Digimon World DS is one of the best games for the handheld. It is very addicting to tame every digimon and become the best tamer, or tamer king,as said in the game. It will be a competitive challenge to pokemon and a great game to play until the long-awaiting Pokemon:Diamond and Pokemon:Pearl come out.
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
The game Digimon World DS is so far one of the best RPGs for the hand held. I have been a huge Pokémon fan from the very beginning and I think that this game has Pokémon's similar battle system except you know who is next to attack, and you can also have three digimon out at one time unlike Pokémon's one on one battle system or rare two on two battles. Also in this game it has both Pokémon's movement system along with a dungeon look on movement. Another good idea on Digimon's part is that they give you an array of weapon's and armor for your digimon that raises stats and also teaches some digimon new moves. The only downside to this game is that there aren't the same digivolutions from the show for example Risegreymon doesn't digivolve into Shininggreymon it just ends at Risegreymon. Digimon has had some good games in its past but it's nothing compared to the Pokémon dynasty, but this game definitely changed my mind about the Digimon games. All thats left to say is that Pokémon Pearl and Diamond better be phenomenal to compare with this game.
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Up until now, the Digimon World games have been, to put it nicely, substandard. Now however, with the latest installment on the Nintendo DS, Digimon finally comes to the forefront as one of the better collectible monster RPGs out there, console or handheld. The concept is simple, you go around different "fields", encounter various digimon, then collect as much of their "Scan Data" before you have to fight them. The more powerful they are, the lower the percentage of scan data you'll be able to collect with each encounter. When you've collected at least 100% of their scan, you'll be able to "Digiconvert" them & either add them to your party, or send them to one of 4 farms to have them train themselves in psudo-real time. Furthermore, each digimon has multiple digivolution paths: some straight out of the series and movies, others the likes of which no one's ever seen before. And, of course, Digimon wouldn't be so exciting without over-the-top battles with gigantic bosses. Finally, with this installment, Digimon goes where they have never gone before: the Internet. That's right! The series that focused on digital monsters and their tamers saving the Internet from total destruction finally lets players battle, trade, and even mate their digimon with others either through local wireless, or over the internet with Nintendo' s Wi-Fi connection. The only real "flaws": some of the digimon don't totally follow the digivolution paths of the series and movie, and some digivolutions are nowhere to be found. But with nearly 250 forms to find, I'm not complaining too loudly. This game definitely sets the bar astronomically high for the DS Pokémon games to follow.