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The CAG List of the Best Games on Nintendo DS! Nominate games for July voting!!


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#121 crystalklear64

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:02 AM

Ninja Gaiden game is deserving of a spot on the list imo.

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#122 option.iv

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:49 AM

This thread should be reorganized (or make a new thread) so that we have "best of (insert genre)" since so many people here have different tastes and genre preferences.

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#123 crystalklear64

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:59 AM

This thread should be reorganized (or make a new thread) so that we have "best of (insert genre)" since so many people here have different tastes and genre preferences.


You mean like this?

Due to popular request and the ever-popular new threads titled "what games should I buy for DS?" I will be maintaining this list of consensus must-have games for Nintendo DS.

Old sales:

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Action:
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
  • Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Adventure:

  • Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Beat Em' Up:
  • Contra 4
  • Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble

Fighting:
  • Bleach: The Blade of Fate
  • Jump Ultimate Stars*
Music:
  • Daigasso Band Brothers*
  • Electroplankton**
  • Elite Beat Agents
  • Jam Sessions**
  • Nodame Cantabile*
  • Ouendan*/Ouendan 2*
  • Taiko no Tatsujin DS*

Pinball:
  • Metroid Prime Pinball

Platformer:
  • Drawn to Life+
  • New Super Mario Brothers+
  • Sonic Rush
  • Super Mario 64 DS
  • Super Princess Peach+
  • Yoshi's Island DS+

Puzzle:
  • Meteos
  • Picross DS
  • Planet Puzzle League
  • Professor Layton
  • Puzzle Quest
  • Tetris DS
Racing:
  • Diddy Kong Racing DS
  • Mario Kart DS+

RPG:
  • Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
  • Etrian Odyssey
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
  • Pokemon Diamond/Pearl
Shooter:
  • Metroid Prime: Hunters
  • Geometry Wars: Galaxies

Strategy:
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
  • Advance Wars: Dual Strike
  • Anno 1701
  • Front Mission
Most Creative/Fun/Intuitive use of Stylus/DS:
  • Kirby: Canvas Curse
  • Trauma Center: Under the Knife
  • WarioWare: Touched!
Misc.:
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World+
  • Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day
  • Brain Age 2: More Brain Training
  • Big Brain Academy
  • Clubhouse Games
  • Cooking Mama
  • Nintendogs+**
Love them or hate them:
  • Age of Empires (Strategy)
  • Children of Mana (Action)
  • Contact (RPG)
  • Heroes of Mana (Strategy)
  • Nanostray (Schmup)
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (RPG)
  • Resident Evil DS (Action)
  • Rune Factory (RPG)
If you're a fan of the series...
  • Bomberman
  • Mario Party
*import games
**it's not a game!!
+also suggested for younger audiences

credit to crystalklear64 for compiling the initial list.


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#124 option.iv

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:03 AM

haha, shit, it's way too late for me. Disregard whatever I say then.

btw, what genre do those contra, metal slug, etc. fall under? Shooter? Adventure? Action? I never thought they'd be "beat 'em ups."

btw, I would recommend Nanostray 2 for shooter, or rather, shmup. Haven't played the first one, but it's an excellent looking shooter and the difficulty levels are pretty much spot on.

Oh and if you want to start a sports section. I'd like to nominate Prince of Tennis Crystal Drive. Though I don't think anyone else here has played it to second this opinion. It by far outshines Sega Superstars Tennis though.

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#125 StarKnightX

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:58 PM

haha, shit, it's way too late for me. Disregard whatever I say then.

btw, what genre do those contra, metal slug, etc. fall under? Shooter? Adventure? Action? I never thought they'd be "beat 'em ups."

btw, I would recommend Nanostray 2 for shooter, or rather, shmup. Haven't played the first one, but it's an excellent looking shooter and the difficulty levels are pretty much spot on.

Oh and if you want to start a sports section. I'd like to nominate Prince of Tennis Crystal Drive. Though I don't think anyone else here has played it to second this opinion. It by far outshines Sega Superstars Tennis though.


I'd second the notion of a sports section , even though I can't really think of too many sports games that are good for the ds. The only two that come to mind right away that I would nominate would be True Swing Golf and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008 (which surprisingly , the ds version if supposed to be the best version of this years game according to gamespot).

#126 banpeikun

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:19 AM

Okay, going to add the following nominees:

Ninja Gaiden
Nanostray 2
Prince of Tennis Crystal Drive
True Swing Golf
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008
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#127 mickeyp

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:10 PM

I like ninja gaiden
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#128 banpeikun

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:35 AM

thanks! still need inputs, everyone!!
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#129 Sofa King Kool

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:56 AM

Still no Dementium?

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#130 crystalklear64

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 08:44 PM

It might be the best in its genre, but I still don't think its a good game.

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#131 banpeikun

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 03:41 AM

thanks for the sticky, mods!!!!
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#132 Josef

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 05:03 AM

I'll vote for Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword, True Swing Golf, and Nanostray 2.

