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« on: October 08, 2004, 04:00:11 AM »

To show our support, feast your eyes on some new Nintendo DS shots and Sony PSP shots.

Metal Gear Acid
SpiderMan 2 DS
Metroid Prime: Hunters
Mr. Driller Drill Spirits
Ridge Racer DS

Keep an eye on the front page...more to come!
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2004, 04:17:50 PM »

DS graphics are disappointing to say the least.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2004, 04:49:07 PM »

To you, perhaps.
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2004, 05:01:05 PM »

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DS graphics are disappointing to say the least.


Yeah, they don't even hold up to the N64 without texture filtering.  frown

Not to knock it, as I'm sure it will sell a bazillion units, but very few things about the DS design seem smart to me.  Two screens?  I'd rather have one larger one.  Stylus as analog control?  Just give me two analog sticks, thank you.  3D that can't even hold up to the consoles from 8 years ago?  Ouch.  

Lest you think I'm some sort of PSP fanboy, I also think Sony is going a bit off by trying to make their unit a do-everything solution.  I don't want to watch movies on a handheld, especially when you have to buy them on a proprietary format.  2-hour battery life?  Suck.  Launching at twice the DS's price?  Not for me it isn't.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2004, 05:29:37 PM »

The .jpg compression in the screenshots don't help it look any better.


Another is looking nice.



But I'm disappointed in Advance Wars.  Looks like a port from the gba game with no graphic improvement except for the second screen (which could have been done on the gba as a cutscene).

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2004, 06:44:28 PM »

its not jpg compression, its just that they are slightly larger than a standard DS screen.  You also have to look at whether we are talking about cutscene stuff or gameplay.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2004, 10:18:12 PM »

True, I didn't think about the images being enlarged causing degredation.

If you're referring to Another pic as a cutscene, as far as I can tell from pictures they have available that's actual gameplay pics.  Unless they're only showing pictures with cutscenes in one of the ds screens.

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I could be wrong though.  Not that it really matters much.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2004, 04:34:40 AM »

I am going to have to wait and see it.  Pictures just don't show much at this stage (nothing positive, anyway).  Those are some nice pics, but as you know they already have cartoons and good animation in GBA games, so I can't tell what is gameplay (or how it will animate in 3D) and what is not.

Advance Wars looks just like the old ones, but even more colorful.  The satellite in the top screen is just kinda gimmick-y.  I want to see a GOOD use/need for two screens.

Maybe I am just bitter because I've just purchased a GBA (SP) this year.  As far as I am concerned, it's all the handheld I need.  Great game library and solid 2D graphics...
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2004, 04:37:04 AM »

There's a good article about the Nintendo DS here, at Gamesdomain (posted 10-8-2004):
http://gamesdomain.yahoo.com/feature/46923
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