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#322089 - 05/05/08 03:58 PM Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum?
rmt Offline
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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if it would not be time to have a Nintendo DS section on the forum for the adventure games. I struggled recently to find any information about those adventures and extensive research was necessary. Yet, I am worried I might have missed one great game, or even a few.

So far I played the wonderful Undercover Dual Motives, Trace Memory/Another Code, Hotel Dusk Room 215, which are all excellent adventures and worth buying a Nintendo DS just to play those. At £100/$100 for the DS, it is like buying three games, so it is well worth the investment. You can play anywhere, and even without sound since there are no voices, just music, sound effects and writing. It is a bit like going back in time and rediscovering what adventures were in the old days. But the graphics are great, on two colour screens, and it does not seem to matter that they are small screens. It is as enjoyable as on the PC.

I started playing adventures on my TRS-80 Coco2 Tandy/Radio Shack computer when I was 10 years old, 25 years ago, games like Vortex Factor, Trekboer, SeaQuest, Black Sanctum, Shenanigans and Calixto Island. Those were great adventures, and still are, you can download them for free on the Internet now to play on your PC.

Another great reason to buy a DS, is that White Birds Productions will eventually get their game for the DS out, but when? I can't wait any longer, I have only three lives after all, and probably already lost two along the way.

I got a bit discouraged by CSI Dark Motives and I gave up in the end, however many of you might enjoy it if you liked the ones on the PC. For Nancy Drew The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park, well, it does not compare well to the other adventures above and to the original ones by Her Interactive which I love. Still, I enjoyed playing it.

The same for Thats So Raven - Psychic On The Scene, based I suppose on an American TV series. It is a bit weak and for children, but it is still an adventure and I'm still playing it. I played one of the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney so far, and started another one. I can't finish it, this is too different from the adventures I got to enjoy in time. You might like them better than I did.

Oh, and yes, for the first time I am actually enjoying playing Myst. I never understood why that game was so popular, because to me it looked just like a bunch of impossible puzzles to figure out. But since there are no more adventures to play on the DS for me, I am enjoying it tremendously and finally got to understand the great story behind the puzzles with the different ages of the island. The DS made me enjoy Myst, that is quite an achievement.

So, have I missed any interesting adventures for the DS?

Any idea of forthcoming adventures for the DS apart from the ones from White Birds Productions/Benoît Sokal?

Regards,

Roland Michel Tremblay
http://www.themarginal.com



Edited by rmt (05/05/08 04:02 PM)

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#322093 - 05/05/08 04:04 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: rmt]
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Yes please, I have a DS - there was a link for games a while ago & I forgot to clickety click on it. Do you like puzzle games ? Prof Leyton & the Curious Village is good & Dr K something Japanesey is great too. And Tunguska is just out and the prequel to Wintersun - cannot remember the title but it sounds good.

By the way we have adventure game meets in London, the next one is this coming Sat - lunchtime. Please PM me if you would like to go. I'll bring my DS & some games .....
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#322104 - 05/05/08 04:17 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: JennyP]
marie Offline
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rmt,Broken Sword: the Shadow of the Templars is a GamboyA game and can be played on DS. A great adventure as a pc game and I loved the gameboy version also.

I also thought Trace Memory was well done and I probably will play that again when I have some extra time.

I haven't played the Myst version, but that sound pretty interestingso I'm going to ck that one out.
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Jenny P, Ill have to ck out that prequel to Wintersun

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#322107 - 05/05/08 04:21 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: marie]
Bernard Offline
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Ankh, Curse of the Scarab King is being developed for the DS at the moment!


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#322123 - 05/05/08 05:06 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: Bernard]
rmt Offline
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Oh wow! Tunguska on DS, I didn't know! I just saw it on Amazon.co.uk! Thank you!

For the Wintersun Prequel, it is called Undercover Dual Motives, I mentioned it above, I classed it as the three best adventures on DS yet. I bet Tunguska will be amongst the best as well.

Thanks for the tip about Broken Sword, hopefully it won't be hard to find? I imagine GameBoy's games must be getting hard to find.

Great news about Ankh on DS!

Ok, I identified Professor Layton with an "a" instead of an "e". Anyone knows the title of this Dr K? I can't find it anywhere.

Thanks!

Roland Michel Tremblay
http://www.themarginal.com



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#322125 - 05/05/08 05:08 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: rmt]
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Syberia , Sinking Island and Paradise are being developed for NDS .

