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Topic: How do you think the 3DS eshop compares to the play store and app store when it comes to quality games?

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Diamond

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Your thoughts?

If you troll and bash a system you claim you don't want then why are you paying attention to it?

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unrandomsam

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There is nothing as good as stuff like Jet Set Radio / Crazy Taxi. (With an OTG cable you can use a 360 pad which is what I do on my tablet). Certainly not at a comparable price.
The App Store has Genesis games like Gunstar Heroes if they update the emulator to support controllers now Apple has the OS then its not worth getting stuff on 3DS.
Shantae is pretty good but Gunstar Heroes is £0.70 on ios (Shantae is £4.49). If sega release a controller to go with their games it is a none contest.

There is also all the Metal Slug Games / Blazing Star / Raiden Legacy.

The problem both of them have is support for a real controller.

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unrandomsam

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The best GBA games would change things again as would TG16 / Neo Geo(None Pocket) stuff on the VC.

Or more "Game-like" games on the 3DS (At the moment there is only really Kokuga).

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Jollykarp

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The app store certainly has a better variety of games with great genre representation. It's also cheaper.

I'd say that one advantage the eShop has is that quality games get better exposure. The sheer volume of games on the app store and play store means that quality titles can get lost in the sea of shovelware. This also kinda happens on the eShop, but it's a lot less likely since Nintendo themselves promote the games which really should get the recognition. Searching for DsiWare meanwhile is a nightmare.

@unrandomsam What do you mean by "Game-like"? I'm sure there's lots more than just Kokuga...

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MrPockets

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I'm just glad the E-Shop doesn't have a whole bunch of games that say they are free and then spam you with a whole bunch of ads and in-app purchases. :(

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Unca_Lz

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Nintendo also seems to have a much more thorough quality control due to the lesser number of games.

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DefHalan

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3DS = Quality
App Stores = Quantity

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Relias

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I think both Eshops are better because quality titles don't get overlooked... they are not surrounded by crap.. or me too nickle and dimers.. I am really how many collectible,evolving, card games do we need?? (Looking at Android Store) Or free unless you want to make it anywhere games.. and all the other stores are to crowded.. wish crap ware... Eshops both Wii U and 3DS are jst so much better..

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Banazir_Galbasi

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DefHalan wrote:

3DS = Quality
App Stores = Quantity

This is true on so many levels

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RR529

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eShop for two reasons:

1 - Easier to find quality games: Both have many great games, and some duds, but thanks to Nintendo's quality control, not nearly as much shovelware gets in, making it easier to find something worthwhile.

2 - Better pricing: Why is it assumed that mobile platforms have better prices, just because games generally cost less? Did you ever stop to think that they may not be charging you enough? Sure, the $1 price is great for certain indie developers, who just made the game as a hobby (if it takes off great, they're now a millionaire. If it doesn't take off, they still lived their dream of officially releasing a game, and it's no sweat off their monetary situation). For indie (or big name) devs that rely on success for survival, however, the $1 price point is very dangerous. They have employees to pay, buildings to upkeep, and more, so unless that $1 game becomes a smash hit (a very astronomical chance, due to the flooded marketplace), then that's a huge blow. Why don't they charge more? Because the large majority of mobile gamers think anything over $1-$2 is a rip off. It could very well lead to a crash, if not monitored properly.

I commend Square Enix for having a strong mobile pricing system. Anything worthwhile from them is between $5-$20 on the App Store, and surprise, that looks an awful lot like eShop pricing.

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MrWalkieTalkie

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DefHalan wrote:

3DS = Quality
App Stores = Quantity

totally

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Chris720

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DefHalan wrote:

3DS = Quality
App Stores = Quantity

Umm... at least the App store has quite a few quality titles, you just have to dig for them. There's only 4 or 5 pages of exclusive games on the 3DS eShop and although most are quality, there are also quite a lot of turds as well. I'm including Card Downloads and VC.

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19Robb92

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I don't know.

