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DS Daily: Still playing

Replayability is a great feature. The more hours we spend playing a game, the more we feel like we've gotten our money's worth. Which DS games do you enjoy playing over and over again? And what is it about said games that keeps on bringing you back?

Maybe you're hopelessly addicted to puzzle games, or you're just still trying to catch them all? Or, is it great multiplayer action that continues to draw you in? Share you thoughts right here, folks.

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12-08-2007 @ 10:57AM

NeoteriX said...


The end.


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12-08-2007 @ 11:27AM

yanya said...

Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
- Randomly generated Dungeons! Every time I go to fight one of the Gods, I'm not quite sure what to expect. Awesome.

Trace Memory
- I love Point and Click Adventures, and while it's a bit short, I think this is a good example. I've played it a dozen times or more.


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12-08-2007 @ 11:36AM

ardzeii said...

Mario Kart DS FTW! It's a great filler in between "serious" multiplayer sessions.

Clubhouse Games is cool, too, and for the same as stated above.


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12-08-2007 @ 11:36AM

ardzeii said...

Mario Kart DS FTW! It's a great filler in between "serious" multiplayer sessions.

Clubhouse Games is cool, too, and for the same reason as stated above.


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12-08-2007 @ 11:48AM

Tyler said...

I'm still playing Izuna, Pokemon Diamond, and Tales of the World Narikiri Dungeon 3.

Izuna because I'm on floor 75 of the extra dungeon, slowly creeping along cautiously.

Pokemon Diamond because I'm trying to get good items for my Pokemon to hold at the Battle Arena, and I still need to catch Giratina.

Tales of the World 3 because I started a new game just so I could get every costume as early as possible. Thief's Robber Item is the easiest to use xD


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12-08-2007 @ 11:55AM

Wevie1978 said...

not found one for the DS yet, cant stand the cramps i get from the hardware, makes me put the thing down after about 20mins.


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12-08-2007 @ 12:14PM

Joshua said...

I play Nintendogs every night. I'm too attached to my doggies.


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12-08-2007 @ 12:22PM

DomoBraden said...

Hmm... Normally multiplayer is the main thing that will keep me playing a game I've already beat, but the thing is I don't know a single person with a DS...that kind of rules out multiplayer goodness.

Anyway, the only game that I've found that I still pop in from time to time is New Super Mario Bros. It may not be as great overall as the classics, but it still has that strange allure to play it over and over.


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12-08-2007 @ 12:43PM

Josh said...

I jump around far too much to say that I will replay a game over and over again...currently I actually am playing Zelda: Minish Cap...I bought a bunch of GBA carts because I kind of skipped over that generation of GB...however if I have to pick a DS game that is just fun to play again and again I'd have to say Puzzle $20 I spent on a game...


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12-08-2007 @ 2:12PM

Fiefdom said...

I've not felt compelled to replay any DS games in particular. On-line is only compelling if it requires a lot of skill and is very competitive. StarCraft is the only game I play on-line. :P

I'll play a game a lot if there are many things to unlock. I've played Fire Emblem 7 many times to unlock all of the CG art and support conversations. I then tried different kinds of playthroughs: an Eliwood and Marcus playthrough, a Lord playthrough, a Peg Knight playthrough, a magic playthrough, etc. If I adore a game I'll put a lot of time into it (I put around two-hundred into Pokemon Yellow as a kid). The other reason to play a game is to become very good at it. Ikaruga is bloody difficult and has thus sucked up quite a lot of my time. DJ Max 2 for the PSP is the same way, because I'm OCD about completing everything a game I really enjoy has to offer I've put a lot of time into that game as well. I've yet to find a game which does that for me on the DS (I've played Hotel Dusk a fair bit, but not a huge amount of time) although I've yet to try music games which can be very addicting like Ouendan or Ontamarama for the DS.


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12-08-2007 @ 2:53PM

HawthorneKitty said...

I still play Pokemon Pearl on a daily basis. I just keep failing to beat the battle tower, but I have a lot of fun just trying to get up there. Wi -fi trading has really helped the replay ability. I've nearly clocked 600 hours. ._.


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12-08-2007 @ 3:00PM

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12-08-2007 @ 4:06PM

Brello said...

Mario Kart, Tetris, Meteos, Picross, New Super Mario Bros, Portrait of Ruin.

Only 2 are really "beatable", but I still love playing through them. Where's New Super Mario World?


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12-08-2007 @ 8:09PM

ChrisG said...

Animal Crossing for me -- I play it religiously every single day, and usually for at least half an hour. There's still so much to do/see/collect! I'm desperate to shoot the UFO down. >_


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12-08-2007 @ 8:58PM

Zis said...


Animal Crossing. It's still great. When I'm telling someone about it in detail it's taking me about an hour.

Super Mario Kart. It looks very nice, it was easy to learn and I still love to play it like I play Mario Kart Advance from time to time, too.

Elite Beat Agents. I need to unlock those female cheerleaders!! Unfortunately I haven't been fast enough yet.

Electroplancton. It was my first DS "game". It's amazing.

Aaaand I want to play Hotel Dusk or Another Code for a third time. Though I remember the story and the quests I enjoyed the atmosphere and the character design.


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12-09-2007 @ 1:54AM

Matdredalia said...

MarioKart. Won't it ever stop? 15 years and counting..*sobs*

Tetris.....I dream about it. I wake up and play it. I play it constantly. It's one of the few games I play online on the DS consistently....are we sensing a pattern boys and girls?

Pokemon Pearl. Can't. Stop. Breeding.

Animal Crossing. The weeds. They never stop. Please, make it stop.

Cooking Mama. I love it, and I honestly do not know what it is about those cute little cooking games, but I can't stop myself. I love it so much.

Must. Get. Cooking Mama 2.


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12-09-2007 @ 3:21AM

Setai said...

Silly shapes, can't they all just get along?


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12-09-2007 @ 3:22AM

Setai said...

Whoops wrong article

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12-09-2007 @ 3:27AM

Setai said...

Actually, one game I can replay at least a few times a year is Ultimate Spider-Man. Love that game.


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12-09-2007 @ 5:36AM

Bill McCai said...

I go through periods with animal crossing. I'll play it everyday for a couple of months, then lose attention to something else, and eventually pick it back up again and the cycle repeats.

The game I've logged the most hours in is probably pokemon pearl, off the top of my head around 300 hours. Which for me is massive as i usually only play games for a max of 20 mins at a time, but that was a bit of an exception/obsession.


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