Terminal Gamer’s 10 Most Anticipated DS Games of 2010

What We Will be Playing in 2010 on the DS

December 23, 2009 – Continuing our 2010 preview, Terminal Gamer presents our 10 Most Anticipated DS Titles of 2010:

10. Phantasy Star Zero

It’s Phantasy Star Online – but on the DS. Anyone familiar with the seminal Dreamcast game should feel right at home here – players can unite with three other gamers from anywhere in the world (the game is region-free) to hack, slash and generally kick the bejesus out of various brightly colored monsters in multiple environments. We’re promised 60 hours of gameplay in single-player mode too.

Coming in at number 10 on our list, Phantasy Star Zero offers over 60 hours of single-player gameplay on top of multiplayer mayhem.

9. WarioWare D.I.Y.

This latest game in the WarioWare series lets you design your own micro-games and share them with friends. You can also download new games from the Nintendo site in addition to sharing your creations with the world. Best of all, you can create the music for your micro-game by singing into the microphone. Although presumably Nintendo will draw the line at users who upload filthy rugby songs.

Touting the ability to create your own Warioware levels Warioware DIY comes in at number nine.

8. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

This is the final part of the Shin Megami Tensei series, and the first in the series to venture outside of modern Japan – the plot centres around a dark void in the Antarctic called the Land of Ruin. Expect a first-person dungeon crawler with all of the demonic shenanigans that have become a signature of the Shin Megami Tensei games. Demonology has never been so much fun.

This dungeon crawler will offer lots of demons to kill, making it number eight on our list.

7. Ghost Trick

Ghost Trick is the brainchild of Shu Takumi, head writer of the Ace Attorney series, and the graphics certainly share a certain similarity with the AA games. The setting is suitably different, however: you take control of a ghost who has to find out who murdered him by possessing objects to reveal clues about his death.

Offering a story as a ghost trying to find out who murdered him, Ghost Trick is a strong number seven on our list.

6. Again

If you’re sick to the back teeth of cutesy Nintendo schmaltz em’ ups, this might be for you. An interactive crime novel from the makers of Hotel Dusk, Again sees you take control of Detective Jonathan Weaver, a psychic who can see into the past. The main mechanic of the game involves comparing how a crime scene looked in the past with how it looks in the present to find vital clues. The dark tone of the graphics sets it apart, along with the use of real-life actors in the cutscenes.

Featuring a dark, crime-driven plot, Again comes in at number six on our list.

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