The Holiday season is fast approaching and we all need to start thinking about what to get as gifts for those we care about (or for ourselves as personal presents). For those of us who are gamers we know that this is shaping up to be a crowded marketplace for new games on all the major platforms. With all of these choices deciding what to buy someone can be a very daunting task. Being faced with these decisions as well, we decided to research all the upcoming and recently released games for all platforms and come up with a definitive list of must have games in each major genre (Action, First Person Shooter, Fighting, RPG, Sports and Other) for all the platforms. We will look at not just what games to buy, but why they should be bought! Please note all release dates are based on North American street dates.
So without further ado, let’s get to the Guide!
Part 5 - Nintendo DS
With all the talk of who is winning the next generation console war, no one really seems to notice that the Nintendo DS has sold over 40 million units, this is a monstrous amount of handhelds out in the world. When the DS was first announced it met with derision and was dismissed in the face of the PSP's power and screen size, but software tells the tale and over the last couple of years a great library has built with many games taking advantage of the dual screen and touch innovations. The launch of the DS Lite further propelled the DS to the top of the handheld market and it looks like it is there to stay. This holiday season is a great one with amazing games sure to please anyone you know who has a DS, heck, the device is cheap enough that you could buy them or yourself a DS and a game!
Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
This fully touch screen enabled original Zelda tale picks up where Wind Waker left off, with he anime style with Link sailing off into the sunset with Tetra. Tetra is captured as they search for a Ghost ship that sails the seas and Link with some new friends has to find her. It is a classic Zelda tale and that is what makes it great. The developers have utilized the DS to the fullest with this title by making it a fully touch activated game. All commands are performed by using the stylus on the touch screen. This does cause some minor platforming issues, but item, weapon and map management is incredibly fun with this system. The graphics, audio and game play are all top notch, this title is available right now.