Holy ****, I am watching that video as I type this, and this game seems ****ing amazing. How have I never even heard of it?! I mean, I don't use the ol' DS very often at all, I pretty much just played like 3/4th of that one Zelda game on it, but still. It seems like I would be at least a little more ahead of the curve than this. I should deffo get this for my fiancee, I think she'd love it.
And you know, I let all of the hateful hype get to me on FFVIII and FFIX, and I sorta wish I hadn't. I haven't played either game, and it's sorta sad, because JRPGs used to be my absolute favorite.
However, I am a recent convert to Portal, having just discovered it right around Christmastime. Holy ****ing ****. I have been thinking about it for the last three months and I am ready to proclaim it the greatest video game of all time. The fact that it also very subtly has a female protagonist and that the ending it 100% hands down the greatest in video game history really pushes it over the top, but the gameplay itself would justify it even without those relatively minor things.