Gaming DS Games of the Month: November 2010

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If I missed a game you really want coverage on then simply send your write up to me (via PM). If it's good enough and follows proper formatting I'll add it here with credit to you! <b>Check the "Other Releases" section at the bottom and see the bolded games to see what games I would want write ups for but am not all too qualified to do myself</b>

Just like October there's plenty of stuff to look forward too... Whether it'll be any good when it comes down to it though is still up in the air.

You can read the Wii version of this thread right <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t262380-wii-games-of-the-month-november-2010" target="_blank">here</a>

Some rules and stuff.
- No flaming. If I list a game you don't like, too bad. If I don't, too bad.
- This is mainly North American releases, sorry. I'll, on occasion, do a European or Japanese release if it's big enough and not already out in America.
- If a game is already released in English and is being released again for another region, I won't bother adding it. Like say if Duke Nukem Forever was out in America in April (it won't) and it came out in May in Europe, I won't list it for May. I'll also do the same if a game was released in English (aka Europe or America) and is being released in Japan.
- I get my dates from GameFaqs, Wikipedia, and IGN, so if a date is wrong don't blame me. You can, of course, point it out and ask me to fix it if you have the right date.

<b>James Bond 007: Blood Stone</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> n-Space
<b>Published by:</b> Activision
<b>Release date:</b> November 2nd (North America), November 5th (Europe)
<b>Genre:</b> FPS
<b>My Hype Level:</b> It's Bond so I have to give it an obligatory try
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Meh

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I've always been a huge Bond fan so by fan obligation I have to try every Bond game that's come out. This one is the game based off the abandoned movie but seeing as the movie was dropped there's been more focus on the game now. It's made by the same guys who've done other DS FPS games like Call of Duty (which weren't terrible) so it may be worth a try.
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<b>Goldeneye 007</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> n-Space
<b>Published by:</b> Activision
<b>Release date:</b> November 2nd (North America), November 3rd (Australia), November 5th (Europe)
<b>Genre:</b> FPS
<b>My Hype Level:</b> Again, Bond game, it's worth a try.
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> More psyched for the Wii version

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Two Bond games developed by the same developer, published by the same publisher, and dropping on the same day in both North America and Europe... I wonder if there will be any similarities... Either way, being a Bond game I'm obligated to try it. But seeing as it is Goldeneye I'm sure there will be plenty of love or hate mail before it even comes out. Fortunately, I never had any nostalgic bond (no pun intended) to Goldeneye... Perfect Dark's better kids.
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<b>Sonic Colors</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> Dimps
<b>Published by:</b> Sega
<b>Release date:</b> Novemeber 16th (North America), November 18th (Japan)
<b>Genre</b>: Platformer
<b>My Hype Level:</b> I guess I'll try it but I'm not optimistic
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> IT'S SONIC

<img src="http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/object/075/075627/sonic_colors_dsboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
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The Four Steps of Being a Desperate Sonic Fan.

1. Sonic game is announced. Fan thinks maybe it'll finally live up to the series greatness it once had.
2. Trailers and info comes out more and more. Some are divided on thinking it's awesome, others are not.
3. Game comes out. Fan downloads/buys it and salivates as it starts up.
4. Game is played. It's either A) Press Right and Jump, B) Fucking werewolves? or C) Crappy gimmicks.
5. Fan is disappointed as game is not as good as Sonic 1, 2, or 3. Waits for next Sonic game.
6. Rinse and repeat.
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<b>Call of Duty: Black Ops</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> n-Space
<b>Published by:</b> Activision
<b>Release date:</b> November 9th (North America, Europe, Australia)
<b>Genre:</b> FPS
<b>My Hype Level:</b> Will play for 20 minutes before hands explode due to cramps.
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> CALL OF DUTY SUXXXXX

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All the previous Call of Duty DS games haven't been that bad but have suffered from one massive flaw: cramps. Tons of them. And it stops the game from being played for like any more than 10 minutes at a time. It's one of the reasons why I've been hardly able to get through any of them. Side note: This is also the third FPS game on the DS this month from n-Space. Hmm...
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<b>999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> Chunsoft
<b>Published by:</b> Aksys Games
<b>Release date:</b> November 16th (North America)
<b>Genre:</b> Adventure
<b>My Hype Level:</b> Not my genre
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> I'm sure they love text-based adventures.

