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

#21kewldude475Posted 12/31/2012 11:47:56 AM
GBA. I think DS is overrated.
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#22bigybriPosted 12/31/2012 12:17:16 PM
GBA because of the Gambeboy Player option on the NGC. Also, Backwards Compatibility with Gameboy and GBC was a treat to replay classics.

The SP upgrade was better than the upgrades the DS got, like no Backwards compatibility with GBA in return for download games for a price.

Also, it was a good point that goo many DS games forced touch screen controls on games that didn't need it, even "C. Dawn of Sorrow" used it to defeat bosses which wasn't necessary IMO.
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#23thirdsagePosted 12/31/2012 12:22:43 PM
This is too hard. I love them both, but if I had to choose I would say the DS, but only by a small margin. They were both great systems.
#24HrothdanePosted 12/31/2012 12:27:09 PM
GBA for me. The square one (can't remember the name) was the best. I also never had any hardware problems on the GBA, while I've had three separate DSs have their L-buttons crap out.

I mostly ended up using my DS for playing GBA games anyways.
#25ValzacardXPosted 12/31/2012 12:28:37 PM
Dang this is a hard choice. On the GBA Pokemon was so fresh to me and gave me many hours of fun(I can still hit 100 plus hours on the new ones but its nothing new), and man Medabots on GBA was awesome and so long, plus games like Sonic Advance, Megman Zero, and the list go on.

But the list for DS games and the RPG monster that it is. I got to hand it to the DS, which almost feels wrong.
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#26kwando1313Posted 12/31/2012 12:34:09 PM
The DS. So many great games on that console.
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#27Rurouni720(Topic Creator)Posted 12/31/2012 12:37:08 PM
Maxx_the_Slash posted...
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.

Or maybe because the GBA didn't have much competition back then? Even if the DS had shovelware from here and there, it still undeniably had a lot of quality games.
#28aamotPosted 12/31/2012 12:41:21 PM
GBA. Most of the series we have on the DS were done better or originally debuted on the GBA. The GBA was just a gaming behemoth. Too many DS games tried to be innovative or special, and ended up all feeling the same in the end.
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#29PsyGunWulfPosted 12/31/2012 12:41:54 PM
GBA for me. The system had a lot variety and quality with its games. And none of them tried to force a gimmick on you like the stylus or turning your system at weird angles.
#30The_Mighty_KELPPosted 12/31/2012 12:42:13 PM
DeathSnipe777 posted...
DS, because it could also play GBA.

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