Really? I actually bought and then returned the original DS the day I got it because it was so bulky, heavy and uncomfortable. The DS lite has a much brighter and crisper set of screens, so I would go with it over the original.Originally Posted by wishbone395
I'm sort of trying to descide if I want to get a DS lite anytime soon, aswell. I had a PSP when it first came out and after like 6 months, I sold it because it's games were rather dull and over priced (yes they are only $10 more than DS games but their also only $10 less than console games that are like a million times better). When the DS lite came out, I went to the store and I really like it; it's both easy on the eyes and has pretty innovative gameplay. That said, I've been looking at the list of DS games and there are only a handful that I want: Metroid Hunters, Mario Kart, Starfox Command, Viewtiful Joe, and the new Super Mario Brothers. That may seem like enough for some, but that's pretty much it and there aren't any upcoming games for the system that interest me.
What bothers me about the DS and most portable game systems in general is their lack of originality. All their games tend to be ports from their bigger and better console cousins and it's gets boring. Nintendo keeps cranking out these Mario-themed versions of games like a basket ball game and soccer game and tennis and golf...ENOUGH!!! I love Mario, but they're going to where him out! I've recently looked at the PSP line up and finally, it's games are getting a bit more varied. They've got GTA (which is a port, but a good port), Rush (a cool looking racing game), Gangs of London, and even really interesting games like LocoRoco. I wish Nintendo would stop catering sooo much to the RPG/Pokemon/Anime fans and start doing some mature DS games. I don't want Mario with an AK-45, but maybe some interesting fighting games, non-Nintendo-Mario-styled racers, new 3rd person adventures, and perhaps some more puzzle games. Wii is showing that Nintendo is finally showing some depth, but they need to extend that to the DS in the way Sony is starting to do with the PSP if they want a bigger fan base.
So...yeah...that's what I think.