1st Blog - Buying a DS


Hey Giantbomb, I'm Jake, but you can call me Biohazard if you want.  Anyway, I got payed quite a bit from a temporary part time job I had recently, and I'm going to use the extra money to buy a DS Lite. 
 
I used to have a DS.  Three actually.  Not very durable machines.  I had the original fat DS, but it got stolen.  After that I bought a DS Lite, but the hinge and three buttons stopped working, so I replaced it with another DS lite.  I somehow lost that one (no idea how though).  It's been over a year since Ive played a DS, but there's a few games that I really want to play. 
 
But first, here's why I'm not getting a DSi (feel free to prove me wrong though).  I've never played one, but here's what I've heard: 
1- The battery life is hours shorter 
2- GBA Games > DSiWare 
3- Camera sucks

4- It costs too much more to be worth it. 
 
Anyway, here's some of the games I'm getting, but it would be great if you could tell me your reccomendations. 
1- Animal Crossing: Wild World - Definitely not a game for everyone.  I've played the hell out of this and I loved it.  Something about it is just so entertaining. 
2- Pokemon Heartgold - My friend is actually giving me this one.  He got a little too hyped about it and ended up preordering both versions of the game.  He likes SoulSilver more, so he's giving me the other one.  Not sure how I feel about the Pokewalker.  Probably not something I should bring into my high school. 
3- Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - I've played both Superstar Saga and Partners in Time, as well as all of the Paper Mario series, so I know that the developers know how to make a good mario RPG.  I loved Partners in Time, and the helpful Quick Look here on Giantbomb only reassured me. 

 
I would also get The World Ends With You, but I way overplayed that game, loved the story and all, but after you beat a game like that, even with all of the interesting bonus content after the ending (i.e. secret reports), there's really no reason to get it again. 
 
Also, a side note about handheld systems, 
Not to start a console war or anything, but I decided a long time ago not to get another PSP.  I had one, but I never really used it.  Some of the games for it were really good, like Crisis Core, but the thing is, there were so few games, and I really do not like playing shooters on handhelds.  IMO, shooters belong on either consoles or PC, but not on handhelds.  It just doesn't seem to work right.  
I ended up giving my PSP to my friend.  He's having lots of fun with DoA: Paradise (lol). 
 
Anyway, thanks for reading my first blog, and please post any other good games I should get.

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Posted by Biohazard237


Hey Giantbomb, I'm Jake, but you can call me Biohazard if you want.  Anyway, I got payed quite a bit from a temporary part time job I had recently, and I'm going to use the extra money to buy a DS Lite. 
 
I used to have a DS.  Three actually.  Not very durable machines.  I had the original fat DS, but it got stolen.  After that I bought a DS Lite, but the hinge and three buttons stopped working, so I replaced it with another DS lite.  I somehow lost that one (no idea how though).  It's been over a year since Ive played a DS, but there's a few games that I really want to play. 
 
But first, here's why I'm not getting a DSi (feel free to prove me wrong though).  I've never played one, but here's what I've heard: 
1- The battery life is hours shorter 
2- GBA Games > DSiWare 
3- Camera sucks

4- It costs too much more to be worth it. 
 
Anyway, here's some of the games I'm getting, but it would be great if you could tell me your reccomendations. 
1- Animal Crossing: Wild World - Definitely not a game for everyone.  I've played the hell out of this and I loved it.  Something about it is just so entertaining. 
2- Pokemon Heartgold - My friend is actually giving me this one.  He got a little too hyped about it and ended up preordering both versions of the game.  He likes SoulSilver more, so he's giving me the other one.  Not sure how I feel about the Pokewalker.  Probably not something I should bring into my high school. 
3- Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - I've played both Superstar Saga and Partners in Time, as well as all of the Paper Mario series, so I know that the developers know how to make a good mario RPG.  I loved Partners in Time, and the helpful Quick Look here on Giantbomb only reassured me. 

 
I would also get The World Ends With You, but I way overplayed that game, loved the story and all, but after you beat a game like that, even with all of the interesting bonus content after the ending (i.e. secret reports), there's really no reason to get it again. 
 
Also, a side note about handheld systems, 
Not to start a console war or anything, but I decided a long time ago not to get another PSP.  I had one, but I never really used it.  Some of the games for it were really good, like Crisis Core, but the thing is, there were so few games, and I really do not like playing shooters on handhelds.  IMO, shooters belong on either consoles or PC, but not on handhelds.  It just doesn't seem to work right.  
I ended up giving my PSP to my friend.  He's having lots of fun with DoA: Paradise (lol). 
 
Anyway, thanks for reading my first blog, and please post any other good games I should get.

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Posted by Biohazard237

Thanks for the list, AgentJ, I'll be sure to look into some of those games