So I dont know a ton about the DS since i'd been stuck on my GBA and EZ4 for a while. I've been wondering about what games to buy or get later on when i get my EZ to work with it. I usually play RPGs, but note the story is VERY important. I play video games for the same reason i read books =D. I think the story kinda ruined FFTA which had the potential to be one of the best games of all time, but...i digress. Heres what im looking for: Should be an RPG of some sort. As a general rule I dont really enjoy shooters, smashy games (fighters [RAGGHH HULK NO NEED STORYLINE!!]), military games...but im open to trying things. Good storyline with some degree of depth and character motivation (as in not damsel in distress ALL THE TIME). Characters need to have depth too though! Interesting characters are definately a plus... Dialouge i guess goes in here. Should be like...how people talk? In the world? yeah, I think thats all i need to say about that... Not too childish...as in i sort of liked Golden Sun but it felt watered down and like it was written for 10 year olds (though it might have been). This one scares me as the DS games ive been looking at are very G-rated...I looked at FF12 Reverant Wings and the characters now look like 12 year olds even though they are supposed to be older 0.o No bueno. I actually picked up FF3 for the DS...Its so bad so far that i made this post >.< Good soundtrack! This is not crucial but the soundtrack for me is the difference between the best thing ive ever played and an OK game (Chrono Trigger had such a good soundtrack that i learned a lot of it on guitar) Decent gameplay/battle system...yeah. I enjoy the Final Fantasy turn based thing since they tend to use variations and mix it up within the same old formula. I really liked FFTA gameplay but few games have that sort of thing...(yes i know about Advance Wars and no i dont like it. So there. >.< ) What i enjoyed more was the team building/training and putting THAT into battle not just battle strategy itself. Ive played some of the pokemon games and they had the teambuilding thing to a degree but everything else was just OK. I allow some leeway for battle system if the story is really good. Style/Feel...I mean the environment of the whole game. This includes the world it's set in, the music, what the feel is there. As in FF7 kinda had an industrial futuristic feel. FF12 (ivalice for that matter) kinda has a desert bazaar sort of thing going. Im looking for creativity and originality not necessarily logic in the world of a game. Style is more how the story is told, character portraits, menus that kinda thing. Same applies here as feel but its not as important (FF6 had a nice style). I'd like to see some Sci-Fi feels, i havent played any yet really... So, if youre still reading this god bless your squishy human heart. Those are my ridiculous standards. If you know of any RPGs that kinda meet these please let me know. If you have no idea what in the world im talking about and just have an RPG you really enjoyed i'd like to hear those too ^^. And i know i said DS but this kinda goes for all games really...I gots a gba, a PS2 (so PSX are an option as well), and obviously a PC so suggestions for stuff on any of those are welcome as well. I played and liked: FF4, FF5, FF6, FF7, FFTA, FF12 (yes, im a hopeless Final Fantasy nerd), Chrono Trigger (prolly my favorite/best game of all time), uhm...thats all i can think of at the moment. Aaaanyways, thanks for your time and i look foward to hearing all your input!