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Wheels2050

521. Posted:

Electroplankton isn't really a "game". There's no levels, points or goals in a traditional sense.

It's a neat little program (I've only played around with it briefly) but read some reviews to get a bit of an idea of what to expect. I'd wager that you won't find it fulfilling your puzzle urges though.

Have you heard about the Puzzle Quest series? It's a Bejeweled-style matching game mixed in with an RPG shell. Quite intriguing, and something a little different. (There's a Puzzle Quest Galactrix that I don't know much about, but 1 and 2 are RPG style games).

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522. Posted:

I dont really like RPG style games. But i actually like the sound of electroplankton. I wasnt specifically looking for a puzzle game, just a game that i can pick up, play, and put down again without having to worry about finishing something when i need to stop playing. With electroplankton, i wouldnt have to wait and save my game first, i could just turn it straigh off, at least i dont think you actually have to save anything. But thanks for your suggestions anyways :)

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CanisWolfred

523. Posted:

Do you have a DSi? You could always get the main game on DSiWare for cheap to try it out.

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524. Posted:

I do have a DSi, but i'm gonna sell it on ebay soon anway. I also have a 3DS though, so i suppose i could try one on the eshop. I've heard that Varvoice is the worst one, i read the individual reviews, and i think id like the rest. Still, downloading them all would work out as £16.20 (minus Varvoice) so i should probably look for it cheaper on the internet.

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CanisWolfred

525. Posted:

Good luck. Electroplancton actualy goes for a lot in the States.

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526. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

Good luck. Electroplancton actualy goes for a lot in the States.

This is true, although I think it might be coming down in price (I've noticed that with a few games, actually - perhaps as a result of the 3DS coming on the market?).

I managed to snag a CIB, almost like new (a few scratches on the plastic of the case) copy for $40 from eBay. Admittedly, that was one of the cheaper ones, but it's a far cry from the $60+ it was going for a while ago.

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CanisWolfred

527. Posted:

...but you could've gotten the entire game on DSiWare for 2000 points. :P

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MrArcade

528. Posted:

Good thing i live in England then:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000CI8EXA/ref=sr_1_...

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CanisWolfred

529. Posted:

Yeah, wasn't sure about the European situation. Must've been rereleased there at some point to cause the price to go so low.

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530. Posted:

Huh. Well, there you go!

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Birdman

531. Posted:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but DS games aren't region-locked unless they're DSi-enhanced games (black cartridge), even if played on a 3DS. So, provided shipping isn't that expensive, couldn't an Electroplankton import be cheaper than DSiWare provided you're interested in all 10 of them?

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CanisWolfred

532. Posted:

No. 9 GBP is equal to about 13 USD, and after tax and shipping, it'll cost just as much, if not more...

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533. Posted:

Could we get back on to the subject rather than argue about Electroplankton? I'm not sure you can even call it a game any way, isn't it like a music creation simulator or something? oh well I don't really care anyway.
If I could reiterate my recommendation from before, If you like Grind-heavy RPGs then I could recommend Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. I've played well over 80 hours of the game and I quite enjoy "Synthesizing" or fusing monsters and battling them. I admit that monster battling RPGs focus less on story and more on mechanics but the whole story is basically an excuse to go monster battling anyway, just like how Pokemon's premise is an excuse to pokemon battle, though story has gotten a lot better since the GB days.
But the focus for me isn't the story, this is one game you'll enjoy solely on the core mechanics of the game, not the story which as I as I explained before, is excusable. Anyway I admit that I absolutely love Dragon quest and I own almost all the DS Dragon Quest games, save for Rocket slime and DQ IV which i still plan to own myself. They are just some of the best games out there and It's just one of those series that as a gamer, you need to play and own, it's just that simple.

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534. Posted:

Can I make an anti-recommendation? Don't buy Mario Kart DS. It's a good game but it's starting to show it's age, and it hasen't aged well. Which is a shame, cause I absolutley loved it when I got it. And now? Well.....

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535. Posted:

Hello guys, I'd really appreciate your help on this one, since I live in Macedonia, where NDS and Nintendo support and feedback are practically non-existent.. :)
I'm planning to buy a Pokemon RPG game, and I'm having my doubts about whether to choose Pokemon Platinum or Pokemon Black/White. I know that the default answer would be to buy the newer game (B/W), but do have in mind that I've never played a Pokemon RPG game before, on any system (with the exception of several years ago, when I had some 20-30 minute spell on a friend's GBA system, and I liked it a lot). I may even be wrong, but I read that different Pokemon titles provide different generations of Pokemon, so that's probably one of the differences between the two games. Also, even if Platinum is a remake of two previous titles, is it still played by lots of players, or they "automatically" switched to B/W when it came out. What about B/W? Can I find lots of players for battling/trading? And last, but not least, which one of the games is longer in terms of single-player completion?

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CanisWolfred

536. Posted:

Black and White kickes Platinum up and down the block. It's got better places, better stories, better post game, better pokemon, and better support by players right now. And it's easier to find. You really can't go wrong. At this point you shoould only grab Platinum if you want a new pokemon experience, have played all the other games, and can't wait for Black & White 2.

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537. Posted:

i like soulsilver sence i always loved to play pkm silver when i was like younger but black and white story is good but its ok you cant get pkm from kanto johto hoenn sinnoh to after the elite four but you should get the best pokmon games ever pkm emerald well in my opinion but you said platnium or black or white so look at them both then deside platnium better pkm and good story black or white epic story and reshiram zekrom

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538. Posted:

pick white.

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Xiao_Pai

539. Posted:

...So, Pokemon Conquest...should I go for it? >.>
EDIT: Thought it was out already...ah well, if you get/have it...lemme know.

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540. Posted:

So since NSMB2 is due out in a couple of months I realized that I have never played NSMB. Now I have played NSMBW so I was wondering if its worth going back NSMB or is it too outdated now compared to NSMBW?

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