DS Games of the Month: September 2010

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Guild McCommunist, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    THE DROUGHT IS OVER. That's right people: Lots of games worth playing this month. HOORAH.

    You can read the Wii version of this thread right here

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Pokemon Black and White

    Developed by: Game Freak
    Published by: Nitnendo
    Release date: September 18th (Japan)
    Genre: RPG
    My Hype Level: Do want, but not until it's translated (whether it be through fans or localization)


    IGN are lazy shits and don't update their images, deal with it.

    Now now now, Pokemon is Pokemon. Despite being the same thing over and over again, I still find myself playing it and enjoying it over and over again. Something about that monster collecting and turn based battling gets me hooked. This is the newest in the main series and looks to change things up. Well, not really. Just maybe make it look a little fancier and add some new mechanics (like they always do) but it's still Pokemon at its heart. Prepare for the flood of anti-piracy and translation request threads. Promote me to moderator and I'll deal with it. [​IMG]

    Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

    Developed by: Level-5
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: September 12th (America)
    Genre: Puzzle
    My Hype Level: Not my genre, but I appreciate the effort
    GBAtemp Hype Level: It's Layton, they always want.


    Again, IGN, lazy shits, deal with it.

    Layton games just aren't really my type. I've tried 'em, got bored of 'em in an hour, and deleted them off my cart. Still, they're not bad games, just not my type of thing. And it's nice to see such quality work come for the DS that I can't blame 'em. It's a game I'll agree to disagree with. It's not bad, just not my type of thing.


    Developed by: Capcom
    Published by: Capcom
    Release date: September 30th (Japan)
    Genre: Action Adventure
    My Hype Level: I'd like to try it, but in English
    GBAtemp Hype Level: DO WANT


    I feel like I'm one of the only people who didn't like Okami. Maybe I have a bad impression from playing the Wii version (NTSC version) and not the PS2 version. But I just found the game boring and the controls very fidgitty. Still, this game looks to be better in terms of controls with a stylus controlled paint brush and hopefully button-based combat. Unfortunately, unless it has enough English for me to understand the game, I want bother with it until it comes out overseas.

    Etrian Odyssey III

    Developed by: Atlus
    Published by: Atlus
    Release date: September 21st (America)
    Genre: RPG
    My Hype Level: Haven't tried the first or second, they seem too old for me


    I haven't really bothered playing Etrian Odyssey I or II, they just seem to old for my tastes in terms of mechanics. But they have gotten a popular following and I guess I should try them once I run out of stuff to do. Still, this seems eager to please fans of the first two, so gobble it up!

    Batman: The Brave and the Bold

    Developed by: WayForward Technologies
    Published by: Warner Bros. Interactive
    Release date: September 7th (America), September 24th (Europe)
    Genre: Action Platformer
    My Hype Level: Classic 2-D sidescroller looking, do want
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Probably not as interested unless you're Hadrian


    I was never into comics or even superhero cartoons as a kid, but nowadays I've been more interested in superheroes in general. And Batman: The Brave and the Bold (based off the recent cartoon) looks to be just that: a classic superhero video game, retro in all its glory. Being only a Wii/DS game means it should have plenty of effort into it (I hope), and I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

    Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions

    Developed by: Griptonite Games
    Published by: Activision
    Release date: September 7th (America), September 10th (Europe), September 29th (Australia)
    Genre: Action Platformer
    My Hype Level: Web of Shadows reskin, meh
    GBAtemp Hype Level: DS version, meh


    Expect this to be like a Web of Shadows spiritual sequel. Same dev, same superhero, obvious choice. But I'm getting sick of Griptonite's DS games. Some of them were fun like Assassin's Creed II, Web of Shadows, hell even Iron Man 2, but using the same gameplay formula with a slight difference for every game is getting really old. Probably won't be the worst game you've played but it definitely won't be anything new.

    Last Window: The Secret of Cape West

    Developed by: Cing
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: September 17th (Europe)
    Genre: Adventure/Mystery
    My Hype Level: I'll probably piss myself with excitement. Yeah, I'm fucking hyped.
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Probably like a sexually satisfied woman. They will shout "yes," in a pure orgasmic tone when its dumped.


    Written by emigre, thank you [​IMG]

    Hotel Dusk was a film noir, mystery game released three years ago. And it proved to to a critical success as, we played as ex-cop Kyle Hyde on the search to discover his former partner. Last Window is set a year after HOtel Dusk and this time, Kyle really is in the shit. He's lost his job and and possibly his apartment, so as you can imagine he's feeling like shit. However his fight against impending homelessness take him to Cape West. An apartment block which may hold some answers about his father's death.

    Other titles

    - Tetris Party Deluxe: 9/3 (Europe)
    - Dawn of Heroes: 9/7 (North America) (but this game is ALWAYS delayed)
    - One Piece: Gigant Battle: 9/9 (Japan)
    - Rune Factory 2: 9/9 (Australia)
    - Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest: 9/14 (America), 9/15 (Australia)
    - My World, My Way: 9/16 (Australia), 9/17 (Europe)
    - Need for Speed: Nitro-X: 9/20 (North America)

    Overall Summary

    We've needed this. A DS month full of not maybe one or two worthwhile titles, but a whole shit load of them. We haven't had this good a month since March. It feels good, man.