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Probably a game that went under everyone's radar, but 999 is a text-based adventure/puzzle type game that probably will interest fans of the genre. It was made by Chunsoft, who did 428 (which got a 40/40 from Famitsu... Although it is from Famitsu so that changes things a bit) and the Shiren the Wanderer games, so it may be worth it if you're into these kinds of games.
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<b>Michael Jackson: The Experience</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> Ubisoft
<b>Published by:</b> Ubisoft
<b>Release date:</b> November 23rd (North America), November 25th (Australia), November 26th (Europe)
<b>Genre:</b> Music
<b>My Hype Level:</b> THRILLER. THRILLER TIME.
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Ready to be touched.

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Fine, one Michael Jackson joke: "With Michael Jackson: The Experience on the DS, kids are finally able to touch him now." Happy?

Well, I've been sorta wanting this one. I want to see if it's a legitimately fun music game with Michael Jackson's greatest hits or if it's just a shameless cash in. I'm hoping for the first option. Cross your fingers and hope that it's an EBA or Lego Rock Band style music game!
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<b>Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> Nintendo
<b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
<b>Release date:</b> November 14th (North America)
<b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
<b>My Hype Level:</b> The first one was alright but nothing notable
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> MARIO MARIO MARIO MARIO

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Meh, I've never been a big fan of the Mario vs. DK games. Even the GBA one was average. The DS one was equally average as well, but still worth some time if you're bored. I guess if you're a fan of Lemmings-type puzzlers you'll get a kick out of this, otherwise it's just there for those rainy days.
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<b>Golden Sun: Dark Dawn</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> Camelot Software Planning
<b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
<b>Release date:</b> November 29th (North America)
<b>Genre:</b> RPG
<b>My Hype Level:</b> Meh
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> OMG GOLDEN SUN IS THE BEST GAME EVER.

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I mean, Golden Sun was a pretty good game, but I really felt it just never shined over the rest of the RPGs I've played. It just felt like all the other good RPGs. The battle system was deep but it was just as deep as other games. The story was good but just as good as other games. The characters were interesting but just as interesting as other games. It didn't do a whole lot to give me a kick in the pants. I mean I'll definitely be playing this one but going gah-gah over it? Nope.
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<b>Rune Factory 3</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> Marvelous Entertainment
<b>Published by:</b> Natsume
<b>Release date:</b> November 9th (North America)
<b>Genre:</b> RPG
<b>My Hype Level:</b> SNORE Factory 3: A Fantasy SNORE SNORE
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> They like Run Factory.

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I don't know, but Rune Factory seems to be so fucking boring for me. I mean I try playing for more than 15 minutes and I feel like I'm about to pass out. It's just so boring. I guess if some people like farming simulations with RPGs (?) then it works for you but really, it feels like a giant chore for me. I'll be passing.
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<b>Super Robot Wars L</b>

<b>Developed by:</b> Banpresto
<b>Published by:</b> Bandai Namco
<b>Release date:</b> November 25th (Japan)
<b>Genre:</b> Turn-Base Strategy
<b>My Hype Level:</b> I love Super Robot Wars series, I MUST play this.
<b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> SRW fans : Hooray!!!

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Appropriately sized boxart much appreciated.

The upcoming SRW game with mecha series lineup : Gundam Wing EW, Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny, Combatler V, Voltes V, Evangelion, Macross F, Mazinkaiser, Godannar, Dancougar Nova, Koutetsu Jeeg, Gaiking, and more. What else do you want? I honestly want Getter Robo series to be included, but no matter what I'll play this game. Are you agree with me, SRW fans?

