My New Found Love - The Nintendo DSi

This weekend was a bit of a lazy one for me.  I cut the grass, did some yard work, and played a ton of video games.  Most of my gaming on Friday night was on the new SF stick I bought specifically for the SSF4, but on Saturday morning, I found out about a deal.  The deal was through Gamestop where they would give an extra 25 or 30 bucks (can't remember which) on top of your trade in value for a console towards the purchase of another console.  My DS Lite plays fine, but has been acting up recently and it seems like it's on it last leg (horrible charge times, screen dims randomly, etc.) so I decided to trade it in and get 70 bucks trade in value for it.  I also traded in some older games I finished and was able to get the following all with trade ins - Black Nintendo DSi, Suikoden Tierkreis, Zelda Spirit Tracks used, Infinite Space used, and Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes.  This was on Saturday morning.  For the remainder of the weekend all I played was the DSi and these games.  For me, that is so off kilter.  I'm a console man - how could I spend all weekend playing a handheld?
 

When did the DS get so good?  These games are phenomenal.  I must have just played the DS as a novelty and never realized it could be capable of garnering my attention for su

ch long periods of time.  I'm a console man, so for me to spend more than an hour playing a handheld, bah!  Blasphemy!  But that's exactly what I did.  I

played it for the remainder of the weekend and had a blast.  My absolute favorite out of the bunch is the Suikoden Tierkreis game, mainly because I'm an RPG fan, but the others are awesome (albeit tough - I'm looking at you Infinity Space.)  
 
I've been looking around on the net today to get ideas of other top notch games that are out there.  One title keeps popping up, The World Ends With You.  I already bought it off eBay, so don't recommend it.  It's coming!  I'm definitely excited about picking that one up.  
 
So, I now apologize to the Nintendo fans out there who always claimed the Nintendo DS was an awesome system that could compete with the big boys.  It truly is.  It's not going to compete in the graphics department, but the story in some of these games as well as the gameplay are top notch.  I'm really looking forward to spending some quality time with my DSi and tearing through some truly awesome games.
 

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Posted by ttocs

This weekend was a bit of a lazy one for me.  I cut the grass, did some yard work, and played a ton of video games.  Most of my gaming on Friday night was on the new SF stick I bought specifically for the SSF4, but on Saturday morning, I found out about a deal.  The deal was through Gamestop where they would give an extra 25 or 30 bucks (can't remember which) on top of your trade in value for a console towards the purchase of another console.  My DS Lite plays fine, but has been acting up recently and it seems like it's on it last leg (horrible charge times, screen dims randomly, etc.) so I decided to trade it in and get 70 bucks trade in value for it.  I also traded in some older games I finished and was able to get the following all with trade ins - Black Nintendo DSi, Suikoden Tierkreis, Zelda Spirit Tracks used, Infinite Space used, and Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes.  This was on Saturday morning.  For the remainder of the weekend all I played was the DSi and these games.  For me, that is so off kilter.  I'm a console man - how could I spend all weekend playing a handheld?
 

When did the DS get so good?  These games are phenomenal.  I must have just played the DS as a novelty and never realized it could be capable of garnering my attention for su

ch long periods of time.  I'm a console man, so for me to spend more than an hour playing a handheld, bah!  Blasphemy!  But that's exactly what I did.  I

played it for the remainder of the weekend and had a blast.  My absolute favorite out of the bunch is the Suikoden Tierkreis game, mainly because I'm an RPG fan, but the others are awesome (albeit tough - I'm looking at you Infinity Space.)  
 
I've been looking around on the net today to get ideas of other top notch games that are out there.  One title keeps popping up, The World Ends With You.  I already bought it off eBay, so don't recommend it.  It's coming!  I'm definitely excited about picking that one up.  
 
So, I now apologize to the Nintendo fans out there who always claimed the Nintendo DS was an awesome system that could compete with the big boys.  It truly is.  It's not going to compete in the graphics department, but the story in some of these games as well as the gameplay are top notch.  I'm really looking forward to spending some quality time with my DSi and tearing through some truly awesome games.
 

Posted by Willy105

The DS has always been like this, but because it's a handheld system and the PSP died, no-one here really pays attention to that side of the game industry anymore.

Posted by ttocs

Yeah, I have to say that I am guilty of it too.  I always cast it aside as a novelty and besides the occasional hit, a throwaway.  I never thought I'd play it an entire weekend.