DS Games of the Month: June 2010

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Halfway through the year, and we've got a quiet month for the DS. Alright.

    You can read the Wii version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Mega Man Zero Collection

    Developed by: Capcom
    Published by: Capcom
    Release date: June 8th (America), June 10th (Japan), June 11th (Europe)
    Genre: Action
    My Hype Level: I really don't care
    GBAtemp Hype Level: HOLY SHIT I LOVE MEGA MAN

    [​IMG]

    I never really cared for Mega Man after the whole 8-bit era and when they started making him all anime-ized and cartoon-ized or whatever you want to call it. But hey, he now has a larger fanbase than every before, so I guess that's nothing to complain about. Well, this is a compilation of all the Mega Man Zero games on the GBA, now on the DS. A lot of people want this one, but in all reality, I might as well just play the games on my 3-in-1 if I wanted to.

    Puzzle Quest 2

    Developed by: Infinite Interactive
    Published by: D3 Publisher
    Release date: June 22nd (America)
    Genre: Puzzle RPG
    My Hype Level: DS game of the year, honestly
    GBAtemp Hype Level: They're not as big Puzzle Quest freaks as me.

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    I will go on and on about how Puzzle Quest is one of the best games of the decade. I love it to death. It's addictive as hell, challenging, accessible, and combines genres perfectly with tons and tons of content. When they announced a true sequel to the original Puzzle Quest (not Galactrix, not Chronicles), I was super psyched. The only bummer is that it's NOT on the PSP, and I love the PSP version over the DS version. But hey, it's a great game regardless.

    Transformers: War for Cybertron Autobots/Decepticons

    Developed by: Vicarious Visions
    Published by: Activision
    Release date: June 22nd (America)
    Genre: Shooter
    My Hype Level: IDK, looks alright
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Zzz...

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    It's the Autobots cover, deal with it.

    Anyway, War for Cybertron seems like a good enough concept. An original franchise game that uses the licenses pretty well. I mean, it turned out great for Arkham Asylum, so it could work here. Well, the DS versions had some decent enough screens but, as we all know, the DS/Wii get the short end of the stick on most multiplatform titles. It could be good or bad, who knows. Although Transformers games on the DS have been the exact definition of "incredibly average".

    Dragon Ball Origins 2

    Developed by: Game Republic
    Published by: Namco
    Release date: June 22nd (America)
    Genre: Action Adventure
    My Hype Level: Meh, it's Legend of Zelda DS skinned with Dragon Ball... I'll pas
    GBAtemp Hype Level: KAMEHAMEHAAAAAAAA.

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    This came out last month in Japan but it was, of course, in Japanese. This is the official localization. Anyway, Dragon Ball Origins is kinda like the Legend of Zelda DS titles except with Dragon Ball. If you know me, you'll know I'm not very fond of the Zelda DS titles, and that I'm not very fond of Dragon Ball. Putting both of them together basically means "I'll pass" or "I'll play it if I'm desperately bored".

    Lego Harry Potters: Years 1-4

    Developed by: Traveller's Tales
    Published by: Warner Bros. Interactive
    Release date: June 29th (America)
    Genre: Action
    My Hype Level: Another LEGO reskin [​IMG]
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Meh.

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    This game has already been delayed a bunch so it could get pushed back for all we know. Well, LEGO games aren't really that bad, the game is that they all seems the same: run around, beat up blocks, and do some puzzles/platforming. I mean, I enjoyed LEGO Indy quite a bit and Star Wars wasn't bad, but they all seem to just be reskins. Anyway, Harry Potter is the next franchise in the limelight, and it could be alright. But the DS also doesn't get the full-on console versions (unlike the PSP), so it could be packed poorly.

    Other titles

    - Legend of Kay: 6/7 (...provided it's not delayed again) (Europe)
    - Toy Story 3: 6/15 (America)
    - River City Soccer Hooligans: 6/18 (America)
    - Ghost Trick: 6/24 (Japan)
    - Love Plus + 6/24 (Japan)

    Overall Summary

    Pretty slow, but that's pretty much the DS for the rest of its lifespan. A few decent looking titles and maybe one big one. Puzzle Quest 2 has already given me an erection, and I'm sure the same goes for Mega Man fans with Mega Man Zero. Transformers could be a hit or miss, Dragon Ball is sure to please fans of the first game, and LEGO Harry Potter could just be more of the same. At least we get something to play.

    Next month is pretty nice. Dragon Quest IX finally hits America, the next Inazuma Eleven in the series comes to Japan (...but of course we don't get one over here), and Monster Rancher DS may finally see the light of day. There's also TrackMania Turbo for TrackMania enthusiasts.

    Have a nice June!
     


  2. Terenigma

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    HOLY SHIT I LOVE MEGAMAN!
     
  3. Samik

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    looking forward to new Dragon ball i like the first one so im quite excited
     
  4. Blaze163

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    Managed to mention hype levels for a Dragonball game without resorting to the old 'over 9000' jokes. Nice.

    Megaman Zero Collection is worth my time, at least until I either replace my 3-1 or buy a SCDS2. Lego Harry Potter I'm actually looking forward to, the Lego games have been good to me so far. Never quite got in to Puzzle Quest but I'll give the new one a look. Other than that it's pretty slow, but with any luck Jam With The Band will be fixed soon, that should kill some time after I finally beat the legendary racer on Monster Racers.
     
  5. Overlord Nadrian

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    Only interested in MegaMan, Legend of Kay, Ghost Trick and maybe Love++ [​IMG]
     
  6. Satangel

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    If that Dragonball Origins game is even half as good as Zelda PH, I'll play it for sure [​IMG]
    Zelda PH was just a perfect game IMHO, definitely on par with Mario Kart DS for me.
     
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    WE ALL LOVE MEGAMAN.

    Games I'm looking forward to:
    Mega Man Zero Collection
    Dragon Ball Origins 2
    Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (yea, I'm a fan of teh Lego games)
     
  8. HaniKazmi

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    Meh, nothing really good this month. Good thing too, I'm swamped with games ad exams.
     
  9. GeekyGuy

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    Shit ton of good stuff next month, that's all I can say. [​IMG]
     
  10. I am r4ymond

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    DBO2, LoK, TWCA.

    Nothing really interesting..
     
  11. nugundam0079

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    Good post-But it looks like its going to be a few scant months in terms of games huh? I guess ill look forward to MMZC..
     
  12. Hells Malice

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    I wish the Mega Man series just stuck with the traditional Mega Man and Mega Man X games.
    All of these "newer" games are no where near as fun.

    Buuut i'm still excited for the Mega Man Zero collection. Might as well play the hand i'm dealt, and not bitch about it.
     
  13. Raika

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    This is one helluva boring month...
    Not interested in anything.
     
  14. Juanmatron

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    MEGAMAN ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Dragon Ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Guild McCommunist
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    I feel like I'm the only one who gives a crap about Puzzle Quest 2 [​IMG] Where's Hadrian when you need him?
     
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    I'll back you up on that. Out of the entire list, PQ2 was the only one that aroused my interest.
     
  17. Mid123

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    excited for megaman
     
  18. haflore

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    Cool.
    Looks like my June might actually be better than my March! [​IMG]

    I'll also back you up on that one.
     
  19. pitman

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    Please for the love of god not another Puzzle Quest game, I can't let myself be absorbed in that bundle of fun again *runs away screaming*

    Great, I'll have the chance playing all MM: zero games on actual hardware (and finishing them as well).
     
  20. TanookiSuit

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    Huh River City Soccer Hooligans = KUNIO! It's Super Dodgeball meets Soccer. One pic online shows someone hit with a ball going all electric shock.