Is the 3DS completly worth it?

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#1 Posted by Neonakaa (78 posts) -

Is the console good for travelling? Im going to Germany in the summer and would the console make a good partner? And im also looking for a game with long playtime, Ive heard Animal Crossing is swell, what about it?

#2 Posted by JordanElek (17690 posts) -

The XL can't fit in normal pants pockets, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, it's great for traveling as long as you have a power source. The battery lasts 3 hours on the highest settings, maybe up to 5 or 6 with things turned down.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a game that will last for dozens and dozens of hours, if you're into that kind of thing. Bravely Default is around 40 hours long. I put 40 hours into the amazing Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, if you like rhythm games and FF music.

There are a lot of great games to choose from. You won't have a hard time finding things to play.

#3 Posted by Neonakaa (78 posts) -
#4 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16382 posts) -

PLENTY of great games, especially if you like RPGs. If you're taking a backpack, get the XL since it has a larger screen and better battery life. Some games that I HIGHLY recommend that can last you a while and require no prior knowledge of the series:

Fire Emblem Awakening (45 to beat the story, many, many more for replay and bonus content)

Bravely Default (14 hours in, nowhere near the end, plus the job system gives it inherent playability)

Shin Megami tensei IV (60 hours for story, and New Game+ to get different monsters and try different builds)

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (haven't beaten it yet, but I'm 25 hours in and roughly 40% through)

Mario and Luigi Dream Team (40- 45 hours for the story, a few more for side content, but not as content packed as other games)

Tales of the Abyss (50 hours for story, with New Game+ and more incentives to replay)

Zelda: Link Between Worlds (took me 21 hours to get everything in the game, but there's a bonus difficulty that opens up upon completion)

Pokemon X or Y (Took me 35 hours for the story, at least 15 more hours for side content and come on it's pokemon, it has almost endless playability)

I'd also recommend Virtue's Last Reward if you're looking for something almost exclusively story based, but I'd say it's requried to play Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors first (they are a part of the same series, and you wouldn't start reading something like Game of Thrones with book two, would you?) 999 is on the DS (and 3Ds has backwards compatibility) and VLR is for 3DS. Both are great.

Also, i'd recommend the trilogy of Game Boy Color Zelda games; Oracle of Ages, Oracle of seasons and Link's awakening. They're all quite amazing, and can be played in whatever order you choose. They can be dowloaded for about 6 bucks a piece from the E Shop, and those prices are great for the games. Each one should last around 20- 25 hours if you have never played any of them.

Hope all this helps! As you can see, there's no lack of great, long games on 3DS. If you're interested in a particular game, look it up, check out the gameplay and see if it's for you. Or if you have a specific question about one of the games, feel free to PM me and I can give you a more detailed description.

#5 Edited by Smallville0608 (26 posts) -

Definitely worth it. Big into consoles, but still play my 3DS every single day. Tons of amazing games to occupy your time as others have stated.

#6 Posted by IncisionX (157 posts) -

Fire Emblem Awakening (45 to beat the story, many, many more for replay and bonus content)

Bravely Default (14 hours in, nowhere near the end, plus the job system gives it inherent playability)

Mario and Luigi Dream Team (40- 45 hours for the story, a few more for side content, but not as content packed as other games)

Tales of the Abyss (50 hours for story, with New Game+ and more incentives to replay)

Zelda: Link Between Worlds (took me 21 hours to get everything in the game, but there's a bonus difficulty that opens up upon completion)

Pokemon X or Y (Took me 35 hours for the story, at least 15 more hours for side content and come on it's pokemon, it has almost endless playability)

Also, i'd recommend the trilogy of Game Boy Color Zelda games; Oracle of Ages, Oracle of seasons and Link's awakening. They're all quite amazing, and can be played in whatever order you choose. They can be dowloaded for about 6 bucks a piece from the E Shop, and those prices are great for the games. Each one should last around 20- 25 hours if you have never played any of them.

This guy^ those particular games I quoted are the exact reason you should have a 3DS ^^

Not too mention the Mario games, Sonic, Animal crossing, indie games on the store ^^ Fantastic range and I'd 100% recommend one, I use mine often for travelling for 4-5 hours at a time and as long as you don't have max 3D on it'll see you out a good journey :D ( Plus you can buy the battery extension kits. http://www.amazon.co.uk/External-Battery-Extender-Charger-Nintendo/dp/B007BBSR1A < --- Under £7 O.o! )

Hope this helps :)

#7 Posted by 0diN_7 (1036 posts) -

If you like a ton of really good games then you should get one. Do some research on it and see what games are out there. I don't know what kind of games you like but I'm sure there's something for you.

#8 Posted by Neonakaa (78 posts) -

@IncisionX: @turtlethetaffer: Thanks :) And it did help, think im gonna add it to the collection, So you two have my personal thanks.

#9 Posted by IncisionX (157 posts) -

@neonakaa said:

@IncisionX: @turtlethetaffer: Thanks :) And it did help, think im gonna add it to the collection, So you two have my personal thanks.

Anytime Neon, glad we could help you out :D

oh, if you do get one - Drop me a message with your 3DS ID :D

#10 Posted by Neonakaa (78 posts) -

@IncisionX: Im gonna get it at the end of the month, so ill try to keep it in mind.

#11 Edited by ObxChillin (115 posts) -

Yea its worth it, games i reccomend are: Zelda Ocarina of Time, Zelda: A link between worlds, Pokemon X/Y, Mario Kart 7 there are more but those games are fun and take a decent amount of time to do everything in them.

#12 Posted by IncisionX (157 posts) -

@neonakaa said:

@IncisionX: Im gonna get it at the end of the month, so ill try to keep it in mind.

I'd forget so I won't hold it against you if you do o/

Ps. Been playing the hell out of Fire Emblem O.o It's incredibly addictive I'd advise that as a first pick up :D

#13 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16382 posts) -

@neonakaa: Out of curiosity, what games are you gonna get for it first?

#14 Edited by Neonakaa (78 posts) -
#15 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2536 posts) -

@neonakaa: I think Animal Crossing is the perfect type of game to play on a trip, as it doesn't require input or thought, so it won't be too distracting when you're looking for something just kill a few minutes.

#16 Posted by Pierst179 (10684 posts) -

Animal Crossing could last you over 100 hours if you really get into it.

#17 Posted by DR_CANCER_SNK (10 posts) -

Get your hands on Dream Team

Its the best Mario and Luigi RPG out of the 4 games (super star saga, partners in time, bowser inside story)

Battle system is simple yet entertaining

Music is quite amazing

And It'll take you about 20-40 Hours to complete

#18 Posted by Neonakaa (78 posts) -

@IncisionX: An exellent question : Do you own that battery extender thingy? And how does it work? Does it charge the system or just extends it?

Also, does it have a stopper if its full? I read that it did but does it REALLY have one?

#19 Edited by IncisionX (157 posts) -

@neonakaa said:

@IncisionX: An exellent question : Do you own that battery extender thingy? And how does it work? Does it charge the system or just extends it?

Also, does it have a stopper if its full? I read that it did but does it REALLY have one?

Basically you put 'AA Batteries' in and that'll charge your 3DS ^^ I've used Duracell ones and they gave me about 3-4 Full power recharges but if I remember it doesn't auto turn off so you have to keep an eye on it ^^ Cheap batteries recharge about twice but if you buy a massive multi pack of medium quality they'll see you through plenty of journeys :)

#20 Posted by Neonakaa (78 posts) -
#21 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16382 posts) -

@neonakaa: Animal crossing sounds like the best bet. I haven't played the new one but if the past is anything to go by, there's always something to do.