Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Most Overlooked DS Games - Part Five

We've reached Tuesday and the fifth installment of the Most Overlooked DS Games. This list provides you with information regarding games that were glossed over by the gaming community or sold poorly by consumers. With that in tow, let's get started, but first, check out past installments of this series:

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

The second of the Dragon Quest remake trilogy on the Nintendo DS, Hand of the Heavenly Bride is one of my favorite Dragon Quests period. This game is pretty rare nowadays at it sold so badly that only print run was given to it. However and recently, Amazon has restocked the game indicating that there might have been a second printing of the game. Track down a copy while you can as this game is one of the best in the Dragon Quest series.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Camelot returns to the Golden Sun franchise with a new entry exclusively for the DS. It's been years since we've seen the Isaac and the gang, and this time we're playing as their descendants. The new 3D models might not be as charming as the Game Boy Advance installments' 2D sprites, but don't let that deter you from picking up this excellent RPG. A bit on the easy side battle-wise, the puzzles are intuitive, the secrets are many, and the soundtrack is terrific. Look out for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn today.

Radiant Historia

Travel to the past to save the future in this time-traveling RPG with turn-based combat, multiple endings, and a brilliant soundtrack. Radiant Historia is the type of game that Best Buy doesn't carry in its stores, so you can bet that this game is going to get rare soon. The sprites used in this game are simply exquisite, and the story and script are both sublime. If you're looking for an innovative and charming JRPG for your DS, look no further than Radiant Historia.


While I didn't appreciate Okami's second offering as much as most, Okamiden came out to little fanfare. In between the launches of Pokemon Black and White and the Nintendo 3DS, Capcom couldn't have picked a worse time to release this game. It follows the story of Chibiterasu and his partners as they attempt to save Nippon from impending doom. The stylus controls make drawing a breeze unlike the console originals, and Capcom really pushed the DS to its limits graphically with this one. For a Zelda-lite experience on the DS, Okamiden is the game for you.

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

This Mature-rated game features an excellent, gripping story in this dark thriller. A college student wakes up to find himself aboard a ferry with numbered doors littered all over the place. He has to play a game of life and death to escape with his soul intact. Solve puzzles to unwind the threads of this mystery and seek out the true ending to obtain the ultimate satisfaction in Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors for the Nintendo DS.


There goes another edition of Most Overlooked. Do you have any games you'd add to this list? Let me know in the comments section.

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