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Rob_mc_1

241. Posted:

@Waveboy DK Jungle climber is ok but not at the inflated price fortunately it has gone down in price (I think it peaked at about $80). I didn't care for the control scheme. you use the L and R buttons to grab pegs with L and R being left and right hand. if you only hold on with one hand you spin or pivot on that hand and you jump/shoot into the direction your head is pointing when you release your L and R. If your okay with strange control schemes then this isn't an issue. It also has that same split screen issue that Yoshi's Island DS has. I bought it because I was collecting collecting a few of the rare discontinued games that I wanted to play.

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HolyMackerel wrote:

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Ok not really a game recommendation per say but I was wondering right now I have an Original DS, the main reason I kept this baby around is cause of the GBA slot for games like Aria of Sorrow, Zelda: ALttP, and Final Fantasy I-IV. Anyway I have noticed that a few places have been marking down DS Lites. My question is is there anything on the Original DS that the DS Lite doesnt have that I will miss. I know the obvious is the size but I wanted to know if there were some options or something. If I do get a DS lite I will probably end up trading in the Original DS (yes I know I wont get much) but I wanted to know before I trade it in and regret it later on.

@Tasuki The DS Lite is exactly the same as the original DS but with brighter screens, multiple brightness settings, a larger stylus with better slot placement, a GBA slot cover and a much longer battery life. You won't miss your old DS.

Oh, if you already have a GBA SP then I'd actually suggest getting a DSi over a DS Lite, unless there's a big price difference between them. The screens are noticeably bigger, the camera software is great and you can get DSiWare on it too.

Hmmmm I actually havent thought of that Holy. The only thing I am weary about is how much longer is DSiWare going to be around now that the 3DS is out? And to be honest the camera doesnt interest me it never has heck I dont even use the camera on my cell phone that much but that's another story. There is a big price difference right now I can pick up a DSlite ate Target for $90 which is why I even thought of getting one in the first place. A used DSi still runs 130 in my neck of the woods which may not be a huge difference to be worth it but for me it is.

As for the GBA SP I do have one but for some reason I like the way the GBA games look on the DS more so than the GBA the only reason I have and use the GBA is for Gameboy and Gameboy color games.

Thanks for the suggestion Holy Mackerel.

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243. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

The only thing I am weary about is how much longer is DSiWare going to be around now that the 3DS is out?

I think the DSiWare still has a future since the 3DS is suppose to be able to play them or transfer them when you do move to the 3DS. There are still DSiWare games being launched and with most DSiWare titles coming from third party sources I don't think they will abandon the DSi install base for a smaller 3DS unless Nintendo stops them. We will have to wait for the 3DS may update to know anything for sure.

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Rob_mc_1 wrote:

@Waveboy DK Jungle climber is ok but not at the inflated price fortunately it has gone down in price (I think it peaked at about $80). I didn't care for the control scheme. you use the L and R buttons to grab pegs with L and R being left and right hand. if you only hold on with one hand you spin or pivot on that hand and you jump/shoot into the direction your head is pointing when you release your L and R. If your okay with strange control schemes then this isn't an issue. It also has that same split screen issue that Yoshi's Island DS has. I bought it because I was collecting collecting a few of the rare discontinued games that I wanted to play.

I can actually can get it for $45 right now on eBay...But after watching that video and what you have to say about it...i think I'll pass, besides 'ok' isn't good enough and this game has one cookie cutter and lacking presentation....It doesn't look too fun, seems like a experiment gone mediocre. :p And the only other title I'm iffy about on my 'to get list' would have to be Chibi Robo Park Patrol.

Hell, I'm not even too thrilled about playing Spirit tracks. As much as I enjoyed PHG, i just don't want to go through another familur romp on the DS. Not a fan of the Bland 3D visuals and lack luster dungeons from an artistic standpoint, and i hate toon link. The brilliant stylus controls and boss fights were PHG's main strong points. Besides I'd MUCh rather get MInish Cap and of course the new OOT 3D coming out. And how's 999? B-)

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245. Posted:

WaveBoy wrote:

seems like a experiment gone mediocre

That is how I felt playing it. Its solid for what it does but the controls didn't do it for me.

Chibi Robo is better then DK:JC. This is actually my wife's game so I haven't played it that much. The thing I like about it is the economy system. Yes you have to clean things up but as you progress you can buy your choice of upgrades in a style similar to lemon aide stand. For example you can buy a better battery to run on. At the same time you grow flowers and as your garden in the park expands eventually. I also don't think the franchise will continue over here. The ds squeal never left japan.

I like to think of it as an Action lemonade stand crossed with viva Pinata (without the cross/inbreeding has forced day cycles and you have to protect the grounds while gardening). And you can see a little robot pump/squirt things. Sorry if the description is jumbled. I think It was worth getting and someday I will get it from my wife.

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Lock's Quest. It's pretty cheap these days. The battles in the gameplay videos look a bit cheesy though. Anyone have thoughts on this game?

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247. Posted:

@Rob_mc_1
Heh, well the description sounded pretty rad either way.lol But I think I'm maybe better off trying out the GCN original first, but this one definitly looks pretty fun and quirky. Besides it's going for pretty cheap on eBay right now unless you wan't to score one without the Wall-Mart 'exclusive' logo on it. sigh* lol

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Also, has anybody tried out 999? It's the only other DS title i'm mixed on getting....Don't know if it's exactly my cup of tea, but I'm willing to try it out regardless. NL never bothered reviewing it for some reason, yet it's been getting pretty solid reviews across the board.

