Long games

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Undiscovered.Lin, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Undiscovered.Lin

    Undiscovered.Lin Advanced Member

    Aug 11, 2011
    Leicester, UK
    Say you were faced with the unfortunate event of a 12-hour flight, and could only pick 5 games what would you pick? Has to be a good long game with a good story.
  2. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    Define long please. You can actually play Hotel Dusk on the duration of that flight. Which is excellent. And play through some generic JRPG.
  3. drake7707

    drake7707 Member

    Feb 12, 2006
    Radiant Historia took me 45 hours to complete including the sidequests. It's an (J)RPG, has a good story (the I wanted to keep playing to find out what would happen next type). It's not super difficult, if you're stuck due to jump in monster level then if you grind for 15min you can continue without any problem.

    I never needed to look in the walkthrough either for the main story. To complete everything and anything I had to check up things a few times.

    Ghost Trick is also very recommended and has a surprisingly addictive story, clocked in at about 15 hours iirc.
  4. lolzed

    lolzed The GBAtemp Pichu

    Sep 13, 2008
    Suikoden Tierkreis for some RPG...

    Advance Wars if you like strategy [​IMG]
  5. Undiscovered.Lin

    Undiscovered.Lin Advanced Member

    Aug 11, 2011
    Leicester, UK
    Hmm I might give Ghost Trick a go, I need to find a ROM first. Its the same with Radiant Historia sounds good but please can I have a little more information on each one! [​IMG]
  6. absolalone111

    absolalone111 Chiptune Extraordinaire

    Aug 4, 2011
    Full Metal Alchemist Duel sympathy, its a fun and addicting game, and you can play for hours, it isnt very hard, and it only took 4 days to compleate, but should be good for 15 hours straight, also hell of sand ds, one of my fave homebrews might help to.
  7. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Sep 4, 2009
    United States
    The Courtroom
    The Ace Attorney Series. Those games aren't super long but they're extremely fun and will last you the whole trip.
  8. Luigi2012SM64DS

    Luigi2012SM64DS G-old member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Planet Puzzle League or super scribblenauts
  9. Sora de Eclaune

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

    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    Well, any games without an ending can be considered long games, but most don't have any story to speak of.

    You could always try some of these, however:
    1) The Sims 3 DS - It's just like the version that was released for the PC, but smaller, with less details to Sim appearance creation and less items to work with. However, it's a very good port and you can probably get a kick out of making people then trapping them in a small 1x1 room and starving them to death.
    2) Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days - It's a Kingdom Hearts game on the DS that stars Roxas. What's not to like? It's got a good deal of things to do and will last you more than 12 hours unless you decide to cheat. There's also an unlockable mission mode where you can play as other members of Organization XIII. Only problem: Hands are stuck straight, even when holding things. If you haven't played any other Kingdom Hearts games, then this will spoil a lot of that for you.
    3) Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded - It's a redux of the original Kingdom Hearts. Instead of it being just a full on remake of the original game, however, it's got a new story. There are some new gameplay elements, such as side-scrolling platformer sections and some RPG (as in, the Mario and Luigi kind) sections as well. The graphics look much improved over 358/2 Days, as well, which is a plus if those darn hands bothered you. If you haven't played any other Kingdom Hearts games, this MAY spoil some things.
    4) The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road - It's the Wizard of Oz, with a slightly different story. There's no Auntie Em or Munchkinland, but the game DOES follow the basic storyline (Dorothy ends up in Oz, meets 3 friends, and travels around and battles a witch's minions to go home). However, instead of one witch, there are four of them. Also, this is an interesting RPG where you have to switch out your party members for every battle depending on what enemies you have to fight (the game allows you to switch in battle and without taking up a turn, too, which is very nice). It'll last you a while due to all the grinding you may have to do. By the way, this game has GORGEOUS graphics and absolutely beautiful music....if you're into that sort of thing.
    5) Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light - A throwback to the classic Final Fantasy games of yesteryear. The game's story HAS been called out on for being partially nonexistant/stereotypical, but that doesn't detract from the game at all. The gameplay has also been scrutinized over being a bit random, as the AI will choose which enemy to attack / friend to use items on depending on what you do (i.e. if a character has a spear or a bow and you tell them to attack, they'll attack an enemy in the back row. If you have two low-health characters and someone uses heal, the character with lower health will be healed). However, there's a very nice balance to it all and it gets easy to use as you master the game.
    6) Jam with the Band - A band simulator with no real goal. You can play any instrument in any song. I can only equate the game to playing similarly to Guitar Hero if it was controlled by all the buttons on a DS. This is a really good game if you have the ROM, since you can add custom songs to the game from separate files that are better than the songs that come with the game or can be downloaded from Wi-Fi. However, you may have to make the songs you want yourself in the custom song creator, due to the files being only readily available within a single download .zip file linked somewhere on GBATemp. Despite this, it's a really nice game. Personally, I could play it for hours without stopping if it wasn't for the other games I have to beat, too.
  10. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

    Dec 4, 2009
    Or Pokemon if you havn't played it
  11. Oveneise

    Oveneise GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 22, 2010
    United States
    I second this. These games are absolutely fantastic.
    While not as fun, there is Final Fantasy III which I thoroughly enjoyed.
  12. Balee56

    Balee56 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Shin Megami Tensei:Strange Journey/DS1/DS2
  13. chaosdarkneo

    chaosdarkneo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    WOAH WOAH WOAH. Devil Survivor 1, I can understand.

    Devil Survivor 2 isn't even out in the US yet... o.O DO YOU HAVE A US ROM?! OMG MUST HAZ PL0X

    JK, but srsly, no way to get it besides importing or stealing the cart from Atlus.
  14. justin05

    justin05 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 28, 2010
    Golden Sun. All you need.
  15. Mirby

    Mirby BDFF Hype~ :3

    Feb 9, 2011
    United States
    That One Place
    Great suggestions here, but I have to correct you on something. Re:Coded is a remake of Kingdom Hearts Coded, a cell-phone only game that was released exclusively in Japan. While the story may follow the original roughly, there are slight differences. And they put it on the DS so that US audiences could experience it. Plus, the secret movie unlocked after certain criteria are met is rather essential to the storyline as a whole.
  16. wasim

    wasim ♫ Music addict ♫

    Nov 13, 2010
    Golden sun ! ( great RPG game )
  17. Lockmaster24

    Lockmaster24 Advanced Member

    Jun 9, 2009
    My house
    If you haven't played it Dragon Quest IX is fun and it takes a good 24 hours of game play to beat the mian story without side quests. And the post game is near infinite. Just try to connect to the Wi-Fi shop before you leave for more quests and post-game story.