DS or GBA? Which handheld do you think was better overall?

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2 years ago#11
GBA SP, so much win. That's where they got the flip idea from.
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2 years ago#12
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DS, because it could also play GBA.

GBA, because it could also play GB and GBC games.
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2 years ago#13
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2 years ago#14
I prefer the GBA because it had more games that I really enjoyed. For example, the Crash series and the Spyro series were great on the GBA but all of their games on the DS were rubbish.
2 years ago#15
GBA, because alot of the innovative handheld titles came out on that thing, and I think if they skipped straight to the DS it wouldn't have happened.
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2 years ago#16
I think the GBA was better for the fact that it had more games I liked than the DS (even though I have twice as many DS games as I have GBA games, quite a few of the DS games I own are ones I think are "okay", but not great, whereas my GBA games are mostly ones I feel personally are great).

I tend to like the GBA the best because it has Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls, Final Fantasy IV Advance, V Advance and VI Advance, while the DS only has Final Fantasy III and IV, so the games I like on the GBA outnumber the ones I like on the DS.

In retrospect, I think my preference for the GBA stems from the fact the DS has a TON of shovelware, and the GBA period was when Nintendo didn't tolerate that BS from developers.
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2 years ago#17
DS with gba f(x) takes the cake imo.
2 years ago#18

It has the best line up of games in terms of Overall Quality...Better than any console as well.

Way less 4/10 ....5/10 games on the GBA than the DS.

Also no dumb stylus gimicks either. I love my 3DS , but I can't stand games that want me to control my character by dragging him on screen. I'm not 3 ...that doesn't appeal.

Using the Stylus to control your character is like starting a fire with 2 sticks, when instead you could just use matches or a lighter.

We have evolved...but the control of games in DS DE-volved.

D-Pad or analog plus buttons is the way to go.
2 years ago#19
For me personally GBA it had the Pokemon game I think are the best. And the awesome DBZ legacy of goku. And metroid fusion. Just to name a few of my favs.
2 years ago#20
DS since GBA games are backwards compatible but are no longer backwards compatible to GB and GBC games.
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