good adventure games?

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    concealed identi GBAtemp Fan

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    I'm going on an overseas trip soon and would like an addictive adventure-ish game to play on the flight over. Here's an idea of what I've enjoyed so far:

    Zelda
    Metroid Prime Hunters
    Castlevania (both of em)
    Soma Bringer


    I haven't played Dementium except for a little bit on my friend's DS and liked it, but I've heard a LOT of complaints about the saving system, and I'm not sure I'm prepared for the whole "I just wasted the last 45 minutes because I died right before one of the few save points" experience.


    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Benandanti

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    Personally, I always enjoyed the Lost in Blue games (the 3rd one might be your best bet to start on, since it's more forgiving than previous games)
     
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    Yeah I tried one of them (don't remember which one), and I just remember it being pretty frustrating. Thanks for the tip, though.



    Also (this isn't related to your post, just general info), I played the first Phoenix Wright game and liked it, but I thought it was too much reading and not enough actual gameplay. I also liked Touch Detective 2 1/2, but I thought the logic was shitty and kinda ruined the experience. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicals wasn't bad, but I wasn't into the kiddy theme or Final Fantasy theme enough to continue it, really.
     
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    If PW had too much reading for you, I'd recommend staying away from things like Hotel Dusk. Rune Factory could be worth a look, even though it's a love it/hate it kind of game.
     
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    You don't like Phoenix Wright? That's too bad... (Seems to only appeal to people who enjoy reading and/or detective stories. Same with Hotel Dusk)

    Tried "The World Ends With You" yet? It's really good too.
     
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    Nah I definitely liked Phoenix Wright, and it's not that there was too much reading, but that there wasn't enough gameplay in between the reading. I didn't feel like I was playing a game so much as I was making a few choices to advance the story. I was into the old LucasArts adventure games as a kid, so playing something like Phoenix Wright feels like a step down...a well-written story, but without the fun gameplay.


    I'll give The World Ends With You a shot...I don't really like anime, but if the game is fun I can probably ignore it.
     
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    The World Ends With You wasn't really my thing at all...but thanks for the suggestion. Leaving tomorrow- any others?
     
  8. Law

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    I'm guessing you have a flashcart?

    ScummVM + Monkey Island 1 + 2.
     
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    Nice one.


    I used scummvm before and it was a pain in the ass to get set up and everything, but i remember getting it working eventually. I played Beneath a Steel Sky, but I guess I should look into other games, huh?
     
  10. shairabaldama

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    yeah i play this one along with Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk
     
  11. unholyassassin

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    How about Lunar Knights?

    ~unholy [​IMG]
     
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    Was Soma Bringer released in the US?

    I'm not requesting for roms, just wondering. [​IMG]
     
  13. cutterjohn

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    Not yet, and if you had bothered to check the translation forum you would find a sticky about a translation project that has completed translation of ~78% of the game to date.

    IIRC it is supposed to be released in US/Canada & EU (maybe) at some point... no date that I've seen, so it may even end up not being released like so many other decent games.
     
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    Cool! Thanks for the info! Glad to know that there's a translation project. There are plenty of good games released in Japan but too bad I cannot read japanese. [​IMG]
     
  15. Dylan

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    definitely try soma bringer. best looking DS game out right now. have you tried super mario 64?
     
  16. g4med4d

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    No, I've not tried super mario 64. Is it an adventure game too? I tried The World Ends With You last night. It is a pretty confusing game but addicting though. Never seems to have a good 'place' to stop and rest.[​IMG]
     
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    OMG
    I Love this Game!
     
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    Hotel Dusk is not for everyone. but every guy who loves story based games, and the story should be a big part of games, should try it. i cant wait for another one of those games!