Filtered it down to a 3DS

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#1 Edited by HoVDaHuSTLa1 (1282 posts) -

Having been out the Nintendo wave since N64, I've missed out on a WHOLE lot from those guys. Always thought of coming back to the Nintendo but never was sold on anything really. Skipped on the Wii and have been contemplating the purchase of a Wii-U. Since the "Wii-U is the most terrible console out now" (according to some guys on here) I figured let the Wii-U library expand while I pick up a 3DS and catch up on some semi-modern Nintendo gaming to partner up with my PS4. Was this a wise decision? X)

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#2 Edited by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

Yes, the 3DS is awesome, especially if you missed out on the DS like I did. Soooo many games

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#3 Edited by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

Great decision. You get the DS and 3DS library all at once.

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#4 Posted by cainetao11 (32426 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Great decision. You get the DS and 3DS library all at once.

Exactly. Lot of great titles and dirt cheap.

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#5 Edited by HoVDaHuSTLa1 (1282 posts) -

Can't wait to jump on this huge back log. Any you guys suggest?

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#6 Posted by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

@HoVDaHuSTLa1 said:

Can't wait to jump on this huge back log. Any you guys suggest?

You mean both 3DS and DS games?

Uhhhh... okay, to narrow it down a little, what kinds of games do you like?

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#7 Edited by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

That's cool. I might be getting one for $50. Badass. Can't wait to play Mario and Luigi. Here's a list if you want it of games I want to play:

Mario and Luigi Partners in Time

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Pokemon X/Y (it's amazing)

Fire Emblem

Super Mario 3D Land

Luigis Mansion Dark Moon

Mario Kart 7

Paper Mario Sticker Star (maybe! I really didn't like it when I borrowed it for a bit; it abandoned everything I loved about the earlier Paper Marios)

Donkey Kong Country Returns

New Super Mario Bros 2

Maybe Etrian Odyssey 4 (although I wasn't crazy about it--prefer Grimrock)

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#8 Posted by Chrome- (1723 posts) -

the only game that interests me on the 3DS is ALBW, sadly I don't think one game alone can justify me purchasing a 3DS.

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#9 Edited by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

That's a tough call

Wii U has access to Wii, N64, SNES, NES, Sega Genesis, etc games

3DS has access to a select a growing library of virtual console games (primarily Gameboy, Gamegear, and NES right now) as well as the entire DS library.

But perhaps you've played all the old games you've wanted to.

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#10 Posted by Maroxad (14511 posts) -

It was a great choice, of the 7th gen, the DS had the second strongest library, only beaten by the beast that is the PC. And the 3DS can play every DS game too.

Kid Icarus: Uprising is my favorite game on the 3DS, it averted pretty much everything I hate about modern shooters, so no health regen, no brogamer speak and no goshdarn cover based shooting. You avoid damage by jumping out of the way, not by ducking behind cover :D

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#11 Edited by Telekill (7344 posts) -

3DS has a better software lineup than my PSV. Odd how Sony is doing everything right with PS4 and everything wrong with PSV.

I'll have to borrow my daughter's purple 3DS to play the new Zelda.

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#12 Posted by jake44 (2085 posts) -

You made a great choice. You'll love the 3DS!

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#13 Edited by pc-ps360 (3462 posts) -

if u missed out on the ds. start witht the castlevania game. they are amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing. get them all.

also get a wiiu u can play all wii games and it has a decent library. also monster unter 3 ultimate is amazing on wiiu and very active

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#14 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18583 posts) -

@HoVDaHuSTLa1: 3DS games I've got:

Shin MEgami Tensei IV, Fire Emblem Awakening, Pokemon Y, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Tales of the Abyss and Virtue's Last Reward. I'd recommend them all except Scribblenauts; instead buy Super Scribblenauts on the DS instead, it's awesome.

As far as DS games go... Too many. Some of my favorites are Knights in the Nightmare (research that one, I love it but it's complex as hell) nine Horus Nine Persons nine Doors (the predecessor to Virtue's Last Reward) Solatorobo, Zelda Spirit Tracks, Chrono trigger, the Castlevania trilogy (Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin, Order of Ecclesia) final Fantasy IV, Dragon Quests V, VI and IX (IX especially).

Just getting all those games alone will last you a good long time.

