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« on: November 27, 2014, 08:43:19 PM »

So I did a bit of an impulse buy and purchased the 3DS XL from Walmart for $150. Thing is I haven't been keeping up too much with the 3DS so not sure what are the must have games.

I am eyeing the following though:

Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Bravely Default
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Are there other stand out 3DS games I should consider? How about accessories?
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 08:50:29 PM »

The Ace Attorney trilogy comes out in December, and I can strongly recommend that, followed by Apollo Justice (regular DS cart) and then Dual Destinies (which was made for the 3DS to begin with). I love this game series. smile
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2014, 11:53:13 PM »

If you are big on remakes, look for Ocarina of Time and Star Fox.  I also recommend trying Icarus and you should be able to get it cheap. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2014, 12:50:12 AM »


Did the same thing today so very interested in this thread. Excited about new persona. Coming out... what are the best rpgs?


Quote from: Crawley on November 27, 2014, 08:43:19 PM

So I did a bit of an impulse buy and purchased the 3DS XL from Walmart for $150. Thing is I haven't been keeping up too much with the 3DS so not sure what are the must have games.

I am eyeing the following though:

Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Bravely Default
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Are there other stand out 3DS games I should consider? How about accessories?

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2014, 04:03:31 AM »

Fantasy Life.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2014, 05:47:47 AM »

Fire Emblem: Awakening – As far as I’m concerned, this is the best game on the system and a must play.  I had never played a Fire Emblem game before this one and I was hooked from start to finish.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon  - Excellent.
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Excellent.
Shovel Knight – A classic style metroidvania on the eShop.
Pushmo – A deceptively challenging puzzle game on the eShop.  Actually makes good use of the 3D effect without being annoying.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – It’s exactly more Mario RPG with all the strengths and weaknesses that entails.  Tutorial goes on a bit long for my taste but still solid.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars – A fun little TBS/Tactical game that deserved more attention than it got.
Both Professor Layton games on the 3DS are good.

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You can safely skip Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate looks awful and plays awkwardly unless you have the 2nd joystick add-on.  Better off waiting till you eventually get a WiiU and buy it on that instead.
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2014, 05:31:56 PM »

If you're a fan of Final fantasy, I'd highly recommend the new Theatrhythm Curtain Call game.  It's an absolutely wonderful nostalgia trip wrapped in a solid and fun rhythm game.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2014, 12:27:49 AM »

Fire Emblem:Awakening is a very good turn based strategy game with forgiving difficulty settings.  I didn't put this one down until I completed it. 

I enjoyed A Link Between Worlds more than Occarina.  I have both.  They're good on the 3ds.

Bravely Default has a fun turn based combat and job system.  It goes a little off the rails with the story.

Kirby Triple Deluxe is an awesome platformer.  Loved this game.

Don't overlook Pokemon X/Y or Alpha/Ruby, they're good turn based strategy games.



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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2014, 02:14:46 AM »

Any good original DS games worth playing on the 3DS?
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2014, 05:47:28 AM »

Quote from: Azhag on December 02, 2014, 02:14:46 AM

Any good original DS games worth playing on the 3DS?

Have you not played any DS games at all?  The DS has one of the best and most diverse libraries of any gaming platform there has ever been, so yes, if you haven't played any yet there are quite a few worth checking out. : )
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2014, 11:19:38 AM »

Nope, I haven't!
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2014, 11:25:11 AM »

I'll have to repeat myself: Ace Attorney!

People always look at reviews and screenshots of those games and think they're boring, but I haven't heard of a single person who's played them and not loved them.
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2014, 01:26:25 AM »

Does it really matter which you play? Preferred order?

Quote from: TiLT on December 03, 2014, 11:25:11 AM

I'll have to repeat myself: Ace Attorney!

People always look at reviews and screenshots of those games and think they're boring, but I haven't heard of a single person who's played them and not loved them.
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2014, 05:23:44 AM »

Quote from: Azhag on December 04, 2014, 01:26:25 AM

Does it really matter which you play? Preferred order?

They are heavily story driven (to the point where most of the time playing the games has you merely reading), so they should be played from the first game. The ideal order, if one were to play absolutely every game in the series (including the second Miles Edgeworth game, which hasn't received an English release) is:
1) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
2) Justice For All
3) Trials and Tribulations
4) Apollo Justice
5) Miles Edgeworth Investigations
6) Miles Edgeworth Investigations 2
7) Dual Destinies

The first three are considered to be the "Phoenix Wright trilogy", which is what's getting a remake on the 3DS next week, and those are the most important games to play in the series. They form one complete story arc for the main characters.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2014, 12:04:19 PM »

Quote from: Azhag on December 03, 2014, 11:19:38 AM

Nope, I haven't!

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2014, 12:40:10 PM »

Question - why are 3DS games so expensive? They don't seem to price drop like normal games :-P
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2014, 02:00:58 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on November 28, 2014, 05:31:56 PM

If you're a fan of Final fantasy, I'd highly recommend the new Theatrhythm Curtain Call game.  It's an absolutely wonderful nostalgia trip wrapped in a solid and fun rhythm game.

