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Topic: 3DS - One Month Later: Your Thoughts?

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Ark

41. Posted:

One month later, I'm underwhelmed and it still lacks basic functionality like movie playback. No, I don't mean that video service they're talking about, I mean support for avi files and such.

Despite having multiple games, none of the ones I have much lasting value, save for Street Fighter which I can play on my 360/PS3. The built-in software is also quite lacking. I finished Street Pass quest in a number of days and the AR Cards/FaceRaiders/PuzzleQuest (look! it's 3D in your house! look! it's your friend's face on the screen...in 3D! look! you spent all those coins assembling a picture in 3D!) feel too gimmicky to warrant playing again.

The battery life is cringe-worthy from a company that went with lower quality graphics to preserve battery life back in the GameGear-GameBoy era. Now the 3DS battery is comparable to GameGear under some circumstances. 3D is very "meh" to me. It's essentially "HD" or "improved visuals" and I don't care for that when it comes to video games. In some cases, it's actually distracting. I can appreciate that some people enjoy it, however.

3DS has a very "been there, done that" feel, the built-in software is lacking basic multimedia functions that PSP had since 2005, and there's no reason to play DS games on it when I can use my DSi, DS, DS Lite, or DSiXL for a vastly supeior experience. It's no wonder the thing is isn't selling to Nintendo's standards...they just released a beta version on the market, essentially the DS 1.75. It's a bit worrisome that the most wanted 3DS games are OoT, StarFox64, and Mario Kart when the first two have been around for quite some time and Mario Kart will probably receive no radical new addition. At least there's new stuff on the horizon, but I'll probably have to wait past that May update.

In the meantime, I'll just go back to Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. I find it has more value than anything released on 3DS thus far, or the several remakes on the horizon. :P

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42. Posted:

Just give me Monster Hunter and my $250 purchase is justified.

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43. Posted:

I'm still loving mine, but then I never lost the love for my DSi and played it every day. My 3DS is no different - I play it several times a day and it's usually near by. And at night I take it up to bed for a short game before bedtime. I'll be glad when the internet is activated so I can go back to checking the news and email on it.

Of the 2 games I bought, I'm only really playing nintendogs. I've not given Pilot Wings much of a chance - mainly I bought it for my husband, but he wasn't interested. I'll probably sell it. Nintendogs will probably get real boring soon, but until something better comes out it is keeping me entertained. And I have several DS games so I always has something to play.

I'm really looking forward to the May update to see what it has to offer. And it'll be great to transfer some of my DSiWare over. The StreetPass feature is great fun, but I wish there were more chances to get a hit. Hopefully that will change when more people buy one.

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44. Posted:

@Scypher. I understand you frustration, as I generally feel the same. Hopefully, E3 will change that. At the current 3DS pace, the PSP2 will be the better handheld when it launches.

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triforceofcourage

45. Posted:

For me, games make the system. In that respect so far I'm disapointed. But There are lots of games I am exited for in the near future. The system itself is nice though. I love the circle pad, and while 3D doesn't feel necessary, I love the way it looks. The reason I'll be buying this over the NGP is because the games are/will be better. The 3DS can deliver things (games wise and capability wise) that nothing else can.

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46. Posted:

triforceofcourage wrote:

The reason I'll be buying this over the NGP is because the games are/will be better.

But the NGP isn't even out yet _

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47. Posted:

turtlelink wrote:

triforceofcourage wrote:

The reason I'll be buying this over the NGP is because the games are/will be better.

But the NGP isn't even out yet _

Yeah, but what I'm saying is I won't be waiting to buy that. I'd rather have a 3DS. (If the psp's game library is anything to go by.)

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moosa

48. Posted:

I really don't think it's fair to judge the 3DS's software lineup when it's only been on the market for a month.

I like my 3DS. I like the 3D. There are a few things that could be better, but it plays games as good as any console. Oh yeah, remember how you can play games on game consoles? I look forward to what software we'll have in the future.

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Stine

49. Posted:

I use it mainly as a DS for now. I haven't had one before, so that's fine with me. It's like I got two new systems at once! I still play a little Nintendogs, but I'm not really into it. I'll probably keep playing DS games until the May update.

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Meta-Rift

50. Posted:

Scypher wrote:

One month later, I'm underwhelmed and it still lacks basic functionality like movie playback. No, I don't mean that video service they're talking about, I mean support for avi files and such.

"Basic" functionality? For a media player, maybe.

