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Old 2005-01-29, 10:53
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If they aim at an older audience kids will still buy it anyway! The again I don't particularly want Nintendo to sell out like that. What incensed me was that the BBC was saying DS was only for kids!
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Old 2005-01-29, 12:29
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To be honest, I don't think the DS would be suitable for some kids. You could pretty much guarentee that the stylus would end up being inserted in one of various holes on the human anatomy, and the touch becoming damaged and unusable within a matter of minutes.

You know what kids are like.
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Old 2005-01-29, 12:45
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You have a strange imagination, Snappyman. Perhaps you should stop listening to Micahel Jackson records and start paying more attention to your (imaginary) girlfriend, yes?

But I still love you, baby.
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Old 2005-01-29, 15:08
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Dont worry! You get a spare stylus !

The BBC is well knowen to have a grudge against Nintendo.
No one quite knows why, but Nintendo is always mentioned extreamly negatively in any news report.
It started a few years back in a program that was basicaly "How Nintendo Got Filthy Rich by Abuseing Eplitic Kids" or stuff
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Btw, This looks very promiseing:


"lost in blue"
Some sort of RPG/Adventure game for the DS

One of Konmia's quite large support for the system.
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Old 2005-01-29, 15:17
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And I know that £29.99 is the same as new GBA games, but were' still paying around 50% more than American cutomers are for DS games.
It really isnt that much different, its more like 25% once you factor in americas pay tax at the till, not in the listed prices.
Not that I am saying cheaper wont help. But you gota remember they lose money on the system to try to make money on the games.
Plus, the UK game retail end is famous for taken a larger share then just about anywhere else in the world

Incidently, have you seen the US DS adverts?
And the JAP PSP adverts?
I really cant see how the PSP ones are move "adult".
I think its more to do with brand-association.
Music = cool = sony = psp = cool
Games = nerdy = Nintendo = uncool
That sort of thing.
Being a hardcore gamer is unfashionable, basicaly.
Your not supposed to like the gameplay of, say, GTA3SA, your supposed to like all the high-profile music in the game which makes it "cool".
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Old 2005-01-30, 00:43
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[QUOTE=Darkflame] ...anywhere else in the world QUOTE]

Denmark. So, bizarly enough, I order my things from the UK
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Old 2005-01-30, 15:00
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Old 2005-01-30, 21:13
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Footage of Mario Kart and Advance Wars DS:
http://www.jeux-france.com/news8110_...e-wars-ds.html
Both looking quite nice

And Castlevania:
http://www.jeux-france.com/news8112_...en-images.html
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Old 2005-01-31, 00:13
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I hope they improve Castlevania graphics-wise. It looks just like the GBA game. I liek pretty games.
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Old 2005-01-31, 14:36
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It looks much better then the GBA one in the video, trust me.
Still could be better, but theres a lot of partical effects/transpacys/ect that you cant see in the stills.

Sorry for the quality of those videos, btw, the only source I could find ;(
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Old 2005-01-31, 17:45
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Someone on another forum pointed me to this video of Lost In Blue. It looks very...different. I think it will be interesting to see how this turns out.
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Old 2005-01-31, 23:54
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Indeed.
It looks like it might be the sort of game I love

Apperently its a sequal to something called "Servival Kids" on the GBC, but I never played it.
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Old 2005-02-02, 16:48
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Yeah it is a sequel, but I don't think the original came to the UK
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Old 2005-02-06, 20:19
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GAME REVIEWS!

1. Metroid Hunters: First Hunt

Game Type: First Person Shooter

Metroid Hunters is possibly Nintendos first proper FPS game, it has less platform/adventure emphasis then its home-console counterparts.

First Hunt is pretty much a game demo, designed as a "Show-off" game for the DS.
Graphicaly, Wirelessly, Touchscreen....it uses all the DS's strenghs.
In fact, the only feature it dosnt use is the Microphone.

How well does it do?
Very well indeed, imo.

Controlls:
The Touchscreen, combined with the thumbstrap, provides simply the best controlls possible for a FPS game. Glide your thumb accross the touchscreen to aim, and use the buttons for movement. (forward/backwards/strief).

This is almost exactly like using a mouse and keyboard, it really is
Accuracy is excelent, and you will soon be moveing turning and blasting in smooth continues movements.
Your figure dosnt get in the way of the action, because the top screen gives you the 3D view.



Gameplay:
The gameplay consists of 4 demo modes;
One is a short section of what seems to be a one player adventure, blasting down corridoors, jumping, rolling, and a boss.
Should take you about 15-20 minutes to complete this, but its got replayability for the scores.

Another is a "servival" mode, were you are given an multi-section arena and you have to survive as long as you can against spawning enemys.
This mode has suppriseing depth and is the one I play the most.

