Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Usability Options

Someone posted an interesting question today, which was related to the subject of usability in terms of using the Nintendo DS. There are certain situations on part of the player (and not the game) that may warrant the exclusive use of the stylus. Even though the DS was built with the touch screen in mind, there are not many games that I can think of that are playable with the stylus alone.

As far as my experience goes, such games include:
There are other games, most of them under Nintendo's Touch! Generations label, that are playable via stylus alone as well. These include:
In my opinion, nothing beats Animal Crossing in term of control options. The game is playable even though you choose to use buttons or the stylus exclusively.