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Convince me to buy a DS.
« on: July 13, 2006, 07:37:52 pm »
I have some money tucked away that I'm a little weary of spending, but I'm kind of running out of things to do on the PC, and I'm running out of good 'Cube games. What's really happening is that I'm getting tired of the genres of games I'm playing, and I need something different. I think I might be able to find something like that on the DS.

But here's the thing: I'm not really sure I want to buy one. I've heard nothing but good things, but it's a good chunk of change I'd be spending. And I don't even know what I'd play! So I would like a few really good arguements as to why I should buy a DS, and why I should buy a Lite instead of the regular one. Also, some examples of great games (focusing on what gameplay is like) would be really great.

Thanks, guys!



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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 07:43:07 pm »
You can buy the wonderful platformer, New Super Mario Bros. It is as good as any of the old Mario games and has hours of gameplay.

You can also get Animal Crossing which is superb! Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is supposed to be GREAT! Mario Kart is there for you racing fans and you can play people from all over the world.


Pus Final Fantasy III is coming out soon and it promises to be amazing!



Plus the prospect of DS-Wii interactivity!



Plus it is a good solid handheld.


You are getting a DS Lite, right?

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 07:46:09 pm »
firstly the DS lite just looks fantastic, also it seems that it's configured much better than the regular DS (having only ever owned a DS lite I wouldn't know first hand)
secondly the games are actually really good, I'd recommend: Trauma center, Meteos and Castlevania dawn of sorrow (all worryingly addictive)
thirdly because I have one, and that should be reason enough!

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 07:47:57 pm »
Wow, great points Pat. I had forgotten about the new Mario platformer, which got me really excited. FF3 would OWN, and I'll definitely be getting a Wii.

What are these games like? I know the obvious ones, like Mario Kart (a game I'd play on the 'cube if I wanted to). But what is Castlevania like?

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006, 07:52:35 pm »
lays like any standard platformer, but you there's a chance you can collect the soul of an enemy you defeat and then you can get some sort of poweruo from that, which you can use at will, you can also get new abilities, like double jump the ability to smash ice blocks using your sytlus and even the ability to turn into a bat, also the plot is great and the actual gameplay and boss battles are solid!

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006, 08:03:56 pm »
I nearly forgot!

If you like Real Time Strategy, Advance Wars Dual Strike is AMAZING.

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006, 08:06:26 pm »
I nearly forgot!

If you like Real Time Strategy, Advance Wars Dual Strike is AMAZING.

Really? How much is it like the older Advance Wars games? I played a...hell, a ROM of one of those, and it was decent. Tell me more!

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006, 08:20:13 pm »
I know what you mean by getting tired of some of the current genres of games.

The great part about the DS is that it's completely new. Many of the games on the DS are unlike any other game you can get out there!

All of the games mentioned so far are great. A few other great games for the system are Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, which is a fantastic Mario RPG, as well as Meteos, which is an incredibly addictive puzzle game that I'm still playing, even a year after its release (And I don't even like puzzle games)

Not to mention some of the great upcoming games for the system, like Yoshi's Island 2, Star Fox DS, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2, and of course, Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.


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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2006, 08:34:36 pm »
Convince you to buy a DS, eh?
I WILL DO NO SUCH THING

I bought one, I guess I didn't feel like spending money on games after the initial cost of the DS. Animal crossing was good for about 20-25 hours, so I guess it was worth it at about $6.20 an hour. But other than that, you need some good games for it to be worth it.

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2006, 09:17:13 pm »
What about WiFi? That seems like it's really cool, but does that cost money per month or anything? How does it work?

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2006, 09:22:10 pm »
it's completely free, you have to either be in the proximity of another Ds to play together, or be near a wirelss router and connect to the nintendo game servers

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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2006, 09:39:57 pm »
Very cool. Any more ideas for games? What do they usually cost? I've seen a lot for $30. Is that the normal starting price?

