Are DS games getting lamer?

@skaterx (530)
Finland
May 29, 2008 11:26am CST
I was just looking through the latest game releases for Nintendo DS. And it was all stupid stuff, like 'raising a horse' kinda games, or crosswords/sudoku. How many of those games do they need to make? :S. It's all filler, like they make too many pet simulation and crossword/sudoku games now, its like a miracle finding actually a rpg or strategy or an actual GAME released in english :S What do you think?
6 responses
@krebstar5 (1266)
• United States
29 May 08
Well, I do know that during the summer months, new game releases kinda get slow all around. My boyfriend told me that game companies hold onto the really exciting or unique games until the holidays and that summer is kinda vacation for the hardcore programmers. I'm not sure if that is true, but it does kinda explain why nothing all that interesting is being released in the next few months. While you do need to dig through a lot of bad stuff, there are some really fun ds games out there. Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a lot of fun if you like brain teasing puzzles. I also really like Cooking MaMa, The World Ends With You, and a bunch of the Mario Games.
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@skaterx (530)
• Finland
29 May 08
Oh right doh. Hence, this is when the horsey games come out :P. Actually they released 'aquarium' about 6 times (fish breeding sim), or maybe just thought I saw it that many times :P like eu/us releases, then some extra releases, and one version was for dolphins etc and the other was for normal fish. I actually played that one with the normal fish :D. Theres not much skill involved in that game, but its relaxing to keep fish if you like fish :P Yeah I have played some of Professor Layton, good if you like the old school logic puzzles :D. I like the graphics! I guess I must be nostagic, I miss the old fun games like Monkey Island, and Sam n Max :P on pc. Like stuff with humour :D and personality
@krebstar5 (1266)
• United States
30 May 08
OMG! I love those old pc games! I was just complaining about that the other day, how I missed those kind of role playing games like Sam and Max, Gold Rush, and King's Quest. I miss getting to explore environments and figuring out what to do on your own. You know, before we had to collect stuff for power-ups and what not. Have you played the new Sam and Max game on Game Tap? It really is a ton of fun!
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@skaterx (530)
• Finland
30 May 08
Sam n Max is one of the best adventure games ever :D. The comic duo! The police dog and the bunny... best ever :D. And Day of the Tentacle was really good too, its a adventure game where you switch between 3 different characters and it even has a old game hidden inside which u can play :S Maniac Mansion!
@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
29 May 08
nintendo ds are just made for kids. its memory is not that high to cater to those high-memory games in terms of graphics & game play. as you can see, most of the games in DS are kids game. there are only a few games suitable for young adults.
@skaterx (530)
• Finland
29 May 08
Well sigh, there are some good DS games, but its more like finding needles in a haystack of crappy games. Psp has better sound and graphics, but I like games that use the stylus. Ok here is a list of good DS for reference: FFXII: Revenant wings Cooking Mama The World Ends with you FF Tactics Advance Well, I'm started to forget some :P Some of the games were really bad, some of the games were pretty good, but lost entertainment value after a while, and some are excellent. But I wish they would stop making those horsey games, I don't know if hardly any people buy those :S but they make a different one every month or something :(
@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
29 May 08
yeah. i know what you are talking about. my nephew has a DS & all of his games are crap. except sonic adventures. that i enjoy.
@thepipes (163)
• United States
29 May 08
I just wanted to second the recommendation for The World Ends With You this game is awesome and so much fun! the good DS games are out there they just don't seem to get as much promotion.
• United States
14 Jun 08
There are actually quite a few good DS games out there. In all honesty I own about 35 DS games and I'd definitely share about 30 of them with friends (the other 5 are kind of kiddy, I'll admit). The system is mainly targeting kids, but that doesn't mean adults can't enjoy some of the great games that are out there (Final Fantasy: Reverant Wings, The World Ends with You, Phoenix Wright games, New Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, etc). Sure there is a lot of stuff that is just plain bad on the system, but there is also a lot of good out there. I'm hoping with the next generation of handheld gaming, we'll get something on the level of PS2 or better grapics to accompany great gameplay.
@skaterx (530)
• Finland
15 Jun 08
Yeah ive played alot of good games on DS at the same time, since I don't seem to play on my PSP at all :P h Its just as kreb described, in the summer months they slow down a bit on good new releases or something. Hey you should try International Track & Field by Konami. Quite a laugh :D. Like the old athlete game on PC dos or snes :D,
• United States
21 Jul 08
not as lame as wii is getting third party games on it suck and nintendo keaps making sucky sports and casual games
• United States
3 Jun 08
its because theyere too busy making 360 ps3 and wii games. no one is worrying bout ds games. ds is old news to them.so the cheap video game makers are making handheld games. the same for psp. theres nuthin but word games bowling and low grade games
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
31 May 08
Well, I'm definitely not going to be rushing to the store to buy Horsez or the latest Bratz game. Sudoku is kind of fun though. Just don't get a game that only deals with sudoku puzzles. I think it would be awesome if they released Mother 3 on DS in North America. If it's as good as it's predecessor, Earthbound, it'll be phenomenol!