Looking for a certain kind of game...

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by queuewindow, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. queuewindow
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    I've had my DS for a good while now and my opinion is that while the games are good, some genres that you would expect to easily find on a portable are curiously missing.

    Fighting games for example; I seem to recall no shortage of decent fighting games on the GBA, particularly King of Fighters EX2 and some of those Gundam offshoot games. I really cannot find a substitute for these games on the DS, even though the ideas of wireless battling and WiFi matches would add so much more to their competitiveness and replay value. Am I missing something? Are there already decent fighting games on the DS? Any big fighting game titles in the making?

    Another kind of game that I haven't been able to find is the classic beat'em up. I know about Viewtiful Joe, but that game doesn't allow co-op play, and that's the biggest part of beat'em ups for me. Anyone know of such titles?
     
  2. Law

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    There are quite a few good fighting games on the DS, most of them in Japanese though. There are 2 Bleach games, and Jump! Ultimate Stars, a One Piece game and a few others I can't remember, I think there are a few english games, a crappy Marvel fighting game, Guilty Gear, and DBZ Supersonic Warriors 2.
     
  3. lagman

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    IMO there's not a single decent fighter game on the DS BUT there's SNEmulDS so you can play Street Fighter 2 and Super Street Fighter 2 anytime [​IMG]

    EDIT: That Marvel game is a TCG [​IMG]
     
  4. Law

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    There is a Marvel TCG, there is also Marvel Nemesis - Rise of the Imperfects.
     
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    Absolutely right, my bad.
     
  6. flai

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    The Jump Stars series are the jems of fighting. Guilty Gear Dust Strikers isn't bad either, same with One Piece, although both are nothing special.
     
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    I enjoyed Dragon Ball Z: Super Sonic Warriors 2.

    Though it got a little impossible in the end.
     
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    Not too far from now, we are getting Mortal Kombat 3 with WiFi.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Unfortunately, I've already tried Guilty Gear, but that series just hasn't been up to snuff ever since they went with the fighting game/platformer thing. Furthermore the controls have been dumbed down like you wouldn't believe.

    Anyway, to all those who replied with anime-related games, I'm not really a fan of anime, but I'm willing to play a good fighting game regardless of setting, so answer this question for me: will someone who's never watched the respective shows enjoy those games?

    Anyone have suggestions for a good beat'em up?
     
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  11. VVoltz

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    I really don't think THAT qualifies as a 'game', I mean, IMHO that is worst than the King Kong game, I mean at least King Kong was playable at some degree.

    on Topic: Dragon Ball Z Supersonic Warriors 2 should work for you, for now.
    About beat'em ups, how about Dynasty Warriors DS? I know it is not 2D, but still.
     
  12. calvin_0

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    well nothing is as good as KoF or Street Fighter series....i really want to see those game in DS....
     
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    I played the Jump Ultimate Stars game and i think its pretty good even if you don't watch anime. Theres a wide variety of characters that need to be unlocked. However, if your not japanese you would have to play the game while reading Gamefaqs.
     
  14. Mars

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    What about the new One Piece game?
     
  15. roguetrip

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    We need a new Killer Instinct or Soul Caliber instead of those, the SNES killer instinct version doesn't work with SNemulDS.

    There is also a guilty gear, but i don't like it.
     
  16. Pigwooly

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    Yeah, you'll still enjoy the second Bleach fighting game. It uses wi-fi and it's just a damn good fighter. You won't be missing any enjoyment for not having seen the show. I haven't tried the others except Jump Ultimate Stars which is really good if you want a Smash Brothers type fighting game. The second Bleach one is a traditional style fighting game.