Not your typical "Favorite Game List"

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May 4, 2008
  1. SleepingDragon
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    Like most of you, from the time I was a kid, I've spent my life playing video games. But, unfortunately for me, I only started playing my wonderful Nintendo DS lite about a year ago. So, during this time I've played virtually all of the great, newer games like Zelda: PH, Advance Wars:DoR, Final Fantasy:Ring of Fates and Rev Wings, all the Phoenix Wright games, etc. etc. Anyway, what I'm trying to find are those slightly older games that are awesome, but I might not have played or even heard about.

    So, the question is, if you were stranded on a desert island with your DS (w/unlimited battery life, of course) and only 3-5 DS games that are at least 1 year old, which games would you want? Remember, nothing recent. And keep in mind, I love all genres. Whether they are rpg, fps, rythm, turn-based strategy, romance???, whatever...I really am trying to find those older, hidden gems that I might not be too familiar with. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Well, falling into that category, I'd have to say:

    Castlevania: DoS
    Castlevania: PoR
    FFIII DS
    DQM:J (Not sure if it's a year old yet)
    Elite Beat Agents

    Castlevania: DoS was really the first game that made me glad I bought the DS.
     
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    Why don't you just check out the DS Essentials list? It should answer all your questions. And then some.
    It's a beautiful resource I consulted frequently when I first got my NDS less than a year ago.
     
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    If you liked Advance Wars, then it's a given you want Steel Horizon and Age of Empires as well as Panzer Tactics.

    None of these are likely going to be simple purchases without actually having your store order them in though.
     
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    I haven't played these games, unless marked with an * but the really popular ones are

    Mario Kart
    New Super Mario Bros.*
    Animal Crossing Wild World
    Metroid Prime Hunters
    StarFox
    Castlevania (both of them)
    Diddy Kong---dont know if its a year old
    Lost in Blue
    Trace Memory*
    Sprung*--I think its the closest a DS game comes to Romance...
    and...
    and...
    Wario Ware touched* Play through this as you are crash landing. Its fun, but its just that short.
     
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    Tetris DS
    Geometry Wars (Just for when I require some retro fun)
    Theme Park DS (Not a perfect game but I can lose many hours with this)
    WarioWare Touched
    DoomDS With shit loads of Maps (cheating?)

    So I pretty much chose games that can last a long time, there are better games out there but not ones that can help me lose so much track of time. Doom & Tetris were always games that I can play whenever and not really be that tired of them.
     
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    Well... let me think.

    not in a particular order:

    -Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
    -Geometry Wars
    -A puzzle game with random generated levels
    -Dragon Quest IX
    -Elite Beat Agents/Ouendan
     
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    DQM:Joker (if it's one year old, otherwise Pokemon or FFIII)
    Mario Kart DS
    Metroid Prime Hunters
    Jump Ultimate Stars
    Castlevania (any one of them)
     
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    i think hotel dusk was an excellent adventrue game with a very distinctive art style, give it a try [​IMG]
     
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    I'd bring my GBA, not my DS. And I'd take FE6-8 [​IMG]
     
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    Member distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

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    I'd probably bring the games I haven't played yet. (Ninja Gaiden, FF3...) Just so I could finally play it. Harharhar.
     
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    Does the island have Wi-Fi?
    If so, then I'll bring -
    Tetris DS
    Ouendan 2 (Not sure if >1 year)
    Mario Kart DS
    Animal Crossing: Wild World
    Jump Ultimate Stars

    :)
     
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    Elite Beat Agents
    Mario Kart
    Age of Empires - Age of Kings
    Advance Wars - Days of Ruin
    Advance Wars - Dual Strike
     
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    Jump! Ultimate Stars
    Tetris DS
    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of Warlords
    Pokemon D/P
    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
     
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    lulz, I just bring my R4 [​IMG]

    buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, i'd bring:
    -FFIII
    -Mario Kart
    -Worms! Open Warfare 2
    -Advance Wars: DoR (I don't care that it ain't a year old yet)
    -Pokemon Pearl w/ AR, of course.
     
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    Thanks for the great ideas:

    1. Panzer Tactics is cool!
    2. Jump Ult Stars - the patch works great, it's really a fun game (I can't believe they didn't release it here!).
    3. I can't wait to play some of these others like Worms open Warfare and the Castlevania games
    4. Lost in Blue is very helpful, since of course, I'm STUCK ON A DESERT ISLAND!. I've learned how to dig for clams on the beach and gather coconuts!

    Thanks and if you think of any more ideas, send 'em my way!
     

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