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Mytoemytoe

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2013 has been an awesome year for the 3DS. I got my 3DS XL in April around the time that Luigi's Mansion 2 came out, and since that point there has been a pretty steady string of great titles.

Give your contenders and your winner.

The titles I really got into this year were: Luigi's Mansion, Pokemon X/Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Ace Attorney 5 and Link Between Worlds.

Here's what kept the runners up from being GOTY:

  • Luigi's Mansion 2 is a great puzzle-adventure game that probably would have been even better on the big screen with HD visuals. I kept the 3D off most of the time. That's, at the very least, one element that keeps it from being my favorite.

-Pokemon X and Y are amazing games but they've lost the culture of sharing Pokemon with your friends. The series still makes bajillions of dollars so it doesn't matter but something has been lost in the translation of taking the series online. They were also really easy in comparison with the other games.

-Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the craziest time sink and eventually I just realized I wasn't interested in maintaining the town anymore. Maybe that says something about me? Probably not. But for two months it was amazing to run around a little town that I was the mayor of, developing all sorts of land, acquiring new and collectible neighbors and fishing like a maniac. Anyway, I never revisit these games because eventually you've seen a lot of the script and it repeats itself.

-Ace Attorney 5 is the best in the series. It had the best use of 3D on the system before my Game of the Year was released. It is hilarious, and if you're up to the task of reading a lot of text, the story is complex, with a ton of twists and turns that you'll sometimes see coming but a lot of times won't! And yet weird anime cut-scenes always bother me. Despite that, in any other year I would say this was my favorite game. Except..

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was released, and it's my GOTY. No surprises. A sequel to Link to the Past, and it rocks, and it's in 60 FPS so the 3D really doesn't make you squint your eyes. It has ingenious platforming challenges, based around the ideas that dungeons propel you upwards and downwards, to take best advantage of the 3D effect. And it works. It's got the same spirit (and map!) as LTTP, with an instantly accessible world that changes and unfolds as you meet its characters and continue on your quest in an order that isn't completely determined. Just a master-piece by the Zelda team and a great sign for the upcoming Wii U title.

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I don't have a Link Between Worlds, Ace Attorney 5n Pokemon X/Y, Shin Megami Tensei IV or Mario & Luigi Dream Team yet...
my favorites this year were:

  • Monter Hunter 3 Ultimate
    in one word: "addicting"
  • Fire Emblem Awakening
    simply amazing
  • Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon
    especially because of the multiplayer
  • SteamWorld Dig(yeah the Eshop game)
    incredibly well done and really fun to play
  • Harmoknight(yeah the other Eshop game)
    those Pokémon stages... so. nostalgic. and everything else was fun too

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CaviarMeths

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Going to have to go with Fire Emblem: Awakening. Fire Emblem is my favorite Nintendo series, and Awakening is easily the best one yet. I don't have a single complaint about it.

Runners up:
2. A Link Between Worlds
3. Rune Factory 4
4. Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
5. Pokemon X/Y

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Without a shadow of a doubt, A Link Between Worlds is the best 3DS game to ever come out, not just in 2013.

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triforcepower73

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Easily A Link Between Worlds. It's soooo addicting and fun!!

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That's gotta be out of Pokemon X/Y, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Etrian Odyssey 4, unless I'm forgetting something else notable.
Monster Hunter has taken up a lot of my time (1000+ hours so far), and has been great for hanging with friend and meeting new people.
Pokemon has started to take over my Monster Hunter time (400+ hours so far), and I'm sure it'll continue for quite some time to come.
Etrian Odyssey IV is my first Etrian Odyssey game, and I really loved everything about it.
Such a hard choice (I can easily argue for any of them)... I'll have to give it to, uhhhh... maaaaaybe Etrian Odyssey IV.
Definitely not as clear cut as last year with Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is still easily the best game on the system.

I also really enjoyed Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but lost interest pretty heavily after the first week.
Fire Emblem: Awakening was a complete disappointment, nowhere near as good as some of the previous Fire Emblem games that I loved.
I'm still not too far into A Link Between Worlds so I can't completely pass judgement on it yet, but I haven't really been able to get into it so far (hence why i'm not far in despite getting it on launch night) and it's probably gotta be the most boring Zelda game I've played in quite some time from what I can tell.

Edit: Bravely Default is also still yet to hit this year, and it's one I was really excited for... but based on the demo, it doesn't really have a chance.

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Fire Emblem Awakening, very closely followed by Link Between Worlds. Pokemon X/Y in third, the main game is probably the best in any Pokemon game so far, but the virtually non-existant single player post game puts it down a notch.

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Jazzer94

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Right now Fire Emblem Awakening then Pokemon X/Y but seeing as I haven't yet played TLOZ: A Link Between Worlds I'll reserve my final judgment till Christmas day.

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IMO it's either Pokemon X/Y or Fire Emblem: Awakening. And what do you mean by

Mytoemytoe wrote:

Pokemon X and Y are amazing games but they've lost the culture of sharing Pokemon with your friends. The series still makes bajillions of dollars so it doesn't matter but something has been lost in the translation of taking the series online

If anything, taking it online has reinforced the cooperation of other players.

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Karakato

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Fire Emblem Awakening by far, though I have to reserve judgment for LBW and AA5 which I'll get to try out later on the holiday. It's one of those cases where I felt the characters drive the game more than the battle system itself, even if the story was not so hot.
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My #1 3DS GOTY this year would have to be Zelda ALBW.

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DakotaM47

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Pokemon X/Y or ACNL. I did lose interest in both of those after a month. ACNL was around 2 months, though.

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Zelda A link between Worlds
Fire Emblem
Luigis Mansion
Pokemon X Y

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Karakato wrote:

Fire Emblem Awakening by far, though I have to reserve judgment for LBW and AA5 which I'll get to try out later on the holiday. It's one of those cases where I felt the characters drive the game more than the battle system itself, even if the story was not so hot.
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  • Pokemon X

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Fire Emblem: Awakening, though I just started LoZ: ALBW and am only two hours in. I'll know if it passes Awakening in a few days.

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Gioku

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I don't have ALBW yet, but with as critically acclaimed as it's been, I expect I'll consider it the best game, too, when I get it!

...right now, though, I'll have to say Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. I haven't enjoyed a game so much since, well, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story! The Mario & Luigi series is probably my favorite video game series ever. They always knock it out of the ballpark as far as quality and fun goes. :)

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. I think on the merit alone that it has caused me to touch my PS4 in a week should make it my GOTY lol.

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No game has really stuck with me this year on the 3DS. I completed Dark Moon once, haven't gone back. I put a little over 20 hours into New Leaf, haven't touched it since. I refresh my team in Pokémon X on route to the second Gym, haven't played the game since. I haven't bothered to open FE:A as I've never played FE before and I have little confidence in it hooking me in if these other titles are not doing the job. Right now, I'm on Senran Kagura Burst and for the moment that is my current 3DS GOTY.

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I-U wrote:

No game has really stuck with me this year on the 3DS. I completed Dark Moon once, haven't gone back. I put a little over 20 hours into New Leaf, haven't touched it since. I refresh my team in Pokémon X on route to the second Gym, haven't played the game since. I haven't bothered to open FE:A as I've never played FE before and I have little confidence in it hooking me in if these other titles are not doing the job. Right now, I'm on Senran Kagura Burst and for the moment that is my current 3DS GOTY.

I hope you don't mind me asking but why buy FE:A if your not going to play it isn't that a bit of a waste of money.

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