December 30, 2005
BUY A DS!
Ok, the ski trip was cool and all that and I have a couple of bruises here and there to show for my incredibly fun and competitive crashing (my amazing ability fo hit trees is literally stunning)...but that's not what I want to talk about. What I want to talk about is what it was like in those 8+ hours crammed in a car driving to and from our vacation spot. Should be boring right? NO! Because I was playing my NINTENDO DS!
Now the fastest selling handheld ever in Japan, the DS is hands-down the best value I have gotten for any game system ever. Here's why: Phoenix Wright, Mario Kart, Trauma Center.
While most companies enjoy ripping you off with $50 titles, these three games are 29.99 each yet they provide a handheld gaming experience that may top even that provided by the latest consoles. Initially I bought these to give me something to do on my long commutes to NYC every week..to play on the bus; instead I find myself playing my DS more than my PS2 even at home. That's because it's INNOVATIVE. What about PSP? Sure I love playing ported PS1 and PS2 games that I probably already own... Xbox 360 oh ok so I'm just playing regular XBox games with better graphics. But with a DS, you actually use a stylus to invoke a new dimension of interactive gaming. That sounds suspiciously like a line from Nintendo's marketing, but amazingly this time, marketing's "outrageous" claims hold water. Dual screen is not a gimmick system, and the touch-screen adds true value.
Posted by Paranda at December 30, 2005 1:42 AM