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DS Lite: The 40-year Old Virgin

Recently, I've begun to play a DS Lite here and there. Why? Well, because CivRev is coming out in the Spring, and I wanted to see how I'd like playing on a handheld. Fortunately, my oldest son already had one. But, before I go any further, I've got to clear up two things. First, I'm not really 40, I'm 42 (and a half). :D Second, I'm not really a true virgin - just had been w/ the DS. ;-)

My first venture was with AoE: AoK. I really didn't expect much, as the AoE series has always been uninspiring to me. But, AoK was a pleasant surprise. Perhaps, it was the TBS approach that won me over, but I found the game fun and challenging.

As for the DS Lite itself. The controls were good, and the stylus was/is a handy tool. But, playing it in bed was heaven. Actually, playing it in bed was just next to heaven. Heaven is my wife. But, her name really isn't Heaven. At this point, the DS Lite has me intrigued.

For Christmas, my youngest son got a gold DS Lite bundled w/ The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Once I began playing it, I was hooked. The fact that the controls in this game include yelling and blowing on the DS to create wind, made the experience even more enjoyable. And, the game (The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass) rocks! I'm hooked on this Zelda game at the moment. Ingenious design - truly a fun gaming experience.

But, here things went south. My youngest son informed me that he didn't want me to play his DS and Zelda game so much. Well, he's 6 and you know how a 6 y/o can be at times. So, to respect my son's wishes, and to spend the $130 I had in gift cards to Best Buy, I ordered myself a crimson and black DS Lite. :D I've only got to wait a week for it to come off backorder.

Meanwhile, I purchased my own copy of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Of course, I could continue to play my youngest son's copy, but the game only allows two save files. This way, my sons and I can be working on our own games, and play some wireless as well.

Needless to say, I'm eagerly awaiting Sid Meier's CivRev. :-)

Posted on January 2, 2008 at 5:44 am
Games Playing:
Civ5: BNW
TWD: 400 Days
Crusader Kings 2
Crusader Kings 10/20/2005
Hearts of Iron (HOI) 3/31/2005
Europa Universalis II (EU2) 5/22/2004
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