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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2006, 09:51:17 pm »
Convince you to buy a DS, eh?
I WILL DO NO SUCH THING

I bought one, I guess I didn't feel like spending money on games after the initial cost of the DS. Animal crossing was good for about 20-25 hours, so I guess it was worth it at about $6.20 an hour. But other than that, you need some good games for it to be worth it.

You payed $250 for it?
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2006, 10:07:29 pm »
Convince you to buy a DS, eh?
I WILL DO NO SUCH THING

I bought one, I guess I didn't feel like spending money on games after the initial cost of the DS. Animal crossing was good for about 20-25 hours, so I guess it was worth it at about $6.20 an hour. But other than that, you need some good games for it to be worth it.

You payed $250 for it?

150 dollars/22 hours= $6.181818181... per hour.

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2006, 10:19:57 pm »
You bought a DS and all you have is Animal Crossing? Don't get me wrong, it's a great game, but you're missing out on some other really great games.


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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2006, 01:00:54 am »
How about we don't waste time on trying to convince you and you miss out on some gaming gems? sounds good to me

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2006, 05:23:36 am »
The DS is an ongoing game system, you can't judge it by one or two games. Each game plays differently. I haven't played mine lately either but I don't think it was a bad purchase. Some people play theirs all the time.  It's good for trips or car rides. I'll pick mine up and play a little every once in awhile but I have no regrets about buying it.

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2006, 06:33:45 am »
I play my DS on the train all the time although I have been using it to play GBA games mostly recently I may have to pick up the new Mario Bros game or something I personally can't wait for the next Pokemon game Poke Ruby has been getting a good run. If you don't have a GBA it's worth getting some games as you can play them on your DS and alot of them can be picked up real cheap.

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2006, 08:18:04 am »
How about we don't waste time on trying to convince you and you miss out on some gaming gems? sounds good to me

How about you quit being a dick and leave the thread? I need to be convinced because I KNOW I'm missing out on gaming gems, I'm in a position where I can buy one, but I'm just not sure if it's worth the money. This is a favor I'm asking for, not a debate. I'd swear at you more for being such an idiot, but it'd just get filtered.


Cobra, AHA! GBA games on the DS, that was something I didn't know, which makes things a whoooole lot better. I've been looking through DS games, just looking at lists, and I'm finding that there aren't as many as I thought, and that there are only a few that, at least by name, caught my attention. I've tried finding reviews of games, and I've found that on websites like Gamespy, they only have 30 or so reviews, and most of them are mediocre.

So GBA games, eh? Are they cheaper? Would they take advantage of the second screen?

And LadyM, that's a good point. I have a Gameboy Color that I shelve for months at a time, then break it out for a couple weeks, then away it goes. But in the short-term, I need something I can dump several hours into at a time to break my boredom of the typical PC genres. I was disappointed to see Metroid Prime: Hunters as a first person shooter. I was hoping there'd be a sidescroller on the DS, but I guess it's gotten so much better that it's catching up to, at least in genre, the larger consoles and PCs....but wasn't there a side-scroller Metroid game for GBA? Fusion? Now that I'd play.

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2006, 10:14:08 am »
What's the battery life like on the DS Light?

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2006, 10:14:59 am »
Pretty damn good.
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2006, 12:06:07 pm »
How about we don't waste time on trying to convince you and you miss out on some gaming gems? sounds good to me

How about you quit being a dick and leave the thread? I need to be convinced because I KNOW I'm missing out on gaming gems, I'm in a position where I can buy one, but I'm just not sure if it's worth the money. This is a favor I'm asking for, not a debate. I'd swear at you more for being such an idiot, but it'd just get filtered.


You might want to take a stress pill, he was just being sarcastic, and the battery lif is alright,it is dependant upon the birghtness you have the screen at. I like to have it on the brigtest setting and it lasts for around 4 hours.

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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2006, 12:29:12 pm »
How about we don't waste time on trying to convince you and you miss out on some gaming gems? sounds good to me

How about you quit being a dick and leave the thread? I need to be convinced because I KNOW I'm missing out on gaming gems, I'm in a position where I can buy one, but I'm just not sure if it's worth the money. This is a favor I'm asking for, not a debate. I'd swear at you more for being such an idiot, but it'd just get filtered.