#133 banpeikun

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:06 AM

thanks for the input!!
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#134 banpeikun

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:19 AM

i'd like to make the following category name changes:

old category -> new category
action -> adventure
adventure -> adventure (text)
beat em up -> action

don't have any good idea for the shooter category, since it includes MPH (first person shooter), geometry wars (some kind of shooting), and maybe nanostray (schmup).

btw, which category should ninja gaiden go into?
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#135 Josef

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:45 AM

I would probably put Ninja Gaiden in the Action category.

#136 Rocko

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:16 PM

Might I suggest that you remove all the crazy caps in the title now that it's a stick. At least the attention part. Makes it look a bit more professional. :]

#137 TheYellowDart

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:57 AM

Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery. Cannot put it down.

#138 donssword

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:38 PM

Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery. Cannot put it down.


Yeah -- but I can't put down Age of Empires long enough to get too deep into Anno 1701.

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#139 slfc

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 04:31 AM

I'll vote for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08

#140 banpeikun

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 04:44 AM

Your voice has been heard.
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#141 Alastor

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 05:33 AM

I vote for The World Ends With You.

#142 banpeikun

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:51 AM

okay, added TWEWY to the OP for voting
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#143 Josef

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:22 AM

Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery. Cannot put it down.


And I cannot find it anywhere. Damn GS exclusive title!

#144 option.iv

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 03:45 AM

I will second TWEWY. However, this process of accepting votes after a certain time frame and closing polls sounds a little iffy. I mean, most of these games had only single digit votes to show for.

edit: maybe you should at least post also how many nominations each game had, to give us an idea whether a game has a good supportive following or not. I know it's my opinion, but a lot of these games listed don't seem like the "best of the best".

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#145 banpeikun

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:31 AM

I will second TWEWY. However, this process of accepting votes after a certain time frame and closing polls sounds a little iffy. I mean, most of these games had only single digit votes to show for.

edit: maybe you should at least post also how many nominations each game had, to give us an idea whether a game has a good supportive following or not. I know it's my opinion, but a lot of these games listed don't seem like the "best of the best".

do you mean that games should have 10+ votes? most of the games on the list were grandfathered in when there was no voting necessary, and thus had just one nomination. it's not a definitive list, since there's no practical way to conduct continuous polling with a sufficient quorum of participants.

i also don't consider a lot of those games "best of the best" or "must have" but i'm trying to remain as neutral as i can, since i'm maintaining the list. the best solution i can think of that this point is to have a "culling" once every few months where people can vote to remove a game. that'd be pretty easy to set up through surveymonkey or something.
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#146 StarKnightX

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:18 AM

do you mean that games should have 10+ votes? most of the games on the list were grandfathered in when there was no voting necessary, and thus had just one nomination. it's not a definitive list, since there's no practical way to conduct continuous polling with a sufficient quorum of participants.

i also don't consider a lot of those games "best of the best" or "must have" but i'm trying to remain as neutral as i can, since i'm maintaining the list. the best solution i can think of that this point is to have a "culling" once every few months where people can vote to remove a game. that'd be pretty easy to set up through surveymonkey or something.


Actually I consider the list fairly comprehensive. I check a lot of "must have" game lists across various game sites and out of my own Best of the DS list , these are the "only" games missing:

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 : March of the Minis
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (in nomination)
The Simpsons Game
Lunar Knights
Izuna : Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
Spectrobes
Honeycomb Beat
New York Times Crosswords
Glory Days 2
Duck Amuck
Chibi Robo
Megaman ZX Advent

As for the idea of a "culling" every so often to remove games off the list that maybe no longer deserve to be on it , I'm not opposed to the idea , but in that case I say we should do away with the idea of voting in games.

That way if someone feels a game should be on the list then it gets added but next time the culling happens everyone can decide whether it actually needs to be on the list or not. Better to have more variety on the list than less I say.:)

#147 option.iv

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:07 AM

Again, it's most likely me, but a lot of those games seem like they're not within the same league as each other. IF they're kept, they might as well fall under the love it or hate it section.

Front Mission (though I personally enjoy it) was a remake and nothing about it was mind blowing, especially in comparison to the other games with larger followings.

Also, Etrian Oddysey was definitely not everyone's cup of tea. I personally didn't see anything great about it as well.

If your taking nominations to take games off, I would choose those two.

But yeah, I can see where you're coming from. Being neutral is extremely hard. Shit, I don't even know what's neutral anymore. I'm just afraid of fanboyism becoming the voice for the other larger demographic.

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#148 donssword

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:31 PM

Duck Amuck should likely be a love/hate game. Reviews were all over the place on this one.

Frankly, the love/hate list is awesome, because frankly, I love most of the games on that list, and it allows them to get some attention when they otherwise might have been left off.

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#149 banpeikun

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 03:07 AM

B2G1F sale on DS games at TRU the week starting 6/22. Don't miss it!! Details and link in the OP.
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#150 lilboo

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:12 AM

Space Invaders Extreme needs to be mentioned. So great.

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