GI.net writes: "As most people have already suspected, I am a hard core gamer. I grew up in the time when video games were hard - like the Mega Man series. It's only been in the past six to ten 10 years that the market known as "casual gaming" has started gaining momentum. Previously, a medium that was too difficult for the average person - or mom - to get into was now as easily accessible as the local Olive Garden. No more "mysterious rites of passage" were necessary to be called a "gamer." And then the Nintendo DS arrived on the scene, which then provided gamers with a fair amount of games that relied heavily on the stylus thanks to Brain Age and many others like it. Add to the mix some more modern convinces, such as multiple save slots and much more forgiving game play to the formula. It's no wonder that many of us have become "soft." Over More than six months ago (back in 2008), Atlus decided to "punish" DS owners with Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard. Welcome to some peoples' nightmares, folks."