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Visual Novel [UPDATE]

With a lot of things to do before going back, I guess writing a few things about games wouldn't hurt.

Nowadays it's hard to find games that have minimal gameplay but heavy-handed on the story. Games like Phoenix Wright, Professor Layton, Ghost Trick, and 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors are hard to come by lately. The funny thing is that all these games are for Nintendo DS. People really can do amazing things within a limited space and option. In this case, it's the limitation on a hardware that is considered the weakest on its generation (compares to PSP, PS3, 360 and Wii).

Games like this one are hard to come by lately.

I like these games because I can dive into the world, and the feeling of anticipating on what happen next is thrilling. It's like reading a good novel, you can't wait to find out when your questions will be answered. Then you'll solve puzzles and riddles in order to move forward with the story. The memories are unforgettable. The only downside is the replayability, you won't play these games twice unless it has some branching stories or different endings (like 999). Besides, I play too much online multiplayer games (Modern Warfare 3 and UMVC3), which make them stale and somewhat boring lately.

We need more brave Pomeranian like this little guy.

Perhaps I should stop playing games for now, and just wait for the good games to come (like Persona 4 Golden), then only I'll play games. Besides,
I have a lot of other things to focus right now, so I need to have more self-control, both in playing games and spending money for games. It's not easy, but not impossible either.

Still have a lot of things to do by this week and the next. Hopefully it will all be done before I'll get back.

Updated 6/22/2012 6:47 PM

I guess I was wrong. It's not that there are no games to play, it just that I stopped feeling excited about most games. While it may seems like a bad thing, I think it is more on a good side. As we grow older, we tend to be more picky since we have this standards or bar for the things that we like. For me, I used to play lot of games, but now, I only choose games that I know I will play and the experiences will be great. So yeah, I shouldn't complain about not having enough games. This way, I'll play only the games that I think worth the money, and in the same time, cut my spending on the games.

Also, games don't always have to be expensive and high-budget for me to enjoy. Small and inexpensive games (especially puzzles and platformers) like Where Is My Hearts?, Art of Balance, and Pushmo! have more great moments, simple yet addicting. You can get this games for less than $10, yet you can spend hours and hours playing it. Playing video games is an expensive hobby, so as a gamer, I am learning to be more smart in spending money towards it. I am growing up too, there are many things that I need to prioritize before playing games.

Simple games like Art of Balance makes me happy

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