DS Games of the Month: May 2010

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Guild McCommunist, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    If you haven't noticed my trend, I post these threads around 10 days to one week before the next month. Just so you can discuss all the games before the month (maybe even during [​IMG]) and then continue discussion on the release threads. YEAH STRATEGY.

    Well, it's better than April at least.

    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: May 4th
    Genre: FPS
    My Hype Level: Guild level meter delayed until next month
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Hype level meter delayed until next month


    The following text (even the release notice) was from last month. Obviously there's a trend.

    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.

    Tetris Party Deluxe

    Developed by: Hudson Soft/Tetris Online, Inc.
    Published by: Majesco
    Release date: May 25th
    Genre: Puzzle
    My Hype Level: The first one was awesome
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Vaguely remembering this...


    I posted a few news articles regarding Tetris Party Deluxe a while back but I sorta forgot until now. The first Tetris Party is like the best WiiWare game ever. Don't say "OH WORLD OF GOO IS BETTER" because I put a lot of hours into Tetris Party. The multiplayer was awesome. This is the sequel, with more modes and stuff, and also with a DS version. Looking forward to this puppy, as I wasn't too fond of Tetris DS for some reason.

    Dawn of Heroes

    Developed by: Wicked Studious
    Published by: Majesco
    Release date: May 25th
    Genre: Strategy RPG
    My Hype Level: I got sick of this genre a long time ago
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Some minor buzz


    Yet another game pushed back to May. April showers bring May flowers, I guess. 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.

    Jam with the Band

    Developed by: Nintendo R&D2/Nintendo SDD
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: May 21st (Europe)
    Genre: Music
    My Hype Level: This looks really promising


    IDK what the Jam with the Band official cover art is, so this is the one for Daigasso. I think... Anyway, Jam with the Band is the European "localization" of Daigasso! Band Brothers. Well, really, it's like the Elite Beat Agents to Osu! Tatakae! Ouedan! So that means the same general concept but different songs and stuff to appeal to a different audience. Which is good because most J-Pop makes me cringe (some J-Rock isn't bad). Keep your eyes pealed!

    Iron Man 2

    Developed by: Sega Studio USA
    Published by: Sega
    Release date: May 4th
    Genre: Shooter
    My Hype Level: Hm, it may actually work
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Shovelware [​IMG]


    Raise your hand if you're seeing this in theaters? Or raise your other hand if you saw the movie when it leaked months ago? Anyway, most movie-to-video game conversions are usually pawned as shit, but the DS has actually a surprising record of being decent. Speed Racer was awesome, as were Star Wars: Episode III, Over the Hedge, etc. The impressions have made this as a 2-D shmup/beat em up of sorts, so it could be pretty good. But then again it could be shit.

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

    Developed by: I actually couldn't find this out
    Published by: Ubisoft
    Release date: May 18th (America), May 20th (Australia), May 21st (Europe)
    Genre: Platformer/Action
    My Hype Level: A possible return to 2-D Prince?
    GBAtemp Hype Level: WHERE'S THE WII VERSION?


    Well, most of the Forgotten Sands versions are getting some decent buzz, outside of the DS version. And with these types of games, the DS usually gets the short end of the stick. Well, I think this is gonna be 2-D instead of 3-D (which is good since the DS isn't exactly great with 3-D, especially on Prince of Persia's scale), so it could be good. Or it could suck.

    Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow

    Developed by: Tri-Crescendo
    Published by: D3 Publishers
    Release date: May 18th
    Genre: RTS/RPG
    My Hype Level: What the fuck is Blue Dragon
    GBAtemp Hype Level: IDK


    I couldn't find the American cover art anywhere, so I think this is the Japanese one.

    I really have no idea what Blue Dragon is, but what I know is that the first DS game was kinda a RTS/RPG hybrid and was supposedly pretty decent. I haven't tried it and really have no desire to, though. But hey, if you're a Blue Dragon fan out there, this may just be for you.

    Other titles

    - Picross 3D: 5/3 (America) (I already did a piece on this for the European version, so that's why it wasn't in this month's article)
    - Captain Tsubasa: Gekitou no Kiseki: 5/20 (Japan)
    - Medarot DS: Kabuto Version/Kuwagata Version: 5/27 (Japan)
    - Legend of Kay: 5/28 (Europe) (Provided that it's not delayed [​IMG])

    Overall Summary

    Better than April at least. We get some decent titles, with April's push backs of Dementium II and Dawn of Heroes, as well as the new Tetris Party, the localized version of Daigasso!, a sequel to Blue Dragon, and some potential stinkers or winners in Iron Man 2 and Prince of Persia.

