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  • Summary: Digimon World DS is the first iteration of the Digimon franchise on the Nintendo DS platform, featuring turn-based combat and entertaining Digimon training. In the game, the player assumes a role of Digimon tamer and embarks on an exciting journey to discover, raise, train and command overDigimon World DS is the first iteration of the Digimon franchise on the Nintendo DS platform, featuring turn-based combat and entertaining Digimon training. In the game, the player assumes a role of Digimon tamer and embarks on an exciting journey to discover, raise, train and command over 230 unique Digimons. Unlike many of the character collection driven games in the past, the true fun of Digimon World DS begins when collection is completed. You build Digi-Farms to raise, evolve and communicate with your Digimons. You can also exchange Digimons, engage in online battles together, and create rare breeds of Digimon with your friends via Wi-Fi and DS local wireless connection. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 75
    Old Digimon fans will absolutely love this game; it's a repackaging of the older Digimons, but with much more to do. However, new fans may be a bit wary approaching a game like Digimon World DS.
  2. 75
    The game may still be a ripoff of Pokemon, despite developer's attempts to set it apart, but it still is a fun game. If it had more internet capabilities, it could have been one of the better RPGs on the DS.
  3. The next best thing to Pokemon ... when Pokemon still rocked.
  4. AceGamez
    70
    As a gamer who has not only never played a Digimon title until this one, but dropped far too many hours into his copy of Pokémon Diamond, I was quite impressed with what Namco Bandai have brought to the table.
  5. 70
    Sure, Digimon World DS isn't the most original game out there, but it's still a pretty fun title.
  6. If Digimon ever wants to step out of Pokemon’s shadow, it’s going to have to come up with more of its own mechanics. The capture method and digital farm idea are great start, but it’s just that – only a start.
  7. Digimon World DS excels in being a solid monster collection and training sim. However, the downside is playing through the actual game to collect these monsters. From here it's all Digi-downhill.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 15, 2015
    9
    The game is quite great indeed, very funny to play but tends to be repetitive sometimes (espceially when visiting the dungeons; too manyThe game is quite great indeed, very funny to play but tends to be repetitive sometimes (espceially when visiting the dungeons; too many digimon encounters). Expand
  2. StephenM.
    Oct 29, 2006
    9
    I think this game deserves a 10 because it is a great game and has OK graphics but is great online.
  3. Jul 31, 2015
    8
    Digimon World DS it´s the best Digimon Nintendo DS game. The gameplay is really good and the graphics are gorgeous yet simple. The story isn´tDigimon World DS it´s the best Digimon Nintendo DS game. The gameplay is really good and the graphics are gorgeous yet simple. The story isn´t the best or something that you haven´t seen somewhere else but you want to grow your digimon stronger so you will keep going. "Catching" other digimons in this game is the easier of the "World" games. But the less fun, you just have to scan other digimons and you will see the digimon over and over again so you will collect more then 100% of the data that you need. The digimon-raising in this game is also interesting but not really interactive like in Digimon World 1 or 3. Overall Digimon World DS is a good game but it isn´t something to be very excited about. Expand

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#45 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
#13 Most Shared DS Game of 2006