You've been talking this up elsewhere, too, I think, so I ended up biting on it a week ago for my entertainment on some flights and business trip. I've been skeptical since I burnt out on the first one pretty quickly, but you're absolutely right. The new one fixes just about every nitpick I can remember having about the original, and improves on every aspect. Really really liking it so far.
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2014, 07:43:33 PM »

Quote from: Azhag on December 07, 2014, 12:40:10 PM

Question - why are 3DS games so expensive? They don't seem to price drop like normal games :-P

I don't know for sure, but I would say 2 factors play into it heavily.  The first being that a lot of them are from Nintendo who rarely drops game prices on any platform.  They have games that came out a couple years ago that are still at full price.

The second being that it's a market largely dominated by a more casual audience, so sales are not nearly as day-one heavy as regular console/PC games.  There isn't nearly as much marketing for DS games, and kids don't necessarily read every article anticipating the next DS game and go out at midnight on launch day to get it.  They have to wait for the holidays or to get some birthday money and buy what looks cool then.  For the hardcore games I'd imagine when companies know that 90% of their full price sales are going to happen in the first month (or week), they're much more likely to discount it sooner to drive secondary sales while there is still some marketing influence.
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2014, 04:59:22 PM »

You can get used games on Amazon for like $4, without a case.  We got my 7 year old a 2ds and picked up a ton of games on Amazon.

We got Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Nintendogs, Brain Academy, and a few more.
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2014, 11:40:26 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on December 04, 2014, 05:23:44 AM

The first three are considered to be the "Phoenix Wright trilogy", which is what's getting a remake on the 3DS next week, and those are the most important games to play in the series. They form one complete story arc for the main characters.

Speaking of which, GamingTrend has just posted a review for the Ace Attorney Trilogy, an improved collection of the first three games coming out today in the US. In case you doubt my words about how good this series is, the reviewer here is in full agreement, giving the collection a score of 95 and the summary: "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is a complete and utter masterpiece, and not playing it should be considered a criminal offense in the gaming community."

I rest my case. slywink

(Interestingly, the reviewer also says that Justice For All is the best game in the series, something most other fans feel quite different about, typically ranking it near the bottom. It does have what is arguably one of the absolutely best single cases in the entire series though)
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« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2014, 03:10:07 AM »

Is there any reason to grab the $30 3DS version of the trilogy when I can grab the iPad version for a little more than half that ($17)?
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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2014, 04:00:54 AM »

Quote from: Hrothgar on December 11, 2014, 03:10:07 AM

Is there any reason to grab the $30 3DS version of the trilogy when I can grab the iPad version for a little more than half that ($17)?

The Phoenix Wright stylus won't work on the iPad version.
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2014, 05:18:47 AM »

Quote from: Hrothgar on December 11, 2014, 03:10:07 AM

Is there any reason to grab the $30 3DS version of the trilogy when I can grab the iPad version for a little more than half that ($17)?

The iPad version is considered to be absolute trash. It's full of animation and music bugs, and the graphics look horrible. I'm also not so sure you actually get all the cases for the price you mentioned, as they built that release around a DLC model. The 3DS version is better in every way.
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« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2014, 02:53:37 PM »

Pretty far into the 2nd case of Ace now and enjoying it. Funnier than I expected.
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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2014, 03:49:55 PM »

Quote from: Azhag on December 14, 2014, 02:53:37 PM

Pretty far into the 2nd case of Ace now and enjoying it. Funnier than I expected.

Glad to hear it. smile

FYI, the first case is considered to be one of the weakest in the series. The second case is solid, if nothing truly special. The third case is good, but drags a little in the middle. The fourth case is the original ending for the Japanese GBA-version and is very good indeed. The fifth case was made for the DS re-release (which was the first version we got in the west), and is one of the best cases in the entire series. In other words, you've got plenty to look forward to in the first game alone, and after that you've got two more games (with the third being considered the best).
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« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2014, 12:23:03 AM »

Is this new trilogy download only?
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« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2014, 02:21:15 AM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 15, 2014, 12:23:03 AM

Is this new trilogy download only?

Yeah, I think so (and new meaning remake of first 3 games)
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« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2014, 05:52:05 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on December 07, 2014, 02:00:58 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 28, 2014, 05:31:56 PM

If you're a fan of Final fantasy, I'd highly recommend the new Theatrhythm Curtain Call game.  It's an absolutely wonderful nostalgia trip wrapped in a solid and fun rhythm game.

You've been talking this up elsewhere, too, I think, so I ended up biting on it a week ago for my entertainment on some flights and business trip. I've been skeptical since I burnt out on the first one pretty quickly, but you're absolutely right. The new one fixes just about every nitpick I can remember having about the original, and improves on every aspect. Really really liking it so far.

The only reason I picked up a dang rhythm game for the 3DS is because of you two. Damn you.
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