video game n00b requests aid.
So I recently found out that I'm going to be very sick for a very long time before it starts to get better, which involves long stretches of time in which I can't really get out or be active. Since the Internet can, actually, get dull after awhile, I did what any reasonable person would do - I bought a video game console =D More specifically, a DS.
Yes, this is another game rec thread. But it's got one stipulation: I'm really bad at video games. I haven't played since the original Nintendo, and too many controls and buttons make me a sad panda. In spite of that, I really like games with complex stories and lots of characters and overarching plots, so I guess I was wondering if there are games like that for the beginner/low skill level set. I'd hate to drop all this money and immediately get frustrated because I'm attempting to play above my skill level.
So far, I have a Nintendog, because... well, I love puppies ;D What else should I look in to?