Well, I’m rather lucky not to have spent a lot on dull games, but there was one purchase I could have lived without: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? published for the Nintendo DS.
I remember this series back from the Commodore C64 and hold fond memories of the original gameplay. Here is a Let’s Play I found on Youtube:
It was a really good game because it made you look out for clues and at the same time taught you some basic geography.
With this mindset I was rather happy to find a used copy of this in the bargain bin of my local GameStop:
It was only a few bucks and there was even an instruction manual included. It had to be mine!
Well, what a rather stupid thought. The game is bloody boring.
Input is done with the stylus, only, and the one thing you have to do is mindlessly picking on the screen to either talk to someone, arrange something or pick the order of presented things that the game expects from you.
Watching paint dry is more fun!