Games with TONS of replay value?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Exbaddude, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Exbaddude

    Exbaddude The Prince.

    Jul 3, 2008
    As the good games on the DS are coming to and end, there seems to be nothing to play now. I want a game that'll last me for awhile. The only game I'm playing right now is Pokemon White. So, can you guys recommend me some games with lots of replay value?
  2. brandonspikes

    brandonspikes King Erazer

    May 30, 2010
    United States
    New York
    Try the phoenix wright series, while it doesn't have replayibility, it has a great story and each of them are lengthy games.
  3. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

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    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
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    999 has different endings depending on the choices you make throughout the game. I don't know if it has TONS of replay value as you seek, but it might be worth at least a few playthroughs.

    This is the 2nd time this week I've answered a topic with 999--and I've never even played it :P
  4. Hells Malice

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    999 lasts quite a while.

    The game i've gotten the most out of replay value wise was TWEWY and SMT: Devil Survivor. Clocked around 300 and 100 hours respectively into them.
    Aside from Mario Kart, which was my only DS game for ages, i've never played any other DS game so much.
  5. Skarigon

    Skarigon Member

    May 31, 2011
    I've got a few ideas:

    Disgaea DS, if you like turn-based strategy games, currently at about 110 hours and I've gotten only two endings. Also, the Prinny commentary option is pretty great. And who doesn't like having characters deal more than 100k damage in a hit?

    Etrian Odyssey 1-3 if you like difficult RPGs, since each takes quite a while to complete, and the third takes at least two playthroughs to truly complete.

    999 is also great, been mentioned, I personally couldn't really stop playing until I finished, which meant it took me only a short while to get all endings, but then again, I read quite quickly.

    SMT: Strange Journey is quite long too.

    If you like Card Based Strategy, Yu-gi-oh! World Championship 2011 is really good, and has immense amounts of opponents to duel.

    Chrono Trigger is great and has quite a few endings and provides some replay value.
  6. wasim

    wasim ♫ Music addict ♫

    Nov 13, 2010
    GTA chinatown wars, i enjoyed playing that game more than once.
    Chrono Trigger.

    And if you like simulation games. There lots of them to try.
    Sims 3 for instance.

    EDIT: after you complete pokemon white, you can any of the pokemon hacks.
  7. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

    Dec 3, 2008
    Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver has the most replay value in Pokemon history.
    You can never get bored of it.I have like 400 something hours on it.
  8. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    Bejeweled 3

    'nuff said.
  9. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    • Soma Bringer - Action/RPG - It plays like Diablo but tells story like Tales and looks like Final Fantasy. You can choose one or eight characters, I think. Maybe 9. They all have separate pieces of story you can only see when you are playing as them, and there's even an unlockable character. (REQUIRES TRANSLATION PATCH)
    • Jump Ultimate Stars - Fighting - Why wouldn't the anime Smash Bros. for the DS have replay value? (REQUIRES TRANSLATION PATCH)
    • Tales of Innocence - Action/RPG - A stereotypical Tales game. The replay value comes from the grade bonuses you get on a New Game +. (REQUIRES TRANSLATION PATCH)
    • Retro Game Challenge - Compilation - A plethora of clones of NES-era games. The replay value comes from all the nostalgia from these fake classics.
    • Theresia - Visual Novel / Survival Horror / Adventure - There are actually two stories to play in the game.
    In addition to that, there is also every arcade game on the DS. Every single one of them.
  10. OSpencerO

    OSpencerO GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    From Nashville, Tennessee In Knoxville, Tennessee
    In my opinion the most replay value out of any game is Mario Kart DS in wifi mode.
    I bought it the day it came out & over 6 years later I still play it.
    I just love changing the tracks around & playing Waluigi Pinball, Shroom Ridge, Tick-Tock Clock, Airship Fortress & Mushroom Bridge online.
    I even have the wifi & kiosk demos and the kiosk & normal beta track versions because I love this game so much.
    BTW, Not to thread crap & I know I can't ask for the game here.
    Does anyone know if the version with the speedometer was ever dumped or have any info at all about it?
    The reason why I'm asking is because I've never seen the speedometer version in anything besides pictures.
    I would even be willing to pay a decent amount of money for the beta cartridge if it is at all possible to buy it.

