Training, training, training. That's all us Europeans and Aussies
want, right? Day in, day out, there we are, blurting "blue" into our handhelds like obedient farmyard animals, and being told that we're doing it wrong
and that we're thuddingly simple. We know this happens, because the sales charts
tell us so, and now the first DS demos on the local Nintendo Channel (released on all PAL consoles today) reflect the self-improvement obsession that has swept many PAL countries.
So, instead of getting demos of totally rad, new
games such as Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
(which is what the U.S. got
), we get four
training games (only one of which came out this year) from the seven titles available, and adverts for Nintendogs
and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
. The only bright spot? A couple of tracks from Mario Kart DS
, and a Picross
demo, but those are hardly fresh
We're not usually the types to look a gift horse in the mouth, but there's a stunning lack of variety on display here, Nintendo. Hit the break for the infuriatingly vanilla list.