Star Fox Command / Nintendo DS : 3 of 5
I got this game a long time ago since I read so many good reviews, plus I couldn't resist the nostalgia factor since I remember playing Star Fox back when I had a Nintendo 64. The game actually works really well for the DS - even though this is a first-person flying game, you can control the ship pretty easily using only the stylus (and buttons for firing, of course), which is pretty cool. The graphics are really reminiscent of the original game with lots of solid polygon shapes and not too much detail, but I thought it was just enough to look nice. Other graphics like all the animal characters and maps are beautiful, though. Unfortunately, this is another kind of game that I'm just not very good at, and I don't really have the patience to keep practicing very long! The training missions were lots of fun, learning to fly and target enemies, and then the first actual battle was cool, but after that the game suddenly really ramps up the skill level (especially when there's the added strategy twist of managing a certain number of moves to engage the enemy). I'm sure it would be fun to progress to meet the other characters and so on, but I think I need to accept my chosen gaming genres and stop straying into territory that I know will drive me nuts!