10 years since its release and I still didn't play all the good games it had.
Hidden DS gems thread
You can skip obvious titles everyone and their mom played
I was pleasantly surprised with Rocket Slime Heroes.
I don't know if that counts as a game everyone and their mom played though
The gameplay is easy as hell, but the story, soundtrack, artsytle, and characters actually made this game pretty enjoyable.
Already played. Too bad OG saga sequel was never localized. Fucking assholes.
Izuna is a lovely character and everything but the game itself looks and plays like a fucking NES game.
how's the gameplay? I skipped it for the furry universe it had
I only played the first one but it seems like a mix of an action adventure game which turns into a... real time strategy game with two teams, but it's not a RTS like your thinking on a computer, involves infiltrating enemy bases while protecting your own.
Stuck with it until the first tank battle and I was pretty much hooked to do any other story stuff just to stock up on items for tank battles. Late game they can get pretty exciting / anus clenching.
>dozens of skills
look for the translation patch somewhere on gbatemp
Gameplay comes down to mashing the A button until you win. Gameplay is still easy as hell, but oddly addicting. I'd still recommend getting it on an emulator or buying a copy on eBay for $40.
I not sure everyone has played it, but it still is one of the best spin-offs in a franchise ever.
>If you like dungeon crawling, i'd recommend Etrian oddessy and it's sequels, but they're nit exactly hidden
If you have a 3DS, you should keep in mind that EO1 already has a remake by the name of "Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl" and they're remaking EO2 as well.
Figured I'd post what I have in my shelf, minus the obvious shit like Pokemon.
Children of Mana
Dragon Warrior 4, 5, and 6
Elite Beat Agents
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Mega Man ZX
Mega Man ZX Advent
Retro Game Challenge
SMT: Strange Journey
SMT: Devil Survivor, 2
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
The World Ends With You
A game a lot of people probably skipped over because the cover and name evoke shitty shovelware is Big Bang Mini. It's a pretty hectic arcade-style game.
Also, Space Invaders Extreme 2, which is my second favorite Space Invaders game, and pretty great as far as shmups in general go.
Lock's quest is really good, the concept is interesting
shame the faces look like they are drawn by Buckley
I played Hotel Dusk over a couple of days last summer. I really enjoyed it, didn't like the sequel though.
nobody liked the sequel, it was boring as fuck
The first one is awesome though. I think the only letdown was that nothing really happens at the end.
Make it an investigative one or a slice of life one, not both.
>Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
>Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Anyway, Knights in the Nightmare was really fun. Quite complex, but it was something quite different from other games I've played. It's sort of like a tile-based real time strategy game with RPG mechanics. Quite a dark and depressing story. Worth a try anyway, shame that it's the only game of its kind.
Remakes of Final Fantasy Legend 2 and 3. 2 has a complete translation patch, don't know about 3.
On a similar note, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin was only released in US and Europe.
It's also the most underrated AW game and my pick for best one
Adding Bangai-O Spirits and Space Bust-A-Move to the list of hidden gems.
any good GB emulators? lameboy plays the zelda games great, but shantae goes slow as hell
such a shame there are no GBA emulators neither, i dont have a flashcard for the port 2
SaGa 3 has a near 100% complete patch but from what I hear it's a somewhat divisive remake. While it goes back to the usual SaGa stat method, some don't like that, and there's no proper world map and apparently they added some stupid shit to the story.
SaGa 2's remake is great though.
>Lost in Blue 1/2 (fuck 3)
>Taiko no Tatsujin series
>Both Mario & Luigi games
>Chibi Robo Park Patrol
>Feel the Magic/Rub Rabbits (Aw hell yeah)
>Kirby Canvas Curse
>Zombie Canc- I mean Trauma Center (I prefer those to the Wii Versions)
Those come into my head right now, might be more.
Days of Ruin really fixed the balance issues AWDS had, but I found it kind of lackluster. Still loads of fun though with great music.
Ez-Flash works for GBA roms, he's talking about running emulators for them.
Also the best GBC emulator for DS is Gameyob. Even runs better than any of the GBC emulators on PSP I've tried.
It's pretty faithful to the original, but adds in something of a social link system to allow combos during battle. If you finished the original, there's a new twist at the end which will surprise you.
Cute, cozy and hella fun. It has a lot of little things that make you smile and add depth, too.
>neat game by the Custom Robo creators
>only released in Europe
It's really fun and very cheep to import last I checked
>Missing out on a remake of the best handheld RPG of its time
You fight both Arsenal units at the same time
>nobody liked the sequel
>"i didn't like it so no one did"
every time these games are mentioned, both are revered just the same
I loved this game when it came out and recently picked up the first three on GBA. I like them even more in the gameplay, but I wish they were in English so I could fully understand it.
It's a platformer series that started on the GBA in Japan near launch, after originally being planned for the GBC, and none of the games were localized until the fifth was. Sadly, so far it's the last game.
Just got a translation patch the other day.
The wiki is only good for finding games you otherwise wouldn't of noticed, otherwise you should look into everything yourself and decide on your own if you'll be interested in anything. /v/ barely has anything to do with the wiki anyways.
On Sands of Destruction, played it when it came out, the game was like the epitome of wasted potential. I kind of liked it at parts but most of it was pretty shit.
