The 3DS may have had a rocky start to say the least, but as I’ve mentioned many times before, there are plenty to come. This Christmas will probably put the final nail in the coffin of our humble DSes. It is a shame that we shall finally see the highest selling console of all time put to rest. But which games shall see it going with a bang?
Kirby: Mass Attack
Kirby has had plenty of games on the DS, with Power Paintbrush/Canvas Curse, Mouse Attack and Super Star Ultra. All of them have been well received but the last two have been fairly standard Kirby adventures, so its time for the pink blob to go mad. That means now you will be not controlling the one Kirby, ten of the buggers. This sounds like the game will be a mess but like all Kirby experiments it does seem to work. I swear there is something wrong with the water at HAL Labatory.
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
I love the Dragon Quest series, its very addictive and the humour is brilliant and witty. The fact that the localisation, with every regional accent you can mention is brilliant addition. So I will keep a keen eye on any spin off, as this game combines Dragon Quest and one of my other favourite serieses, Pokemon. You’ll be touring the area capturing classic Dragon Quest creatures such as Slimes to help beat whatever you need to beat. Seriously, why have I never played this?
Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Normally the Layton series is hyped by not just the hardcore but mums and people not normally into games. But the fourth in the series has seemingly being forgotten because its staying on the DS. This includes the other upcoming Layton games such as Mask of Miracle, and his cross over with Phoenix Wright. Its a shame because this is the start of a new trilogy which shows how Layton met Luke and more of his past, with a lovely female assistant. Also, more of those brilliant cut scenes for the last time in plain old 2D.
Solatorbo: The Red Hunter
With games like Pandora’s Tower and The Last Story not going to America, it seems that the power is shifting over to us. Even more now as this unknown game has been released here, last Friday. If you haven’t heard of it, perhaps you should import it, because it’s rather good! You are a massive mech creature and the game never allows you to become bored with what you have. This is because you get upgrades constantly and by time you have come to peace with the new upgrade, you get another one!
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7
You may say I have got desperate. I may agree slightly, but when Years 1-4 came out, it was actually the DS version that was the best. Mainly because it dared to do something different, and was like a kids Grand Theft Auto with magic. To most kids, that is the most awesome thing in the world. The graphics were also pretty good and slotted nicely into that category of “Buy it for litthe brother, nick it off him later to play myself”. It is also actually better than the core series which is very unusual.
So the DS still has a few good games in it yet. You may think that I have missed out Miles Edgeworth 2 but that game will not be released in the US, and bets are on that it isn’t released in Europe either. Shame.