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I recently picked up a DS Lite and am a little overwhelmed by the insane number of games out there. I've already copy&pasted slash000's "recommended DS games"-list and have been keeping an eye out for them. But right now I'm looking for something to balance out Elite Beat Agents. That is to say, I'm looking for something that is a bit more easy-going yet still allows for small gaming bursts of 5-10 minutes spread out over the day (which is how I'm doing the whole handheld thing).
Most of all I want a game that doesn't require precise usage of the stylus, as I'm playing while on the bus and that's not a particularly stable gaming environment. (EBA is pretty much unplayable.)
I'd like to give strategy games another go, which has always been a genre I've been curious about but never really managed to make *work* for me. Ogre Battle (SNES) was far too complex for me and I've yet to play a Sim City game where my town doesn't stagnate on the Small Town/Village level.
Can you recommend a strategy/simulation/slow-burn game for somebody who's completely clueless about them? What's a good gateway game? (I've got Advance Wars DS on ebay 2 weeks ago, but I'm still waiting for that to be delivered. D:)