Anybody else not loving the 3DS library as much as the DS one?

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#1 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

I find myself just using my 3DS XL for DS games, likepokemon, GTA CTW, TWEWY etc. I have MK7, OoT, and KI Uprising but they don't get much attention. I am stisfid with my purchase because I needed a new DS regardless, but the 3DS just doens't have epic must have games for me like the DS did. I know the 3DS library hasn't been out as long but I'm still waiting for SSB 3DS, pokemon 3DS, and some epic 3RD party 3DS titles like on DS.

#2 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4100 posts) -
You're comparing a fairly new system with one that has been out for a long time, of course the DS is going to have more quality games.
#3 Posted by Bladebri (239 posts) -

You're comparing a fairly new system with one that has been out for a long time, of course the DS is going to have more quality games.Toxic-Seahorse

Pretty much this. I've been lucky however as I never owned a DS, so I'm using this time to catch up on some great DS RPG's with my 3DS as I wait for Nintendo to release more games for their handheld.

#4 Posted by KBFloYd (12967 posts) -

bravely default
paper mario
epic mickey
smash bros
pokemon
castlevania mirror fate
project x zone
monster hunter 3 ultimate
luigis mansion

some decent games are coming

#5 Posted by Bangerman15 (1976 posts) -
dude it's been out for a year and a half, cut it some slack.. it has better games than the ds had after a year and a half of being released.
#6 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7479 posts) -

bravely default
paper mario
epic mickey
smash bros
pokemon
castlevania mirror fate
project x zone
monster hunter 3 ultimate
luigis mansion

some decent games are coming

KBFloYd
Bravely Default and Project X Zone got localization announcements?
#7 Posted by shadow_Metroid (1642 posts) -

[QUOTE="KBFloYd"]

bravely default
paper mario
epic mickey
smash bros
pokemon
castlevania mirror fate
project x zone
monster hunter 3 ultimate
luigis mansion

some decent games are coming

FlamesOfGrey

Bravely Default and Project X Zone got localization announcements?

Whatttt? :O

#8 Posted by dsrules13 (1624 posts) -

[QUOTE="KBFloYd"]

bravely default
paper mario
epic mickey
smash bros
pokemon
castlevania mirror fate
project x zone
monster hunter 3 ultimate
luigis mansion

some decent games are coming

FlamesOfGrey

Bravely Default and Project X Zone got localization announcements?

I don't think Bravely Default got an annoucement but it is said that it is likely to get a release outside of Japan.

#9 Posted by JustBoomer (184 posts) -

I am looking forward to some new games in the future.

#10 Posted by GamerEye (1670 posts) -

I'm looking forward to plenty of games. That being said, I've only ever owned 6 DS games, and I already own 9 3DS games (not counting eShop only games).

#11 Posted by cayne_phoenix (2409 posts) -

bravely default
paper mario
epic mickey
smash bros
pokemon
castlevania mirror fate
project x zone
monster hunter 3 ultimate
luigis mansion

some decent games are coming

KBFloYd
is braverly default coming for 3DS? i mean, i thought BD was ONLY coming in japan. unless you know japanese then i can understand ur excitement.
#12 Posted by trugs26 (5242 posts) -

I'm actually enjoying the 3DS quite a bit more than the DS given the same time frame. Seriously, a year and a half out and we have a very strong first party library. Third party is pretty decent too, but could be a little better.

#13 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

The DS has been out for how long? 7 or 8 years now? While the 3DS has been out for what? a year and a half? Give it some time, sure the 3DS probably wont get as many games as the DS did throughout its life, but with that said, Im pretty positive that the 3DS will be able to get just as many if not more quality games over the same amount of time. That is of course, assuming the world doesnt end any time soon :P

#14 Posted by HowlingLotus (389 posts) -

Ah. This thread again.

I am enjoying the 3DS so far and still play DS games, but it is unfair to compare ~2 years to ~8 years. I am sure the 3DS will reach the plateau of an awesome library that the DS has enjoyed since its release. There is already a great lineup in the pipes - especially if many games see localization such as Bravely Default. Just give it time and we can have this discussion in another 3-4 years to compare on a more fair playing field.

#15 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

It's way to early to say that.

#16 Posted by Vickman178 (1035 posts) -

Its got some way better games then the DS had in its first year! I think it will probably end up surpassing the DS or reach about the same level as it did.

#17 Posted by NaveedLife (17175 posts) -

[QUOTE="FlamesOfGrey"][QUOTE="KBFloYd"]

bravely default
paper mario
epic mickey
smash bros
pokemon
castlevania mirror fate
project x zone
monster hunter 3 ultimate
luigis mansion

some decent games are coming

dsrules13

Bravely Default and Project X Zone got localization announcements?

