Friday, 28 August 2009

wandering through DS rpg collections

A while ago I posted tons of games I was interested in. I haven't actually *obtained* any of them yet, though. And of the RPGs I have, many have fallen victim to fatigue. So, out of curiosity, let's have a glance at what's cheap ($10 and under, incl used) in DS RPGs at Amazon...

Magical Starsign
: Got it, haven't finished it. Not entirely sure where it is. Did I loan it to someone? It's cute, I have no objection to playing more of it, I just haven't felt urgency.

Final Fantasy III
: If I were bored and found this physically in front of me for <$5, I'd probably pick it up. I know nothing about the early final fantasies and don't expect I'd find them all that interesting.

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood: ... I'm really not interested. I can't imagine the plot being sufficiently entertaining. I'd rather just play the old Sonic classics!

Mega Man Star Force 2 Zerker X Ninja: ... That's an RPG? I look dubious.

Draglade: This is that wacky sound-based combat thing, right? I looked at it once when trying to find games to play head-to-head. In the end, I just wasn't sure whether I would find the system fun or frustrating, and thus, with no demo, passed.

Hoshigami Remix: Ruining Blue Earth
: *Someone* was talking to me about this game. I just can't remember what they said. I think I was left with the general impression not to bother, though...

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure: Which I talked myself out of ordering because the DS doesn't have all the sound available, and the bonus content was stripped from the English release. Still a pickup if I see it in person....

Dungeon Explorer: Warrior of Ancient Arts Apparently it's a hackslash dungeoncrawl with poor controls. Not keen.

So, I'm still actively interested in Rhapsody and Dark Spire but only for cheap... I may get that last off ebay. In a way I wish it *weren't* on the DS because I suspect I'm going to wish I could cheat! Devil Survivor is still in my list of things I intend to purchase fullprice... eventually...


he and she reviews said...

I just finished playing rhapsody: a musical adventure last week. ^_^

it's a pretty fun game but now patrick is playing it and last night we got the black screen of death, but there seems to be a lot of info on that on the web.

it's a rather fun game for the price, people call it an rpg vacation because it's so cute and only takes about 10 hours to beat.

Rio said...

Not only that, it's such a cute story. It's a love story plus a little bit more.

Btw, do you have your eyes on any of the following?
A Witch's Tale
Golden Sun DS
Riz-Zoawd (coming here as Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road)
Fragile (yeah, it's a Wii game but it's interesting...)

Whiner said...

Yes, I have an eye on A Witch's Tale but it's not out yet afaik.

Don't know anything about Golden Sun.

The Wizard of Oz game I'm aware of but not particularly interested at the moment. Being based on such familiar IP actually lowers my interest... if they were exploring more obscure parts of Oz-canon I'd be more intrigued.

Nostalgia I've seen a trailer for but that's about it.

Still don't have a Wii, still don't care about Wii games!