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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Sep 23 2012, 12:27pm Anchor

[Reposted from GameInformer] Alright DS gamers, I'm all ears. What games are good for the DS/3DS that aren't necessarily Mario or JRPGs? I personally disdain Mario but I'm still attracted to the 3DS due to a far more reasonable price point to the Vita, but outside of the Resident Evil games for the 3DS and maybe Ocarina of Time and that Metroid: Bounty Hunter games. Phoenix Wright and that ghost game are on iOS for free so I'd probably just get them on there. I'm pretty open to horror, action, action-RPG, or other -- although traditional JRPGs do not appeal me in the least.

I'm all ears guys.

Dragonlord
Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue
Sep 23 2012, 2:20pm Anchor

I personally see no reason why to give up on my NDS to get the (kids-toy) 3DS. The 3D effect can turn into a problem (with me for example it doesn't work) so you end up disabling it where you end up with just an NDS with some beefed up specs. Games are still made for the NDS today although not that many. A 3DS is only really interesting to you if you need the latest fart in the classroom. Maybe the game line-up improves in the future but right now I've not seen anything that gave me the urge to shell out a tremendous amount of money for a system you can't even homebrew. Otherwise if you are uncertain look at the 3ds release list and see for yourself if this line-up makes you shell out tons of buckets you can put into tons of PC games of usually better quality.

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Sep 23 2012, 5:58pm Anchor

..I already mentioned both Resident Evil games and Ocarina of Time -- plus Kid Icarus could potentially be fun if it doesn't actually break my wrist. I don't care about the 34D effect, I care about an additional control stick and the fact that there are new games coming out for it. Plus 170 is alot better than the Vita's price point, otherwise I'd be shooting for the vita.

ArtisanCodesmith
ArtisanCodesmith Developer
Sep 24 2012, 3:37am Anchor

Meh, just get a GBA SP and pokemon blue. :devious:

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Sep 24 2012, 11:30am Anchor
ArtisanCodesmith wrote:Meh, just get a GBA SP and pokemon blue. :devious:

I have -no interest whatsoever- in Pokemon. I'm sorry, I get the feeling you are a hardcore fan of them, but I am would be avoiding getting JRPGs on the DS/3DS in general, except for maybe Radiant Historia (and possibly Crono Trigger just so people can stop telling me to play the game).

ArtisanCodesmith
ArtisanCodesmith Developer
Sep 24 2012, 11:36am Anchor

Get a portable Sega Mega-Drive and play Shining in The Darkness then. :evil:

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Sep 24 2012, 11:46am Anchor
ArtisanCodesmith wrote:Get a portable Sega Mega-Drive and play Shining in The Darkness then. :evil:


I am sorry sir, but if you are attempting to troll me, you've chosen to try to troll someone who happens to be well versed in the methods of trolling. Do not make me use them.

If instead you just are missing the point of the thread -- dude, I'm only interested in the possibility of getting a 3DS. I am not a retrogamer. I play things like Dead Space, Dark Void, Hydrophobia, Mass Effect 2, Hexagon, Tiny & Big, Portal, Red Faction Armageddon, etc. Now I realize that not all of those types of experiences can be had on the DS but I am aware of quite a few games worth checking out, including LEGO Battles, Dementium, Resident Evil's 3 titles on there, Radiant Historia, Metroid Prime Hunters, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass -- but I don't know that much beyond that. I'm looking for recommendations for games that would be for either the 3DS or DS -- not for dead-end consoles that have long since passed their prime.

ArtisanCodesmith
ArtisanCodesmith Developer
Sep 24 2012, 11:54am Anchor

Shining in The Darkness and Ultima IV will never be dead-end games. :).. I'm not trolling, I'm just suggesting cheaper and (in my personal opinion) more entertaining devices for your money. They're still emulating these titles on modern-day consoles as most game developers tend to focus on graphics rather than actual raw game-play nowadays, you should give these old titles a chance, honestly. The only thing your missing out on is an irritating interface and eye candy. Try Mariokart DS, kept me entertained for a while, then I flogged off my DS soon after, sir. :D

Edited by: ArtisanCodesmith

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Sep 24 2012, 12:07pm Anchor
ArtisanCodesmith wrote:Shining in The Darkness and Ultima IV will never be dead-end games. :).. I'm not trolling, I'm just suggesting cheaper and (in my personal opinion) more entertaining devices for your money. They're still emulating these titles on modern-day consoles as most game developer's tend to focus on graphics rather than actual game-play nowadays, you should give these old titles a chance, honestly. The only thing your missing out on is an irritating interface and eye candy. Try Mariokart DS, kept me entertained for a while, then I flogged off my DS soon after, lol, sir. :D

I looked up your profile -- I am not nearly as hardcore a fan for old school RPGs, dude. I find most MMOs that are or emulate WoW to be boring slogs. My ideal RPGs are Dragon's Dogma, Mass Effect -- and possible Witcher 2 if I can ever memorize all the different controls required to play the damn thing. Dead Space is probably one of my favorite games of all time. So yes, you would enjoy one of those handhelds -- I on the other hand would probably not. The oldest handheld I've considered getting was a PSP.

