Games of June

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May 18, 2008

Games of June by GeekyGuy at 1:48 PM (3,695 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. GeekyGuy
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    Since my becoming a member here sometime last year, I've always found myself looking forward to Hadrian's list of weekly releases (as I'm sure is the same for many of you). But this week -- at least as far as the DS is concerned -- has been decidedly lackluster. So, I just wanted to take a peek at what we can expect for the month of June.


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    Summon Night: Twin Age
    Due out June 3

    Though I thought the two GBA games were really fun, I wasn't necessarily looking forward to a rehash on the DS. But after reading the preview for the game in the latest issue of Nintendo Power, I'm really looking forward to Twin Age. I'm not expecting a great story -- it's an Atlus-published DS title, after all -- but the control for the game sounds really fun. It's more of a Phantom Hourglass approach, which should be interesting with 2-D sprites, and the battles seem to take place in more of a Secret / Children of Mana way, rather than going the route of the previous two Summon Night games. But the weapon-forging system is still intact, so there's a lot to look forward to with this game.

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    The Incredible Hulk
    Due out June 5

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    Amaze (the game's developer) has been kind of hit & miss on the DS, but they did a really excellent job on Crash of the Titans. Another thing this game has going for it: it's the freaking Hulk! It's a side-scrolling adventure, with a mix of 2-D and 3-D elements. It's not clear just how the controls will work, but there are destructible environments in the game, which is no small feat on the DS. That alone, though, sounds like a lot of fun when combined with the attitude of The Incredible Hulk.

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    Guitar Hero: On Tour
    Due out June 22

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    I really don't know what us flash-card users are going to do here...perhaps actually buy the game? [​IMG] But I can't deny that I want to play On Tour. The peripheral -- though seemingly a total rip-off in how the publishers' intending to price the package -- looks like it will work really well for this game. They could have easily opted to use a combination of face buttons (or the D-pad), and perhaps they will offer this as an alternative (which would open the game up to us). Either way, the look of the game is impressive, and more Guitar Hero, especially a portable one, is always something to pique my interest. Of course, it's also another DS game played book-style, which should please many folks, while simultaneously pissing off others.

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    Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

    Due out June 24

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    There probably isn't much I need to say about this game. If you were a fan of either the PS1 FFT (or its PSP remake) or GBA's FFT Advance, you're probably rabidly awaiting this game. From what I understand, Square Enix isn't doing too much different with A2 -- no real DS-centric gameplay elements announced. That might be a good thing, or it can be a missed opportunity. Of course, in the end, they're probably wise not to rock the boat with a series -- though still quite young -- that has so many diehard fans. That said, though the game maintains its 2-D trappings, it will boast some impressive battle effects and such.

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    Honorable mentions:


    There are a few other games I'll definitely be checking out, but they're games I'm not necessarily excited about...

    Kung Fu Panda / June 3
    LEGO Indiana Jones / June 3
    Soul Bubbles / June 10
    Etrian Odyssey 2 / June 17

    And in July -- games to look forward to:


    Civilization Revolution / July 7
    Final Fantasy IV / July 22
    Gauntlet / July 22

    All dates are according to IGN.com. Thanks for checkin' out the thread.
     


  2. jgu1994

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    No starforce? [​IMG]
     
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    I am still waiting for Summon Night : Twin Age.
    It just looks descent!

    nice topic here^^
     
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    It's being a slow year for the DS.. some good games coming on June/July.. but still, meh [​IMG]

    I'll wait for some reviews of Guitar Hero.. if it turns out to be good I might buy it. Depending on the price of it also..
     
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    Don't forget, World of Goo is out this week, too ... I know it's still May ... but the game sounds awesome lol
     
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    Thanks for this little preview..I'm looking forward to few games..

    I only hope that Summon Night will turn out great, last week I've completed Swordcraft Story, and now I'm playing Swordcraft Story 2, I like the way they made battles in those GBA versions..I think it'll be a little dissapointing to play it hack'n'slash..but we'll se..
     
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    Just thought I'd mention I made a slightly more comprehensive list of DS games in June a while back, but the topic's since died. If you want to add anything, or change any information here's the link:

    Clicky!
     
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    yeah thx now i have new games to add to my list [​IMG]

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    also Guitar Hero: On Tour theres no wifi so i see no point in getting it because its boring playing
    by urself unless u beat some asian kid far far away
     
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    Oooh...sweet list irpacy! D
    Only thing I'm looking forward to is Rock Band and LEGO Indiana Jones might be fun.
     
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    MM:SF please?
    kill me , but i'm a die-hard megaman fan xD
     
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    For DS? I thought this was coming only for Wiiware..
     
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    *rifles through his sheets*

    Ooops, yeah ...WiiWare this week, DS later in the year lol
     
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    Yeah, sorry to say, that wasn't an oversight. I know there are a lot of MM fans out there, but honestly, to me the series has become shovelware on the DS. Capcom isn't doing much new with MM, and each installment is either a rehash of an MM platformer or an MM RPG. The first couple / few times around is fun, but after a while... [​IMG]
     
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    what "MM" ? XD [​IMG]
     
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    ^
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    TYM

    ^ Thanks you man! [​IMG]
     
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    Why do I not see Trauma center 2?

    The first one is an awesome game. (Haven't finished it, but love it nonetheless.)
     
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    Yep, Trauma Center 2 on the 1st of July. [​IMG]
     

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