I don't think Bravely Default got an annoucement but it is said that it is likely to get a release outside of Japan.

I hope so! Easy buy for me.

3DS has some fantastic games out and more coming.

In the meantime I need to start Tales of The Abyss.

#18 Posted by BigBen11111 (1528 posts) -

Give it som more time, some more good games are coming around the corner. Like Fire Emblem, Super Smash Bros., Luigi's Manson, Paper Mario, & many other titles.

#19 Posted by NaveedLife (17175 posts) -

Anyone know if there are any recipes or anything like that in the new paper Mario? I loved finding all the recipes.

by the way, I thought it would be kind of cool to have some sort of laminating system, where you could laminate a select few stickers as rewards or something. You could use that sticker in as many battle as you want, but only one time each battle.

#20 Posted by slamminjammin69 (1599 posts) -

Regular DS games are better since they dont freakin rely on 3D constantly like the newer "3DS" DS games.

#21 Posted by Userfrigginname (7 posts) -
Yeah. Most of my games are downloaded E-Shop games. I don't have but a few actual cartridges for the 3ds. The only physical games I have is Tales of the Abyss, Devil Survivor Overclocked, Devil Survivor 2, Chrono Trigger and Blaze Blue Contiuum Shift 2. I've had other 3ds games off and on, but I usually trade them in for other stuff after a while when I start getting bored with them.
#24 Posted by JLF1MarkII (1398 posts) -

The 3DS have about 6-7 must have games at this point were as the DS had 20+ at the same time-frame.

Much weaker library.

#25 Posted by guard12 (1657 posts) -

The 3ds library started weak and is now getting stronger. Just be patient the good games are coming.

#26 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4100 posts) -

The 3DS have about 6-7 must have games at this point were as the DS had 20+ at the same time-frame.

Much weaker library.

JLF1MarkII
Proof?
#27 Posted by JLF1MarkII (1398 posts) -

[QUOTE="JLF1MarkII"]

The 3DS have about 6-7 must have games at this point were as the DS had 20+ at the same time-frame.

Much weaker library.

Toxic-Seahorse

Proof?



Well it's all a matter of personal taste but most people generally talk about the same few games on the 3DS that admittedly are kick-ass.

Mario 3D Land
Mario Kart 7
Resident Evil: Revelations
Kid Icarus
Rhythm Theif
Theatrhythm
Pushmo

There are of course more high quality games on the 3DS but they're not really must have games that makes the 3DS stand out.

The DS had much more of those games at the same time-frame of it's launch.

Ace Attorney
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
WarioWare: Touched
Kirby Canvas Curse
Meteos
Trace Memory
Lost in Blue
Trauma Center
Mario Kart DS
Sonic Rush
Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Metroid Prime Hunters

After this 1.5 years of unique fresh game that really used the hardware to it's advantage the library simply exploded with a never ending stream of quality games. The 3DS has had the opposite happen to it where there are no western games on it at all and barely any new announced games in Japan. It all kind of stopped this fall with new announcements. Hopefully some new games are announced in an hour when the Japanese Nintendo direct starts.

I will say that it is kinda unfair to judge the two systems. They are in very different markets. Half of the really unique early DS games would either be E-shop games or simply not be made at all. It was a golden age of handhelds that will most likely never come back due to much more expensive budgets ot simple too small budgets when it comes to E-shop games.

Personally I don't care as I don't have time to play all the kick-ass 3DS and Vita games anyway. It's one thing to say that the 3DS will be weak compared to the DS it's a whole other thing to claim these systems don't have anything to play.

#28 Posted by funsohng (27594 posts) -

I find myself just using my 3DS XL for DS games, like GTA CTW

Jonwh18
god, I really do hope Rockstar makes a sequel to that game.
#29 Posted by risako9 (840 posts) -

Kid Icarus didn't really appeal to me.

I've been playing Tales of the Abyss since launch.

I've spent like 150 hours in ToTa ( 3 playthroughs ) and about 90 hours in Devil Survivor Overclocked.

And a few in SF IV.

I'm planning to get Zero Escape, because it is epic and the reviews are great!

#30 Posted by MarioFan264 (780 posts) -

Eh... I was never in love with the DS's library. I am more content with the 3DS's games. Just because they're more console-like.

