Tagged: DS

Tales of Innocence Review

Another review gets checked off Gaijin’s New Year’s resolutions list. How does this innocent little game fare against the roar of the tempest, the warmth of hearts, and the croaking of frogs?

Blazer Drive Review

This year, Gaijin’s resolution is to get through that backlog of game reviews that he’s been sitting on since before the site upgrade. Here’s the first to arrive off the old typewriter.

Ecolis: Aoi Umi to Ugoku Shika Import Review

There are plenty of fish in the sea, and almost as many games on the DS. What rarities might one find while fishing off a floating island? Only a little orange lug knows for sure.

Dinosaur King Retroview

This game promised to be a blast from the past, but does it live up to the terrible thunder of its antediluvian origins? Or is it just a puddle of crude oil, squished under a rock? Time machines will tell.

Destiny Links Import Review

Wanted: a brave adventurer to guard the Royal interests in the ongoing expedition to the isles of Amazia. Skill with sword, pistol, and hurdy-gurdy preferred.

Bouken-Ou Beet: Vandel vs. Busters Import Review

Early RPGs on the Nintendo DS were a bit of a mixed bag. Some were blockbusters, but most felt like they were vandalizing their own platform. Here’s one more to add to the count, but don’t bust your butt trying to find it on sale.

Cross Treasures Import Review

Hot cross dungeons! Hot cross dungeons! One a zenny, two a zenny, hot cross dungeons! If you have no potions, you will soon be done. One a zenny, two a zenny, hot cross dungeons!
By sheer coincidence, a nursery rhyme about Good Friday (4/3/2015) happens to work here. Makes me wish I’d put it up a few hours sooner, so it’d be right on the date.

Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu Retroview

Many criticisms can justly be leveled at Dragon Ball Z, but few would say that too little fighting with cards is one of them. This game seems to have been made to correct that nonexistent problem, and the results aren’t pretty. Super Saiyans have to fight Saibamen just like everyone else.

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime Retroview

Platypunks aren’t very menacing villains, but fighting the Plob is more about having a good slime than anything else. It delivers an oozy and springy experience. Yoo und yoo dawta ah dwoomed!

Custom Robo Arena Retroview

In the not-too-distant future, next Sunday A.D., there’s an unnamed kid with a robot, not too different from you or me. He learns how to spar with the schoolyard gang, in a bunch of fights that go whiz and bang, he does a good job cleaning up the town but the bad guys don’t like him and they try to take him down.
That idiot with the parrot wants to fight again…

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Retroview

Last night my sabre-toothed cat spoke to me, and it said you’ve found that lover friend. So now I’ve finally got the courage just to ask you baby, ooh, will you, will you marry me girl? Smack that slime!

Inazuma Eleven 2 Review

The second game in Level-5’s football-RPG hybrid series has arrived in Europe. Does it conjure up a Firestorm of adoration, or does it get a Blizzard-like reception?

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen Retroview

When this game was first released on the NES, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a long way from ending its TV run. Lots of things have changed since the early 90s, but DQ knows better. Psaro the Manslayer awaits.

Fossil Fighters: Champions Review

The idea of dueling dinosaurs prompts many thoughts, almost all of them worthy of sophisticated erudition. On the other hand, simply gaping slack-jawed as a tyrannosaur bites a plesiosaur is also appropriate. Everybody get on the floor, everybody kill the dinosaur.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Review

This Joker might not be out to terrorize Gotham, but I can only imagine how Batman would handle a giant slime inside of metal crab armor. The end result could only be awesome.

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Review

Alpacas, Jersey cows and Suffolk sheep, it’s time for another Harvest Moon! How did RPGamer’s resident Harvest Moon reviewer fare in the land of cute fluffy alpacas? Find out in our staff review.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Review

This game survives years of waiting, a publisher change, and a new subtitle, but does it survive this second opinion? I’ll let you know as soon as I get back from checking on my progress at Alltrades Abbey.