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Want to play the best games ever? Get your DS out.

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blog-0563924001345901363.jpgWith the recent news of the The World Ends with You going to iOS (http://www.gamepodun...-a-sequel-r1213) I got to thinking. That game was incredible. It's the best use of the DS so far. It really might lose a lot going to the iOS. In fact, the DS...

 

Then I realized that the DS may be the best system... ever. Not since the days of SNES vs Genesis has this position been coveted, but still - the DS has it all.

 

So here's a guide. If you want to play a great game from pretty much any genre, the DS has you covered. And they're mostly dirt-cheap now, so you can hit up Amazon anytime you'd like something amazing for under $20.

 

The DS has... the Best RPGs

Chrono Trigger DS - the definitive edition of the best RPG of all time. Sure, some (including myself) prefer the old translation, and the added DS features aren't great, but they can't subtract from the core game which is, still, nearly perfect.

The World Ends With You - an amazing action RPG that can't be done (correctly) anywhere else. A plot remniscient of the most mind-being anime, fashion, and all the anime that you can handle, with the most-fun battle system of the last ten years. Honestly, it's nearly perfect... especially if you play the omake chapter. Buy this game.

Final Fantasy VI (GBA) - it's a GBA game, but it's the best Final Fantasy. If you want to play the best RPG traditional RPG ever, here's your chance.

 

The DS has... the Best Rhythm Games

Elite Beat Agents - even Nintendo Power gave this the rating of best DS game ever, and for a good reason. It's probably the best pure rhythm game ever - not the best party game, no, but the best game against doing things to a beat. You'll laugh, you'll dance, you'll cry. Bonus points for its prequel and sequel which didn't make it to the States.

 

The DS has... the best adventure games.

Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney (1-3) - the best adventure games released in the last ten years bring back what was fun about the genre - using tools to your advantage against a wacky cast of characters. The Phoenix Wright

Trauma Center (1 and 2) - is this an adventure game? I don't know what to call it, really, but it's a blast to play. Sharp reflexes and an interesting-enough storyline amount to a great weekend of playtime. There's a Wii version, too, but it's not as fun.

 

The DS has... the best action games.

Mega Man Zero Collection - it's the best shape you've seen Megaman in ages, and Megaman isn't even playable. It's four games for the price of one, and each of them represent the peak of 2D platforming.

 

 

Alright, fine, there was some hyperbole there. It doesn't have the best racing game (that's Mario Kart Double Dash on the Gamecube), the best party game (Rock Band), or the best hummingbird-based shooter (that's the 32X). Still, it's a mighty fine system... if nothing else, I hope I've showed you some games you've missed.

 

 

Can you think of any system better deserving of best platform than the DS?

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It's true that the DS really has a massive library of great stuff. Sure, there's also a boatload of shovelware but all the good stuff is really good. There's so many games that I still want for the system... It remains to be seen if I'll ever be able to own them all either :P. Nice list of stuff, I definitely still need to grab my own copy of The World Ends with You!

 

For me, my personal "best platform" award would have to go to PS2. It holds the honor of really getting me seriously propelling my gaming love to the next level. Many of its stuff came out on Xbox or GC as well but for the most part the system had the best of it all. It's the system I just hold dear and am working the hardest on collecting for. I'm nearing 500 unique PS2 games but even then that's barely a dent in the 1,000+ US game library. At least I'm not in Europe where they have dozens of variations of the same games for different regions.

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I love, love, loooooooooove my DS. I think I own more DS games than anything else, and I just enjoy so many of them. I honestly can't decide is I like the PS2 or the DS more, but the portability of it might edge it slightly ahead.

 

Your list is great, too. Most of those games I own or have tried (the only one I haven't is Trauma Center), and they are fantastic. The DS also has some nice puzzle games (in addition to the typical Tetris, there's Meteos and Henry Hatsworth), and of course some neat platformers (I'm having trouble making a small list). It's surprising how much the system really has to offer!

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Very interesting....I did find that you must have mistyped something.

'The World Ends With You - an amazing action RPG that can't be done (correctly) anywhere else. A plot remniscient of the most mind-being anime, fashion, and all the anime that you can handle, with the most-fun battle system of the last ten years. Honestly, it's nearly perfect... especially if you play the omake chapter. Buy this game.'

 

You should have put "neatly perfect" it's an honest mistake so I'll forgive it.

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