#31 Posted by Minishdriveby (9651 posts) -
I think it's a preference on whether you like handhelds having full 3D models, or if you like handhelds with 2D sprite based artwork. The 3DS has some really cool games out, but personally I just haven't been bother to pick any up. I'm more of a fan of 2D games on a handheld, so I prefer my DS lite over my 3DS. I also like the ergonomics of the DS lite more, so I tend to never play my 3DS.
#32 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4100 posts) -
[QUOTE="Minishdriveby"]I think it's a preference on whether you like handhelds having full 3D models, or if you like handhelds with 2D sprite based artwork. The 3DS has some really cool games out, but personally I just haven't been bother to pick any up. I'm more of a fan of 2D games on a handheld, so I prefer my DS lite over my 3DS. I also like the ergonomics of the DS lite more, so I tend to never play my 3DS.

I'm not sure how anyone can like the cheaper feel of the DS Lite over the 3DS. The 3DS feels much more solid and better crafted. It also looks a lot nicer.
#33 Posted by Minishdriveby (9651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Minishdriveby"]I think it's a preference on whether you like handhelds having full 3D models, or if you like handhelds with 2D sprite based artwork. The 3DS has some really cool games out, but personally I just haven't been bother to pick any up. I'm more of a fan of 2D games on a handheld, so I prefer my DS lite over my 3DS. I also like the ergonomics of the DS lite more, so I tend to never play my 3DS.Toxic-Seahorse
I'm not sure how anyone can like the cheaper feel of the DS Lite over the 3DS. The 3DS feels much more solid and better crafted. It also looks a lot nicer.

My biggest complaint about the 3DS's "feel" is the bottom piece which I think is too slim. Whenever I play Mario Kart my hand cramps up from holding the left trigger while steering.

A minor appearance preference that I have is I like the Onyx Black DS lite more than the Cosomo Black 3DS which has more of a greyer-shiny tint to it.

Another reason why I never play my DS games on my 3DS is the change in resolution which distorts DS games image.

#34 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6006 posts) -

I find myself just using my 3DS XL for DS games, likepokemon, GTA CTW, TWEWY etc. I have MK7, OoT, and KI Uprising but they don't get much attention. I am stisfid with my purchase because I needed a new DS regardless, but the 3DS just doens't have epic must have games for me like the DS did. I know the 3DS library hasn't been out as long but I'm still waiting for SSB 3DS, pokemon 3DS, and some epic 3RD party 3DS titles like on DS.

Jonwh18
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, Amazing Spiderman, Heroes of Ruin, Samurai Warriors Chronicles, Dead or Alive Dimensions... excellent 3rd party games. Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate is on the horizon as well, along with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Fire Emblem: Awakening.
#35 Posted by Pierst179 (10729 posts) -

Give it some time. The DS had the best library of all Nintendo systems not named Super Nintendo, so it is hard to reach its level, and even harder to surpass it.

Right now, it is too early for comparisons.

#36 Posted by cayne_phoenix (2409 posts) -

Give it some time. The DS had the best library of all Nintendo systems not named Super Nintendo, so it is hard to reach its level, and even harder to surpass it.

Right now, it is too early for comparisons.

Pierst179
how would you define "early"? is there are particular set of time that must pass before the library can be critiqued for whichever category is chosen? the 3DS came out March 2011 and, apparently, it has been way over a year. is there a way to find out, through a side-by-side comparison, how many games came out for the DS and the 3DS? i dont mean bad or good games, i mean ALL games and only in a specific region (take North America). this way we all can have a better understanding of how 3DS is performing in the market. will it fizzle out or...?
#37 Posted by HowlingLotus (389 posts) -

how would you define "early"? is there are particular set of time that must pass before the library can be critiqued for whichever category is chosen? the 3DS came out March 2011 and, apparently, it has been way over a year. is there a way to find out, through a side-by-side comparison, how many games came out for the DS and the 3DS? i dont mean bad or good games, i mean ALL games and only in a specific region (take North America). this way we all can have a better understanding of how 3DS is performing in the market. will it fizzle out or...?cayne_phoenix

It is still early in its life span by definition in comparison to the DS. The DS had a eight year life cycle (2004-2012)if you consider Pokemon Black 2/White 2 its last big title (2004-2012). Eight years is a long time to amass a stellar library and release dates are often a tedious thing when looking back upon eight years. That isn't to say people aren't allowed to critique its library, bur rather that it isn't truly a fair comparison if you're looking at DS vs 3DS. In that aspect it would be fair to give the 3DS another six years and then we can truly see which each brought to the table.

It's too late at the moment to dig for release and sales statisitcs by most sites after playing around can allow you to sort by year and date order if you want to do all the scrolling and number crunching yourself.