What percentage of DS games are worth playing?

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  1. imbetterthanulol
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    I just thought of this interesting topic (to me). I remember playing regular gameboy back in the day and it seemed like a huge percent of the games on the market were very worth playing. (megaman, mario, dragon quest, game and watch gallery ect) and it seems that as they continue to evolve the gameboy the game quality dwindles... maybe its just because games were released more back then or something and I don't recall the shitty games or I was a kid and playing crappy games didn't seem all too crappy but is anyone else sick of going to the local game store and seeing this wall of DS games that looks so inviting then walking closer to see that they are mostly worthless. So many 'kiddy' games and when I was a kid the 'kid' games weren't bad at all. The 7up spot game and the disney games and even tazmanian devil and xmen... all quality games some I most likely couldn't even beat to this day and who the hell decided mario was better as a 3D pollution fighter than as a side scrolling fireball throwing fat Italian badass whom despite his obvious lack of physical appeal gets to kiss the princess ... I bet with the budget for mario sunshine they could have made ultimate super mario bros with 600+ levels

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    3.14159265%
     
  3. imbetterthanulol
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    Pi sounds good
     
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    I'd say 10% at very best, when the DS Phat came out it was 2 years before I got one because there just wasn't hardly any games worth playing before then. It's not much better now when you consider how many games there are for the DS.
     
  5. PettingZoo

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    That's what I'm thinking, is it just that the many video game developers just can't be bothered so they make half assed shovelware games knowing that they are still going to make a fortune due to all the little kids out there who are going to get their mummys and daddys to buy it for them because it has 3D or an "Enticing name/Boxart". I guess the increase in shovelware has happened due to how easy it is to make them and that they don't care that much anymore.
     
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    Around 15% maybe, same as any popular console.
     
  7. imbetterthanulol
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    I think xbox 360 is much higher than that.

    Not that more than 15% of their games are amazing.... but more like 60% are worth playing I think.
     
  8. clegion

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    20% or something around that, psp got 50%(although when it's good it's really good,and when it's crap you should send it to hell, no such thing as okay game ), ps3 got 15% at that but those 10% is in japanesse but yeah most of the game i bought for it has long playing hour
     
  9. Hop2089

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    20% DS
    35% Xbox 360
    40% PS3 (45-50% if you import)
    35% Wii
     
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    20% for DS?!?! Damn.... go look at a game list lol

    and hop

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  11. Hop2089

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    Lots of shovelware, too many repetitive board games, and non-essiential Japanese quiz games.
     
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    Agreed. I think its less than 20 lol

    I'd be happy if I actually wanted to play 1 out of 5 of DSs hundreds of games lol
     
  13. clegion

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    still have to agree with that for every ten shovelware you basically get two playables
     
  14. War

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    I think there's about 4000 DS games or so, and out of those, I would say about 300 are good/ok/somewhat fun. So... A little less than 10%, I'd say.
     
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    Too many disney games, movie games and dora the explorers.... I'll say 12.5%

    Posts merged

    Now that's logic I can agree with.
     
  16. Bishopk

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    Of those 4000, a lot are the same games in multiple languages.
     
  17. imbetterthanulol
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    Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl = 1 game worth playing

    Same with the megaman star force and others....

    In my mind anyway
     
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    I think 10% :
     
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    a little interesting
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  20. shinnyuuya

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    it's exellent if you are not in home or somewhere you can't play video games. maybe above 40%