Scypher wrote:

Despite having multiple games, none of the ones I have much lasting value, save for Street Fighter which I can play on my 360/PS3. The built-in software is also quite lacking. I finished Street Pass quest in a number of days and the AR Cards/FaceRaiders/PuzzleQuest (look! it's 3D in your house! look! it's your friend's face on the screen...in 3D! look! you spent all those coins assembling a picture in 3D!) feel too gimmicky to warrant playing again.

I agree, most of the games currently available aren't worth anywhere near $40, but that doesn't mean none of them are. I was surprised with the amount of content in Samurai Warriors (which I'm not done with), especially since most other launch games are disappointing in that area. I'm not even going to bother arguing about the built-software.

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The battery life is cringe-worthy from a company that went with lower quality graphics to preserve battery life back in the GameGear-GameBoy era. Now the 3DS battery is comparable to GameGear under some circumstances. 3D is very "meh" to me. It's essentially "HD" or "improved visuals" and I don't care for that when it comes to video games. In some cases, it's actually distracting. I can appreciate that some people enjoy it, however.

Battery life has not impacted me in the slightest. I've only seen it on low power once, when I hadn't charged it in a couple days. I know what you mean about the 3D being distracting, but I've only experienced it in situations where the developers were just being lazy, in games that weren't good to begin with. When used right, 3D can improve the game. The problem is that developers think that in order to do it right, they need to make the effect noticeable/annoying/in away that makes your eyes hurt, when it really works best when it's subtle.

Scypher wrote:

3DS has a very "been there, done that" feel, the built-in software is lacking basic multimedia functions that PSP had since 2005, and there's no reason to play DS games on it when I can use my DSi, DS, DS Lite, or DSiXL for a vastly supeior experience. It's no wonder the thing is isn't selling to Nintendo's standards...they just released a beta version on the market, essentially the DS 1.75. It's a bit worrisome that the most wanted 3DS games are OoT, StarFox64, and Mario Kart when the first two have been around for quite some time and Mario Kart will probably receive no radical new addition. At least there's new stuff on the horizon, but I'll probably have to wait past that May update.

I didn't buy a 3DS for "multimedia functions that PSP had since 2005". That's what my iPod's for. It is upsetting that most of the big titles coming soon are remakes, but what gets me even more is that they're not even games that- ...Wait, did you seriously just say "DS 1.75"? What on earth were you expecting?

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In the meantime, I'll just go back to Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. I find it has more value than anything released I've played on 3DS thus far, or the several remakes on the horizon. :P

Fixed. Unless you've played through every game available. And even then it's your opinion, which many would disagree with. (Fire Emblem does come pretty close, though)

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51. Posted:

Only good titles so far are SSFIV, GR Shadow Wars and Pilotwings. All the others are bad remakes or glitched up.

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52. Posted:

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Only good titles so far are SSFIV, GR Shadow Wars and Pilotwings. All the others are bad remakes or glitched up.

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Bankai

53. Posted:

Yeah, but what I'm saying is I won't be waiting to buy that. I'd rather have a 3DS. (If the psp's game library is anything to go by.)

You mean, really good?

PSP's library is incredible.

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54. Posted:

AlexBelmont wrote:

Only good titles so far are SSFIV, GR Shadow Wars and Pilotwings. All the others are bad remakes or glitched up.

Samurai Warriors.

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Funky_Gamer

55. Posted:

The beginning is always the worst part because nothing good is out (and if it is good, you can get bored of it fast). When the eShop is released, we will never regret buying this thing.

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56. Posted:

WaltzElf wrote:

Only good titles so far are SSFIV, GR Shadow Wars and Pilotwings. All the others are bad remakes or glitched up.

Super Monkey Ball was not as good as the gamecube ones,
but I still fond it quite enjoyable.

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57. Posted:

great system. cant wait for the may-update. seriously needs more games...NOW!

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Waxedfloss76

58. Posted:

best portable ever played. no regrets. i like the pw the best and the 3d camera. cant wait for zelda: ocarina.

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HandheldGuru97

59. Posted:

Overall I'm very impressed, I'm starting to feel the wow factor with the 3D come of.
Here are my games and system impressions 1 month later
Pilotwings Resort 8.5/10: Fantastic, great 3D fun and good amount of challenge though not a whole lot of replay value
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition 9/10: The best fighter I have played since Smash Bros. Brawl
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars 8/10: a good RPG styles that is very long with good replay valu**e
The System 8.5/10 ( will change with the May update): over all the is a great follow up to the DS line. 3D without glasses works!

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R-L-A-George

60. Posted:

I'm ready for an new game, I love streetfighter but I see myself more casually playing it lately....Though its more fun on Hardest and I can't wait to get more social with it. I'm a hardcore gamer but RPG's and puzzle games keep my attention more.(Of coarse Soul Caliber might be a different story)

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