So I just recently bought the 3ds to reconnect my love for handheld gaming (since vita get no love in the states, damn buy dat vita everyone!) and to jump on hype for pokemon sun and moon (getting moon). I found myself to be throughly dissapointed with most of nintendo offerrings.
I got myself mario 3d land, new super mario, paper mario, kirby, star fox, kid icarus, metroid, fire emblem fates,pokemon x and a bunch of 3rd party jrpgs in the bargain bin. Out of those only fire emblem, story of seasons and bravely default that really makes the 3ds buy worth it. The rest is a piece of junk, all sucked hard. Kid icarus is kind of exception since its fun but cant play it for more than 15-30 minutes since it give me sore fingers so im throwing it into the suck status alongside other games. Pokemon x is either the worst pokemon game for me or just because i was burned so hard after investing my time every pokemon gen previously so as like kid icarus Im putting it on the suck list. Mario and co was abysmal, thats it. **** Mario games, it doesnt even try anymore, after world 3 or so I stopped due to the the games being so flat and uninteresting. Only made it to world 3 because i forced myself. Kirby was too easy,, I snoozed and still able to clear the level. Metroid federation force was a mistake lol. Come on nintendo, you can do better.
Personally I think Im just spoiled by sony more mature and engaging story focus based games and pc diverse library. When I play nintendo games I dont get any of that. I was honestly once got sobored bored I snoozed off while playing kirby! Though even though I wasted $250 (3ds + games), fire emblem and bravely default makes it kinda lifted my regret, i put about 200+ hours combined on those 2 and still playing. I also got into animal crossing for a few days and its been a great fun! Anyhow Im still getting pokemon moon because I want to play pokemon with others, hopefully i see you guys soon on the PSS. In conclusion, 3ds is a good console for nintendo fans, ds fans and everyone else not tainted by offerrings on different platforms.
*ps if anyone wondering how the heck I got so much game i got most from my friend for 40bucks, and asked my nieces to donate some lol.
** so much 1st party games.