Good Japanese-only releases?

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Jun 30, 2012
  1. proctology
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    This forum has been a great help in finding out about DS games to try - but it seems like mostly English games are being discussed. What are some good Japan-only releases? Doesn't matter if it has an English patch or not (I'm not super high level but shouldn't have trouble with most games). Any genre is fine. Thanks!
     
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    Mother 3 is a fantastic game.
     
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    Ace Attorney investigations 2, Tales of Hearts... These 2 are the only ones i can remember
     
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    Jump Ultimate Stars is a great DS fighter and it has A LOT of anime characters.
     
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    Nanashi no Game
     
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    Megaman Operating Shooting Star
     
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    • Nanashi no Game - Survival/Horror - There are rumors about a cursed game that kills you in the real world within seven days, and you've just received it. - Translation Patch Available
    • Jump Ultimate Stars - Fighting - Smash Brothers-style fighting game on the DS with Manga characters - Translation Patch Available
    • SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu: Goddess of Destiny - RPG - Your father's gone missing and you have to collect all the macguffins to save the world! - Translation Patch Available
    • Tales of Innocence - Action/RPG - You find out you have a past life, and suddenly you have to go on the run! - Translation Patch Available
    • Soma Bringer - Action/RPG - A group of mercenaries finds a girl in the forest, and she has amnesia. What follows is how she gets her memory back. - Translation Patch Available
    • Love Plus - Dating Sim / Visual Novel - Find and obtain your perfect girlfriend! - Translation Patch Available
    • Otometeki Koi Kakume Love Revo - Dating Sim / Visual Novel - Find and obtain your perfect boyfriend...with a twist: you're fat and ugly, and no one will date you until you're thin and cute! - Translation Patch Available
    • Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1st Love Plus - Dating Sim / Visual Novel - Find and obtain your perfect boyfriend! - Translation Patch Available
    • Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2nd Season - Dating Sim / Visual Novel - Find and obtain your perfect boyfriend! - Translation Patch Available
    • Cross Treasures - Action/Adventure - You came to the island for one thing: treasure. The only way you can get it, however, is by traversing a dungeon! - Multiple Translation Patches Available
    • Tales of Hearts - Action/RPG - I have no idea - Translation Patch in the Works
    • Blood of Bahamut - Action/RPG - I'm guessing you have to defeat Bahamut...? - Translation Patch in the Works
    • SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha: Shadow or Light - RPG - Travel through time and save the world! - Translation Patch in the Works, though early ones are available
    • Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! - Music/Rhythm - You play the Ouendan, the cheerleaders of the universe. Help people get over their problems with song, dance, and cheers! - Requires No Japanese to Play
    • Moero Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii! Osu Tatakae Ouendan 2- Music/Rhythm - You play the Ouendan, the cheerleaders of the universe. Help people get over their problems with song, dance, and cheers! - Requires No Japanese to Play
    • Taiko no Tatsujin DS - Music/Rhythm - Bang on your Taiko drum to the music! - Requires No Japanese to Play
    • Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7tsu no Shima no Daibouken - Music/Rhythm - Bang on your Taiko drum to the music, and defeat opposing Taiko drummers to obtain the ultimate Taiko dojo. - Requires No Japanese to Play
    • Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon Yokai Daikessen - Music/Rhythm - Bang on your Taiko drum to the music and travel throughout the land so you can get back home! - Requires No Japanese to Play
    • Utacchi! - Music/Rhythm - Tap, flick, scribble, and hold to sing to the music. - Requires No Japanese to Play
    • Tales of the Tempest - Action/RPG - I have absolutely no idea.
    • Nanashi no Game Me - Survival/Horror - The cursed game is back with a sequel?!
     
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    I always wondered what would it be if there was released a Jump game to 3DS
    I think it would be interesting to have all those manga characters with all their new power and abilities,
    in a game with the best of the graphic that 3DS can do

    I wonder why there wasn't Hajime no Ippo on Jump series for DS

    That's one of the reasons I want 3DS to be hacked,
    we would be able to play games that are locked per region
     
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    Here are some other music games that don't require much Japanese knowledge.
    - Nodame Cantabile (Classical music. Cute graphic. Pretty easy.)
    - Rhythm de Cooking - Sweets party e Youkoso (Cute graphic. Very easy.)
    - Rhythm de Run Run Run (Funny graphic. The difficult mode can be frustrating, but it's fun.)
    - The Kayou Generation (Some Japanese oldies. Funny graphic. Moderately difficult.)
    - Rilakkuma Rhythm Mattari Kibun de Dararan Run (Sanrio game. I found some songs very difficult.)

    Note: For Nodame Cantabile, there's a sequel but I don't recommend it. The first one is much better.
     
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    Yes to all of the above.

    My personal favorites - SaGa 2, Metal Max 3, Metal Max 2: Reloaded, Blazer Drive, SD Gundam G Generation DS (NOT Cross Drive!!), Super Robot Taisen W, Prince of Tennis: Crystal Drive, Daikoukai Jidai IV: Rota Nova, Nora to Toki no Koubou... I want a new DS :(
     
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    I almost thought you said "This guy knows the dildo." I guess I should stop reading poorly-written fanfics with mature content!
     
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    I don't even read fanfics and I thought the same thing D:
     
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    Tales of hearts is awesome and it isn't hard to understand gameplay-wise. There's also a translation patch in the works.
     
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    Front Mission 2089
    Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Pro Version.
     
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    Seconding Tales of Hearts. One of the funnest RPGs on the DS.
     
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    Sora gave a great list, and here are the ones I've played from that list/recommend!

    Jump Ultimate Stars, if you like fighting games. Full translation patch available so no reason not to play :)
    The Taiko drum series? It's a rhythm game, so you don't really have to know Japanese to play!
    Soma Bringer. Fun action RPG
    Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! Elite Beat Agents 2 basically. Just in Japanese, so no localized English songs but pretty easy to play as well!
     
  18. proctology
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    Wow, I forgot about this thread for a while - thanks for all the suggestions! I'll check out a bunch of them for sure. Seems like most are either translated or not very text-centric...you guys know any that don't fit either category? I just meant by the OP I'm not a native speaker (99 no Namida was a little overwhelming for me).
     
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    Wow i didnt know there was a Front Mission for DS; i absolutely loved the SNES one, thanks.
     
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