Sunday, February 11, 2007

Nintendo DS. Last Bastion for Old School PC Gaming?

My reply in a forum regarding Lunar Knights, an action RPG for the Nintendo DS had me reminiscing about old school 2D isometric PC games such as Crusader: No Regret (and No Remorse) and Diablo. Does anyone in the PC games industry plan to release a game along the lines of such classics anymore? These games have gone the way of the dodo, just like what adventure games are facing now on the PC platform.

The Nintendo DS would make a happy home for 2D isometric games, given that its hardware doesn't churn out really great 3D graphics but still is pretty good for anything else. It doesn't hurt as well that the stylus/touch screen combination makes for an excellent replacement for a mouse.

Since such staples such as Simcity and Theme Park are coming to this platform (I love these games as well), I have hope for more old school PC titles to be ported over to the DS. What PC games would I like to see on the DS? Well, here are several that I can think of:
  • Crusader: No Regret/Crusader: No Remorse
  • Civilization
  • Diablo
On a side note, Sim City DS will be released on the 22nd of February for the Japanese-languaged version. Click here for purchase details.

Theme Park DS will be released on the 15th of March for the same region. Click here for purchase details.