I'm not a huge fan of the 3DS eShop. But it works, and it's simple. Same with AppStore, which I'm also not a huge fan of. They're pretty equal to me.

The WiiU eShop is great though. I love Steam as well.

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6ch6ris6

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never heared of play store or app store.

i like the eshop as it is. prices could be cheaper though.

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Shambo

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unrandomsam wrote:

The best GBA games would change things again as would TG16 / Neo Geo(None Pocket) stuff on the VC.

Or more "Game-like" games on the 3DS (At the moment there is only really Kokuga).

-Why 'none pocket'? NGPC has some of the most lovable fighting games and its own Metal Slugs. Sometimes, when playing my 3ds, I wish my circle pad made that same clicking sound, although that would probably be a bad move. I just liked it to click when all was digital and 2d. They could add it in NGPC emulation.

-Liberation Maiden & Nano Assault are equally 'game-like', but also other genres have their very much 'game-like' games in eshop, like VVVVVV and such.

All around, eshop stands out with head and shoulders. The 'Guild' series, exclusives, indies, button-controlled 3d ports like Gunman Clive for only €2, Virtual Console hard-to-get games like Shantae and Trip World, and more common classics like the Zelda series, retail downloads (which I never get, but apparently quite a number of people like that. I like the OPTION), demo's, DSi ware, trailers, ratings,... It's all there, and the service is free, while the prices are mostly right.

And for the lucky people like me there was the ambassador program. They should make them available for seperate purchase though, it's the best price-drop compensation EVER, if not the only (?).

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Windy

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At this point I think the games in the Eshop are far better quality than the App store and Play Market. I do think the Eshop still has a Longway to go in offering a more diverse collection of games. More Genres spread out such as RPG's. Sure they are putting Retail games into the Eshop but that feels more like cloud cover Diversity to me. I will really like it when the Eshop gets more exclusive to the Genres and actually wouldn't have to depend on putting the Retail games up to make the shop look more diverse. The last 3 months in the Eshop have seen some huge improvements with games such as Attack of the Friday Monsters Tokyo Tale, Urban Freestyle, Shantae just to name a few titles which really stand out. The list of Nice Eshop Exclusives seems to grow quite nicely every 2 weeks or so. It's been a good year to be a 3DS owner

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KryptoKrunch

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DefHalan pretty much nailed it on the head.

I have about 30 games downloaded from the eShop.

If I ever got an iDevice I'd probably only download about 5 titles. If that. For me, I don't care about the App Store's cheap prices(which a lot of people try to justify). I rather spend 6 bucks on Link's Awakening DX then spend 99 cents on a mediocre app store title.

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Jollykarp

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I somewhat resent how everyone assumes that the App Store is just full of mediocrity. There are some real gems, but it does require some sussing out from external review sites. That being said, my main problem with the App store is that I've downloaded too many games without actually playing through all of them. Kind of like the Steam effect.

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Windy

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Mellowkarp wrote:

I somewhat resent how everyone assumes that the App Store is just full of mediocrity. There are some real gems, but it does require some sussing out from external review sites. That being said, my main problem with the App store is that I've downloaded too many games without actually playing through all of them. Kind of like the Steam effect.

No Doubt the App Store has some good games. I just think overall the Eshop, Especially lately has been getting much better Quality titles. Plus for some people like me don't like the Touchscreen control pad. I'm also not a fan of Tilt or motion controls. Even most Wii games which don't offer the Classic controller option can be upsetting for me to play. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles would have been absolutely one of my favorite wii games had they put in an option for the classic controller

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Mahe

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3DS eShop has games like Nano Assault Ex, Mighty Switch Force, and Gunman Clive with 3D graphics and button controls. Not to forget the new Streetpass games in Mii Plaza. With games like these on 3DS, I don't have any need for phone games.

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Even most Wii games which don't offer the Classic controller option can be upsetting for me to play. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles would have been absolutely one of my favorite wii games had they put in an option for the classic controller

You should try Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord from the WiiWare shop. Fantastic game, and doesn't use any motion controls at all if you don't like those.

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