oh, and the mario games on the DS don't have the same characters as the console games? right... portable ops fills in part of the story gap. if you love MGS you will love the PORTABLE version of MGS. geez. and now I'm editing this post to show I got here late for the response. looks like i'm not the only one that notices the exact same games for every nintendo system (and btw, I love them, and the differences of the game on DS is great I'm sure, but don't argue that psp only uses franchises from consoles).