It is not easy finding good games for Nintendo DS on one hand and on the other it is not easy to find good games at low prices.
Personally, I think DS games are overpriced because they are mostly too short. I mean come on — paying 30 pounds for a shortened version of an adventure game is just nuts. An adventure game about Sherlock Holmes for DS costs nearly 40 pounds and the Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders was 20 pounds. But the most ridiculous prices had games like Puzzle Quest or The Amazing Adventures. The first one is a simple puzzle game and the second is a hidden object game. Normally games like that for the PC cost around 7 to 10 pounds. For the DS the prices stand around 20 to 25 pounds. It’s madness!
I’m starting to think, I should have invested in a Wii and not a DS. Generally I’m quite disappointed of the portable consoles we have at home, not because of their functionality but because there are too few games I actually enjoy playing on them.
We got just three DS games (pre-owned or on sale) — Hotel Dusk, Scribblenauts and Metroid Prime. I’ve tried out Scribblenauts last night and so far am satisfied with it. Hope that Metroid will not disappoint as well.
Still, I am pissed that Nintendo would sell DS games at the prices of games for the big consoles. It’s nonsense.