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Nintendo DSi is a Winner at E3 Expo
A video game novice checks out E3
Dolores Williams (delzakiya)     Print Article 
Published 2009-08-16 15:12 (KST)   
This article is lightly edited.  <Editor's Note>
On the final day of the E3 Expo, I had to admit, that I had grown fond of video games. Although I find that playing kids games seems to be a little over my head, it was fun trying.

I grew particularly fond of Nintendo DSi. I like how it allows you to do more than push a button. You can play all kinds of games and even use it for exercise.

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Today I played a game by Ubisoft called Rabbids Go Home. It was so much fun, and the sound effects are awesome. They are really comical. It clearly is a child's game, but for this novice, it was appropriate. The graphics were colorful and bright, which is great for the sensory. Moves were not too complicated, and the objective was just entertainment.

I looked at the Wii Fit Plus, because for three days it was packed. The fun thing about this is that they have made exercise enjoyable. It doesn't have to be the same old stale routine. Today you can run in a race against characters, tomorrow have a customized routine to help get you into that bikini body that has left for the parts unknown, and the next day you can be a character in a video game. One of the best things is that programs can be adjusted, so a nine year old is not doing the same routine as a certified fitness trainer.

One of the few games that I found I could actually play was the upcoming James Patterson game called, Women's Murder Club. It was on the Nintendo DSi, and it was fantastic. No jumping, running, or trying to hit some odd video character on the head. Nope, this was touch screen, aided by a stylus. It can be customized, in a way, through a photo story. You can take photos of your friends and family and include them in the story.

The only drawback is that once you finish the game, the pictures disappear. Other Nintendo DSi games that anyone could play were Style Savvy, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, and Classic Word Games. Classic Word Games was great; because on the DSi version, you can add games, customize games, and more.

I went to hear the information about Brink, which was developed by Splash Damage and Bethesda. It is a cool one shooter game. It has excellent graphics and is not as gritty as others I have seen. Definitely not a kid's game, but totally neat.

The premise of the game is that these people live on the Ark, and have lost contact with the rest of the world. It is the year 2035. The water is rising, and they are turning on each other. For some reason there is an airport, but ok, we will let that go. Pretty much you can play on or offline, with friends or not. It is totally cool how you can customize your character. The game is expected to be out in the spring of 2010.

The E3 Expo is a great experience for novices or experts. There was something for everyone, which just happens to be the Nintendo slogan. Stripping away all the glitz of the event, people got what they came to see: video games.
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