Handhelds: The New Old Hotness

So, why didn't anybody tell me I had a DS that I haven't been paying attention to lately? With my Top 9 of 2009 list being made at the moment, I've been racking my brain for any and all titles I've played this year. Come to find out, my handheld love has been a bit lacking, especially when it comes to the DS. This past week, though, I've done what I could to confront this problem...Buy more games!

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 - Having been hopelessly addicted to the first Final Fantasy Tactics for PSOne (enoughso to buy not only the PSN release, but the PSP remaster, as well), and moving on to the first FFTA for GameBoy Advance, it only made sense to buckle up my bracers and get down to business in this installment. Over the past three days, I've logged in over 32 hours, and I'm still going. That's terrifying.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor - Being a newcomer to the SMT series with Persona 3 and 4, I'm becoming more and more consumed by this amazing series of RPGs. Not only have I splurged on SMT: Nocturne, and the Digital Devil Saga 1 and 2 bundle, but I've recently bought this little gem. A Strategy/Tactical RPG, sprinkled with some .hack, and mixed with the 'catch them all' mentality of Pokemon, Devil Survivor is easily one of the stronger DS games I have, and honestly, one of the better games in my entire collection. It's on my upcoming Top 9 of 2009 list, and lord knows I'll be playing it for months to come. I mean, hell, what other game can you buy raging demons in an auction, only to fuse them with other demons to kill rad shit?

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - In preperation for Spirit Tracks, it would make sense that I should play the first DS entry in the 'Celda' saga, yes? I haven't even started my campaign yet, but with tons of exploration, creative dungeon design, and that oh-so-delicoius Zelda charm, I really can't go wrong. I'll post impressions either later this month, or early in 2010. My goal? 100% completion. I can't tell you when the last time I 100% a Zelda title was. Probably Minish Cap. Either way, my time with Link is always a treat, and I'm sure my time with Hourglass will be no different.

The morale of this post, I guess, is don't mistreat your systems. You may find that...uh...something. Actually, there is no morale. ENJOY GAMES, PEOPLE, NO MATTER WHAT THEY'RE ON!

My next post? My 'Top 9 of 2009', Super Fun Happy Excitement++ Edition. Stay tuned.