>Nintendo rejected his petition for a SDK
>He locked himself in a room for 100 days with only a camera and a cellphone as a protest
>He threatened Nintendo with releasing his game to other platforms
lyl that guy has cwc-tier autism
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was a great game with a mature storyline, multiple endings and cool point and click (sorta) and exploration gameplay, besides other cool elements. Its pretty well known but eh.
Beared little resemblance to the PC version and the graphics kinda sucked.
But the game had a baller ass soundtrack and art and had !!FUN!! gameplay.
this was a significant amount of time before the whole microtransaction-ridden mobile games thing became popular.
It feels more like a traditional rpg where you raise your stats, get new equipment, learn new spells, level up and fight enemies where the whole battle system happens to be a puzzle game. It works pretty well.
To be clear, this game was released in March 2007, while the iPhone 1 was released in June 2007.
No, Cing didn't make a third because they fucking went bankrupt.
And are you really that dissatisfied with Last Window being more of the same? Hotel Dusk was amazing and people wanted more of the same. There's nothing wrong with making a sequel to a good game that doesn't change things up too much.
>maybe they went bankrupt because their games were shit, then
I skipped the DS completely. Thinking of picking up a cheap one from ebay for like £20. After they announced the N3DS I heard a lot of people saying the DSi was similar, in what way? Are there DS game I can't play without a DSi or just features in the game that only work on a DSi? Just so I know what model to pick up, all depends on the best deal I can find really. Was going to get an XL for smash but decided against it and I'm going to pick up a cheap DS while I wait for the new 3ds launch
I imagine it's fairly obvious, but I can't stress enough how much I loved this game, especially with how many people apparently skipped out on Star Force or dropped the series after how lackluster the first and second were.
not gonna say that, loved the first.
But seriously, nothing happened in the whole game. You find guns and shit and at the end... it's fucking nothing. And this happens again in the second one, after 4 hours of nothing but emty dialogue I dropped it. It felt like a shitton of wasted potential
The Inazuma Eleven games are all great fun, IE3's the best but the DS version was never localized, it only was on the 3DS in Europe.
It's an RPG where soccer is the battle system.
Ghost Trick is amazing.
N+ is good.
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier has the most interesting turn-based RPG fighting system I've ever seen and there's also a belly-dancing DFC girl (pic related) who uses fans to control a FREAKING MECHA.
it just works I suppose
Basically in battles you lead players around the field with the touch screen and when the one with the ball makes contact with an opposing player a little skirmish happens for the ball where you try to keep dribbling it or steal it from the other team, which other than the two basic ones, there's a ton of crazy special moves you can use. And similar happens when a player shoots for the goal. Regular random encounters are short 4v4 Soccer Battles where you're timed to do a certain objective, bosses are full-on Soccer Matches.
There's also a 3DS port of the first with slightly better graphics. Have some trailers.
Order of Ecclesia is absolute trash.
Posting a real castlevania.
Did everyone and their mom play this? I don't see it mentioned very often in DS threads.
It got that sequel already,
but it's Japanese only.
> no monster tale
Seriously game is fucking awesome
I remember seeing that in
Game Informerand the screenshots made me think it was a virtual pet or something like that back then. But apparently it's an action game?
What's it like?
I can (illegally) get my hands on both, although if I were to play the iOS version I'd probably just spend the 10 bucks to support the game. If the DS version is significantly better though I'll just pirate that one.
I really liked the Ace Attorney HD look on the iOS, and that game at least translated quite well to iOS. Is the drop in playability significant for Ghost Trick though?
It's a four-player party game where the goal of each round is to eat the most stuff. Certain items require different methods of eating, be it biting, licking or inhaling, and if you eat multiple items of the same element, you get power-ups.
Regular metroidvania with the same engine as Henry Hatsworth. You get new skills, you kill monsters. There's also a monster pet that helps you out, and you buy tamagotchi toys and food to level it up and unlock new forms.
This game was fun as fuck back when I was in college. Had a lot of rage-fueled late nights with this.
Did anyone else play Spectral Force Genesis?
This game was convoluted and unnecessarily complex.
Nice waifu designs though.
at first, I really thought it was gonna be no good.
>seemingly pointless two character system
>you don't even play as a Belmont
but honestly, I think it's my favorite right after SOTN.
Charlotte is broken as fuck, once you get her more powerful spells. but still surprisingly fun to use.
>the only flashcarts compatible with GBA games are for the 3DS
Nope. DS Two Supercard says hi.
It plays GBA to some extent, they say some games don't feel the same
This game was pretty fun and I have never seen someone on /v/ mention it
It has a magic system similar to magicka, where you can combine shit and have a fuckton of possible spells this way. It's even more fleshed out here, and you have to draw the stuff on you DS to cast it.
The story is as generic as it could get and pretty "childish" if you mind that, but the gameplay is really fun.
In the rare case of having someone else to play with, the multiplayer is entertaining as well.
You a weaboo? Play it.
You are a normalfag? Play it anyways. It has a Karaoke mode
Charlotte is my waifu
I wish Castlevania characters were more popular
>The Urbz: Sims in the City doesn't even get an honorable fucking mention
It was such a good motherfucking game.
>Cleaning bird shit off of windows
>Waveboarding all over the goddamn place
>Selling the food you cook for extra moni
>Finding out about the secret
This was surprisingly fun. You could change your character based off of what vehicle you scan, and there's a bunch of hidden cars too.
Too bad half of the unlockables are unobtainable because online is dead.
The first "real" Atelier game to hit the west.
Far better than the shitty PS2 titles.