Edited by: TheUnabridgedGamer

ArtisanCodesmith
ArtisanCodesmith Developer
Sep 24 2012, 12:17pm Anchor

I enjoy a few modern RPGs such as the TES Series, Fable and Fallout. Bah, I've never been too fond of 3D graphics personally. I'm just quite passionate about retro-rpgs and forget not everyone loves them as much as I do, so I apologize for the retro onslaught. Try Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain - if you've ever read City of Thieves, Deathtrap Dungeon or any of the F&F book series or enjoy 1st person dungeon crawlers, try that. Otherwise I'm unsure of what to suggest for you to play. :|

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Oct 27 2012, 11:20am Anchor

Well... I've handled almost every nintendo handheld. I currently own a 3ds and just gave my DS away. I have to say they seem quite different aside the fact that the both have 2 screens. The DS experience is not the same with what you get on the 3ds. The 3d display also adds to the experience .... since it gives a sense of depth, it enables you to know the actual distance between objects and I've come across games that have used nothing but the 3d effect to pull out a totally new experience.
I also couldn't think of a big difference between the DS and the 3DS until I got one for myself. One cannot simply put it into words.

ArtisanCodesmith
ArtisanCodesmith Developer
Oct 27 2012, 2:54pm Anchor

Game Gear > 3DS

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Oct 27 2012, 6:10pm Anchor

I'd get a PSP because of da gaimz, but thats just me.

oh and excellent buttons.

Edited by: Melerski

Mar 6 2013, 11:52pm Anchor
Reqieumthefallen wrote:
ArtisanCodesmith wrote:Shining in The Darkness and Ultima IV will never be dead-end games. :).. I'm not trolling, I'm just suggesting cheaper and (in my personal opinion) more entertaining devices for your money. They're still emulating these titles on modern-day consoles as most game developer's tend to focus on graphics rather than actual game-play nowadays, you should give these old titles a chance, honestly. The only thing your missing out on is an irritating interface and eye candy. Try Mariokart DS, kept me entertained for a while, then I flogged off my DS soon after, lol, sir. :D

I looked up your profile -- I am not nearly as hardcore a fan for old school RPGs, dude. I find most MMOs that are or emulate WoW to be boring slogs. My ideal RPGs are Dragon's Dogma, Mass Effect -- and possible Witcher 2 if I can ever memorize all the different controls required to play the damn thing. Dead Space is probably one of my favorite games of all time. So yes, you would enjoy one of those handhelds -- I on the other hand would probably not. The oldest handheld I've considered getting was a PSP.


Dragon's Dogma you say? Did you know Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, why only the most epic action RPG from the great isle of Japan is coming to the 3DS this year?

Also the new Fire Emblem is coming out if you're into strategy. Starfox 3d is a classic remake similar to Legend of Zelda. There's also the virtual console so you can download all those game boy games you enjoyed back in the day.  There's a good few more games if I can only think of them...Also Super Smash Bros. will be on it eventually.
In fairness to the Vita it has a pretty bad line-up which is why it's not doing too good atm.

TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Mar 7 2013, 1:37pm Anchor
MacDon wrote:
Reqieumthefallen wrote:
ArtisanCodesmith wrote:Shining in The Darkness and Ultima IV will never be dead-end games. :).. I'm not trolling, I'm just suggesting cheaper and (in my personal opinion) more entertaining devices for your money. They're still emulating these titles on modern-day consoles as most game developer's tend to focus on graphics rather than actual game-play nowadays, you should give these old titles a chance, honestly. The only thing your missing out on is an irritating interface and eye candy. Try Mariokart DS, kept me entertained for a while, then I flogged off my DS soon after, lol, sir. :D

I looked up your profile -- I am not nearly as hardcore a fan for old school RPGs, dude. I find most MMOs that are or emulate WoW to be boring slogs. My ideal RPGs are Dragon's Dogma, Mass Effect -- and possible Witcher 2 if I can ever memorize all the different controls required to play the damn thing. Dead Space is probably one of my favorite games of all time. So yes, you would enjoy one of those handhelds -- I on the other hand would probably not. The oldest handheld I've considered getting was a PSP.


Dragon's Dogma you say? Did you know Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, why only the most epic action RPG from the great isle of Japan is coming to the 3DS this year?

Also the new Fire Emblem is coming out if you're into strategy. Starfox 3d is a classic remake similar to Legend of Zelda. There's also the virtual console so you can download all those game boy games you enjoyed back in the day.  There's a good few more games if I can only think of them...Also Super Smash Bros. will be on it eventually.
In fairness to the Vita it has a pretty bad line-up which is why it's not doing too good atm.


A little late to the party, Mac. I ended up just investing more money into my PC.

And I never played any GB or GBA games -- I was never one for being curious about handhelds until about a year ago.

Mar 7 2013, 4:39pm Anchor

Well, you can still buy the games, dump the roms and emulate them on your shiny new PC.

Mar 7 2013, 9:19pm Anchor

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Reqieumthefallen wrote:

A little late to the party, Mac. I ended up just investing more money into my PC.

And I never played any GB or GBA games -- I was never one for being curious about handhelds until about a year ago.


Thought it'd be too late... Said it anyway in case it helped :)

somonels wrote:Well, you can still buy the games, dump the roms and emulate them on your shiny new PC.

3DS is a new console, that's technically piracy isn't it? Emulation of old games itself is meant to be piracy according to Nintendo but I'm not getting into an argument over that.

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Mar 11 2013, 7:03pm Anchor

As someone who had a PAL 3DS then purchased a NTSC 3DS XL I can honestly say it was worth it. If you are anything like me you would enjoy the latest Fire Emblem and Etrian Odyssey 4. Both of those games are a system seller. But if you are going to get one make sure it is a NTSC handset due to the stupid restrictions put on the device.

Since most games can simply be purchased over their eshop (the games that really matter anyway) just by getting a US version of their gift cards.

Anyway the XL is a much better version of the device it is a little bit more bulky but it makes up for it with a better holding console (it does not cramp up your hand) battery life is much better (much better) and buttons + dpad are of a higher quality. It is also worth mentioning that if you want any of the back catalog of games for the DS the device will work with it.

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