Nintendo DS Games

An addiction.

No, really!  I ended up getting three more games today:

Assassin’s Creed
Mario and Luigi, Partners in Time
Hotel Dusk, Room 215

Let’s run through them, shall we?

Assassin’s Creed

Fun and challenging.  Not easy, by any means.  You are an assassin, living by your sword and your wits.  Killing things is a main objective, but sneaking around and getting information as well as valuables from other characters is important as well.  You use the touch screen to steal stuff as well as impart some torture on your enemies. Not easy…

The sound is incredible.  The music is tight and makes the mood intense.

Rating: T for teen.  Definitely deserved, especially for the difficulty and the killing.  No blood though.  I give it a 4.5/5.

Mario and Luigi, Partners in Time

I wanted this game for so long and ended up finding it today.  It is totally awesome.  You play as Mario and Luigi, as well as the babies in this game.  You control them easily enough with the A, B, X and Y buttons, with the D-pad as movement.  This one is easier than Assassin’s Creed, but still happily difficult.  I like the combat setup; it’s similar to Pokemon in that you stop and have combat.  This is definitely more enjoyable than the other Mario games.

Rating: E for everyone.  Good for kids to play and fun for anyone.  I give it a 5/5 so far.

Hotel Dusk, Room 215

This is an adventure game where you do a lot of reading and going through screens.  It’s not action-heavy at all, but sometimes you want a game like that.  Anyway, you play a door-to-door salesman who is a former cop and you’re looking for your ex-partner.  I’m not very far in this, but so far it’s looking good, with amazing music and sound.

Rating: T for teen.  Very well deserved, considering the subject matter.  It could have been made edgier and given an M rating easy.  Either way, it’s fun and absorbing.  I give it a 4.7/5.

Gamestop/Software Etc./Babbages/whatever shouldn’t have those “buy 2 get 1 free” sales.  I spend too much money that way…

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