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DS Daily: Regrettable

Don't feel bad -- everyone does it. Sometimes, we all buy a game, and then later, kinda wish we hadn't. The reasons are many: no time for it, so it sits on the shelf and collects dust while you play other games, or maybe a friend recommended it and you took a chance (or a blog, perhaps?), or maybe it just looked a heck of a lot better than it actually was. Whatever the reason, are there any DS games you regret buying this year?

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12-03-2007 @ 9:15AM

Alexisonfire said...

Lunar Knights, as I bought Boktai 2 not long after and realized just how much better the Boktai series is.


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12-03-2007 @ 5:03PM

sifer2400 said...

lol this has nothing to do with u lol just wanted to get close to the top lol sad but yea i bought marvel TCG worse GAme Evvaaaaa lol idk i thought ti would be like the actual card game

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12-03-2007 @ 9:18AM

danny. said...

Drawn to Life


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12-03-2007 @ 9:44AM

SmokestormX said...


Yea , even my gf THREW her ds across the room over that one.. it was very amusing to watch.. it I video'd it , it would be the top youtube vid , no doubt.

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12-03-2007 @ 9:30AM

Chintz said...

Pokemon Pearl. It was pure monotony for me.


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12-07-2007 @ 6:41PM

TheAddict said...

I think the only reason I liked Pearl as much as I did is because I hadn't played a Pokemon game since Red.

As a DS game, it's really nothing special.

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12-03-2007 @ 9:31AM

Sancroff said...

TouchMaster (covered cards too small to read), Theme Park (forgot how much I hate micromanagement), Sudokuro (absolutely horrible beyond belief)


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12-03-2007 @ 9:55AM

tamriel said...

These would be Jam Sessions (not a rhythm game nor a guitar simulator worth its salt) and Puzzle de Harvest Moon (you beat the AI on your second try and go "Is that all there is to it?"). The latter is like one minigame ill-promoted to a full-price release.


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12-03-2007 @ 10:01AM

NeoteriX said...

Brain Age 2; my first foray into the repetitive idiocy that is "brain challenge" games. While some of the minigames were bearable, others I just refused to play out of principle. Who the hell thought listening to 3 words being spoken at the same time on the crappy little Nintendo DS speakers and trying to decipher the individual words would be fun?

Thank god it was only $20.

Oh and it took me a week to solve my first stupid Sudoku puzzle. Yes, I'm pretty much brain dead.


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12-03-2007 @ 10:03AM

Fiefdom said...

Pokemon Pearl. >_< Game Freak is too afraid of change, the mechanics and storyline of the games haven't changed at all for a decade and the way this game makes use of the stylus is rather inefficient and not worth it. Fire Emblem does a fair of diversifying gameplay without changing the core mechanics of the series, Pokemon does not. I still occasionally play the first two generations of Pokemon games for the nostalgic value but I haven't been inspired to get to the third gym in Pearl because the game isn't fun for me.

There's also Hoshigami Remix which I didn't get a good impression of when I first played it. It's just sitting on my game shelf but I may give it another chance sometime next year.

I also found and bought a used copy of Lost in Blue as I had originally intended to buy it when it was released but ended up opting for something else. >_< Not my kind of game.


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12-03-2007 @ 10:08AM

Brittany said...

That god-awful game Mario vs DK 2: March of the Minis...

It's not fun in the slightest - the first time I played it I got to lvl 1-7, then I avoided picking it up again for like 10 months.. and when I did I got to lvl 2-1 before I was bored out of my mind.

Also really not a fan of Big Brain Academy, seeing how much better Brain Age is compared to it.


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12-03-2007 @ 1:49PM

That Fuzzy Bastard said...

Hunh---I loved MvDK:MotM. Especially appreciated all the downloadable puzzles (which were much harder than the in-game ones). Best opening cutscene ever!

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12-03-2007 @ 10:25AM

ALH said...

Seconding theme park, i had fun the first couple of days with it just because i like that kind of sim, but once i found out every level was pretty much the same- and that i was 20 down on being able to afford bioshock- this was traded straight back to the store for delicious credit.

If they ever ported theme park WORLD to DS i;d be straight in there though, i replay that game every other year, so much fun :)

I mildly regret buying worms open warfare 2 also- but only because its backwards control scheme made me embarrass myself on xbox live. Oh yes, jumping to your death because you tried to open the menu but pressed the wrong button is only funny the first time.


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12-03-2007 @ 10:30AM

ALH said...

To clarify- the control scheme on the xbox version and the control scheme on the DS are not the same, so after a long stint of playing the DS version or a long stint of xbox things would get confusing.

I dont get why the controls are switched in the first place, every console bar the wii has a 4 button setup now, it cant be hard to keep everything the same across the board.

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12-03-2007 @ 10:33AM

Phil said...

Pokemon Pearl. It was so much fun at first, like a little slice of my childhood. Then it got kinda monotonous, cuz I just had to level things up to beat the game. But I kept playing...and then i realized there were roughly 5,000,000 Pokemon, and I needed to trade and beat the last-gen Pokemon games to catch them all.

It was fun for one playthrough, but I couldn't wait to sell it back. Seriously, what's the fun of catching them all if there's practically no possible way to do it?!


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12-03-2007 @ 10:33AM

Brett from Atlanta said...

I would have to say Jam Sessions as well. It was a great idea, but the overall product kinda sucked. After the novelty wore off, it quickly lost it's appeal to me.


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12-03-2007 @ 11:01AM

Big George said...

Brain Age 1 and Bust-A-Move. Bust-A-Move is an okay game, but I really don't like the touchscreen controls for that one.


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12-05-2007 @ 1:20PM

Sloppywillis said...

Bust-a-move is a great game. i can always pick that up and play when I'm bored.

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12-03-2007 @ 11:01AM

Hirsbrunner said...

Rhythm N' Notes

I was expecting something a LOT more challenging. Glad it was only $20.


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12-03-2007 @ 11:28AM

tevetorbes said...

Mario Hoops 3-on-3 anyone? What a load of craptastic trash...


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