Are there any RGP and RTS games for the DS?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Hugh, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Hugh macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Erie, PA
    I am getting a DS Light with Zelda (is this any good I have never played any the Zelda games on the Game Boys). Are there any more RPG or and RTS games on the DS? I prefer RTS games but choosers can't be too picky. :)

  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    I don't think there is. I don't know if that new Final Fantasy counts, but that's like RPG and RTS together... Kind of. Try out Advance Wars, great game, it's turn based strategy.
  3. michaelltd macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2005
  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Assuming that by "RPG" you don't necessarily mean turn-based, yes, the new Final Fantasy XII: Revenent Wings. And Final Fantasy III DS. And Children of Mana. And the new Crystal Chronicles on the way.

    RTS, no, there isn't.

    No, the DS version is turn based for some reason. Thus not RTS.
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    If you liked Windwaker on the Gamecube you'll like Phantom Hourglass. The control system is brilliant although I thought the game was very short (I beat it in a week with light playing). I thought they should've had the water drain and Hyrule appear as a half way point in the game. I'm telling you, then that game would rock.

    My favorite RPG on the DS, oddly enough, is an Advance game: FFVI. I have FF Revenant Wings but I really think I hate it. Gameplay is really repetitive and the plot is awful. Then again, I really don't like the way the series is going in the first place. I plan on buying FFIV just for old times sake. Too me, RPG's suck compared to what has already been. It's like the entire industry has run out of good ideas.
  6. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Advance Wars: Dual Strike and the new Advance Wars: Days of Ruin are sweet turn-based strategy games.

  7. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    wasn't that shogun game an RTS ? which was crappy but it's not true hat there aren't any rts games

    that said for other rpgs .. lunar knigths might be worth a look despite being a little bit on the action side
    or magical starsign
  8. Hugh thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Erie, PA

    Thanks for the suggestions on the games guys. Question; do the turn base games, are they like SEGA's Shining Force? Or are they like normal RPG where each side has a turn for the attack?

    Also as for Zelda for the DS, I am enjoying it. I have Wind Walker for the Game Cube and hate it. I've only played it for small amount of time. I think I am still at the Volcano trying to figure out what to do.

    Well anyways this is a good game, though it does remind me of Zelda 4 Swords the way the graphics are done. Playing with the stylus, dose have a learning curve though. LOL

    Another question is. How the hell do you get a bomb to the tree blocks on the path to the cannon maker (back door). I can't seem to get a bomb close enough to get to the blocks of rock. How do you do this part? I have been trying to figure it out for 2 days now. :(

  9. srobert macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    You might want to have a look at Anno 1701 on the DS.

    It's a RTS although the game focus mostly on colony building and economics rather than war. I'm not sure if this is a genre you'd enjoy. See for yourself. There are a lot of reviews out there since the game has been out for a while in Europe.

    I'm pleasantly surprised by the game so far. It feels right at home on the DS and is entirely controlled with the stylus. This is not a quick and half-thought PC port like I feared at first.

    Also, as GFLPraxis mentioned, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings is pretty much a RTS-RPG hybrid.
  10. JackAxe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
    Lost Magic is actually kind of a RTS(OK turn base.)/RPG.

    I don't recall how to bomb those rocks. If I hadn't loaned my game to a friend after I finally beat it, I would check on it. Awesome game though. I played it until I had all of the crystal-gem-thingies. :)

  11. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    Orcs & Elves is a (very) old-school RPG that's reasonably fun for its 5-6 hours of gameplay if you can pick up cheaply.

    Just got this and totally agree with what you've said - although I thought I would enjoy it, it's even better than I expected and the stylus works so well.
  12. woross macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2009
    I know about some..

    well there are some rts games on ds:

    1. War! (not released yet)
    2. Squad command (not warhammer)
    3. Lego battles
    4. Robocalypse

    i hope you will like those games ;)
  13. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    That is the best RTS hands down, even got multiplayer, i think it was featured on Cnet-top five games or something like that

    give it a try.

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