Two ten-plus hour flights in prospect over the next few weeks, so I’m trying to load up on as much handheld goodness as possible. Here’s where I currently stand:
Elite Beat Agents
New Super Mario Bros
The gf (whom I’m travelling with) is bringing her DS too so the download play on a lot of these games should keep us amused. I just picked up Elite Beat Agents today, that seems very much my “thing”, although the guy at EB warned me that it gets very hard indeed…
Gf also picked up Children of Mana based entirely on its cutesiness to go along with her Yoshi’s Island. I’m curious to give that a spin as part of my continued desire to learn all about JRPGs.
Almost picked up Cooking Mama at only $20, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.
Nothing so far… perhaps Ultimate Ghosts’n’Goblins and/or Loco Roco. I was very close to picking up Vice City Stories today… can anyone with hands-on experience recommend it?
I tried to get Portable Ops at EB today, but they were sold out. I wonder if it’s a tough find all over right now…
BTW, I was stunned to see that there is a March of the Penguins game for DS. What’s all that about? Is this the first ever videogame based on a documentary?
Yeah, but you’re not an RPG n00b in general, so I think you’d appreciate all the systems in a game like FFIII. JRPGs really aren’t that different from PC RPGs except for their often straight as an arrow linear story telling. The combat systems and item usage is where the real meat of the games are at.
I definitely think it says something about the DS vs PSP that I own both systems and I’m taking the DS plus about a half-dozen games with me and currently nothing for the PSP.
It doesn’t say anything, really. The PSP has a ton of good games in all sorts of genres. If you’re not interested, though, you’re not interested. I don’t know what PSP games you have/don’t have/tried but don’t like so it’s kind of hard to make recommendations.
Could you even do download play on a plane? It is wireless.
Assuming you’re not just after Download Play stuff, and you like adventure games and their ilk, then Phoenix Wright and the sequel should keep you amused for awhile. I don’t think the sequel’s out in Western territories yet, but the DS is region free, and the Japanese cart has the full English translation on it (there’s a touch button on the title screen). There are a few typos, but the translation itself is pretty much note perfect.
If you haven’t played Phoenix Wright yet, the plane ride would be a great time to do so.
Have you tired the either of the GBA or DS Mario & Luigi games? I haven’t tried the DS incarnation but the GBA one (Superstar Saga), which I picket up for $20 at Walmart, hasn’t left my DS in a few weeks. It’s great. It’s an interactive JRPG.