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DS game discussion
« on: January 28, 2005, 02:22:18 PM »

This is just a random-thought thread about DS games that catch your fancy.

Video for Konami's "Lost in Blue" at gamespot.com.

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An "innovative RPG [that] takes players on a journey of survival, adventure and mystery," the game begins like Far Cry or the hit TV series Lost, with the game's male teenage hero awakening on an isolated island following an ocean disaster. After linking up with a female teenage survivor, who is also playable, the pair begin to explore the island, honing survival skills like fishing, hunting, and trapping. Players will use the DS's touch-sensitive panel to locate and collect items and explore the island. The game will also have multiple endings contingent on the pair's interaction and events within the game.

The game looks very Japanese-y, but has some interesting use of the touch-screen.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2005, 05:01:19 PM »

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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2005, 05:13:31 PM »

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 on the DS?

Don't forget Age of Empires.

Touch screen may do something that has hindered even the non-portable consoles; successfully bring RTS off the PC.  Mouse and touchscreen are the natural controls for such games.   PSP can't touch this.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2005, 05:15:11 PM »

I was into C&C: Red Alert HUGE during college!  This is great news.  Wireless battles?  Sounds great!  Hope it comes true.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2005, 06:01:53 PM »

Retro Arcade Classics

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Retro Atari Classics, developed by Taniko (GBA He-Man, Terminator 3), will feature accurate recreations of the original games Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, Tempest, Warlords, Gravitar, Lunar Lander and Sprint.

Handheld Tempest? I'm in, baby!
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2005, 05:34:48 PM »

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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2005, 10:13:10 AM »

Electroplankton

I will import this if necessary.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2005, 01:34:24 PM »

Electroplankton looks...weird, which I'm always in favor of. And it never hurts to have links to hot Asian women playing videogames.

Nintendogs (Puppy Times in the US, not as good a title) will have three separate versions:



Miniature Dachshund & Friends
- Miniature Dachshund
- German Shepherd
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Pug



Chihuahua & Friends
- Chihuahua
- Beagle
- Shih Tzu
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Labrador Retriever



Shiba & Friends
- Shiba
- Shetland Sheepdog
- Toy Poodle
- Welsh Corgi Pembroke
- Miniature Pinscher

Gotta catch 'em all?
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2005, 01:20:01 AM »

Here's some stuff on the guy who created Electro Plankton.  He's some kind of mad scientest multimedia artist dude.

http://wired.com/wired/archive/5.05/ff_iwai.html
http://ns05.iamas.ac.jp/~iwai/artworks/piano.html

And here's some quick translation of the website previews:

01 Tracy
Draw a shape, they'll follow the trail with sounds.

02 Hanenbow
They bounce on leaves. Try changing the angle of leave.

03 Luminaria
Touch arrows to change their direction.

04 Sun-Animalcule
Lay eggs with your pen. They'll grow up with lights and sounds.

05 Rec-Rec
They eat sounds. Touch them and their color changes. Speak to the mic while they are blinking.

06 Nanocarp
Clap your hands near the mic, they'll form up. They'll react your voice, too.

07 Lumiloop
Draw circles over them. Lights and sounds will expand.

08 Marine-Snow
They look like snow crystals. Try stiring them with your pen.

09 Beatnes
Touch their head or body with your pen. They'll memorise your performance.

10 Volvoice
It records your words. Touch then talk to it. It'll talk in various tones.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2005, 02:17:47 PM »

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Electroplankton, produced by Japanese multimedia artist Toshio Iwai, best known for his Famicom music game, Otocky (1987), is categorized as a "touchable media art" game that presents the player with "soothing music" and graphics on the DS's two screens. The game features 10 "digital planktons" that respond to gamers when they touch the screen or use the microphone. The planktons react by making different gestures and sounds of their own. The game also takes advantage of the DS's microphone by recording and playing back sounds and voices as tunes.

While details on gameplay are scarce, it's known that Electroplankton will include a number of classic 8-bit Famicom melodies, including those from Super Mario Bros.

The game will also have an "audience mode" in which it creates new musical tunes on its own. Electroplankton is slated to come bundled with a pair of headphones.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2005, 02:48:06 PM »

Sounds like they should sell DS systems and ElectroPlankton in head shops.

Regarding Nintendogs, it seems there is some buzz that they will not change the name to Puppy Times for us, and that some dog breeds may change to fit North American trends.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2005, 02:57:42 PM »

I understand that these titles are all considered innovative, but nothing about them appeals to me.  I don't want to chase a puppy around the screen, eat goldfish or stir snowflakes.  I want to shoot bad guys and fly spaceships.  I want to tackle running backs and hit homeruns.  Are there any mainstream titles coming out soon - maybe a baseball game or something like Command & Conquer?
I'm trying to justify getting a DS (again), but there just aren't any games that make the purchase interesting enough. 
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2005, 03:00:26 PM »

Bryan,

Please don't ever buy a DS.  I don't think we would be able to stand all of the complaining.   ;D

For the record, I have no interest in Nintendogs.   But I do like offbeat titles that are creative and outside the box.   They lead to innovation, and are nice for a change of pace.   If every system had nothing but straightforward sports, FPS, and platform titles, I'd eventually become so bored that I'd quit the hobby altogether and not play games any more.   Variety is good. 
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2005, 09:39:27 PM »

Anyone pick up Wario Ware? 

I picked it up and find it to be pretty fun.  I've only briefly played the 1st Wario Ware on the GBA, so this type of game is new to me.
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Re: DS game discussion
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2005, 07:55:00 PM »

It sounds like Reggie doesn't think Electro Plankton fits the market here:

http://mojs.tk/~aleen/electroplankton_reggie.avi

Yes, Reggie, applying the same concept to some kind of hip-hop game is exactly what I'm looking for.
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