Sadly, you’re limited to handhelds when you’re flying.
Well, when you’re flying coach, anyway.
Which I do.
So you’re sitting in your cramped little seat vaguely remembering back when flying was fun and trying to immerse yourself in your little game in your hands. So what’s the best game to immerse yourself in?
Well, I find, RPGs that require a lot of reading are a no-go. If you have to pay attention to subtle nuances of what this or that character is saying? You’re going to miss something and be irritated by it. So something like Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is probably out. Games that just have silly little conversations rather than deeper ones should be fine, however… so games like the Dragon Quests should be okay. Just run around, grind against some monsters, go to the inn and sleep, run around, grind against some monsters, repeat. Good for a couple of hours.
Ideally, however, you want to look down, start playing, and then look up in irritation as it’s time to leave. For *THAT*, your best bet is something like one of the “match 3” games out there on the market. (Match 3 means something like Candy Crush. You’ve got a board full of pieces and you want to get 3 in a row by swapping any two of them.) Puzzle Quest, Puzzle Kingdoms, that sort of thing. A nice little zen game that you can just fall into and feel your brain go away.
That is, if you aren’t one of those people who sits down on a plane and falls asleep before it takes off.
Which I also do.
So… what are you playing?