I just got a DS Lite from a friend who never used it, and while I'm obviously excited to finally have access to its huge catalog, I'm also a bit overwhelmed. So tell me, GB community, what games should I buy?!
Finally got a DS, tell me what games to buy!
Phoenix Wright 1 - 3 and Apollo Justice.
Buy this http://www.gamestop.com/ds/games/nine-hours-nine-persons-nine-doors/78463 if you like adventure games. Buy pokemon if you like RPGs or if you want to make lots of 12-year-old friends. Buy Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow if you like Castlevania games. Zelda Spirit Tracks is good. The World Ends With You is a really unique and kinda frustrating but ultimately rewarding RPG from Square. Picross 3D is great if you like doing Sudoku or other math-oriented puzzles. Brain Age sucks.
Dragon Quest IX
Phantom Hour Glass
Those are just a few I can think of at the moment.
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From the must haves to can haves:
1.Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, PW AA:Justice for all, PW AA: Trials and Tribulations - one of the best stories I've ever seen in a video game. All 3 titles are a total must have. There's also a sequel called Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney but I find it much less interesting and skippable. There's also a spinoff called Ace Attorney investigations featuring one of the series' main characters; the story is great as usual but I find the gameplay a bit more boring.
2.Professor Layton and the Curious Village, PL and the Diabolical Box, PL and the Unwound Future - along with PW, Layton has one of the best stories and plot twists I've ever seen. The gameplay is addictive as hell.
3.Elite Beat Agents - the best usage of the DS' touch screen I've ever seen in a video game.
4.Advance Wars: Dual Strike - an amazing turn based strategy title, even better with a friend. WARNING: The sequel is much, much worse (seriously, not kidding here) but if you liked the first one I supposed it could be worth a shot.
5.Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - an extremely original title with excellent plot.
6.Pokemon Black/White - it's Pokemon. 'Nuff said.
7.Picross, Picross 3D - one of the most addictive puzzle games I've ever played
8.Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars - a very good action game.
The DS is the platform with the best story driven games in my opinion. Seriously, Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright are both so fucking amazing.
AND THERE'S GONNA BE A GAME FEATURING THEM BOTH!!!
" @Kyreo said:I think the public opinion of that game is that Hotel Dusk was pretty good.I really enjoyed Hotel Dusk too, don't know what the general perception of that game is, but i would personally recommend it. Also Ninja Gaiden. "
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" @pornstorestiffi said:Good to know. I don't know why but in my head i always thought it was a over looked gem. Or that people just hated it cause it tried something different." @Kyreo said:I think the public opinion of that game is that Hotel Dusk was pretty good. "I really enjoyed Hotel Dusk too, don't know what the general perception of that game is, but i would personally recommend it. Also Ninja Gaiden. "
" Advance Wars: Dual Strike "
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