I just realized that I haven’t posted about any of the Christmas presents I received from my wonderful wife, Rachel. Here’s what I got:
- Nintendo DS Mario Kart bundle, with red DS
- “Podcasting Hacks” book
- “Digital Video Production Cookbook” book
How did she know what I wanted? They were all on my Froogle Wish List.
The day after Christmas, we braved the mall (stupid!), and I picked up Nintendogs (Lab), Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, and Final Fantasy IV Advance. So you can imagine what I was doing while we were at my in-laws last week.
I’ll be posting detailed reviews in the future, and talking about the stuff in the podcast. Maybe even do some video reviews. So far, I’ve been playing Castlevania the most. It’s a great game, and I’ve been a Castlevania fan since the very first one, playing all but a couple of them (the GBA ones, mostly).
Nintendogs is cool – I have a little lab puppy named Malcolm. Emma loves it, and it’s very cool to show off to the cousins/grandparents. When Emma gets a little older, I’m sure she’ll want one of her own. Cheaper and cleaner than a real puppy!
Mario Kart is fun, but I’m kind of sick of racing games. Once our broadband gets set up at home, and I have a reliable wireless connection, I’ll try out the internet racing aspect, which is what most people seem to like the most about it. The Mission Mode is pretty entertaining, though.
FFIV Advance is a remake/port of Final Fantasy II for the SNES, which is one of my all time favorite games. I’ve been playing through it, and the nostalgia factor is very high. Goes to show that you don’t need cutting edge graphics power when you’ve got awesome music and a powerful, well-written story. Still one of my favorite games.