DS Titles Due next week (14th-17th)

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Hadrian, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Time for RPG nut heads to shout "woo hoo" as a few big RPG hitters hit our portable buddies (hey I'm so close to mine I pleasure it with mouth!). Whats different this week that a couple of games have appeared, usually when I come to post this a few have been put back, so makes a change.

    August 14th

    Heroes of Mana US Genre: Strategy-me-do

    The RPG series return to the DS with erm a Real Time Strategy title! Personally I'd like to play this but some people are whinging as its not a proper ...Mana title (come on people its not like Children... was released years ago) but I'm sure a new game will appear next year. IGN say its the best RTS on a handheld in their preview so lets hope for the best. Also on the game is WFC for online play. Generals will plan, plot and strategize their way to victory on the battlefield. Command an army of heroes, creatures and rabites with the use of the Nintendo DS Touch Screen, and experience an all-new perspective on the ever-evolving battle for the Mana Tree. Skilled players can see how they rank among other players around the world through the Nintendo Wi-Fi ranking system.

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    Luminous Arc US Genre: Strategy-RPG-me-do

    Yet another RPG hits the DS, this one is quite sort after with its online WFC and voice acting. Gameplay is split between adventure and grid-based strategy battles, with players placing their attack squad and then taking turns attacking with stylus-driven moves on the gridboard. Not very original but at least it could be damn good game to sink some time in.

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    Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon US Genre: RPG-Me-Do

    Hopefully better than the last DS Harvest Moon and that dull Future HM on PSP. This one is a little different, Described by producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto as Harvest Moon where you wield a sword, the game has being developed with the idea of creating a fantasy world in which the player exists, rather than the standard type of RPG where you play the role of a hero and work your way through a storyline. You are able to capture monsters, raise them on your farm, and add them to your adventuring party. This game apparently has WFC as well, lets hope its a good one.

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    Operation: Vietnam US Genre:Action-me-do

    So far people have said that this game is Cannon fodder meets Metal Slug with Commando. Sounds good to me! You have four squad members: sniper, medic, heavy guns and normal, as the missions progress, success will depend on clever use of the talents of each. While we have created missions and strategic gameplay suited for particular squad members, the developers have also made the game forgiving enough to be enjoyable without you having to be too puzzle-minded. Could do with a decent game like this on the DS, I hope it isn't a let down.

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    Madden NFL 2008 US Genre: Rugby for wimps-me-do [​IMG]

    Just joking people, anyway the yearly game returns yet again, I've never played them since the Mega Drive games so no idea if the DS variations are any good or if this one has much improvement over the last title. Looks pretty enough I guess and should be decent for those into the sport.

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    High School Musical: Makin' the Cut US Genre: Crap dance-me-do

    Oh god this is why Disney should be banned, why can't they just stick to CGI films about animals having a "coming of age" experiance. Damn this bloody thing to hell. Theres no way I'm playing this, I hate the music and anything to do with it.

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    Also out is ATV / Monster Truck Mayhem which is 2 in 1 game, as it looks identicle to two other games. Both were pretty bad. And on the 17th is the Eur version of the Brain Buster game that came out in the US a couple of months ago.

    August 16th

    Onsei Kanjou Sokuteiki: Kokoro Scan Japan Genre: Insanity-me-do

    Yeah this game looks nuts, really nuts. Full of J-Pop goodness, this title uses the DS's mic to detect what mood you are in when you speak into it. A trailer is here and its something that you should watch to see what the hell is going on. It features a man that looks like he's wearing a condom, nipples and bears. Be warned its kinda [​IMG]

    And thats your lot! As always games may slip to other dates and other games may appear. Sorry about the lack of videos, I'm using a library PC and for some reason YouTube and other video sites are banned, but its easy enough to find the vids yourself.

