Today I joined the DS family

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  1. misterd

    misterd Well-Known Member

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    School ended today, and I took my summer check and picked up a DSLite along with Brain Age and the New Super Mario Bros game. Haven't done much with them, though I did fiddle a bit while chapperoning an all nite graduation party. My brain's jello from all the grading I had to do the last 2 days, but I enjoyed the games regardless. I'm curious to check out Trauma Center and Nintendogs for my wife (who I am sure will love the So-Do-Ku game on Brain Age).
     
  2. GigatronSama

    GigatronSama Mr. Insomnia Veteran

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    Nintendogs is a decently entertaining sim game. If you're creative you can have lots of fun with tricks. I recomend the labrador. it's a huge dog compared to the other making it great for running and jumping and it's one of the smartest too. (and labs are just plain awsome dogs in general)

    Though as far as sim games go animal crossing is more addictive.
     
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    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    My dog Ben and I agree.
     
  4. thefrozenred

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    Welcome to the club. :D 

    I agree, Animal Crossing is a fairly addictive game. But think of it like "The Sims" extra light; it has some elements in common, but I found "The Sims" to be a much more immersive game.

    May be grabbing Tetris DS today...damn good game.
     
  5. OmegaSaber

    OmegaSaber Your buttcheeks is warm

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    I'll be the first to admit, I was extremely critical of the DS when it was announced, and awhile after it came out. Now that I own a DS Lite it has shut me up for good. So long PSP, the DS is just that badass.
     
  6. SpazmasterX

    SpazmasterX My turn to protect you.

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    One of us, one of us.

    I can't use the DSLite, it's too small. :( 
     
  7. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, I'm new too, and yes Brain Age is awesome.
     
  8. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ah...welcome to the family...i had my DS the day of the US Launch...and i can't wait to add a lite to it too.
     
  9. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    DS lites are the bomb.

    Brain age is awesome, whats everyones record for x20?

    My fastest (multiple tries) is 17 seconds (still only train speed!) and my fastest first go (ie, true test conditions) is 18 seconds.

    If no one believes me I'll post a screenshot up later.
     
  10. misterd

    misterd Well-Known Member

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    My best so far is, I think, 20 seconds, but then I first tried it at 1 am, after 2 days of marathon grading sessions and little sleep. My BA went from 61 to 25 after a few hours of sleep.
     
  11. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    My Brain Age is still stuck at 35.

    Also am I the only having trouble with the headcount game?
     
  12. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I got down to 20 within a few days, but tiredness really affects your score. I remember after a late night gaming session to put in my training, and my age went down from mid twenties to late thirties, so I don't bother to train if I'm tired, there's no point.

    Headcount is OK, but the last one is always tricksy, hard to register what goes on when it whizzes by. I find the Low to High always flummoxes me, I usually can't even register all the numbers in the second they give you.

    Still, I find the game very enjoyable, despite the fact it says you're stupid.
     
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    OmegaSaber Your buttcheeks is warm

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    My fastest x20 is 18 seconds. My major problem lies with it not recognizing my handwriting a lot of the time. I think I could shave a few seconds off if I could get through it without it thinking I put something else in.
     
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    DS superior, PSP inferior. Now if only I could afford one...
     
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    Well, really, I think that statement should read:

    DS software library superior, PSP software library inferior.

    Because, seriously, the PSP is a damn nice piece of hardware. It just...doesn't have anything really worth playing (that's not a port, anyway).
     
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    Graphically it is, but I am not a fan of the load times, the UMDs, and that it is not a clamshell design, which would have made it more pocket friendly.
     
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    I just traded up my old DS for a lit! Very much worth it! I also got New SMB and Advance Wars DS!
     
  18. Wing alpha

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    .....welcome to the family!

    Ill break down on a lite when it seems most necesary.

    for noy the normal one does just fine-if I need an stylus Ill just use my pda!

    I want brainage.....and NSMB

    maybe metroid prime hunters, and animal crossing and mariokart

    Harvest moon DS is the priority
     
  19. Joe Moore

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    I beaten New SMB this past week. Excellent game. I'm now going through again (as Luigi) to get all the stuff I missed. That and Sonic Rush have really eaten up my gaming time. That and those mini-games on New SMB and Mario64 DS.
     
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    Before I go on holiday I need to pick up Sonic Rush I think.

    My Brain age x20 is down to 18 seconds recorded, and 16 seconds on daily retries. Sometimes the answers roll off the brain, and other times 7 x 8 flummoxes me. Weird.
     

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