Is there life after Zelda?

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#1 Posted by angryfodder (20490 posts) -

ok, so I have various games on my DS, pokemon pearl, mario kart, FFIII.....and latest of all The legend of Zelda, Phantom hour glass.

It is, or at least was the best DS game I have ever played. It just played soo well on the DS, it made great use of the stylus, it all just fitted to make it the BEST game on DS.

But now that I have comlpeted the best game the DS has, nothing else seems to appeal.

Nothing looks like it can live up to Zelda

Anyone else had this?

I might have to go back to my PSP for a while.

#2 Posted by Jimmy_Frank (262 posts) -

yea I was in the same boat.

After Zelda there were and still are no titles that are catching my eye.

I ended up selling my lite a week ago for almost retail and I don't regret it one bit.

Oh and people are going to suggest a whole bunch of titles in response to this topic but they are just really trying to convince themselves that there is still life left.

#3 Posted by ASK_Story (11455 posts) -

Are you guys kidding? The DS has tons of games other than Zelda that are worth playing. Also, I think Zelda really isn't the best game. There are great selections to choose from.

Maybe the other games don't appeal to you or you haven't tried them yet and don't know what to get. But believe me, there are great fantastic titles on the DS other than Zelda available. And more coming this year as well.

#4 Posted by Jimmy_Frank (262 posts) -

But hey dont get me wrong, the DS housed some fun times when it lasted.

#5 Posted by MorkkiTH (827 posts) -
FFIV, FF: Crystal chronicles, Ninja Gaiden: Dragon sword is coming, so there is life after zelda.
#6 Posted by wagepeace (885 posts) -

Also, I think Zelda really isn't the best game.

ASK_Story

i agree. i just wasnt that impressed after the first hour or two.

#7 Posted by angryfodder (20490 posts) -

I think what I want is a game that truely feels like a DS game - that really makes use of the two screens, the touch pad, has a great story...you know, like zelda did.

I've completed FFIII and really liked it, but it didn't feel truely at home on the DS - if you know what I mean. After the first few minutes I didn't even bother with the touch screen stylus, just used the D-pad and buttons, it was more effective.

Zelda just made great use of the DS

#8 Posted by Ultima_5 (1614 posts) -
the new advanced wars is pretty great. i found it to be alot better than zelda >_>
#9 Posted by GeekyDad (1694 posts) -

...But now that I have comlpeted the best game the DS has, nothing else seems to appeal.

Nothing looks like it can live up to Zelda....angryfodder

I know that feeling oh so well. I played Phantom Hourglass three times in a row, and went back to it again recently out of desperation.

But there is hope...

It comes in the form of a game called...

NINJA GAIDEN: DRAGON SWORD. And when you've played that, you may even wonder why PH wasn't that good.

Late March is only a month away. Hold fast, my people. Hold fast! :P

#10 Posted by angryfodder (20490 posts) -

the new advanced wars is pretty great. i found it to be alot better than zelda >_>Ultima_5

I did look at that actually - but I read a review that said it was hard to get into if you've not played others in the series??

Maybe i'll take another look at it.

The only game I have now, that I haven't finished is Star wars the complete saga....but its a bit of a non game as you can't even die and its very very easy - so I don't play it.

#11 Posted by Detroit222 (5283 posts) -

I enjoyed Sims Castaway, which, while it isn't as pretty as Zelda or as difficult, uses the touch screen a lot.

And they tell me that Professor Layton is pretty good.

#12 Posted by barney_calhoun_ (3887 posts) -

TUmm i thought that this zelda wasnt that good, i mean, it was easier than counting 10...

B-O-R-I-N-G

#13 Posted by angryfodder (20490 posts) -
Ok, so I browsed again at lunch and have seen FFVII revnant wings? and maybe advance wars - but it looks like a gameboy game. Not that I am a massive graphics whore or anything, but it just looks really really basic
#14 Posted by angryfodder (20490 posts) -

TUmm i thought that this zelda wasnt that good, i mean, it was easier than counting 10...

B-O-R-I-N-G

barney_calhoun_

The part where you have to open and close the DS got me - I had to read a guide for that bit.

#15 Posted by Ultima_5 (1614 posts) -

Ok, so I browsed again at lunch and have seen FFVII revnant wings? and maybe advance wars - but it looks like a gameboy game. Not that I am a massive graphics whore or anything, but it just looks really really basicangryfodder

I have both of them and they are both good games in their own right. I think that advanced wars is probably the better choice but you cant go wrong either way.

#16 Posted by Vazere (528 posts) -

I think what I want is a game that truely feels like a DS game - that really makes use of the two screens, the touch pad, has a great story...you know, like zelda did.

I've completed FFIII and really liked it, but it didn't feel truely at home on the DS - if you know what I mean. After the first few minutes I didn't even bother with the touch screen stylus, just used the D-pad and buttons, it was more effective.

