Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokuretsu (NDS)
This DS-exclusive Haruhi game was released a few days ago on the 28th May 2009. Chokuretsu (直列) means series and this is a visual novel style game. I started playing this yesterday and it seemed alright for a DS novel game (graphic/sound wise).
Now, trying to play this should be extremely easy right? Just clicking buttons and occasionally choosing a few options. Perhaps if I understood enough Japanese it would be… The first 80 lines or so I was fine with, considering that they were also reading out their lines, but after that it became considerably more difficult. I can sort of get the gist of what is being said as I understand the kanji but still doesn’t make it easy to play.
The first episode is about the SOS団 (well really just Haruhi) investigating a “classroom that devours people”. You play from the point of view of Kyon and basically do Haruhi’s bidding!