ThemePark wrote:But for a DS game to steal $50-$70 out of my wallet, it has to be pretty damn awesome.
I would buy a lot more games if most games actually had a price that actually reflected the value of the game, instead of most games costing between $50-$70 dollars even when they're only worth $20, like rehashes of retro games.
Yikes! Exchange rates or import costs must be horrid... here in the U.S., DS games range from $20-$40, with the mode also being the median of $30. I agree, however, that MOST games for the DS are utter crap not worth the flimsy cardboard packaging everything comes in, but that's what you get with Nintendo systems these days (the same is true of the Wii)*. I wouldn't say the DS is a great sit-down-for-an-extended-gaming-session platform, but it's great if you have an hour or two to kill.
I really want to go pick up Scribblenauts now that I've read this thread. I only heard about the game the day prior to this comic going up during the rare time I actually watch TV commercials (I <3 TiVo), and it looked somewhat-interesting at the time, but they clearly advertised it as a game for kids.
* I'm not Nintendo-bashing; I actually own both a DS and a Wii, and none of the competing products in either category (e.g., PSP, XBox 360).