DS games with long term playability

QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
edited December 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm in need of one or two DS games. Preferably something either with a lot of replayability or exceptionally long. I have Pokemon Heart Gold now and it's easily my favorite so far. I've also enjoyed Phoenix Wright and some Megaman games though once I've beaten those I had no real desire to go back and continue.

So hey, suggest away!

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  • DorkmanDorkman Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The Professor Layton games immediately come to mind. 130+ puzzles per game, and they are coming down in price.

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  • zilozilo Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Dragon Quest 9? I hear you can play that game basically forever.

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    zilo wrote: »
    Dragon Quest 9? I hear you can play that game basically forever.

    Seconded.

    Looking over my backlog, I would also recommend Dragon Quest IV and V, Etrian Odyssey 1, 2, and 3, Infinite Space, Mega Man Zero collection (if you haven't played it), Disgaea DS, and perhaps Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer for long-ass games.

    As far as very re-playable games, I would recommend Contra 4 (balls this is a hard game), Chrono Trigger, and Metroid Prime Pinball.

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  • GutockGutock Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'd also recommend the Final Fantasy Tactics DS games. Solid titles with long play times.

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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle let's keep it haimish for the peripatetic Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Advance Wars? Dunno if there are DS specific titles, I think so. Great strategy games.

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  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The World Ends With You is pretty great for that. Great campaign that's of a respectable length, and then a very very long and entertaining postgame that keeps you challenged. I'd say it's a good 60 hours min of gameplay.

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  • PaperPrittPaperPritt Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Disgaea. Easily 300+ hours of play if you want to.

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  • RialeRiale Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Assuming you count 'just fucking around and having fun' as replayability, rather than games with specific, long term goals, Chinatown Wars is pretty great. I still pull it out during breaks in the day or on long trips and cause some indiscriminate mayhem.

    Another genre to consider is puzzle. Though there's no traditional goals, Planet Puzzle League has devoured months of my time idly challenging the computer or working out various challenges.

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  • Cannon GooseCannon Goose Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I spent over 50 hours in Dragon Quest IX and I just barely scratched the surface. A real enthusiast could probably play it forever.

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  • CygnusZCygnusZ Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Shiren the Wanderer fits the bill.
    I think there's a whole PA thread about the game:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=52525

    Like the op says, best RPG on the DS period.
    Shiren 4 is better.

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I recommend Infinite Space, as someone else did above. It really didn't get enough exposure when it came out. It's basically an 80 hour space saga. Fights get repetitive, but it just has a lot of neat stuff in it, including buying up ship plans, building a fleet from those plans, and tricking out your fleet of ships with different room modules (rec rooms, sick bays, etc.).

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  • THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny. Real shiny.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Final Fantasy 4 got me about 60+ hours.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Disgaea has been mentioned, but I'm mentioning it again.

    I'm also tossing a vote for Chrono Trigger on the DS. It may not have the time sink capability of Disgaea, but it's a damned fun game that you should be able to pick up fairly cheaply.

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  • Niceguy MyeyeNiceguy Myeye Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Civilization for the DS.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Advance Wars Dual Strike will easily set you back 100 hours with campaign, war room and the various modes.

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    mario kart has awesome replayability and is really easy to pick up and get straight into

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  • FletcherFletcher Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    PUZZLE QUEST

    PUZZLE

    QUEEEEST


    also puzzle quest 2

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I had no idea Tactics and Disgaea were on the DS and I'm going with those. I absolutely adore Tactics and have wanted to play the other for some time. Thanks again to everyone's suggestions.

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