DS should get more Point & click adventure games

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Sep 2, 2009
  1. Gandev
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    Newcomer Gandev Advanced Member

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    It's a shame that as a handheld console that has touch screen perfectly suitable for point and click games, there are just a few games released.I really hope that Nintendo will do something, cause DS is the perfect platform for such games.The most frustrating thing for me is that Wii is getting all games produced by Telltale games(the people who make Monkey Island,Sam&MAX,Strong bad), but DS no.I think that it should be just the opposite.
     
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    Well I can tell you that ScummVM DS is one of your best friends with old point and click games. It can play some of the old Monkey Island games pretty flawlessly, as well as any that use that engine.

    There was Broken Sword a while back. You might try that out. Heard it was darn good for a port.
     
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    haha poing and click sounds funny. it is surprising that there arent more of those for the ds.
     
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    Newcomer Gandev Advanced Member

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    Umm yeah and I can't change the title, but anyway poing and click is fine [​IMG]

    ?nd about ScummDS - yes I know but this is emulator playing the old games from Sierra and Lucas arts.I'm talking about something new.I have seen that Syberia is on DS , haven't tried it because I have played the PC version, but this is exactly the type of games DS needs...
     
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    Technically it's not an emulator.

    Someone always points this out when ScummVM is referred to as an emulator. It's tradition or an old charter or something.
     
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    There are shitloads of point and click DS games, there seems to be one a week and 95% of them are awful. Just low grade ports of PC games no one ever asked for.

    I wonder what happened to the Runaway sequel that was supposed to come out? The Turtle one was decent.
     
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    I'm with Hadrian here. And you cited Syberia. Don't play it. They just managed to butcher it. Myst too.
     
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    Judging from the general quality (or the lack of it) of the console ports, I don't think we need Telltale to ruin those games on the DS too.
     
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    You want to say that the games are bad or the console ports are bad.Because I have played some of the games on PC, and I really enjoyed them.
     
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    Considering that the majority of DS gamers are kids, its very understandable why they don't make much of these games.

    User friendly GUI, especially kid-friendly GUI, profits more. I guess this is how developers understand and how they want it to be.
     
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    I'm just glad that there are at least some good ones.
     
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    The games are great but the console ports feel rushed. There are a lot of framerate issues and other quirks. To make it even worse, it seems like Telltale doesn't even care, because, for instance, the framerate issues are in all ports I've played.
     
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    There are too many.

    That genre totally sucks.

    This is fact. This isn't open for debate.
     

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