If there were dieticians for videogame consoles, their diagnosis for the DS would be, "you're very healthy, but I think you should cut down on the RPGs. It seems like you have one every week and half the time they're just remakes filled with empty calories." But in spite of this appraisal, we think they'd make an exception for Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume.
Viewtiful Joe is one of the few modern series that resolutely clings to old gameplay ideas. Even so, it stands proudly apart from the bottomless pits of platformers thanks to its gravity-defying, wire-fu moves and an instantly recognizable visual style. Double Trouble carries the same eccentric, living comic book look and flashy gameplay of its console brethren, plus some of the best use of the DS' touch screen we've seen yet.
The game's a classic side-scroller at heart. You guide
Gardening is pretty dull, unless you’re mad, old or both. So you might not think it’s the best pitch for a game. But then Viva Pinata comes along, full of dirty hoes, constant mating and general abuse of animals. Viva la watering can!