Zelda just made great use of the DS

angryfodder

Zelda with a great story? I find that hard to believe.

On a side note: have you played Minish Cap?

#17 Posted by benleslie5 (7772 posts) -

I enjoyed play Zelda minish cap and Phantom Hourglass on my DS, found Animal crossing, FF3 and Mario and Luigi Partners in time were enjoyable games.

But I think The World Ends with You is gonna be a game worth playing alot.

#18 Posted by ta11on (784 posts) -

FF12 Revenant Wings had a great story and uses the touch screen for almost everything.

But I would just wait for Ninja Gaiden DS and FFCC Rings Of Fate

#19 Posted by angryfodder (20490 posts) -

Zelda with a great story? I find that hard to believe.

On a side note: have you played Minish Cap?

Vazere

Never heard of it? Worth a look? I'll do a search on here and see.

FFIII was pretty good.

Animal crossing lol - I'd heard alot of good things about it so bought it. Its not that its a bad game, its just that its not really for me. Its not really a game - I don't really know what it is.

On a bit of a side note - has anyone found it hard to trade in Zelda? Now that I have completed it I won't play it again, so might as well trade it. But i am strangely attached to it now

#20 Posted by podliver (1765 posts) -
I actually got bored with that game after a few hours...I still haven't beaten it yet because all I play is Advance Wars...
#21 Posted by angryfodder (20490 posts) -

Ok, I picked up advance wars at the weekend and its actually really good. When I first started playing it, I thought it was crap, and I had made a mistake, but a couple of levels in and its actually a good game.

I'm a total noob at it, and its taken me a bit to get to understand it, but getting there. Its a bit like extreme chess - with tanks and stuff.

#22 Posted by acidic_dude (1713 posts) -

ok, so I have various games on my DS, pokemon pearl, mario kart, FFIII.....and latest of all The legend of Zelda, Phantom hour glass.

It is, or at least was the best DS game I have ever played. It just played soo well on the DS, it made great use of the stylus, it all just fitted to make it the BEST game on DS.

But now that I have comlpeted the best game the DS has, nothing else seems to appeal.

Nothing looks like it can live up to Zelda

Anyone else had this?

I might have to go back to my PSP for a while.

angryfodder
great good luck trying to find a PSP game, lol, Im just kidding, I would wait for FF crisis core, looks pretty cool, but might not appeal if you havent played FF7, but it is a prequel so you can start with crisis core if you would like.
#23 Posted by skreetpreacha (877 posts) -

well, Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga is one of the best DS games IMHO, and highly underrated, ESPECIALLY if you like Stars Wars at all.

Super Mario 64 DS is also a very lengthy adventure, if you're into that kinda game. (I'm not).

#24 Posted by podliver (1765 posts) -

Ok, I picked up advance wars at the weekend and its actually really good. When I first started playing it, I thought it was crap, and I had made a mistake, but a couple of levels in and its actually a good game.

I'm a total noob at it, and its taken me a bit to get to understand it, but getting there. Its a bit like extreme chess - with tanks and stuff.

angryfodder

Yeah, when I first got it, I was a noob, but once you know what all the units do and have strategies for accomplishing different tasks (creating barriers, capturing properties, which areas to scout in Fog of War), you'll start figuring it all out and it will be really fun.

#25 Posted by jann_101 (65 posts) -

C'mon man..!

The NDS's Library is WAY BETTER than the PSP's..

I mean, what the hell..

You haven't even played Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, Professor Layton, and New Super MArio Bros. yet..

I didn't even liked Zelda PH that much..

Well I guess it's still a matter of taste..

But still, think again dude.. The DS have more value than the PSP..

#26 Posted by JudgeCid (175 posts) -

Don't worry, my friend. All is well in the land of Dual Screen.

For starters, The World Ends with You is gonna be awesome, aswell as Ninja Gaiden. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 is also coming out some time this year. There's also FF IV and FFCC (Square-Enix loves the DS). You also should never rule out the possibility of suprises. I'm praying for Smash Bros DS.

In due time, we shall get our rewards. Just wait a bit. And by the way, Advance Wars is freakin awesome.

#27 Posted by duckdude64 (2052 posts) -

zelda ph is the only zelda game i like but ive played better on ds

draglade

barnyard blast

digimon chapionship

jump ultimate stars

but the psp has some good games people are way to caught up in playing one system they think its way better

yugioh gx 2

dj max

worms 2 open warfare

loco roco

but what ever every system has its up and down times

#28 Posted by Aerialslayer (614 posts) -
Zelda was very well done. You just have to wait for a bit longer till the other good games come out. Like FFCC: Ring of Fates. Really excited for that game. in the mean time I've ben playing Dragon Quest Joker.