All of these are on the Nintendo DS handheld:SimulatorsThe Sims 2: Castaway
is fucking addictive, as simplistic as the gameplay is; I'm going to be collecting shit forever to try and reach 100% completion. MySims
I haven't really gotten so much into yet, but it's amused me so far, and I hope it gets better as the game progresses. SimCity Creator
I'm still playing around with, and given my addiction to Castaway
, I'm not likely to get to it in depth anytime soon.RPGsPokemon Diamond
is my secret vice. Since the days of Red, Blue and Green, I've been a fan of the game. I really like the look of the 4th gen Pokemon games, and even though I'm only 2 badges in, I really do gotta catch 'em all. Plus, I can play it with my nephew on the other side of town, from the comfort of my very comfy futon, which rocks. Chrono Trigger
. Ahh, that grand old classic for SNES. Still as awesome, they didn't fuck with it too badly when they ported it to the newer technology, and it remains one of my all-time favorites. Now, if they'd port Chrono Cross over to the DS, my life would be complete. ^_^Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
is in the same vein as Tactics
, meaning I haven't played it much. Though I like RTS, I've never really been fond of tactical RPGs... but the husband wanted to play it, so I'll probably get around to giving it more of a chance when I'm through with my other games.AdventureThe Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
is a game that surprised the hell out of me. I hated the look and feel of Windwaker
, so I expected to loathe this game, which is a sequel (of sorts). But it's surprisingly well done, and I love the fact that I can play the entire game with my stylus, leaving my other hand free for... whatever. PlatformersThe Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
has controls that are hard to get used to. Part side-scroller, part TPS, it seems to require in parts that you lay your DS down on a flat surface, because you need one hand on the D-pad and one hand using the stylus on the touchscreen. I haven't gotten very far in it yet, but the graphics are fluid, the story seems alright, and who doesn't love that damned purple dragon anyway?Super Mario 64 DS
is just as fun and just as awesome as the original N64 game was, with better graphics. Sure, the controls are a little weird, because you're going off a D-pad and not a joystick, but it's more or less the same brand of fun I had wasting hours away in front of my N64 ... Jesus, twelve years ago.
Beyond all that, there's Guitar Hero
for Requiem's PS3, which seems to only want to kill my fingers and feet. We picked up World Tour and Metallica, and I love
my drums. I love my guitar too. I just wish that my fingers stretched the way RedOctane and Activision think they should.
Also, rented The Force Unleashed
, and goddamn, what an awesome game. That's all I'm gonna say.
All in all... I've been playing a lot of video games lately. Could you tell?