With the unconventional design of the DS, Nintendo suggested that developers would step in and use its technological opportunities to create innovative games and new play experiences. Up to this point, I would say that this prophecy has gone largely unfulfilled. There have been some neat games to be sure, but in my opinion, very few of them have really capitalized on the things that separate the DS from the competition until Trauma Center: Under the Knife came along.
Tag: Nintendo DS
According to the ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Fantasy Violence
According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Cartoon Violence
Animaniacs: Lights, Camera, Action!, you are utter crap. This is not the kind of thing I say lightly. Animaniacs has been one of my favorite shows since junior high, and I was excited to see the Warner brothers—and the Warner sister—back out of their tower after all these years. I wasn't expecting greatness, but mediocrity would've been nice.
Shooters—what's not to like? Taking control of spaceships or airplanes (or sometimes just people flying in the sky) and blasting the hell out of everything that moves is just a good time. Unfortunately, the genre's releases have dwindled to the point that each new game that lands on a shelf is a cause to celebrate for those who appreciate the hyperkinetic reflex action. The first such game to hit the Nintendo DS, Nanostray, is a welcome arrival that mostly holds its own, though it doesn't break any new ground.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Fantasy Violence