You might want to take a stress pill, he was just being sarcastic, and the battery lif is alright,it is dependant upon the birghtness you have the screen at. I like to have it on the brigtest setting and it lasts for around 4 hours.

First of all, if that was sarcasm, then I'm a mongoose. Second, yeah, I over-reacted, but I don't have much tolerance for asshats posting in a thread only to tell me that they don't want to respond to it. It doesn't do anyone any good, and it's pretty annoying.

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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2006, 12:41:56 pm »
Wikipedia has this to say on the DS lite battery life:

Battery life: 15–19 hours on the lowest brightness setting, 5–8 hours on the highest.
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2006, 01:19:40 pm »
Wikipedia has this to say on the DS lite battery life:

Battery life: 15–19 hours on the lowest brightness setting, 5–8 hours on the highest.

It's important to note that the lowest brightness setting is still a bit higher than the DS Phatty's. So yeah, pretty friggin' good.

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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2006, 02:53:37 pm »
remember your blood pressure kid



and who needs to be convinced, it has castlevania on it, a version thats almost as good as SOTN!
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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2006, 03:30:41 pm »
Everyone here needs to take a step back and relax. I honestly don't know what is with all of the hostility lately, but I think everyone here is getting sick of it.

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« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2006, 04:29:41 pm »
remember your blood pressure kid



and who needs to be convinced, it has castlevania on it, a version thats almost as good as SOTN!

Pilot is right, so I'm going to ignore the "kid" remark, except in commenting that it's both wrong, and probably hypocritical.

I need to be convinced because I am very tentative in tapping into my savings right now. I'm saving up cash during the summer to make sure that I don't starve while I go to college next year. I'll be keeping the job I have, and I already have a good chunk of money stocked up, but it's a situation now where I'm trying to be safe, not sorry. But I havn't really made any major purchase since getting my job a few months ago (and it's my first job that I intend to keep well beyond the summer), and considering the fact that it's only mid-July, I actually have some money to spare. But I don't want to waste it on something I'll end up not using. I have a PC, and for the price of a DS I could buy 3 high-quality PC games. But I'm growing a little bored of the typical PC genres, and I'm having trouble finding games that grab my interest.

I've heard nothing but good things about the DS, and the big seller here is its unique games. My biggest worry is that I'll buy the thing, and end up only play two games for it, and it'll be a huge waste of my precious spending money. Seeing a game like MP:H being played in first person really makes me worry, because I'm trying to escape that genre. The same goes for reccomendations like Mario Kart, which I can play on my Gamecube. I really want things I can't play on any other platform, like the new Mario game. If I buy a DS, that will be the first game I buy. I really need more things like that. Does anyone have any reccomendations along those lines?

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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2006, 04:50:13 pm »
then i recommend not getting a ds. while it does have about a few good games, i just dont see many great buys on the horizon for it. your better off keeping your pc up to date for awsome games (stalker) coming out for the pc. or saving for a ps3/360 (saints row anyone?) but heres a list of the good ds games (IMO)

Castlevania: Dawn Of Sorrow
New Super Mario Brothers
Lost Magic
Metroid Prime hunters
Animal crossing (well i kinda, i lost intrest pretty fast though)
Mario Kart
Jump Super Stars (if you import it, cause its not out in the us yet. its exactly like SSB)
Resident Evil
Advance Wars: Dual Strike

yeah thats pretty much it unless i'm forgeting one or two. the rest
of the games on the system are boring puzzle, Filler games that
pretend to make great use of the stylus. and the brain games
get old real fast!

and heres the games too look forward too that are coming out

Contact
Pokemon (if your in to that, i will probably get it)
new Castlevania game. yep thats about it

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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2006, 05:00:46 pm »
Well, you listed 9 games that you think are good. I'd say that definently makes DS worth its value.

There are some great games coming out this year for DS, but why is still nobody talking about Zelda: Phantom Hourglass? I can't believe nobody else is excited about it!

