Picked up two new DS games this week. Orcs & Elveshttp://www.orcsandelves.com/
“classic” dungeon crawl first person RPG. Darn fun to play (if you like this sort of thing) – a bit on the short side – I’m half way through already since Saturday (which is really fast for me since I don’t play for hours on end…), but amazingly fun. I’ve gotten overwhelmed a couple of times so even the ‘normal’ mode isn’t a walk in the park. I think I’ll like ‘hard’ mode a bit better though.Luminous Archttp://www.atlus.com/luminousarc/
A tactical/strategy RPG… somewhat similar to the Fire Emblem series (which I love and wish they’d release more titles in the states…) or games like Advance Wars. Fight a series of battles with up to 15 characters against an army of monsters – move, attack in various ways, cast spells, etc… This one takes terrain height and attacking from behind or the side into account which is a very nice enhancement.
The downside of this one is the background story and dialogue is utterly horrible. Ouch - you'll groan. So far the battles have made it worthwhile, though. I'm still happy I bought it. It's also very much in the anime tradition of 13 year old children saving the world... ha.