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MikeDanger

1. Posted:

Oh yeah, since there were topics talking about some unique games and such. I came to talk about a Niche game in the US, and one of my current favorite games on the system, Front Mission.

Man this game is sooo cool! Building your own robot, customizing your team, fighting other cool teams (ex. Hell's Wall) that look like they came right out of a action manga.

I can with all confidence say, this is the most underrated game on the DS, It's an obvious gem, i'm proud to be an owner,and I would recommend it to any SRPG, Tactical RPG, RPG, Mech fighting fan and everyone in between. I believe the game in Gamestop is currently cheap $7.99 if i'm correct..

Anyways the reason I opened this topic is because there's nobody talking about ths game at all! Honestly NOWHERE!

So being a fairly new and fresh fan of this game (hopefully in a future I can say series) I wanna hear who's played/playing/wanna play this game. I wanna share strategies, I would love to hear who your favorite character(s) is/are, what colors dd you paint them, how do you build your team, if need help, who your favorite enemy is, etc.

*************Note: If you imported the japanese game: Front Mission: 2098 and would like to talk about it, feel welcomed to, I actually would like to hear if it's import friendly myself if someday I would like to import it. You wanna talk about other games in the series? Go ahead. Wanna compare it to other games? I would love to hear you out.

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Wheels2050

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I own it, but haven't played it yet. After reading some reviews I decided it was really up my alley and grabbed it straight away - good thing too, since it's now out of print and really expensive! (For a new copy, that is).

I'm a bit surprised to see so little about the game around the place, particularly on GameFAQs. If a board is dead there, you REALLY know no-one is playing the game. I'm looking forward to sitting down and getting into it - I'm led to believe it's a pretty deep game - but I probably won't do that for a while, unfortunately.

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MikeDanger

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The only deep part in it is the battles really. that take like 15-30 minutes each mission. But every strategy game is like that. and you never feel overpowered unless you have bad equipment. My tip is to specialize on one type of weapon for each character and have a sub type of weapon just in case.

Practically feel like i'm the only one talking about this game in english, but I don't blame anyone but Square Enix for taking soo long to bring this game to the US. And when they do, it's just a translated port that they didn't even care to advertise....

But believe me you'll enjoy the game if you like tactical RPG's and if it gets too hard for ya, grind a bit at the arena for cash and experience.

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CanisWolfred

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I keep meaning to get it, but never do. I know it's a mech game, and really that's all I need to know to convince myself ti buy it. :P But I've been burned by the Front Mission series before, so I'm not so sure I want to get another entry just yet.

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I really like this game. Shore it is kind of simple and shallow for a tactical war (rpg) game, but it is a remake of a snes game from 1995.
If you like tactical wargames with a little bit of rpg sprinkled on top you should give this one a try.

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Mikedanger 1 said..."but I don't blame anyone but Square Enix for taking soo long to bring this game to the US. And when they do, it's just a translated port that they didn't even care to advertise...." I agree and I feel this is why many great games don't get brought over here (US)... why the publishers and Devs get a wrong impression that it is not going to sell here or anywhere for that matter..

I recently talked Jason Rohrer out of distributing his Diamond Trust through Gamestop, in the US because they are notorious for presenting anti-climactic game releases and people will say they never heard of it only days later. Or at least my words carried my concern and he semed to take interest...Also the difference between release dates on G.S. website and registers. 90 % of the time I ask about a game, they tell me they don't see a relase date,(and therefor won't take deposits) and this is when Nintendo has already indicated the date as well as the publisher... I feel like a member of the Bump-of- the-month club. %80 of my deposits sit for more than 4 months due to rebumping...

And yes I got this for my collection and it is awesome.. I only have 300 more games to go, now at 150. I committed to buying every game I wanted (all 450) some that never hit my shores, when each hits the less than $5. USD mark. I'll nver have time to play them all but years of gaming awaits my DSi or XL.
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Wheels2050

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450 games? I thought I wanted a lot! I guess at $5 or less that might be OK.

