I’m going to be traveling to a couple of gaming conventions in a month or two, and one of the things I like to take along to amuse myself is my Nintendo DS (especially now since I got the DS Lite and will actually be able to see the screen without burying my head under a blanket). So I’m looking for a couple of new games to play during the flights.
Here are the games I already have and like:
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Trauma Center: Under the Knife
Here are the criteria I’m looking for (and wanting to avoid) in new games:
Nothing I have to talk to as an integral part of playing (since I’ll be around other people on a plane–I’ve got “Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney” and am looking forward to playing it, but not on my trips))
Nothing overly complicated (I don’t want to have to take a game guide along)
I like RPGs, especially “old school” ones
Nothing military or “hard science fiction”–I get bored with those
Nothing that requires lightning reflexes (ditto)
No puzzle games (ditto–I’m probably the only person on earth who doesn’t like Sudoku)
Nothing I can’t play in small chunks and then save and come back to later.
I like anime-style games, but only if they’re good–nice graphics can’t save a bad game.
Things I’m considering, based on reviews and backs of boxes I’ve read:
The new Super Mario Bros.
Super Princess Peach
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (is it any good? I’ve heard mixed reviews)
The new Tony Hawk skater game (which I will like if it’s not in that weird isometric perspective of some of the other handheld skater games, like the one for PSP–my brain can’t cope with that for some reason)
The Lunar RPG for DS (would I need a guide for that one, or are the quests pretty straightforward?)
Any other suggestions, or comments on the ones I’m considering? Thanks in advance!