New Year and Nintendo DS Suggestions?
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Hey everyone.  Sorry I haven't been online much at all.  I'm at my parents' house, and I've been spending quality time with the family and visiting friends.  I only get to see these people once a year, so I figure I'd lay off the internet for a while.  Oh, and my sister finally made it home on Christmas day.  The airline was going to delay her flight AGAIN (forcing her to spend Christmas day alone in a hotel!)  But she said she glared at them until they let her aboard the flight they'd gotten for her.  I'm so glad she did.  I think it's ridiculous that they can get away with that kind of thing.  Bad enough to cancel one flight like they already had....  Rrrr!

Anyway, I hope everyone's been having a lovely holiday season!  And thanks to those who responded to the Christmas message I posed last week.  In case I don't get online again before the 1st, Happy New Year you guys!  :)  Have a great time, but be safe!  I don't know about your town, but where I live, there are a lot of crazies out on the roads after midnight, so keep an eye out.

Anyone making any resolutions?  I resolved years ago never to make any more New Years resolutions, and so far I've been successful at keeping that one.  Heh.  So no reslutions from me.  Ever.  

Oh, I got a Nintendo DS for Christmas (hee!).  I don't know a thing about games, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on fun games to get?  I've got Crosswords DS and Mystery Case Files Million Heir so far, and those two have been enjoyable.  And my sister's going to help me set up some way to let me doodle pictures on it, but that hasn't been set up yet.  Is there anything else that might be fun to try?

Seriously, I haven't played anything in about a decade.  I like puzzles and word games.  And I like the 2D story type games where you have to wander around finding things and figuring out clues.  And I like the old style arcade games with either a side view or bird's eye view of little characters wandering through stages, shooting and jumping.  (Do they even make those anymore?)  I'm not so keen on 3d games.  I usually find them way too confusing, especially if the screen's really busy and there's weird colorful stuff flying all over the place.  I don't mind graphic violence at all, so blood's fine.  But mostly, I just have trouble following what's going on if there's ammo flying all around.

My sister's a rabid gamer, and I'd normally ask her.  But she likes all the kinds of games that I'm not into.  And she isn't too crazy about puzzle and adventure type games.  So no help from her.  :-P

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dancingelf's avatar
dancingelfProfessional Photographer
Happy New Year to you! Congratulations on your new game console, although I can't help you since I don't have it and don't know any games for it!
Hubby-N-Dad's avatar
Happy Holidays! I'm so behind, family time with my girls has kept me away also... I like RPGs, but I don't have a DS, so I fail... enjoy!
hakubaikou's avatar
Happy Holidays to you too! Family time is wonderful. I flew home to my parents' house in Ohio for a week and a half, and it was awesome as always. Mom always goes all out on the food, and Dad always grumpily complains that she only cooks the fancy stuff when my sister and I are home. ^_^

LOL, I fail too. Besides this new DS stuff I'm getting, the last video games I played were on the old NES. Super Mario Bros 2 and Metroid. :p Soooo long ago.
Hubby-N-Dad's avatar
me heh, grumpy Dad... and yes I love family time...

Oh don't get me wrong, I'd bet I'm a gamer at least your sister's status, I just don't have a DS to give you any educated recommendations.
Neobakeneko's avatar
You can never go wrong with Harvest Moon >_>;
My little sister has Yoshi's Island but that has major crazy colors and stuff going on. Uhm....there's cooking mama, always fun.
And if you can't get anything DS specific, the DS also plays Gameboy Advanced cartridges :nod:

Happy New Year ^^
CrowCandy's avatar
CrowCandyStudent Digital Artist
Hotel Dusk is an interesting MYstery solver game. You are a detective who wanders around talking to people (who invariably get pissed at himlol) trying to convince them to give him some clues plz. My roommate has it she really likes it. And it has a great art style.

Chocobo tales is really fun because the whole game is played with the stylus and it is made entirely of mini games. (it is sort of 3d but that is really just a sham because all the mini games are 2d lols.

