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So my boyfriend has decided he wants a DS game to play while he's waiting around to pick me up for work. However, his taste in videogames is... rather limited.
Things the game can not have:
Lots of precision jumping. He played God of War and gets frustrated with the platforming aspects.
Obviously turn-based combat. He's fine with disguised turn-based, like in City of Heroes, but nothing with menus for combat.
High difficulty level. Think super, super-casual gamer here. If he gets frustrated, he just quits, and then we're out the price of a game.
Too long an opening sequence. He just quits.
Things that would be good:
Long/Lots of replay value.
Simple combat, but lots of it.
Not too much reading.
Not too cutesy, although exceptions can be made.
Games that he really likes:
Games he enjoys before getting irritated with them:
City of Heroes
God of War
Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
If anyone has suggestions for a game that would suit him, I'd love to hear him. Also appreciated would be suggestions for "gateway" videogames that might help him branch out into other genres.
TL;DR - Suggestions for DS games for my patience- and taste-challenged significant other.