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The Best RPGs Available for the Nintendo DS

July 18, 2009 by  

For RPG fans, the Nintendo DS is a truly a gift. The Super NES used to be the home for console RPG titles that have caught the public imagination. With the passing of the expounded system, RPG titles migrated to the Playstation, and afterwards, to the Playstation 2 where they have experienced what many believe as their glory days. However, with the present generation of consoles, JRPGs have taken a smash. None of the currently available consoles supply a rich library of RPG titles, leaving fans of the genre hungry and desperate.
Thankfully, the Nintendo DS has come to save us. The Nintendo DS has become the home of JRPGs in the present computer gaming age. Just take a look at the following, original JRPGs available for the system :
- The World Ends With You. This title is arguably the toughest JRPG released on the Nintendo DS. The World Ends With You, generally abbreviated as TWEWY by fans, makes use of both screens of the NintendoDS, both in the exploration and the combat phases of the game. TWEWY is also one of the few JRPGs that are set in contemporary time. The fashionable presentation makes this wonderful title really stand out as not only one of the best JRPGs on the NintendoDS, but also as one of the best and most polished games for any console.
- Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced. Not particularly a standard JRPG but a strategy RPG. This turn-based title is a direct follow up to the first Final Fantasy tactics, and brings more of what fans have come to expect- never a bad thing.
- Final Fantasy XII : Revenant Wings. The tale follows our merry band of sky pirates in their continuing quests, saving the world from impending peril.
- Rune Factory 2 : A Fantasy Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon series has often been a fave among RPG fans, mainly because it's something different: it simulates real life. With Rune Factory 2, the Harvest Moon series takes on the usual JRPG conventions and produces a NintendoDS game that's as familiar as it is unique.
- Rondo of Swords. Rondo of Swords is a very original plan RPG with a totally different kind of combat system, making excellent use of the touch screen functionality.
- Blue Dragon DS. Originally published for the Xbox 360, Mistwalker's flagship property makes its debut on the NintendoDS. The Blue Dragon story is rendered in old school JRPG style that fans of the original, as well as new players, will really enjoy.
- Valkyrie Profile : Covenant of the Plume. A retelling of the original Valyrie Profile which first appeared on the PS2. This time, however, rather than viewing the story in the eyes of Odin's infantryman, you will be viewing the tale in the eyes of the antagonist in the first title, Wylfred.

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