There is also a morphball race mode, which is quite tricky...allthough once you get a perfect score in this theres nothing else to do. Little replay value.

Finaly, and most importantly, there is;

Multiplayer:

3 deathmatch arenas, wireless 4 player, and a few weapons not in the other modes.
I played this briefly in a shop.
Me on my DS VS a friend on the store demo unit.
It worked wonderfully.
I got a few doors down the street and it started to Lag only when I got to an O2 store. Id guess about 40-50 meters away.

Theres no question the multiplayer mode will be the main feature of this game.


Graphicaly
The game is the most impressive DS game so far.
Good textures, good polycounts, rock-solid framerate (60fps) no mater how many enemies are on the screen.
To top it off theres a few short, but high quality FMV intros.



The DS game, dispite being a demo is a must get.

Luckly that it comes free with the system eh?

Next review comeing up..."One Line Puzzle", Wario Ware, And Mario64DS
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Old 2005-02-06, 21:07
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I must say that the DS is certainly making its presence much more known than the PSP. Today I was in GAME and there was a whole section dedicated to NDS, with games (in those small boxes), posters and display boxes for the unit itself. And preorder slips. It will be interesting how this PSP vs DS will work...
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Old 2005-02-06, 21:20
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Reading a PSP review has made me lean towards the PSP a bit more than before (link http://www.gbax.com/pspreview.html ) it actually sounds good, I may have to go against my anti-sony console policy.
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Old 2005-02-06, 21:29
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Reading a PSP review has made me lean towards the PSP a bit more than before (link http://www.gbax.com/pspreview.html ) it actually sounds good, I may have to go against my anti-sony console policy.
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Survival kids was a fun game i almost survived once...

i hope the sequal's a bit more re-playable though
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Old 2005-02-06, 21:36
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I must say that the DS is certainly making its presence much more known than the PSP. Today I was in GAME and there was a whole section dedicated to NDS, with games (in those small boxes), posters and display boxes for the unit itself. And preorder slips. It will be interesting how this PSP vs DS will work...
Keep your eyes posted indeed. I hope things go well, as the work of NOE's marketing department in the past years has been nothing short of shite in comparison to what Sony have been up to.
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Old 2005-02-06, 22:38
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Quite a few Game stores have DS demo units now.
PSP release has been pushed back in europe because sony cant make enough chips.
Hopefully Nintendo Europe will use this to market the DS more.
(premoteing the SD movie player would be a good start...)



Hob ~ I may be the most bias person in the world, but that review is filled with mistakes.

And if there saying the PSP lasts 6 hours out the box, thats completely polar-opersite to every other site on the net (2 hours out the box, then 6 hours MAX on a full recharge..with the exact length varying with the game).

Their "un noticeable" load times are between 8 and 30 seconds according to IGN.
Personaly I call that noticeable.

And as for compareing the DS to a car made from washing machines.
Well, lets just say I think it you droped them both a few times, Id bet strong money on the DS being the more durable one by quite a margin.

Ok, and I'm a well knowen Sony hater, but lets look at their bias:

The DS they sale is £114 (UK release price £99, Jap price: £78)
And the PSP they sale is £230 (UK price unknowen, Jap price: £106)

You do the maths.
They are saleing DS's and PSP's imported from other regions, I wonder if they could be slightly bias to premote the PSP ?
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NDS wins easily, thats my new prediction.
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I want a Nintendo Ds, too...
It costs 149 Euro... It would be cheaper to buy it in America, but I dont want to Pay for the Shipping xD.
I think i'll wait until i can get it for 99 Euro... I dont want to pay so much for it...
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lol, I payed 135 euro for my gameboy advance, in march last year

edit: yup, a beautifull metallic blue gba sp

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Old 2005-02-09, 04:37
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SP ? If you paid 135 for a normal GBA that was a real con
At least the DS plays GBA games, and the new games are cheaper then gba games (thank fluck)
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It really isnt that much cheaper in the US, japan only gets it for £80, which is £15 cheaper then us, which works out only a very minor saveing.
I know its hard to believe, but for once we really arnt getting ripped off.


I'll get around to the other reviews shortly.
I got to play 3 player Metroid DS today, that is SWEET, really really SWEET.
If Nintendo can get enough people to play that, it will be a system saleing...I cant wait till the full version comes out.

In other news, it seems the DS is going to get Age of Empires, and theres even strong rumours of a Red Alert 3 port.
I cant wait for these. DS is PERFECT for stratergys
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Red Alert on DS - I told you DS would be kick ass for RTS.

Just out of interest did they implement the feature where a DS on standby will beep if another DS is in gameing range?
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