If you are looking for the perfect gift to give to any gamer, be they five, fifty or not even into games at all, everybody can find something to like about the Nintendo DS Lite.
You may remember the Dual Screen of yesteryear: bulky; unattractive and rough around the edges. Well the DSL is the polar opposite of the old eye-soar. With its sleek glossy finish and bright DUAL SCREEN, you will struggle to tear your eyes away from this digital sex-bomb.
But it has more than just look you know. Oh yes. With a huge library of Triple A games (thats games that score highly in reviews) that trumps the main competition of the PSP. The games target audience spans across the entire demographic that those boffs at nintendo could get their mits on. From gamers to non-gamers, old to young, and pretty much everyone in between. Puzzle games, RPGs, Racers, Strategy, Shooter, Kids games, Movie games, dancing federal agents games.... you get the picture.
Speaking of picture, you get not one but TWO screens! By no means supefulous, the first screen usually pops up with a control pad for you to use the stylus with to enduce movent on the upper screen. Before you say this sounds complicated, I have seen a 2 year old use this thing with ease, the controls are simple, natural and as easy to adapt to as crossing the road.
Other hardware includes a built-in microphone and wi-fi for playing games over the internet and with other players right next to you. Kitted out for retro gamers is a port for plugging in old GameBoy Advanced games, that to this day are selling like hot cakes.
If you are a person teetering on the edge as whether to get a PSP or DSL, you have my personal gaurantee that DSL delivers! I have owned a PSP and given it much patience, I must admit there was one game I liked but then my thumbs grew weary of the awkward control scheme, and my patience wore thin after countless hours waiting for games to load. Games on the DSL come on the good old cartridge format so games load instatnly. No more cups of tea waiting for your game to load because its there before you know it.
You can take my advice or leave it, if you want a fantastic bit of kit for £100 buy a DSL. If you however want faulty design, long loading times and hodge-podgery then by all means waste £130 on a PSP.
As for games for this fine product, I recommend for gamers The Ledgend of Zelda : Phantom Hourglass. For kids New Super Mario Brothers. And for adults Brain Training is a must buy!
I hope this review helps, good luck and happy shopping!