Game Recommendations Please

#1 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

I'm going to be on the road for quite a bit this summer. I plan to play the hell out of my DS and I wanted to know if any of you could give me recommendations on what games to buy. I enjoy playing RPGs during long trips, but you don not have to limit your recommendations to one genre. I don't want any sports games or FPS because I prefer to play those on a larger screen.

I already own

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

#2 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

Dragon Quest IX is a great RPG. The Castlevania games are fun as well. All three of them.

#3 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@JJOR64: Are there any other Dragon Quest games that you liked/heard good things about?

#4 Posted by ImaTreee (202 posts) -

The World Ends With You is a really unique RPG

#5 Posted by Jeust (10855 posts) -
  • Radiata Stories
  • Disgaea
  • Dragon Quest IV
  • Dragon Quest V
  • Dragon Quest VI
  • Phantasy Star Zero
  • Infinite Space
  • Suikoden Tierkeis
  • The World Ends With You
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
  • Resident Evil
  • Ghost Trick
#6 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

@JJOR64: Are there any other Dragon Quest games that you liked/heard good things about?

Dragon Quest IV, V, and VI were all remade for the DS and are all excellent games, though my personal favorite of the trio is Dragon Quest V.

Here are some other picks I'd make:

  • Final Fantasy III
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • The World Ends With You
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
  • Elite Beat Agents/Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan/Ouendan 2
#7 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

@JJOR64: Are there any other Dragon Quest games that you liked/heard good things about?

I really enjoyed IV. I have V, but I didn't get into it. Heard VI was great, but I never bought it.

#8 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Aliens Resurrection
  • Korg Music maker
  • Every kirby game
  • Maka Whau super gaja
#9 Edited by AndrewB (7689 posts) -
  • Henry Hatsworth.
  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2.
  • Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors.
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World.
  • Advance Wars: Dual Strike.
  • Any of the Pokemon games (probably go with Black/White, one or the other).
  • Mario 64.
  • Mario Kart DS.
#10 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@ImaTreee: @Jeust: @Hailinel: @JJOR64: That was fast. Thanks, guys. I'm adding all of these to my Amazon list.

#11 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

@BraveToaster: Just a heads up, DQ V has monster collecting.

#12 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@Jeust said:

  • Suikoden Tierkeis

Someone is selling this for $63 on Amazon.

#13 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

@BraveToaster: Just a heads up, DQ V has monster collecting.

Is it a chore, or is it entertaining?

#14 Posted by Jeust (10855 posts) -
@BraveToaster said:

@Jeust said:

  • Suikoden Tierkeis

Someone is selling this for $63 on Amazon.

It's a game from a revered franchise, and someone is up to make a buck. :P
#15 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

@BraveToaster: Just a heads up, DQ V has monster collecting.

It also has one of the best stories in the series, from my perspective.

#16 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

@JJOR64 said:

@BraveToaster: Just a heads up, DQ V has monster collecting.

Is it a chore, or is it entertaining?

Me personally, I didn't like it that much. I also thought my monsters were at an OK level, but they were the early ones and got beat quick. Then when you tame a new one, they go instantly to lv. 1. I wasn't a fan of that.

#17 Posted by ImaTreee (202 posts) -

Oh yeah if you want something different and challenging try Trauma Center. It really tests your reflexes.

#18 Posted by SpydrMrphy (87 posts) -

A few of my favorites from the DS

  • Hotel Dusk
  • Ghost Trick
  • Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
#19 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

Me personally, I didn't like it that much. I also thought my monsters were at an OK level, but they were the early ones and got beat quick. Then when you tame a new one, they go instantly to lv. 1. I wasn't a fan of that.

I think I'll pass on that one.

@ImaTreee said:

Oh yeah if you want something different and challenging try Trauma Center. It really tests your reflexes.

Will riding in a packed car put me at any disadvantage?

@BestUsernameEver said:

  • Maka Whau super gaja

Does this one go by another name?

@AndrewB: Thanks, I forgot about Final Fantasy Tactics.

#20 Edited by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

There is also Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. It's the weakest in the M&L series, but it was still enjoyable. Also Picross DS and Picross 3D are great puzzle games. I know Picross 3D is only $20 and I picked up Picross DS dirt cheap used at GameStop a few years back.

#21 Posted by ImaTreee (202 posts) -

@BraveToaster: It depends on how bumpy the car ride is. It requires some concentration so it kind of depends.

#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

@JJOR64 said:

@BraveToaster: Just a heads up, DQ V has monster collecting.

Is it a chore, or is it entertaining?

It's pretty much luck. The Monsters series would do the idea better.

#24 Posted by BeachThunder (12407 posts) -

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned any of the Professor Laytons yet; so, Professor Laytons.

Also, Ghost Trick.

#25 Edited by IkariNoTekken (987 posts) -

Some of these have been posted but I have this list already done so hey you go....

  • Aliens: Infestation
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Dragon Quest IX
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
  • Elite Beat Agents
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • Henry Hatsworth
  • Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Infinite Space
  • Jake Hunter Detective Story
  • Kirby Mass Attack
  • Kirby Power Paintbrush (Canvas Curse)
  • Kirby Super Star Ultra
  • Last Window: The Secret of Cape West [Not available in US]
  • Monster Tale
  • Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors
  • Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
  • Phantasy Star Zero
  • Picross 3D
  • Rhythm Paradise (Rhythm Heaven)
  • Super Scribblenauts
  • The World Ends with You
  • WarioWare: D.I.Y
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Professor Layton and the Pandora's Box
  • Professor Layton and the Lost Future
  • Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
  • P. Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
  • P. Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
  • Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice
  • Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
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