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« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2006, 05:06:49 pm »
i forgot about that one. yeah i guess you could say it makes the DS worth buying. hopefully some amazing stuff will come out on it later, and lets also hope spore on ds is true

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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2006, 05:15:28 pm »
Yeah, it does seem like the DS is not what I thought it was. It's a good portable system, that's undeniable. But it seems like it's just like any other system, but mobile, and graphically scaled down. That does not make it worth it. And 9 games is definitely a good value! I only have 7 games for my Gamecube and I would be hard pressed to say something bad about it. But of those 9, I can play something like 5 of them on another system. MP:H, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Resident Evil, and AS:DS are either in a PC genre, or are exactly like a Gamecube game.

It seems like it's not worth it. Maybe I'll get a couple more Gamecube games, or really start digging around for good PC games instead. Thanks for the help, guys!

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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2006, 05:20:32 pm »
wait for Just Cause on the pc, its going to be amazing

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« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2006, 05:29:24 pm »
I havn't heard of that one. What is it like?

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« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2006, 05:33:53 pm »
its a GTA type game cause its free form but is massive. way more terrain then anyone of the gta games and most MMO games.
you have a grappling hook and you can jump on top of cars and all this great stuff, just look it up on google

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« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2006, 05:39:07 pm »
Will do.

EDIT: Actually, that looks REALLY cool. I might have to play that one.
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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2006, 10:39:17 pm »
The GBA games don't make use of the Duel screen although you can set which screen the picture appear on I choose the bottom as a preference the battery seems to last for ever wit GBA game as only one screen is used and possibly the games arent anywhere as taxing on the system. Even is you pick up one or 2 DS games for now grab a couple of GBA games get Mario and Luigi super star saga. I have been searching everywhere for that game but it seems they stopped shipping that game to australia looks like I will have to import or something. There are plenty of other games but I'm sure Steve himself will tell you go and get Super star saga now!

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« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2006, 12:08:06 pm »
Here are some more great games and upcoming games that you can play ONLY on DS:

Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Nintendogs
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Meteos
Star Fox DS
Yoshi's Island 2
Final Fantasy III

Honestly, saying the DS is "more of the same" is ridiculous. This thing is completely different.

It sounds like you still don't want a DS though, so I think this topic is over.

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« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2006, 12:40:21 pm »
My advice: If you haven't fallen in love with the idea of having one by now, you probably won't. And if you dont' love it, then you won't much care for it. There's not much gray area.

So based on where you are, don't buy it.

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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2006, 04:27:22 pm »
I bought one a month ago and it was my first portable console purchased ever.  Up until then I've been a PC and Nintendo Console person.  The idea was myself and my girlfriend were going to share it and take turns using it.  I bought a DS lite  strictly for the the New Super Mario Brothers game.  At $150.00** Canadian it is definitely economical as far as gaming systems go.  Many good games vary between $25 and $50 dollars.  The most expensive game I've bought is 40 bucks.  I enjoyed it so much that instead of sharing it, I ended up buying a second one for my girlfriend to play.  We've played with some of the wireless multiplayer features and it's alot of fun.  Some games only require 1 game cartridge to play multiplayer.  Which is really cool, for example in tetris, you can play with 10 people with 10 DS's and only 1 copy of the game.   WiFi which uses a wireless internet hub is OK.  I've only tried it with tetris but I've heard it's a blast on metriod and Mario kart.  There aren't too many Wi-fi titles (about 7) but there is alot of potential there.   I've had no complaints about the DS lite it's self.  Although only stereo speakers, on the surround sound option, sound really moves around with appropriately programmed games. 