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#15 Edited by osan0 (14906 posts) -

yup. unless you need the smaller size do go for the 3DS XL. the normal 3DS has a few issues with build quality (though maybe that has been improved a lot since i got mine which was just after the price cut).

but lots of quality gaming on the handheld and if you havent played a DS then...well...may want to free up a shelf or two...or 10 :).

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#16 Posted by senses_fail_06 (7091 posts) -

Should have gotten an iPhone.

More AAAs

More portability

Bigger library

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#17 Edited by TrappedInABox91 (1483 posts) -

Since you missed out on all the DS and 3DS titles. You're in for a HUGE treat. Considering the DS is the 2nd most sold console ever, and the 3DS is selling like hotcake atm. You know the games are there.

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#18 Edited by remiks00 (3788 posts) -

Every Phoenix Wright game (love that series).

Rune Factory 3 or 4

Bravely Default

Fire Emblem: Awakening

shin megami tensei iv

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#19 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (1483 posts) -

@remiks00: Rune Factory 4 is seriously underrated. Great game.

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#20 Posted by remiks00 (3788 posts) -

@TrappedInABox91 said:

@remiks00: Rune Factory 4 is seriously underrated. Great game.

indeed sir.

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#22 Edited by HoVDaHuSTLa1 (1282 posts) -

To answer a couple questions asked, I'm into of course all type of Mario's but always had a huge heart for RPGs. Pokemon was none stop fun on Red/Blue. Never as able to pick up a hand held Zelda. After seeing some of the suggestions I researched Castlevania and wow lol. Might enter that madness very soon. Strange no one mentioned China Wars? Is it a yay or nay?

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#23 Posted by HoVDaHuSTLa1 (1282 posts) -

Also, already own a 5s with tons of games. I really really prefer actual buttons (call me ol skool). I feel Android has a win with the MOGA controller pad.

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#24 Posted by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

Right, twenty games across DS and 3DS to try:

  • Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Dragon Quest V
  • 999
  • Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
  • Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Radiant Historia
  • The World Ends With You
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#25 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (1483 posts) -

@HoVDaHuSTLa1: What are you waiting for? lol The 3DS caters to RPGS. Everything you said is what the 3DS is all about in that post...

Chinatown Wars for the DS is a good game, but not in the same vain as other GTAs.

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#26 Edited by mkeyou (995 posts) -

Wow i did the same thing as you. I skipped the wii (got the 360) and I thought about getting a wii u because i miss nintendo lol . So i just got a 3ds because it looked better right now. That will be my companion for ps4 right now . ill probably get the wii u when smash comes out and catch up with those old wii games

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#27 Posted by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

@HoVDaHuSTLa1 said:

To answer a couple questions asked, I'm into of course all type of Mario's but always had a huge heart for RPGs. Pokemon was none stop fun on Red/Blue. Never as able to pick up a hand held Zelda. After seeing some of the suggestions I researched Castlevania and wow lol. Might enter that madness very soon. Strange no one mentioned China Wars? Is it a yay or nay?

Chinatown Wars was easily the best GTA since Vice City, at least for me. And if you love Mario and love RPGS....ever heard of the Mario and Luigi and Paper Mario series? Mario and Luigi dream team looks amazing! If you're gonna play Castlevania, play the DS ones--Portrait of Ruin and Dark Shadows ? ....whatever the first DS Castlevania was called.

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#28 Edited by picklesurprise (185 posts) -

BLORNG!

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#29 Edited by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

YEAH YEAH! Got my ass my friend's black 3DS for $50!!

....now I just have to renew my subscription for gamefly, because there's no fucking way in hell I am paying $40 or more for a little handheld game after having been the PC space for so long. DayZ isn't even $40. Also, for those more familiar with the Nintendo 3DS store: how often do they have steam-like sales?

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#30 Edited by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

@cfisher2833 said:

YEAH YEAH! Got my ass my friend's black 3DS for $50!!

....now I just have to renew my subscription for gamefly, because there's no fucking way in hell I am paying $40 or more for a little handheld game after having been the PC space for so long. DayZ isn't even $40. Also, for those more familiar with the Nintendo 3DS store: how often do they have steam-like sales?

Steal like sales? LOL. Never =p

They do have sales on titles every now and then, but they're never that massive. More like 2-30% off on games. 40% if you are really lucky. And it's only a few games at a time.

Currently, Nintendo is supposed to be having a Christmas sale for the eShop, but it has not been announced for the US yet.

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#31 Posted by deactivated-58c8ef5f8044e (546 posts) -

Welcome