Are you wanting complete games, or is just the cartridge OK? If it's the former you might find that most games never reach the sub-$5 mark.

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CanisWolfred

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You know a lot of really, really good games never go anywhere near that low, right? Not even cart-only?

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MikeDanger

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he'll find them. If there's something i've learned during my childhood is Gamestop is ignorant. I've seen them sell games that have an online price of $80 for just $8.99. That's how I bought Xenogears, Conker's bad fur day, Super Robot Taisen: Endless Frontier, The Dark Spire, Digimon World 2, etc. Front Mission I bought it for $7.99 one month after my girlfriend had convinced me not to buy it for $40~ on Amazon. I think it's good to browse around for the best price before buying.

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CanisWolfred

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That's the thing, though. The good games sell out fast at those prices, and then people sell them online at major profits. :P Honestly, I've looked through Gamestop's bargain bins millions of times at 4 different stores. I have never found a game worth buying yet. nless I'm just having bad luck, in which case someone always gets the good stuff before I do.

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Wheels2050

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I snagged Shiren the Wanderer for $5 (complete in box) which was a good deal. Apart from that, they're hard to come by in my experience.

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MikeDanger

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I find the ones that are unboxed to be easier to find and cheaper. But it leaves me to think: What kind of human being gets rid of the game box and then sells it back at Gamestop without it??? Crazy people I tell you! I accepted this back when the box was cardboard, hell even the PS1 era. But today?!?! I find no reason to get rid of the box. But I guess that's another topic.......

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1 Hybrid: Maury (Cause I don't really know what the F*** to do with her...)

I just finished mission 11 and i'm currently doing one mission a day, especially for #11 because it took me like 45 minutes to finish. Wasn't hard though, it just took me a few moves to heal and resupply my long range weapon ammo, which has like 2 bullets each round. I hope I didn't spoil anything, I just told my strategy, none of you have to do it the same way as I do by the way.

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CanisWolfred

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I have friends who get rid of the boxes for DS games because they were too bulky. They keep the cartridges in a case or an altoid box. I'll probably be doing something similar once I'm done collecting the last few DS games I need, because to be quite honest, I'll have two full shelves of DS games by then. These things take up way too much space. I'll put the cases in a box in the basement, though, instead of getting rid of them outright.

And even cart-only games can be expensive. You want Devil Survivor? It'll cost you $24 cart-only right now, or $18 if you're lucky enough to find it at Gamestop.

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MikeDanger

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I agree. Those pesky Pokemon games and Mario and such without the box cost like $2 less than used with the box which cost the same as a new copy. I'm never playing Bowser's Inside Story unless it gets the deserved price cut like every other normal game gets. $34.99 for a used game.... over my dead body.

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Mickeymac wrote:

I'll put the cases in a box in the basement, though, instead of getting rid of them outright.

I'm glad to hear it! I know many people only care about the game itself, but as somewhat of a collector I can't stand the thought of throwing away the boxes! I've still got the boxes for every game I've ever bought (including SNES games and all my PC games - yes, including the old 'Big Box' ones).

This is to the extent that if I can't find a complete copy of a game, I just won't buy it. I think I've got a problem... Anyway, it annoys me to think that people just throw the boxes away as it ends up making complete copies of games quite expensive down the track.

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Carnuss

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Front Mission seems a brilliant turn-based strategy game for me. I luckily bought a used North American copy of it by accident in Hungary. I've started to build my own DS library only a year ago and since this game offers a longer and deeper gaming experience, I haven't had the opportunity to begin the fun with it yet.

Unfortunately it hasn't been released in Europe (like the Devil Survivor series:(

By the way, I'm currently playing with Aliens: Infestation, which I highly recommend.

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MikeDanger

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it has 2 story modes. for an rpg that has 2 story modes that's 100+ hours of gameplay right there.

Aliens: Infestation is really good I second that.

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I just passed my first playthrough. The end boss freaked me out. amazing conclusion.

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