Bottom Line as to why I would recommend the DS LITE:

1. While it seems like a huge chunk of change.  It is quite cheap compared to other gaming tech
2. Games are affordable and there are some good cheaper ones to get you started
3. Diversity in applications and what is available
4. Easy wireless interactivity with other DS users in nearby proximity with NO hub required
5. With Wi-Fi you can play games with people around the world
6. DS Lite sound is good
7. Stylus works great
8. Amazing Battery Life.  I get over 8 hours on the 3rd highest battery setting which is quite good.  And the batteries are a type that don't suffer from memory effect so when you've played it for a few hours, just plug it in and you won't hurt battery life.  When using the wireless features it lasts not as long.  But that hasn't caused me any problems (still get many 4-6 hours) and you can always play while plugged in.
9. Apparently good return policy.  I've heard (confirm this your self) you can return the DS even if there is one broken pixel.  This is more generous than any LCD product I have ever seen.  When I looked into it.  The Nintendo website encourages you to play a few weeks and decide if you can live with it.  And if you can't, you can return it / get it fixed.  (many people have no dead pixels, mine did have one, but I only notice it if the background is pitch black)
9.  If you have GBA games or have interest in playing them, you can play them in single player on the DS.  This is appealing to my girlfriend who has old GBA games.  I don't and will likely be buying only DS games, but it is a bonus for those into GBA and don't want to give it up.

Games I've purchased are all ones I will continue to play for some time:

New Super Mario
Tetris DS
Kirby Canvas Curse
The Sims 2

As cheap as some of these games are, they are even cheaper use on Ebay or bought at a local store such as EBgames.  The system if kept in good condition will likely have good resale value if you decide you don't like it.

The only negative aspect of the system is that the Wi-Fi to play through a network onto the internet can bit a bit finicky with certain routers.  This isn't a problem for people who know how to chage router settings but could be difficult for people who don't.  Nintendo does provide a list of compatible routers and provides tips on how to troubleshoot and setup specific routers.  (For example, I had to assign a static IP to my DS system for it to work properly).  Please note: this does not affect DS wireless functions for systems in close proximity as the systems just setup their own ad-hoc network and do not use your router.

I was quite hesitant to purchase the system.  But good fortune put me in the right financial position to purchase one.  I don't regret it one bit.  The timing is right as the DS lite (don't bother with the older version which is priced the same and not as nice) and new super mario brothers and I recommend that as your initial purchase.  It is also not a bad idea (but not required) to spend the 10 dollars to protect your 150 dollar investment  and buy a screen protector.  Make sure the screens are clean before application and that you don't mix up the top and bottom protectors for the appropriate screen.  (I made both mistakes).   I say go for it, it's worth the risk.  If you don't like it, you could probably resell the system for between 75 and 100 and get half to 75% of your money back.  I had to go to 6 different stores before I could purchase one new because of the demand back in June when the system first came out.)


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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2006, 07:15:59 pm »
Wow, I I think I may just be asking for a real, material birthday present from my parents come September.  ;)

It sounds really cool, and from what I have played of The Sims 2, it won't be a bad investment. I'm thinking of getting Brain Age, some of the games mentioned above, and maybe go for some nostalgia by buying Pokemon. I just hope my sister doesn't hog it. :P

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2006, 08:52:53 pm »
Thanks for the write-up, Granite. The thing that excites me the most about the DS is the Wi-Fi connectivity. I don't have a wireless HUB in my apartment, but there's a Starbucks right across the street if I ever wanted to play against someone (and enjoy a coffee). But I shook myself of the doldrums I was in when I was looking to buy one. Windwaker is holding my attention until MP:Echoes gets here, and when I'm done with that I'll probably finish Darwinia, then maybe get The Ship. Indeed, I'll be good for a while.

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2006, 08:45:22 am »
Merciful Zeus, Granite -- and I thought my posts were long. Excellent work, my friend. :)

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2006, 04:32:28 pm »
Man, Steve's newest episode tells me just how much I'm lost without him. Had he not been pulled away from podcasting for a while, he would've answered that question about whether or not to buy a DS (from the perspective of a PC Gamer, even!) before I ever made this thread!

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2006, 06:46:10 pm »
The episode before the current one (before the hiatus) he did a short impression on the DS Lite which was a significant influence in me buying the DS in the first place.
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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2006, 06:17:18 pm »
Well here it goes...