    Next month ain't too bad either. Final Fantasy: Four Warriors of Light gets English-ized, a new Pokemon Ranger is out (no thanks), we have, of course, Super Scribblenauts, not to mention The Sims 3, Rock Band 3, and The Force Unleashed II.

    Have a nice September!
  2. Goli

    Goli RPG

    Jul 16, 2008
    Cote d'Ivoire
    Hmm... I'll probably play Pokémon even though I'm not too into it, i just want to get better @ japanese and since it has a relatively simple script, and Proffessor Layont [​IMG].
    Also it's pretty obvious IGN wouldn't have the boxart for Pokémon, it hasn't been revealed, we've only seen the japanese one.
    Oh and what are Batman's wifi capabilities?
  3. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Great month!
    I'll play Pokemon Black and White when it gets a fan-translation. Etrian Odyssey III looks interesting! Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is my favourite for this month. I can't wait!
  4. DarkSpace

    DarkSpace Custom member title

    Aug 23, 2007
    United States
    Pokemon.... POKEMON OMG OMG, I love the gbatemp levels. It's gonna be a good month and I'm gonna be 60 bucks poorer. Etrian and importing pokemon. THanks for the info. Didn't know about Etrian
  5. PanzerWF

    PanzerWF GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 4, 2007
    Eh, to be honest, the only DS release I'm eagerly looking forward to is Golden Sun.

    I hope that's still coming out for DS, but I wouldn't mind if it got delayed to be a release title for the 3DS [​IMG]
  6. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Orlando, Florida
    You can add me to the Batman DS fanclub lol! [​IMG]

    Okamiden is a must play, i'll probably try it out just to see how different or similar it is to Okami.
  7. haflore

    haflore aeternaliter fluxa

    Dec 4, 2009
    United States
    Fantastic! I'm defiantly gonna be getting Batman, Professor Dayton, and Etrian Odyssey.
    Spider Man should be a fair bit of fun as well.
    May grab Okamiden, probably gonna just wait for it in English though. [​IMG]

    Whether or not I get Pokemon, I am looking forward to the noobstorm that is sure to follow its release. [​IMG]
  8. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    If Shattered Dimensions is like Web of Shadows on the DS, I'll play it. I loved WoS.

    Pokemon: Excited

    Layton: I haven't beaten the second yet :
  9. Wintrale

    Wintrale GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 19, 2009
    Kent, England
    That'll be out in all regions this year, actually. HMV have it down as a November 26th release here in England, so I imagine the American and Japanese releases will be around the same time as well.

    Anyway, September's line-up has a few games I'm looking forward to. I'm importing Pokémon White and grabbing the ROM for Pokémon Black, since there's supposed to be a lot of differences between the games but I'm not really interested in buying them both in case the differences aren't as numerous as we're told. I'm not entirely sure about Professor Layton, though. Okamiden and Etrian Odyssey 3, however, will be amazingly fun. Can't wait.

    Seems I'll have plenty to tide me over 'til Golden Sun comes out even if October is full of fail, at any rate.
  10. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    Away from civilization.
    Nitnendo made Pokemon?
    But Nintendo has copyrights! [​IMG]
  11. ChuckBartowski

    ChuckBartowski GBATemp Nerd Herd Specialist

    May 31, 2009
    United States
    Burbank, CA
    I will play all of these, except not until some English.
  12. jgu1994

    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 23, 2007
    United States
    Definitely will play Professor Layton 3, and I might try out okamiden. I'll probably play a bit of pokemon once the anti piracy is broken, but most likely, I'll just dick around in it and play with friends and compete to see who can get the furthest.
  13. I am r4ymond

    I am r4ymond PFE

    Sep 18, 2009
    United States

    Trying Etrian Odyssey III and NFS:Nitro-X.
  14. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Feb 9, 2010
    Two words:
    Poke.... mon
  15. worlok375

    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

    Feb 17, 2009
    United States
    For this month's noob forecast it's me!

    There will be so many noobs there will in fact be OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAND!!!!!
  16. ball2012003

    ball2012003 Newbie

    The only thing good in that list is Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
  17. undercarris

    undercarris Advanced Member

    Mar 15, 2008
    United States
    maybe i am mistaken but wasnt hotel dusk The Secret of Cape West coming in september [​IMG]?...
  18. xx_cutie_xx

    xx_cutie_xx GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 12, 2010
    The Bay
    Yup it's coming out on Sept. 17. That should be on the list for sure lol. [​IMG]
  19. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

    Jun 29, 2009
    United States
    wooot! [​IMG]

    thats what i want to say.... though i cant afford to slack off this year in school [​IMG]

    pokemon, layton, NFS? and one piece? [​IMG]

  20. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

    May 21, 2009
    United States
    The only time you can't afford to slack off is when you're near failing - how are you doing so badly already!? It's not even september!