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#322132 - 05/05/08 05:17 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: Djinjifila]
MaG Offline
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The adventure games for NDS are mostly ones that have been released for PC.
The main difference is just the machine that runs the game.
Discussion about the story, gameplay and possibly hints/puzzles are relevant to both.
Right now, I don't see any compeling reason to make a new forum for it.
Thanks for the suggestion though. We will keep it in mind.

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#322147 - 05/05/08 05:34 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: MaG]
rmt Offline
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Actually, I mentioned many adventures in this post which do not have PC versions. And more were mentioned which I had no idea even existed. It is very difficult to learn that these games exist even when they have their PC version. I do understand your point though, why create a PSP entry on the forum if all those games are also on PC. Well, perhaps you could at least draw a list of all the adventures on DS and other platforms other than PC on some page of the main site? Just so we know?

Regards,

RM

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#322155 - 05/05/08 05:51 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: rmt]
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rmt, I find it an odd way to introduce yourself to a new forum by telling the owner and sole monetary supporter of the site (MaG) how she should run it or how you think it can be improved. think

The site is run by volunteers who give their free time to keep this site up to date and running smoothly. Member contributions to information they have come across are also vital. Rather than starting out by asking what the site can do for you, it may be more welcoming to see what you can do for the site as a member of the community. Feel free to post the info you find on new adventures for the DS and in the meantime enjoy the replies and suggestions from others. thumbsup Also...if you search the forum there are pages of DS posts.

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#322169 - 05/05/08 06:30 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
rmt Offline
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I am truly sorry, I did not intend to offend, it was just that, a suggestion. And it is because I could not find the info that I posted this post. Sorry if I offended anyone!

Regards,

RM

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#322189 - 05/05/08 07:06 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: rmt]
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rmt, you may enjoy this article on Adventure games on DS.

Ana
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#322198 - 05/05/08 07:18 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
rmt Offline
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Great article, thanks, I will read it.

Regards,

RM

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#322223 - 05/05/08 08:10 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: rmt]
Pokey Offline
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Registered: 06/01/99
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You can find a list of DS games at this site. Use the drop down menu to find genres other than adventure.

http://www.gamespot.com/games.html?platf...amp;sortdir=asc

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#322311 - 05/05/08 10:07 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: rmt]
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rmt I am glad you posted as I did nt relise these 2 games for the ds were out so thanks .Operation Winterson was totaly differant on the DS compared to the pc so maybe there should be differant walk throughs .It does seem difficult finding out about new ds games.Any way I am going to do a little research on the ones you have mentioned wave

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#322333 - 05/05/08 11:54 PM Re: Nintendo DS adventure games - time for a new section on the forum? [Re: rmt]
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Hi rmt, I've been enjoying adventures on the DS as well.
Pity you didn't enjoy the Phoenix Wright games, I like them a lot.

Here's what supposedly out so far:
Japanese in origin
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (aka Gyakuten Saiban)
Ace Attorney: Justice for All (aka Gyakuten Saiban 2)
Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (aka Gyakuten Saiban 3)
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (aka Gyakuten Saiban 4)
Another Code: Two Memories (aka Trace memory)
Hotel Dusk Room 215
LifeSigns: Surgical Unit (aka Kenshuui Tendo Dokuta 2: Inochi no Tenbin)
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Touch Detective (aka Osawari Tantei: Osawa Rina)
Touch Detective 2 1/2 (aka Osawari Tantei: Osawa Rina Season 2 1/2)

Non-Japanese in origin
Hanna Montana
That's so Raven
CSI Dark Motives
Undercover Dual Motives
Myst
Nancy Drew Deadly Secret of Olde World Park

In production (note: some of these may never get released or not outside the country of production)
Sinking Island
Syberia
Last King of Africa (=Paradise)
Runaway 2 (already out in German)
JB Harold:Murder Club
Secret Files Tunguska
Jake Hunter
Time Hollow
Professor Layton and the Devil Box
Professor Layton and the Final Time Journey
Unsolved Crimes
The Silver Case
Flower Sun and Rain
Ankh (already out in German)
Nancy Drew The Mystery of the Clue Bender Society

There's a LOT of DS-adventures out in Japanese that may never be released outside Japan, so I won't mention them, but you can visit here --> already released and here upcoming if you are interested in what may one day come our way.
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