DS Releases: Week of 8th October 2007

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Oct 5, 2007
  1. Hadrian
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    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    So after this weeks mass of goodness comes a week of cashin's, sequels and mediocrity. A few months back it looked like every week after September was a winner...and then came the delays but at least there is Bleach which appeared just before I was about to post this!

    EDIT: Added Real Football 2008 & Thrillville...isn't it nice when nice looking games get pushed forward instead of delayed?

    Two new additions to this "article" are:
    The Unappreciated: A damn fine game from way back that doesn't really get talked up about.
    Coming Soon: This is where I show a game that I reckon could have potential.

    These may become regulars, they may not...depends on whether people are interested. Anyway these are the games that at the moment are said to come out after the 9th.

    9th October

    Game of the Week

    Bleach - The Blade of Fate

    Region: US Genre: Annoy-me-do
    Developer: Treasure Publisher: Sega

    Ah finally! This has been out in Japan for ages now but Sega have finally localised it for us English speakers. Ok the other console versions...didn't like them at all but this one is pretty good and has the same quality control as most Treasure titles do, ok its not even in the top 15 of their best games but its the best fighting game on the DS thats in English. Combos and gameplay is very retro which I like a lot, theres 28 characters AND its online which told me that I am terrible compared to tose Japanese!

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    Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck

    Region: US Genre: Annoy-me-do
    Developer: Wayforward Technology Publisher: Warner Brothers Games

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    Duck Amuck lets players wield the Nintendo DS stylus to irritate, aggravate and infuriate their own Daffy Duck in humorous ways. In the game inspired by the classic Duck Amuck cartoon, players will compete against Daffy through a series of mini-games that range from retro inspired favorites to modern, innovative gameplay interactions, with the goal of driving Daffy’s temperature, and his temper, through the roof. Sounds...kinda meh.

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    Touch Detective 2 1/2

    Region: US Genre: Annoy-me-do
    Developer: BeeWorks Ltd Publisher: Atlus

    Weren't into the first one but I know theres fans out there of it. Accepted into the Great Detective Society, Mackenzie has become a fully-accredited sleuth! Trouble is, people still do not take her seriously. All that changes when a string of strange thefts pulls her into a puzzling plot, and she’ll have to use all of her skills and intuition to discover the motive behind the crimes and solve the mystery.

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    The Cheetah Girls: Pop Sensations

    Region: US Genre: Paedo Dance-me-do
    Developer: Gorilla Systems Publisher: Buena Vista

    The Cheetah Girls: Pop Star Sensations takes advantage of the handheld’s touch screen and microphone allowing players to dance with the stylus and sing along to the official Cheetah Girls soundtrack. Players help Galleria, Chanel, Aqua and Dorinda practice their unique talents of song writing, singing, fashion and dance. Girls also take on the role of stylist, selecting new outfits for the Cheetahs and sharing them with friends. Sounds totally crap.

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    Thrillville: Off The Rails

    Region: US Genre: Ride Builder/Mini Game-me-do
    Developer: Frontier Developments Publisher: LucasArts

    Now I'm looking forward to this! The coasters players build in Thrillville aren't bound to the laws of physics (or potential lawsuits) real-world rides are. Leap from track to track, go airborne, jet through flaming rings of fire… This is your chance to make the coaster you've always (or never) wanted to ride. The Pendulizer is a new coaster with a giant arm that grabs the car just before it plummets off a gap in the track, spins it around, then sets it down on the other side. Also included are minigames which include Robo K.O., which will feature rock 'em sock 'em boxing robots, Bandito Chinchilla, which sports some side-scrolling action, and Tank Frenzy, a vertical shooter. The DS version features LeChuck from The Secret of Monkey Island and Manny from Grim Fandango as unlockable characters

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    Tashiten: Tashite 10 ni Suru Monogatari

    Region: Japan Genre: Puzzle-me-do
    Developer: MuuMuu Publisher: Nintendo

    Tashiten: Tashite 10 Ni Suru Monogatari is all about numbers. There are multiple different game types, but they all share the same theme: adding numbers to ten. Its yet another Nintendo brain game.

