Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
The Ace Attorney series has proven itself one of the DS’ preeminent franchises and Capcom’s latest release continues that fine tradition. Fans of the series were delighted that series favourite Miles Edgeworth would finally get his own game and they were not left disappointed. The story is full of twists, betrayals, revelations and justice; and all this delivered without a real line of dialogue. It goes to show that series without Halo or Mario in the title can thrive while exhibiting a style of game you just cannot find on any other platform. With the writing and gameplay that made the series a cult favourite and the smoothing out of some interface issues, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is easily one of the best DS games of 2010. Sorry Mr. Edgeworth, but you cannot object to that.
Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Just when we thought we would never get to see a good-looking Pokemon game on a handheld, SoulSilver and HeartGold pop out of the woodwork. The familiar and addictive gameplay remains unchanged however, keeping these two Pokemon titles from ending up in a higher spot.
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is all about continuing the unique puzzle-filled adventures of its predecessors. The excellently designed puzzles are every bit as challenging as before and its graphics and storyline are just the icing on the well polished cake that one expects from a Professor Layton game.
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest IX is a feast to the eyes with lush, imaginative visuals and some of the most creative adversaries ever to grace the franchise. When its solid but traditional combat mechanics threaten to grow a little repetitive, a strong storyline and slew of fun quests continue to propel the player onwards. Seriously, how can you not love a game riddled with Cruelcumbers and Batterflies.
Super Scribblenauts shines through a silky smooth presentation and creative new challenges. Everywhere you look, fresh ideas pop up in the form of challenging puzzles that are certain to charm both fans of the original and those new to the franchise. Solid gameplay and hours of fun await.
Sonic ColorsSonic Colors is proof that a Sonic game is best experienced in a side-scrolling manner. Fast paced action from everybody's favorite blue hedgehog.
Lufia: Curse of the SinistralsIf every remake would be as good as Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, we'd be praying every classic game would get one.
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned CityLike Dragon Quest IX, Etrian Odyssey III's combat may feel a little stale after a while but the new classes and challenging puzzles will keep you coming back for more.
Golden Sun: Dark DawnGolden Sun: Dark Dawn is a beautifully crafted and epic adventure. The game is filled with wonderous locations and quests and is a feast to the eyes.
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightIts charming visuals and ability to quickly change your party composition make Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light a unique and fun experience.