    Next month is relatively decent. There's the Mega Man Zero Collection for the fanboys, the new Transformers games, some Japanese attack with Ghost Trick and Love Plus +, as well as the new Puzzle Quest and Lego Harry Potter. Can the DS be picking up from a shitty April?

    Have a nice May!
  2. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

    Jun 14, 2008
    United States
    I will probably try Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands when it comes out. Also, hi. [​IMG]
  3. haflore

    haflore aeternaliter fluxa

    Dec 4, 2009
    United States
    Nice, a lot of good things coming up in the near future! :yayMay:
    Especially looking forward to Tetris, Blue Dragon, Jam with the Band and, of course, Dementium II. [​IMG]
  4. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    I'll take Dementium II, Tetris Party and to be honest I can't say I am that excited anymore about either.

    Prince of Persia looks more interesting on PSP for me...thats it really.

    Iron Man 2, well the first one was half good and half awful and that was by A2M who have the talent but mostly lack the time to make games. I liked the shooting sections but on foot parts were dreadful. HVS have way too much on their plate to actually make a good Wii/DS Iron Man game that they don't even need to make an decent effort on.
  5. JohnLoco

    JohnLoco GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 20, 2010
    Blue Dragon looks promising enough, wont try it though. Too long [​IMG]
  6. Bently

    Bently GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 17, 2009
    Omgg, Daigasso is finally getting a localization! [​IMG], tetris deluxe party, also Medarots is coming out :3, this is my favorite month this year (at the moment anyways).
  7. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Nothing I really care about, here.
    And Dementium2 is delayed...
  8. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

    Jun 29, 2009
    United States
    [​IMG] dementium II delayed again.... hopefully that's the last time.
  9. pitman

    pitman Addicted to Magical Girls

    Jan 23, 2003
    Where rockets don't fall.
    I'll keep on playing Strange Journey and replay some old favorites until June.
    Thank you and goodnight.
  10. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    Ohhh, looking forward to a few games this month then! I can finally churn out some recent reviews then!

    Oh and yay for Medarot DS! (It won't be easy to play though :/)

    BEE TEE DUBS. Thanks Guildy for taking the time to write this!
  11. I am r4ymond

    I am r4ymond PFE

    Sep 18, 2009
    United States
    Legend of Kay!!
  12. jgu1994

    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 23, 2007
    United States
    Tetris party, Dementium, and Daigasso are definitely what i'm looking forward to.
  13. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    Really hoping that Legend of Kay isn't delayed again, I've wanted to play since I heard of it. I never heard of the PS2 version, given the amount of animal mascots on the PS2, one would think it would get a lot of buzz...
  14. ShinRyouma

    ShinRyouma GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 6, 2008
    I'll get Jam With The Band, Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, and Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow. For Iron Man 2 I'll get the PSP version.

    BTW, Guild McCommunist, why is Blue Dragon boxart bigger than the rest? It's not fair [​IMG]
  15. TestedInVN

    TestedInVN Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Medarot? Is it Medabots in English?

    Medabots games on GBA are great, so I'll try this Medarot for sure.
  16. Dangy

    Dangy GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 5, 2009
    United States
    Lol@Hype meter delayed.
  17. Empoleom

    Empoleom GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 7, 2009
    looking forward for tetris party deluxe(its better playing a deluxe version on a ds using a flashcart than in a wii for 1000-1500 nintendo points), daigasso and prince os persia
  18. Uncle FEFL


    Sep 7, 2009
    United States
    PM me for Social Security information
    No $ for Dementium II, so I won't be getting it. I'm getting Blue Dragon, however. Looks awesome. BTW Guild, Blue Dragon is an Action RPG.

    Also, American boxart:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    It's still huge.
  19. zuron7

    zuron7 RBYG

    Apr 6, 2009
    GPS not available in this area
    The DS scene overall looks better than the Wii.
    But there is SMG2 and Prince of Persia.
  20. Mr.Mysterio

    Mr.Mysterio GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 12, 2008
    Looking forward to Dementium 2, Blue Dragon and Jam with the Band. Hope May's better than April.