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    11th October

    Otona no DS Mystery: Idumi Jiken File

    Region: Japan Genre: Adventure-me-do
    Developer: ScriptArts Publisher: Interchannel

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    Other games due are:
    DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Shin Tantei Series: Kyoto Atami Zekkai no Kotou - Satsui no Wana
    Koukou Juken: Eitango Get Through 1900 - Eitan Zamurai DS
    Osumitsuki Series: Matsuda Tadanori Onsen Kyouju Kanshuu - Zenkoku DokoDemo Onsen Techou
    Osumitsuki Series: Shokusai Roman Katei de Dekiru! Chomeijin - Yuumei Ryourinin no Original Recipe
    Oubunsha Deru-Jun: Koumin DS
    Oubunsha Deru-Jun: Sansuu DS

    12th October

    Horse Life


    Region: Europe Genre: Horse-me-do.
    Developer: Necko Entertainment Publisher: D3

    Well ain't this a pretty game, this is the 198th horse themed game for the DS but it does look like one of the better ones and has a nice game engine that should be used for a possible Gun or Western themed game...but wont.

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    Dolphin Island


    Region: Europe Genre: Dolphin torment-me-do.
    Developer: Ubisoft Publisher: Ubisoft

    I'm surprised that this isn't called Dolfinz. Sigh another pet game were you have mess about with this enslaved Dolphin and make him do tricks.

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    Top Trumps: Dogs & Dinosuars / Horror & Predators


    Region: Europe Genre: Card-me-do.
    Developer: No Company Publisher: Ubisoft

    These are a card battle games based on the Top Trumps cards. Also to come is a Doctor Who themed one.

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    Real Football 2008


    Region: Europe Genre: Footy-me-do.
    Developer: Gameloft Publisher: Ubisoft

    Ok this looks like its pretty much a port of the 3D version of the mobile game but with DS features. Gameloft have ported a few mobile titles to the DS and with success (Platinum Sudoku, Brothers In Arms, Asphalt GT). No WFC so some will stick with Fifa '08 but theres use of the microphone to influence the referee's decisions and shoot penalty kicks with the stylus on the touch screen. Not played the 3D mobile one but I love this series on the mobile so I'm hoping that this will be a good alternative.

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    Also out is Bratz: Super Babyz but from now on I am refusing to write about any Bratz range of whore games.


    As usual dates change, some games take ages to get dumped so don't winge.

    The Unappreciated


    Viewtiful Joe Double Trouble


    Region: USA & Europe Genre: Beat-em-up
    Developer: Clover Studio Publisher: Capcom

    Ok this is as good as the GC games, which were mighty fine but no one talks about it! It takes the gameplay, the graphic style and the feel and transfer it perfectly to the DS. Ok its not as fast or as energenic as the GC games but jesus its as close as the DS can get to replicating a VJ game. Also the touch screen is a bit too sensitive when you are deep in a battle but they are don't stop this being a great game. The puzzle elements are damn clever in this game and they feel really fresh and that really haven't been done anywhere before. Overall its a damn fine game and theres nothing really like it on the DS. If you've never played it, for god sake GET IT AND PLAY IT...ahem. Message to Clover Studios...Okami DS please.



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    Is there a game that you feel is being ignored? PM me and I may feature it.


    Coming Soon


    Dungeon Explorer: Warrior of the Arts


    Genre: Action RPG Release Date: Japan: November 11th. USA: TBC '08
    Developer: Hudson Publisher: Hudson

    Those waiting for a Diablo DS may wanna look at this! Its been a while but Hudson are finally bringing their excellent franchise back. This is a hack and slash RPG with a lot of dungeon crawling. No date for outside of Japan but the demo booths at TGS had the game in English so its safe to say its coming. I enjoyed the PC-Engine game so looking forward to this and the future PSP version. The game will feature voice chat & wi-fi which kinda makes this even more exciting.



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    Is there a game that looks like a winner but no one talks about? PM me and I may feature it.
     


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    brilliant as always hadrian
    will check out viewtiful joe after PH
    Otona no DS Mystery: Idumi Jiken File kinda looks like a hotel dusk kinda game, hope itll get a localisation but i wont count on it
    touch detective looks interesting with a kinda cool art style and ive never played the first one..