I really like Etrian odyssey because it mimics the old old old OLD rpg dungeon crawler I have a team of dudes and I go look for monsters now kthxbye sort of games. And you draw MAPS which is super fun for me. + super appealing colorful artz (2d cutouts of monsters wiggling around in front of you yay!)

And if you ever liked the harvest moon games Rune factory 1 and 2 are like 500 times better than all harvest moon games before them.

oh and if you like card and board games and simulated bowling, darts, and billiards, club house games is a really good inexpensive game.

Enjoy your new toy! :D
Zynite's avatar
try the advance wars series. it's a tactical base game. they also have many board games, like battleship and Yahtzee on ds. they come in a three pack.
AleriaCarventus's avatar
AleriaCarventusStudent Artisan Crafter
Arkanoids: A brick-breaking game. Fast paced but really simple, though it makes you think.
Phoenix Wright: Practically infamous... you play as a defence lawyer and have to collect evidence, talk to people, question witnesses and prove your client's innocence. Awesome game.
Those are the only puzzle-y type games I have, I guess.
My other ones are a fighting game and two rpgs..
hakubaikou's avatar
I ordered Phoenix Wright online. Thanks for the suggestion! ^_^ Got a couple other games as well, ones that many people had mentioned. I'm so excited. Heehee.
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AleriaCarventusStudent Artisan Crafter
If you like dectective type games, I just got a new one called Hotel Dusk: Room 215, it seems promising so far.
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ThornedVenomProfessional Digital Artist
Puzzles? Clues? Looks like you're looking for something like Professor Layton.
hakubaikou's avatar
I've ordered it, thanks so much! :) Got a couple other games that many people had recommended too. I'm so excited! I've never really played games much before, and that was so long ago. This is all new to me.

Zelda was available in the store, so I got that one yesterday. Really been enjoying it so far.
ThornedVenom's avatar
ThornedVenomProfessional Digital Artist
Phantom Hourglass is a fun little game indeed: really great presentation and Captain Linebeck is a fun character.
synconi's avatar
synconi Artisan Crafter
Mariokart. :love:


Have a wonderful New Year's! :hug:
zoanthia's avatar
Happy New Years :heart:

As for adventure games, my sister said their rendition of Mist of DS was really nice. I'm more of RolePlaying Gamer myself, and if you are looking for any type of strategy RPG's, I'd recommend Disgaea DS and Rune Factory 2. Unfortunately they are both 3D, but there isn't a whole lot going on in it.
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FairytwisterHobbyist General Artist
Happy new Years to you and Caty!
HelloCaity's avatar
ooo, happy new year! ^_^
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FairytwisterHobbyist General Artist
^_^
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rose-starProfessional Traditional Artist
Oh, and my resolution is to clean up my apartment and keep it that way. Good luck to me! >w<
rose-star's avatar
rose-starProfessional Traditional Artist
Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, definitely! :D

I got it for Christmas this year and it's really fun! It is 3D, but it plays like a 2D game (one fixed camera angle, you don't get confused as to where you are, 3D doesn't affect gameplay, etc) except in cutscenes, which you don't interact with and look pretty! :3 It's really cute and fun, with all sorts of creative uses of the DS interface, I totally recommend it!

Other than that, if you like mysteries and such, you should play Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney! Sooo much fun, and yes it's a 2D story type game~ The games after it are good too, but don't play them out of order because they have a continuing storyline!
hakubaikou's avatar
Thanks for the suggestion, Barako. I bought Zelda since so many people recommended it, and so far, I'm really enjoying it. Although I'm a bit stuck. ^_^ It's fun!

And I've ordered Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney. It wasn't available in the store, so I'll have to wait for shipping on that one.
NR43's avatar
NR43 Traditional Artist
Only one resolution here each year:
Enjoy life as much as I can!

Can't help you with games unfortunately...
All the best for the new year!
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You should try Mario Kart! I totally love it :D
NightShadowProjects's avatar
final fantasy XII is an awesome 2D adventure game
and for strategy (i guess it COULD be called puzzle) i'd get advance wars: days of ruin
its an amazing game (lots of strategy required though if your planning on beating it)
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