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?
Roland Michel Tremblayhttp://www.themarginal.com