Topic: 3DS Game of the Year

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Currently, this is between Pokemon and Animal Crossing, with Animal Crossing winning. But I'm getting Fire Emblem sometime this week, and I plan to get Link Between Worlds at some point too, so that could change.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening, hands down. This was a great year for 3DS, but that game came out of nowhere and is without a doubt in my mind the best SRPG I've played. It had a great cast of characters, the support conversations drove the game, human breeding is fun, and every decision had weight because of permadeath, so you still had strategy. Risk/reward was great, and the streetpass was among the best games on 3DS. I feel confident in recommending it to every 3DS owner.

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Given that I've broken the 400-hour mark on it and spent a lot of that time bonding with loved ones through it, it's pretty hard for me to say anything other than Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I'm still playing that game a little bit every day.

It's just been a stellar year for the 3DS, though. Ace Attorney 5, Etrian Odyssey IV, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Soul Hackers, Etrian Odyssey Untold and Pokemon X/Y were all fantastic (haven't played ALBW or Mario & Luigi: Dream Team yet).

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My favorite game...yikes, Nintendo pumped out a ton of great games. This is got to be one of the best years for handheld games ever.
Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon got a 9/10 for me, Dream Team was incredible, Pokemon Y was great, and Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies was really superb too. I don't think I can name a winner. (BTW I don't have Fire Emblem or Animal Crossing)
For 2014, I can see Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies, Kirby's new game, and Prof. Layton VS Ace Attorney being frontrunners for the competition next year.



Without a single doubt, Fire Emblem Awakening. That game hooked me on a genre I never thought I would play. The story, characters, and CHALLENGE(loves me some challenge) make it work for me so well. Runner ups include Pokemon X/Y, SMT4, New Leaf, and Rune Factory 4. A pretty freaking perfect year for the 3DS, or at least almost. There are other games that I love that came out this year, but walls of text aren't my thing.

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1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
2. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
3. Mighty Switch Force! 2
4. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
5. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

All great games, but A Link Between Worlds is a game that plays off nostalgia while still successfully finding its own identity. It's the sequel to A Link to the Past that I had always wanted and it delivered.

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1. Super Mario 3D Land
2.Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
3.Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
4. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
5.Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon

These are the best games I've played on the 3DS so far. I wonder if Animal Crossing comes to this list as well seeing that I've started playing it.

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1. Super Mario 3D Land
2.Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
3.Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
4. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
5.Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon

These are the best games I've played on the 3DS so far. I wonder if Animal Crossing comes to this list as well seeing that I've started playing it.

games released in other years count? if so I'll add Kid Icarus Uprising to my game of the year list!(nothing beats it, others like MH3U and FE:A might draw with it but never win! )

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Runner Up: Zelda ALBW

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Runner Up: (it's gotta be a 3D Sega Classics on principle alone. Will have to see once all of them are out)



Animal Crossing: New Leaf is my game of the year for 3DS this year. However, I haven't played The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds yet so I can't really say just yet. I was kind of disappointed with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. It was way too short and easy.

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My top 3 from 2013:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Pokemon X

Though I have yet to play The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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A Link Between Worlds, no other choices can compete against this beauty of a game.

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My GOTY for 3ds has to be Zelda: Link Between World's . I haven't done real held gaming since the Gameboy. This was also my first Zelda game! Oh how I have been missing out... I love how the game looks,feels and plays. The little puzzles and hidden gems make this the GOTY for me.

Runner up has to be Pokemon Y. Very close to winning my GOTY but not quite as Zelda had more appeal to me. Great game again with a lot to do. Love how its very in touch with the community too.

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Probably Fire Emblem Awakening because it's the best in the series.
ALBW,ACNL,LMDM, and X/Y all deserve some credit too. Maybe not XY as much as the others due to the no postgame and few pokes, but the new animations were stunning.

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My Game of the year is Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Runner Ups would be: Pokemon X/Y, ALBW, Project X Zone &
Fire Emblem Awakening

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I'd vote for Fire Emblem Awakening with kudos to Pokemon, Rune Factory 4, Animal Crossing, Link Between Worlds

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