When a drought hits and I've teetered out on everything else that's just come out, I zip on over to IGN and just scroll down various lists of DS games until something perhaps catches my eye. One game I never gave a chance -- due mostly to the lackluster reviews it received -- was Battle for New York. Ultimate Spider-man was a really cool game, I thought, so in my boredom I grabbed Battle for New York. If you've played Ultimate Spidey, this is basically more of the same, being a brawler-type game. If you haven't yet checked out Battle for New York, then it's one to look into, I say. Very slick presentation -- comic-book geeks like me should really dig it -- and the graphics are some of the best 3D I've seen on DS. Speaking of which, the game could perhaps offer an idea of what GTA: Chinatown Wars could possibly look like on the DS, should Rockstar opt to do the cel-shaded thing (which I hope they do). Anyway, some of the timed challenges can be a bit frustrating, and the boss battles are more tedious than fun, but the rest of the gameplay is otherwise very enjoyable. A lot of that, too, is due to the lightning-fast frame-rate, which makes web slinging with Spidey really fun. Why am I creating a topic about a game that came out almost two years ago? Well, I do that when I discover a game that seems really good but was paid no attention. So, if you're feeling the summer drought like I am, check it out...before September hits and we're buried knee-keep in other relevant titles.