I finally bought it. I remember posting about this almost a year ago, September 14, 2008, when I really got into Super Collapse with someone else’s PSP. Exactly 11 months after, I finally decided to buy not just a DS Lite, but the newer DSi. The only difference is, the DSi has its own camera where you can make funny faces, much like the Photo Booth application in Macs. This is the part I’m not so hot about, learning how to operate a new gadget. So far, I only know on/off, the start button, and the “A” button. The others, I have no idea. Plus, I got mostly the old school games like Space Invaders and Donkey Kong. I also got those brain games like Brain Age and Brain Academy. I’m not so hot on the RPGs so I didn’t get any of those. Most everything else, I have no idea how to play. I’m not good with guessing how to play, I’m a read-the-instructions kind of guy. I guess it’s off to YouTube tutorials for me.
Surprisingly though, I got hooked on two games in particular. I’d try playing the games one by one, but usually I’d get bored after a few tries and move on to the next. But these two particular games, I found myself playing practically the whole weekend! It triggered massive headaches unfortunately, but I couldn’t stop. The first game I got hooked on was Luxor (Pharaoh’s Challenge):
After my poor brain was fried playing those surprisingly difficult brain games (I did poorly, by the way), it was soothing to play something more manual, and used more hand-eye coordination rather than actual thinking. It’s like all thoughts are suspended and all that matters is to match those rolling balls and collect those coins. The droning repetitiveness really appealed to me. It’s a low-stress game that calmed my usually frazzled nerves.
The second game I got hooked on was 7 Wonders of the Ancient World:
This is a similar matching game, where instead of balls, you match runes. I guess it appealed to me because it reminded me of a favorite game I used to play on my Palm Pilot, Bejewelled. It’s practically the same game, just tweaked here and there. I like this because it has added explosions that Bejewelled didn’t. I guess I’ll start with these easy games first, before I graduate to something more difficult. Like I said, I’m not very good with new gadgets, so I need to be broken in slowly. But so far, so good! I’m really enjoying my new purchase, and those old games like Breakout and Frogger are bringing me back to my high school days, where I’d spend 50 pesos (that was huge then), in an arcade in the then brand new Virra Mall in Greenhills.
Please feel free to suggest some games you find interesting, and since I know nothing about them, maybe a short description of what it’s about? Thanks!