    Titles for next week: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (Japanese release), Gyakuten Saiban 3 (Best Price!) (Japanese but will have a English option), Powershot Pinball Constructor (Europe, lets see if it slips again), Hayate no Gotoku (Japan, and looks like Phoenix Wright...with butlers and maids) and various others.
  2. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Very nicely done [​IMG]

    Finally some great titles again!
    Heroes of Mana is a must for me!!!
  3. gov78

    gov78 Ha made you Look

    Feb 14, 2007
    great work as always hadrian

    quite a nice week Heroes of Mana,Rune Factory and that vietnam game looks pretty intresting cant wait this week look good
  4. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    Operation Vietnam looks pretty interesting on the screenshots. I'm looking forward to Rune Factory aswell.

    QFT. I rarely post in these topics but I always enjoy reading them!
  5. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Current scores:
    Heroes of Mana: IGN 8.0, Play Magazine 8.5, EGM 7.5, Nintendo Power. 6.5, Famitsu 32/40
    Luminous Arc: EGM 6.0, Nintendo Power 8.0, Famitsu 28/40
    Rune Factory: Famitsu 33/40, Nintendo Power 7.0, Gamebrink 91/100

    Of course its best to try them for yourselves, Excite Truck didn't get the best reviews but I and many others think its excellent.

    They're all I can find right now, looks like those three will make the release date.
  6. T!b0

    T!b0 Advanced Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    After watching this trailer, I have finally come to realize that there are things in this world that the human mind just can't understand [​IMG]
    And I watched this whole f***ing brain-washing thing [​IMG]
    I feel dirty
  7. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    May 16, 2007
    Great! I'm really looking forward to next week... (Gyakuten Saiban 3!!!) I hope Luminous Arc will keep me busy until then...
  8. Shelleeson

    Shelleeson GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 30, 2007
    i'm here....silly.
    damn it you can't get a decent rpg or strategy game for months then three of the buggers come along at once. [​IMG]
    hadrian as always [​IMG]
  9. Killermech

    Killermech Cookie Monster

    Mar 5, 2004
    I actually want to try out more than 50% of the titles announced.. now that means it's a good week [​IMG]
  10. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    Excellent work hadrian. Thanks!
  11. Dirtie

    Dirtie :'D

    Former Staff
    Sep 9, 2003
    New Zealand
    Everyone reading this thread needs to watch this [​IMG]
  12. beautifulbeast

    beautifulbeast GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 10, 2007
    Finally a week with good titles. Wonder why Luminous Arc got so poor scores: I've been waiting for that game for a month. I guess I'll have to try it myself.
    BTW Kokoro Scan ad for the world! I have the mp3 to that song and listen to it all the time.
  13. Amything

    Amything Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Thanks for this!
  14. pikirika

    pikirika GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 13, 2004
    Planeta Axturias
    Aw man what's this -Kokoroko- I saw the whole video and it is... wtf it is? A flying bear catching people naked.The peeled banana
    really cracks me up, I don't see any connection...
    Well, at least the bear is a good guitar player!
  15. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006

    that Vietnam game is looking good.. and a decent Mana game.. finally! Great week!

  16. Overwhelming

    Overwhelming GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 13, 2003
    There's one thing I need to know about Luminous Arc: we'll we have to recruit generic soldiers (like FFTA), or will all NPC be unique (like Fire Emblem)?
  17. NiGHtS

    NiGHtS GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 9, 2007
    IT BURNS!! Get HSM away!! [​IMG]

    Mana looks great, the rest look pretty rubbish IMO. Fantasy harves moon...[​IMG]
  18. grifter

    grifter GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 6, 2007
    hmmm some of the titles look scary and time consuming...

    i want some arcade action.
  19. Farami9

    Farami9 GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 31, 2003
    United States
    Hope Luminous Arc is good, I mean Atlus has done this type of game crap lots of time...
  20. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

    Nov 4, 2004
    United States
    Currently in Chicagoooooooo
    Great job once again hadrian

    I was just about to reflash my G6Real....looks like I may wait a few days!