The Damned Posted May 11, 2006 Report Share Posted May 11, 2006 What? We have a Wii thread, but not a DS thread? And by DS thread, I don't mean one about playing online games. Sory, but that one has gone far off its original point. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Any way, here's some screenshots from a game that I have been waiting for info on for months. http://www.serebii.net/diamondpearl/pics.shtml Not that big a jump graphicly from RSE/FiLe, but at least they finally showed us something. Most games usually let out a few pics here or there after half a year. It's been over a year. Almost two, I think. Now, most people will say "pokeymon, LOL!" (and I fully expect someone to, right after this) and go back to the SSBB thread. And that's fine. But remember, Pokemon singlehandedly saved the Gameboy back in the mid 90s in Japan, and really boosted sales in North America in the late 90s. The GBA versions broke records on number of sold copies, and made Nintendo a lot of money. And while the DS isn't hurting from the PSP, it will see yet another boost from these games. It's a simple fact: Pokemon sells. Back on topic... It seems that the overall graphic design is mostly the same, even though we're dealing with far more powerful hardware from ten years ago. But that's not the biggest issue. The biggest issue is the writting and plot. How many times can you run into Team "Insert Word Here", beat them up a few times, and then they just give up and go away? Even the last games had the same premise, but slightly improved. Starfox Next, we have the new Starfox. It's fucking Starfox! On the DS! You should know about this by now! Jesus christ, if you don't check it out at any of your favorite gaming sites. Casltevania: Portrait of Rain Another Castlevania game, another reason to buy a DS. Two characters to play this time, at the same time. More touch-screen usage as well. IGN, 1UP.com, everybody has this game covered. Kirby DS Sucks. Haa haa, just kidding. It's supposed to be a lot more like the usual Kirby games. Some have found fault with this, others praise it for returning to the tried-and-true format. Either way, it's more of the same pink-puffball goodness we all know and love. This time, the touch-screen is used to actvate and combine items inside of Kirby's belly. Sounds sort of weird, yes, but think about combining two different attacks you've sucked up and saved for later. Suddenly, you have more powerful and varied attacks at your disposal. Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Hands-on SquarEnix made a street B-ball game for the DS. I'm somewhat surprised by this. Lunar Knights Sounds interesting, but I was never able to play either of the GBA games.I like the idea of time and weather effecting gameplay. I wonder if it will run off of the internal DS clock and calender for this, or if it will just randomly generate it. There are a lot of DS games coming out this year, and most of them are being shown at this years E3. I'm actually happy (seriously, I am smiling as I read the reviews and comments on these titles) about the future of portable gaming. I've always been a huge portable fan, ever since I was given a Gameboy back in 1990 as a gift. All the way up to now, I still have a major preference over consoles (although I do own and play them), and I think I'll end up buyng whatever portable comes out after the DS. Anyone else notice any DS games that have been overlooked or need more praise? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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