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    Once again, nice work. I'll be anticipating Bleach [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks a heap. It's about time they localised bleach ds. but it leaves the long wait for v2 now.
     
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    YAY! Horsies and Dolphins!

    Glad I don't need to pay attention to the release list for a little while.

    I like the idea of the Unappreciated. I never really gave VJ a chance. Now maybe I will next time there's a slowdown. (Slowdown = long periods without horsies and dolphins)

    Thanks hadrian! [​IMG]
     
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    Very glad to hear that there was an English version of Dungeon Explorer at TGS. I've been watching this game with great anticipation. Hope it turns out good. After playing Phantom Hourglass, it would be nice if this and other, similar games used a comparable control scheme. I'm just in love with how PH turned out.
     
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    Really cool post. I enjoyed this, do you do that on a regular basis?
     
  8. Hadrian
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    Yup been doing a weekly one since March I think. Last weeks one is here and theres quite a few games that have yet to be dumped on there.
     
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    Too bad Viewtiful Joe was released during the period where touch screen support was being forcibly added to every game, because other than that its pretty decent.
     
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    Good job as always, hadrian. I also like the idea of the Unappreciated. I gave Viewtiful Joe a try a long time ago, as it was just released. I liked it. It's a good game, I got about half-way through, and then stopped playing, for no particular reason. Dungeon Explorer looks cool. Looking forward to Bleach and Touch Detective 2 1/2! The first one was awesome. Very humorous.
     
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    Can't say there's much on that list where I'll be keeping my eye on the second it's dumped but I wonder why the Lifesigns one is taking a while to be dumped?
     
  12. Hadrian
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    Another game is said to be out in the UK on the 12th. According to Ubisofts website thats true:

    Real Football 2008

    Region: Europe Genre: Footy-me-do.
    Developer: Gameloft Publisher: Ubisoft

    Ok this looks like its pretty much a port of the 3D version of the mobile game but with DS features. Gameloft have ported a few mobile titles to the DS and with success (Platinum Sudoku, Brothers In Arms, Asphalt GT). No WFC so some will stick with Fifa '08 but theres use of the microphone to influence the referee's decisions and shoot penalty kicks with the stylus on the touch screen. Not played the 3D mobile one but I love this series on the mobile so I'm hoping that this will be a good alternative.

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    EDIT: Lifesigns keeps getting delayed! Think the new date is 19th Oct for Europe.
     
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    Dungeon Explorer seems good.. I'll wait for an english release thought.

    Isn't Viewtiful Joe out for more than a year!? Why is it on the list!?
    Bleach is good.. but it's a fighting game, so for me the japanese version is already good enough.. probably even better since the US version will probably feature US dub voices [​IMG]
     
  14. Hadrian
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    You may need to read more. [​IMG]

    Its part of a regular feature where I feature a DS game that I feel is ignored by most gamers.
     
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    Oh.. sorry.. I was so used to the usual "Releases of the Week" format.. I just went straight to see what were the releases.. that's a nice addition actually. [​IMG]
     
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    that daffy duck thing will probably suck, but i'm still looking forward to it.i

    and that diablo game! woah! want!
     
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    I really want this duffy duck's game. looks funny
     
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    I agree Viewtifull Joe is a great game, maybe one of the best action games on Ds. And the touch screen use is very fun and clever. Everybody should try it (and buy it) !
     
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    Thats why on top of it, it says "the unappreciated" so people will go back and try it. I have tried it and liked it alot, and won't remove it from my R4, but also haven't had the time to get back into playing VJ:DT

    I remember seeing a imported bleach game at BB a few weeks ago, wonder if this is the same game, it looked like it was mostly ported in english. Otherwise this next week looks weak [​IMG]
     
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    They are killing the Looney Tunes [​IMG] , Touch Detective, the first one was great I'll try this one for sure, Cheetah Girls looks like an ugly GBA game...with two screens, Tashiten...this one looks pretty cool actually and if it's all about numbers we might be able to play it.Horse Life looks really nice, what a waste :\

    Viewtiful Joe Double Trouble it's the best beat'em up game for the DS.
    Clover Studios.... :'(


    Great job as usual hadrian [​IMG]
     

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