First i own the origional ds having bought it the day it came out. At first i wasn't going to buy a ds but when i saw one that first day i just felt it was going to be great and i bought it. Well it took awhile after my initial purchase before anything really great came out for it, but i managed to keep myself entertained with the free demo it came with by playing it against one of my friends who had also bought the system shortly after i did. Then the next game in my favorite handheld series came out, Advanced Wars DS, its a great game and still entertains me to this day, my sister also bought a ds around this time as nintendogs came out (she has all 3 versions) and she still plays those in her spare time. Now there are multiple games out there for the ds that look great, from castlevania to super mario bros to brain age and tetris ds, the new (and free)wifi feature makes the system a great online gaming machine, and later this year it will get an internet browser allowing u to surf the web with it.

The system provides a unique experiance in handheld gaming with great games and interesting touch screen and microphone interaction as well as free online play.

I have never played on a ds light and don't really see the point in buying one for myself as the origional ds is fine as it is.

Now don't just look at this and go out and get one because of me though, yes if u like handheld gaming this is a must have item, but if u just think handheld gaming is a fun experiance and would like something new to entertain yourself feel free to get a ds but also look at the next gen consoles the wii looks like it may be the best console yet, the ps3, while expensive, seems to have the greatest graphics and processing power backed by 3rd parties bound to boast popular new games in the final fantasy series and kingdom hearts 3 as well as grand turismo (if u like racing). Personally i'm getting a wii

But back on topic...

The ds is great but i feel u must try one yourself first(with multiple games that interest u) rather than relying on what we say as some people simply can't stand the basic game controls for the system while others can't stand the decrease in graphics compared to the other systems they play their games on. We could all go on and on all day about what is so great about this system but in the end it is up to u, and the only way u can really make a good decision is to try it and see what u think of it, sure u could just jump in and buy it like i did, it worked well for me, but if u really want to be sure u want it before u buy it then borrow a friends or go to a store and try a few different games that interest u, or interest other people and see what u think of them, the ds is not for everyone.
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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2006, 02:07:44 am »
So here we are, a few months after this thread died...And I hold in my hands a DS Lite. It took my best friend buying one and adoring it, and then wanting me to get one so much that he loaned me $140 for it. I bought MarioKart DS, Lost Magic, and the new Super Mario game. We went straight from Fry's Electronics to my apartment, sat on my couch, and started playing games. Six hours passed in a blink of an eye. Even now, I'm only at that point in the night where I don't feel tired, but I know I should sleep...and more Mario sounds really fun...A curse. This sytem, it is a curse. I was supposed to go through college...I had plans. But now what have I got? Gaming heroine. Thanks a LOT, guys.

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2006, 02:53:37 pm »
So here we are, a few months after this thread died...And I hold in my hands a DS Lite. It took my best friend buying one and adoring it, and then wanting me to get one so much that he loaned me $140 for it. I bought MarioKart DS, Lost Magic, and the new Super Mario game. We went straight from Fry's Electronics to my apartment, sat on my couch, and started playing games. Six hours passed in a blink of an eye. Even now, I'm only at that point in the night where I don't feel tired, but I know I should sleep...and more Mario sounds really fun...A curse. This sytem, it is a curse. I was supposed to go through college...I had plans. But now what have I got? Gaming heroine. Thanks a LOT, guys.

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2006, 06:39:49 pm »
Never! This thread could help many find the DS. Infact, the same friend I mentioned in my post was influenced by this thread. He said he was interested in it, and I sent him a link, having already heard every positive arguement for it. He decided he was going to buy it within 30 minutes, and that's when he started convincing me to get it...So in a way, this thread succeeded. You guys DID convince me to buy a DS, if indirectly.

By the way, my high score on the mario trampolene game (or Mario Suicide as my friend and I call it) is 42. Can anyone top that?

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2006, 06:47:49 pm »
I think my trampoline high score is 28. But I sorted 180 bomb-bombs :)

And I recently beat the game. This thread actually influenced me to buy one.

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Re: Convince me to buy a DS.
« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2006, 09:55:52 pm »
Wow! I've only sorted about half that many bob-bombs. Man, those mini-games own.