    Thank You,


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  11. saberjoy

    saberjoy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 9, 2011
    somewhere you only dream of!
    play pokemon on wifi
  12. bialy_gibson

    bialy_gibson GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 19, 2007
    Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
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  13. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

    Apr 9, 2010
    Bamboo Forest, Gensokyo
    Luminous arc 2. Great story and things to discover. Clocked 100 hours on it. And of course, maybe someone could be temped into translating LA3 (I might after Summon Night X....but that's still far off)
  14. cosmiccow

    cosmiccow Original Hippie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Mystery Dungeon - Shiren the Wanderer

    I spent over 100 hours on this game. And I only stopped because another title in the Shiren series came out.

    It's a roguelike, a dungeon crawler with cute graphics. There are a lot of different monsters, weapons to upgrade, lots of items and each play through is different. It was the first roguelike I really loved.

    Even the story it has is interesting.
  15. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Feb 13, 2012
    United States
    Pittsboro, NC
    Chrono Trigger, definitely. The DS port doesn't add THAT much to the SNES original, but it's an amazing game, and if you haven't played it yet, then that's a non-issue.

    I haven't finished playing them, but Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Bowser's Inside story are great games. If they're anything like the first, they'll be quite long.

    This definitely doesn't have much replay value, but Mega Man Zero Collection puts all 4 GBA originals onto one DS card, and includes an easy mode for those who aren't hardcore Mega Man gods. It took me about a week to play through. Right now I'm playing Mega Man ZX, the sequel to the series, which is quite good so far.

    Kirby Superstar Ultra is DEFINITELY a fun game, and will take decent time to beat. I still haven't fully beaten it.

    Yoshi's Island DS is (so far) at least as long as the original, and won't disappoint you if you liked the original on SNES or GBA.
  16. exangel

    exangel executioner angel

    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    Online (& Local) Multiplayer -- Though these three two games haven't given me all that much alone, I went back to the PSO-World forums when I found Phantasy Star Zero was released and made a lot of friends to play with. They had an MSN chat community set up, so you could always see when people with the game were online and available. I also got a lot of hours playing darts, bowling, and some other stuff in Clubhouse Games while in Skype calls with people I know.
    • Phantasy Star Zero (Really short single player "Story" mode with subtle variances between the three races. Hardmodes at certain level minimums & online multiplayer gives this the replay value I attribute to it.)
    • Clubhouse Games (Kind of a mindless fun thing to do if you are having a conversation with someone or want to wind down {or learn other popular card/board games and their rules})
    My solo games that have logged most hourage (not in order! I give 1 to 3 stars to kind of signify which I put the most actual time into.) --
    • **Matchstick Games (puzzle)
    • *Honeycomb Beat (puzzle)
    • *Electroplankton (kind of a music generator with no real "saving")
    • ***Bejeweled 3 (puzzle, I love Zen mode because it's designed never to game over, I think I put over 24 hours into this the first week I had it while I marathoned NCIS)
    • **The Sims 3 (I already owned the PC version, but its load times are pretty nasty if you don't have it installed to SSD, so I rarely start it up. I got more hours in the DS version even though it cost me nothing.)
    • **Kirby Mass Attack (Best stylus-based gameplay I've ever seen as of the present day)
    • *Plants vs. Zombies (Puzzle/Tower Defense)
    • ***Super Scribblenauts (Puzzle/Vocabulary)
  17. Nah3DS

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

    Feb 9, 2010
    lol so true
  18. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Feb 13, 2012
    United States
    Pittsboro, NC
    +1. I totally forgot about that one!
  19. exangel

    exangel executioner angel

    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    Stupid Kirby joke incoming:
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  20. Vigilante

    Vigilante TempLurker

    Jan 1, 2010
    CyberSpace IQ:OVER 9000
    -Mario Hoops 3 on 3
    -Castlevania games
    -GTA:China Town Wars
    -Pokemon games