About six thousand people have asked me if I’m going to play Shantae: Risky’s Revenge. And the answer was, yes, eventually. Probably early next year, with the shiny new DSi I was expecting to get for Christmas. It wouldn’t be the first time I’d have to temporarily pass up a great game I wanted to play because I lacked the system to play it on.
I wasn’t looking forward to the waves and waves of YouTube comments about it, either.
I’m delighted to report that Matt Bozon and the rest of the guys at WayForward were even more to get me playing Risky’s Revenge as I was. When they found out I had nothing to play it on, they decided to front me a brand new burgundy DSi XL. It arrived earlier this afternoon.
I haven’t had time to play around with it much except to solve a few levels of Mighty Flip Champs and clear a few left-behind puzzles in Professor Layton. I am, of course, exceptionally grateful for the gift. And it should go without saying that I’m super excited for Shantae times.
Since I hadn’t planned on getting a DSi for a while, I actually didn’t know much about it. So I was kind of blown away when I opened the box and saw how… huge the thing was:
(Note: that’s not my pink DS Lite. That’s Peanut’s. Not that there’s anything wrong with a pink DS Lite.)
I remember when I upgraded from my old grey brick DS to the DS Lite. I thought, “Wow, how did I ever play games on that old nasty thing?” I kind of feel the same way about the DS Lite now. Put side-by-side like that, the difference is pretty insane.
I wish I had time to do a full-out product review at the moment, but game night doth loom. I have to get going. Thanks once again to WayForward for the DSi, and thanks to everyone else for reading!