went crazy and just started porting Wii-titles left and right and completely cast off any game-style remnants of the GBA/DS-era.

    I wonder if all the current DS shovelware providers will opt for releasing only 3DS/DSi-Ware titles instead of trying to actually use the 3DS hardware to make more advance games?
  14. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Just noticed another game called Despicable Me.

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    Looks shitty and is a movie tie in but its by Wayforward and they can make some great games so maybe its something I may play as it sounds different and they occasionally have some great gameplay ideas and being a puzzler it looks like they're not going with the usualy platformer route.
  15. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

    Feb 7, 2008
    The World of Illusion
    There is also another Taiko no Tatsujin up next month. Specifically, 1st of July. Gameplay might be repetitive, but new musics and scores is really great!

    And they say there's a real RPG element now. I'd say the RPG aspect is not worth the hype (imagine hitting an enemy by playing Taiko?) but at least a new thing
  16. Anne Noise

    Anne Noise GBAtemp Regular

    May 4, 2007
    United States
    Yeah, I'm a couple days in, haha. I'm going to run out of games for the DS this month. (Again.)
  17. Isabelyes

    Isabelyes GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 29, 2008
    Can't wait for Trackmania. Absolutely loved the first one.

    Also, what the hell is Sekaiju no Meikyuu doing there?
    More info would be greatly appreciated. Is it a reprint, or has it got some added extras?
  18. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Oh, it's actually a reprint of Etrian Odyssey, just now part of a "collection" (like Platinum Hits or Greatest Hits or budget collections).
  19. Uncle FEFL


    Sep 7, 2009
    United States
    PM me for Social Security information
    There's been way more videos on Fire Emblem. Check the main site.

    Also, Fire Emblem is the only interesting thing on that list. Besides Dragon Quest, I mean.
  20. ShinRyouma

    ShinRyouma GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 6, 2008
    It seems I have no interest in July's games but I might grab one or two (Fairy Tail). I'll be playing this month's games [​IMG]
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