Contributed by <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showuser=146327" target="_blank">ShinRyouma</a>. Thank you!
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<b>Other titles</b>

- <b>Intellivision Lives!</b>: 11/1 (North America)
- <b>Atari's Greatest Hits: Volume 1</b>: 11/2 (North America)
- <b>Radiant Historia</b>: 11/3 (Japan)
- Beyblade: Metal Fusion: 11/9 (North America)
- Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet: 11/16 (North America)
- Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke: 11/16 (North America)
- <b>Super Kasekihorida</b>: 11/18 (Japan)
- Drawn to Life Collection: 11/23 (North America)
- Tron: Evolution: 11/25 (Australia), 11/26 (Europe)
- 7 Wonders II: 11/29 (North America)

<b>Overall Summary</b>

Like last month, it's pretty awesome. There's a lot of FPS games flooding the DS so your hands can break, but there is some spice in there with RPGs like Golden Sun and Rune Factory 3. You've also got some puzzling games like Mario vs. DK and 999, and a very "touching" game in Michael Jackson: The Experience.

Unfortunately it seems like next month will be the end of this big uproar in DS games. Nothing really spectacular is coming out outside of the Duke Nukem Trilogy (which seems hit-or-miss at best).

Have a nice November!
 

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The worst part of it all is that the best selling game will probably be the Michael Jackson game
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Also:
QUOTE said:
[...]I mean I'll definitely be playing this one but going gah-gah over it? Nope.
I'm pretty sure it's gaga, not gah-gah.
 
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Hell yeah, plenty of new FPS games to play in November! I've been expecting for some FPS games on the DS for quite a while now, and now they're here.

What's Sonic Colors about? Seems similar to some Tetris games. I might give it a try.

I tried Golden Sun (J) and could hardly get to experience the battle system because the intro was too fucking long and took like 10 minutes. Actually, I'm still at the intro...
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But I'll definitely give Golden Sun a try.

Naruto Shippuden...hope this Naruto game is good. The Naruto games I've played on the DS so far are crap.

Marvel Super Hero Squad....maybe.
 

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I am r4ymond said:
Hell yeah, plenty of new FPS games to play in November! I've been expecting for some FPS games on the DS for quite a while now, and now they're here.

What's Sonic Colors about? Seems similar to some Tetris games. I might give it a try.


I tried Golden Sun (J) and could hardly get to experience the battle system because the intro was too fucking long and took like 10 minutes. Actually, I'm still at the intro...
sleep.gif
But I'll definitely give Golden Sun a try.

Naruto Shippuden...hope this Naruto game is good. The Naruto games I've played on the DS so far are crap.

Marvel Super Hero Squad....maybe.
What?
It's nothing like Tetris! It's just a Sonic game. Like Sonic Rush
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I'm gonna have to pirate Golden Sun in HK. Going to HK for vacation.. Hello crappy download speeds..............
I agree with you on Rune factory. It's confusing and boring. Same with harvest moon.
 

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Fuck yeah Golden Sun! I've been waiting for this for about 6 years ever since I bought a copy of Golden Sun 1 at gamestop used during black friday. I'll probably give the fps's a shot.
 

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Nice month...

Golden Sun? I will most likely buy it
Rune Factory? I'll try it.
COD:BO...The only FPS franchise in the DS I've ever tried,so I might try this...
007...I'll try one of them...
Sonic? I'll play it
Mario vs Donkey Kong,I'll try/play it
999 seems interesting,I might try it
Michael Jackson...lol.
 

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o___O. Call of Duty blackops is coming on the DS as well?

I think ill stick to the PC version, unless the DS one is better than the older COD titles.

Also Golden Sun!!! and Rune Factor 3 (Man this is one of my most anticipated games)
 

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