And there's of course Kirby's Squeak Squad Kirby 64 aside, this Kirby seems to get nailed as being thee' worst in the franchise. But why is that exactly? I'm not too sure i wan't to experience another super easy fluffy platformer.....Super Star Ultra however was a fantastic game and i had a blast with that one from start to finish aside from that Metta Knight mode. :p Anyways, knowing me I'll most likely make the plunge and get myself a copy. Damn you Kirby!!! B-)

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248. Posted:

@WaveBoy - I don't know much about 999 but I've heard only good about the game. You can test it on their site, there's demo (at least when I was there). I'm sure it's a good game for those who like Escape The Room kind games.
Then Kirby Squeak Squad. I personally love Kirby games but somehow this wasn't that good. I don't know why exactly but I never even went through this game.

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249. Posted:

@WaveBoy - 999 deserves to be the example for "phenomenal yet unknown" games. It's a combination of a "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels and "Escape the Room" games. The writing is some of, if not the best, writing in a video game ever created. The story is deep, emotionally resonant, and full of intrigue and WTF?!?!?!?! moments. The puzzles (EtR sequences) play like Professor Layton areas (i.e. point-and-click), and while the solutions will come eventually, some are fairly devious. The only major problem with this game is repetition. The game has 6 unique endings, and very specific circumstances are needed to get the true ending. With so much reading needed for each attempt, the developers (thankfully) included a fastforward text button, though you can only use it to skip through text you've already read in a previous playthrough. The same cannot be said for the puzzles, however. If you didn't particularly enjoy doing any puzzle, imagine how much fun you'll have doing that exact same puzzle for the 4th or 5th time, trying to figure out where your previous decision(s) led you astray. Ultimately, 999 is a very engrossing and enjoyable game for those who are willing to put up with some boring repetition to see how the unique and compelling mystery turns out in a game that is truly deserving of more attention from the gaming universe.

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250. Posted:

OK, I have until June 30th to spend my remaining 830 Coins on my Club Nintendo account, and I think I'll get either of the Game & Watch Collection games. Question is, which one should I get?

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251. Posted:

@WaveBoy I 100%'d Squeak Squad within two days of owning it. I was around 10 and was also busy beating Pokemon Diamond at the time. Great bang for your buck, that one.

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the phoenix wright series is epic

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253. Posted:

I just got into the Zelda series and I have money for OOT and something else. So which Zelda DS adventure should I pick up Phantom Hour Glass or Sprit Tracks?

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254. Posted:

Spirit Tracks. It's a blatantly superior game in almost every way.

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I just got into the Zelda series and I have money for OOT and something else. So which Zelda DS adventure should I pick up Phantom Hour Glass or Sprit Tracks?

Start with Hourglass, then go to spirit tracks. Although the second one is better the first is still a good game.

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You know I'm not too sure about Zelda: Spirit Tracks, i ended up beating PHG around 2 years a go and while i really enjoyed the brilliant touch screen controls, i just didn't like the PS1-ish 3D visuals or Art Direction, I'm just not a fan of 3D Toon link, he looked much more awesome in Minish Cap....I don't know, PHG would of faired much better if it were sprite based imo.

Anyways, Zelda OOT3D and Skyward Sword are on the way, plus Zelda Links Awakening DX just hit the 3DS. I honestly don't even really care for Spirit Tracks, it's got to be the 3D visuals that are throwing me off, or the fact that I'm not too sure i want to envest that amount of time in another PHG-like Zelda game.

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257. Posted:

Out of this list, which ones do you recommend/not recommend?

Glory of Hercules
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258. Posted:

@Mickeymac - I'd reccomend 999 in a heartbeat and Big Bang Mini as well. Those are actually the only 2 on that list that I have, but I reccomend them both.

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259. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

Out of this list, which ones do you recommend/not recommend?

Glory of Hercules
Wizard of Oz
Kingdom Hearts RE: Coded
Point Blank DS
999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
summon Night: Twin Age
Glory Days 2
Lost in Blue
Izuna 2
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Feel The Magic
Bangai-O Spirits
Civilization Revolution
Final Fantasy: Revenant Wings
Infinite Space
Suikoden Tierkris
Luminous Arc
Luminous Arc 2
Big Bang Mini
Kirby: Mass Attack
Camping Mama

Glory of Heracles
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded
999
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Big Bang Mini
Kirby Mass Attack

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260. Posted:

Birdman13 wrote:

@Mickeymac - I'd reccomend 999 in a heartbeat and Big Bang Mini as well. Those are actually the only 2 on that list that I have, but I reccomend them both.

Duely noted, especially on the Big Bang Mini.

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Glory of Heracles
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded
999
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Big Bang Mini
Kirby Mass Attack

Here's where I need to ask some questions:

I added Glory of Hercules because it was recommended by a friend, but I couldn't get him to say much about it. What do you think about it? I'm not asking for much. The best and worst points will do.

Most people tell me the story in RE: Coded isn't very good. Do you agree with that? If so, do you think the rest of the game make up for it?

My biggest quam about 999 is that I hate books. Are the Room escaping sequences frequent enough so it balances out the novel elements?

I've heard lots of bad things about the new Golden Sun - pacing problems, too much dialogue, easy gameplay, to name a few. What's your take on it? Are the problems not as bad as they seem, or do other things make up for them?

I'll take yours and Birdman's word on Big Bang Mini. It's a unique shooter from what I hear, so I'm sure I'd like it. Shouldn't be too hard to get it for cheap, too.

Not sure why I put Kirby: Mass Attack and Camping Mama on there. I guess I figured one of the staff might chime in. Oh well. I'll leave those as maybes until they come out and some people have played them.

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