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rowin4kicks 21st June 2006, 11:15 Quote
wow i swapped my psp for a ds and several great games, i love it soo much more than the psp, and i didn't even use the psp's video and audio functions so i didnt miss it much
but the ds lite looks amazing i think i will sell the ds for one of those!!!!
oddball walking 21st June 2006, 11:52 Quote
I was thinking about which to get not that the light is comming out my mind is made, light for the win.
L2wis 21st June 2006, 13:04 Quote
Great review :D Really enjoyed reading that as i've been considering the upgrade since i seen in blockbusters the adverts coming in.
FILTHY1337 21st June 2006, 13:29 Quote
i belive 2 pics are missing from the top of page 2, great review.
sgtpeppa 21st June 2006, 13:37 Quote
The four games you choose as examples for the DS really are strange. Only one of them is an AAA title, and two of the others are pretty awful.

The console's full of great games, why mention pap like super monkey ball when there's animal crossing, metroid and phoenix wright to shout about (not to mention the many must-have games only available on import)?
riggs 21st June 2006, 13:56 Quote
Nice article.

It's probably worth mentioning that the homebrew/emu scene is slowing taking off with the DS (although, nowhere near PSP). I can currently play NES, Megadrive, GB/Color, and SCUMM games on mine...very cool.

Out of interest, have you noticed any yellowing around the buttons yet? Mine looks awful...
Veles 21st June 2006, 14:10 Quote
Yeah I've heard on the white version after you play it for a while you get yellowing around the buttons.

I've never bothered to buy a handheld since my original gameboy, but I think this new DS is starting to turn me.
Arena_08 21st June 2006, 15:04 Quote
got my black lite preordered :D Roll on friday!
Marquee 21st June 2006, 15:24 Quote
I still wont by a DS. But Nintendo is a great thinker. I like the game plays they come up with.
cebla 21st June 2006, 15:38 Quote
yes you do get a bit of yellowing around the buttons, but its nothing that you can't clean off. You get the same thing on mice and keyboards to if you let it build up enough.
Bindibadgi 21st June 2006, 15:40 Quote
Anyone else who has one find it incredibly small and painful to use for long periods?
Neji 21st June 2006, 15:46 Quote
A little but there's an easy solution to that; go and do something else! :)
GuardianStorm 21st June 2006, 15:49 Quote
am i tho only one who liked the orignal DS's looks?

although i think the new one is an improvement :)
Glider 21st June 2006, 15:52 Quote
Like the looks, but just don't have the time nor money to play it... Therefor I won't buy one... But if I did, the DS or DS lite would be the ones to choose from... PSP is too... fragile...

And Nintendo rocks [/fanboy] ;)
Lazy 21st June 2006, 16:44 Quote
not including a bit on the vibrant homebrew scene for the nintendo ds seems to be a large oversight!

(p.s. I read it while trying to revise at the same time, so apologies if you did actually include it and I missed it)
Asphix 21st June 2006, 17:15 Quote
I bought a PSP on release. I thought the original DS was too ugly to consider. When the DS Lite launched in the US.. i picked that baby up right away and so far have been addicted.

Its a great piece of kit, as the article states. I am impressed beyond description with its design, and as the article points out, the games are fun! I love my PsP, but I use it more as a media player (mp3, self-encoded TV shows and Movies) than a game machine. The best game I've played so far on the PsP has been Megaman Powered UP.

On the DS, there are 4 titles that jumped out at me. Mario and Luigi: Partners in time, Castlevania, Advance Wars Dual Strike and New Super Mario Bros.

I bought them all and love them all. The new Zela is another I will own from day one. I dont fancy Metroid Prime : Hunters all that much as FPS on a handheld along with the linear level design doesnt really do much for me, nor does the heavy focus on multiplayer. Same goes for Mario Kart, I feel to get the most out of Mario Kart you need to play multiplayer. As no one I know owns a DS and I lack a strong desire to be compeditive my preference leans toward single player games.

All in all, if you're looking for a portable game player the DS lite is the device to get! I love it and its worth every bit of money I paid for it! The only thing I miss on the DS is the analog stick found on the PsP.. but thats a luxury thats easily overlooked when considering all the device offers. (and best of all, NO UMD!!)
olly_lewis 21st June 2006, 17:28 Quote
Great review, I have to agree with the old stylings of the DS and the revample "iPod" chique look of the Lite, great design and the ergomonics of it should be improved also, with the smaller footprint and wieght slighlty reduced. I thought the design of the original was ugly as hell, and therfore bough a PSP. I am a fan of both consoles but I only bought one, also becuase of the PSP's media functionality it was a better choice for me.

But the DS Lite is one hell of a little gaming machine, expecially with the optional addon hard drive from Action Replay and their company, if i had the money, i would certianly purchase a little DS Lite
Bindibadgi 21st June 2006, 17:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lazy
not including a bit on the vibrant homebrew scene for the nintendo ds seems to be a large oversight!

(p.s. I read it while trying to revise at the same time, so apologies if you did actually include it and I missed it)

links.
Arena_08 21st June 2006, 17:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
links.

thats how you get 16 thousand posts! :)

ps i want links too :p
riggs 21st June 2006, 18:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
links.
DCemu is your best bet.

[edit] Just noticed a minor error; the GBA:SP has a side-lit screen...it's the GBA Micro that's backlit.
yahooadam 21st June 2006, 20:37 Quote
TBH - as you said, this should have been done when it was brought out
this is just a lame way to conn more money out of people, and i wont credit nintendo for doing somthing like that
woof82 21st June 2006, 20:49 Quote
I think you might have missed some images (page2)

http://imageshack.us


- I think the image at top of page 2 is supposed to be switched with that at the top of page 1. :|
das_mod 21st June 2006, 20:56 Quote
im not against this new model since i already own the ugly gray one and planning to purchase the lite but ..... WHY a green power-led ??? why not BLUE ???
that would've made it look sharp .... :|
woof82 21st June 2006, 20:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by das_mod
im not against this new model since i already own the ugly gray one and planning to purchase the lite but ..... WHY a green power-led ??? why not BLUE ???
that would've made it look sharp .... :|


That's what these are for --->



;)
DXR_13KE 21st June 2006, 21:03 Quote
very interesting console, maybe it will be my first handheld console :D
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