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Offline Zerly

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PC gaming vet new to portable gaming.
« on: May 01, 2006, 04:48:09 am »
Hi Guys,
Ive been a listener to Steve's podcast for a while now, great stuff. Thought I'd jump on the forums as it seems the thing to do :)

Im a PC gamer, some might even consider me a hardcore PC gamer. WOW, Oblivion, Civ4 etc etc.

But I love gaming in general, so wanted to try something different. So I pulled a George Castanza and went as opposite as I could go. A Nintendo DS, comlete with MarioKart and Advance Wars. Loving it! Breath of fresh air. Couple of questions.

1. How many of you DS users are also dedicated PC gamers? Do you find that the two formats cover your gaming wants?

2. What are some essential GB advance games that are worth getting?

Thanks again

Zerly



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Re: PC gaming vet new to portable gaming.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2006, 05:45:19 am »
1. I like to have a console to cover the action RPG and beat em' up genre's

2. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire, Wario Ware: Twisted, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Golden Sun, Metroid Fusion, Minish Cap, any of the Super Mario Advance series, Final Fantasy Tactic's advanced

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006, 06:44:02 am »
I love gaming in general, so wanted to try something different. So I pulled a George Castanza and went as opposite as I could go. A Nintendo DS, comlete with MarioKart and Advance Wars. Loving it! Breath of fresh air.

Yes, those two games are awesome.

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1. How many of you DS users are also dedicated PC gamers? Do you find that the two formats cover your gaming wants?

I'm a PC gamer as well, though I'm a bit behind since I only just recently got a computer that was able to play anything again. Currently, I'm playing WoW and revisiting some old friends like Thief and Freedom Force. Awesome stuff, all in all. As for all my gaming wants? Not completely, though the two do cover a lot of it. The DS is my favorite gaming platform by far and combined with the PC, you do get a lot of quality gaming out of the two. But I don't think my gaming would be completely satisfied without a PS2 and GC; there are games on each that aren't available elsewhere that I simply love. Shadow of the Colossus, for one, is an experience everyone needs to have in gaming. Ico as well.

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2. What are some essential GB advance games that are worth getting?

Paradox gave a really good list, so I thought I'd address the DS side of things: Phoenix Wright, Trauma Center, Metroid Prime Hunters, Meteos, Animal Crossing, and Wario Ware are some of the don't miss titles. The New Super Mario Bros will likely join that list as well.

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Re: PC gaming vet new to portable gaming.
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2006, 07:36:47 am »
All of the games listed so far are worth a try.Another I would give a mention is Castlevania Harmony of dissonance/Aria of Sorrow it's two games on one GBA cartridge, fantastic value for two classic games, I'm currently playing it at the moment, old Skool stylee....

Myself, I'm kinda the opposite of you, been a console and handheld gamer for decades, just got into PC gaming this last year.

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2006, 02:16:22 pm »
I cant get enough from Half-life mods and Starcraft, so that plus my portable games tend to get me by
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2006, 04:53:04 am »
thanks for the replies guys, Ive become a hopeless MarioKart addict. I suspect my wife thinks Ive gone nutty..."Yoshi has overtaken me!" :)

Just got the USB wi-fi connector today..let the good times roll.

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2006, 02:02:32 pm »
Five words for the GBA:
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Best GBA game.
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Re: PC gaming vet new to portable gaming.
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2006, 02:08:58 pm »
Five words for the GBA:
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Best GBA game.
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2006, 04:25:58 am »
Hello everyone,

I started listening to Gaming Steve recently and I love it so far. Just thought I'd pop in to share a couple suggestions for some GBA/DS games as well. I consider myself as primarily a PC gamer, but the DS has been my system of choice lately. There have been a lot of DS and GBA titles that have caught my eye, and the pick-up-and-play nature of portable games lets me enjoy playing without having to commit too much time to them in one sitting. Anyways, here are my suggestions:

Rebelstar: Tactical Command -

If you like X-Com style strategy games, then you might want to check this one out. It's made by the same developers that worked on that title as well as Laser Squad Nemesis, and this GBA game shares some common elements with its battle system.

Ossu! Tatakae! Ouendan -

This one's a music game for the DS that's only available in Japan right now, but it's a popular import. It's one of my favorite games so far and I haven't gotten tired of playing it. There are some rumors that the game will be localized for English audiences, but I don't know if there's any concrete info on that.

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2006, 05:28:57 am »
Ossu! Tatakae! Ouendan -

This one's a music game for the DS that's only available in Japan right now, but it's a popular import. It's one of my favorite games so far and I haven't gotten tired of playing it. There are some rumors that the game will be localized for English audiences, but I don't know if there's any concrete info on that.
Bolded for emphasis and because LiveFire has just opened up his time here with one of the best recommendations possible for those of us that are import-friendly. Nice one. :)

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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2006, 11:04:46 am »
It looks like Ouendan is indeed being localized, as the Nintendo Pre-E3 press event showed a brief clip of Elite Beat Agents. Looked a little different in the visuals, so maybe it'll have new songs and scenarios like rumored.

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Re: PC gaming vet new to portable gaming.
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2006, 01:29:33 am »
I'm a pretty much equal PC and console gamer.  First and foremost was PC games.

Not so much recently though.  I got an Alienware in July and it has given ulcer, headaches, driving me insane, etc.  As of late, blue screens, lots and lots of blue screens.  Haven't been listening to my WoW podcasts, it would just make me angry because I can't play it for more than 15 minutes without my computer crashing.

Some essentials for GBA:  I have 8 games for my GBA, all of which I highly enjoy.

Advance Wars
Boktai - Hideo Kojima, yeah it's the sunlight game.  But it really is a great game.
Castlevania Circle of the Moon - Got this one on the cheap.  I like it but it sure hands my butt to me.
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga - RPG, enough said.
Pokemon Ruby - Yes I still like the Pokemon games.
River City Ransom EX - NES game, pretty much just a port with enhanced visuals, but it's River City Ransom.
Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past