Getting depressed from intense online gaming -- good single-player?

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#1 Posted by CaptainAhab13 (5121 posts) -

Title explains it, but what I'm really after are a lot of superb single-player games. For years now I have been sticking with online competitive games, and I have been getting relatively depressed (not just from online games, other reasons as well, but I am sure that this is one of the factors).

Is the 3DS a great console if I'm looking for a multitude of superb, engrossing single-player games?

Sorry if the question sounds a bit weird, but I have never owned a handheld console before, and I would like to stray away from my multiplayer-only gaming life and mostly focus on single-player from this point forward.

#2 Posted by gettingpatches (218 posts) -

Tricky to say really.

Off the top of my head it has had a fair few good single player games (the standout ones being Kid Icarus: Uprising, Resident evil :revelations, super mario 3d land, ghost recon shadow wars and OOT3d in retail and pushmo/pullblox, mighty switch force and vvvvv in download) it hasn't really built up a killer library yet (although I've only included games I've played, others like tales of the abyss I've heard are pretty good).

However it does have backwards compatibility to the DS which did have a load of standout single player games, and since you've never owned a handheld they'd all be fresh to you as well. The virtual console on the 3DS also has a few good GB and GBC games although I've only played links awakening DX edition.

It really depends whether or not the 3DS's games/future lineup interest you or not though as otherwise you could probably just get a DSi and go through the immense backlog of DS games which wold be a bit cheaper, although a new DSi and 3DS aren't too far off in price now I think.

#3 Posted by Voltalic (24 posts) -
I want to add that some single player games, like Tales of the Abyss (which I highly recommend) got a great amount of time in their gameplay (I played 100 hours in Tales, going through the game twice without doing all the side quests)~ Plus, there are games like Kid Icarus which has its online, but a decent signle play as well~ Im pretty much like you, I play mostly single, and the 3DS is truly what I needed =] But its up to you to see if the 3DS (and DS, of course) line up is what you desire =]
#4 Posted by yummifullz (119 posts) -

Rhodiola , may just be the boost to lift you out of a minor funk.

#5 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
Go for Super Mario 3D Land.
#6 Posted by Blabadon (28478 posts) -
No. I would say go for it just for the decent SP experiences on it, but the best ones are DS games. There you will find some truly awesome SP games. A cheap DS may be a better option.
#7 Posted by CaptainAhab13 (5121 posts) -
No. I would say go for it just for the decent SP experiences on it, but the best ones are DS games. There you will find some truly awesome SP games. A cheap DS may be a better option.Blabadon
Oh, I plan on purchasing a lot of DS games if I decide to pickup a 3DS this holiday season, along with some 3DS games that I think look like a lot of fun. Mostly platformers, RPGs, and most Mario/Zelda games. ;)
#8 Posted by dsrules13 (1624 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]No. I would say go for it just for the decent SP experiences on it, but the best ones are DS games. There you will find some truly awesome SP games. A cheap DS may be a better option.CaptainAhab13
Oh, I plan on purchasing a lot of DS games if I decide to pickup a 3DS this holiday season, along with some 3DS games that I think look like a lot of fun. Mostly platformers, RPGs, and most Mario/Zelda games. ;)

If you like platformers and RPGs than its hard to think of a better modern library than the DS's(even though its technically last gen it's still modern). The 3DS library is still building up but has a number of good games to offer. But if you've never owned a DS than there are a lot of games for you to play.

#9 Posted by turtlethetaffer (17198 posts) -

As I understand, there are a few great SP games on 3DS (Paper Mario, RE: Revelations, Tales of the Abyss) but keep in mind that owning a 3DS gives you access to the vast library of excellent DS games, like Pokemon, Dragon Quest games, and others.

#10 Posted by CaptainAhab13 (5121 posts) -
Thanks for the replies, I will be picking one up for myself this holiday season (hopefully, finances willing).