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Ralizah

@Anti-Matter Four 3DSes so that you can play games from various regions, I take it? Now THAT'S dedication.

@JaxonH It's a lot of fun. The simple presentation makes some people ignore it, but I found its mix of monster hunting, integration of various gameplay systems, and funny writing to be a great combination. It's one of Level 5's best games on the system. I was hoping Snack World on Switch would do something similar for me, but... it really didn't.

Yeah, it doesn't seem like it should be possible. Even factoring in cloud technology (which MUST be the mechanism, since they clearly didn't magic their way onto another system), why would it delete the local copy on my system? I compared our two systems and the screenshots I was looking for weren't on my system and had somehow transitioned to his. VERY weird. He wouldn't even have a way to play some of the games he had screenshots of on his system (like Ys VIII, which I owned a cartridge of, and which he never borrowed or even booted up on his system). I think there's a way via the system to transfer screenshots, but it requires both systems to accomplish, which he doesn't have free access to, and there's no reason he'd randomly transfer certain screenshots anyway.

I don't blame you for being skeptical: in general, when dealing with weird claims, human error is often immensely more likely to be the explanation. I'd call bs myself if I hadn't witnessed the end result first hand.

Yeah, games on XL look good, but there is that... slight softness to the image. Not as bad as NDS games on the DSi XL were, mind you, but the smaller size definitely helps, just like some Switch games benefit from the increased pixel density of the Lite's smaller screen.

Edited on by Ralizah

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JaxonH

@Ralizah
That's one of the reasons I love Switch Lite so much. Also the pocketability once you get the magnetic flip case. It's actually arguably more portable than 3DS, because in the flip case, you can slide into left back jeans pocket and actually sit down without fear of crushing it. The case is that rigid. At least, in a car seat anyways. I wouldn't dare do that with 3DS, even with the glass on it now. This makes a huge difference when leaving for work in the morning, when you have coffee in one hand, keys in one hand, sometimes a sack lunch, and can't easily pull the system out of your back pocket before climbing into the driver's seat. That said, 3DS (at least, the New 3DS) can fit in your front pocket, so I guess they're about equal all things considered.

Snack World didn't do it for me either. Idk, just felt so dated. Maybe FL would too on Switch, but I had really looked forward to Snack World after watching Abdallah do a full playthrough on YT. He loved that game.

There's a new translation out for Fire Emblem Thracia 776, and I've been trying to get a cia file to install on New 3DS (I have the previously translated version already but wanted the new one), but can't find one ANYWHERE. So I tried injecting the rom myself using the Ultimate SNES VC Injector (they have one for NES, SNES, GB, GBA, etc) and it won't accept the patched rom for some reason. Ugh. Can always use an emulator but, I don't like having emulators installed on 3DS. Too messy. I prefer actual VC titles that look exactly like official ones. I guess, the game is still in English and totally playable so, at least I have that. Whoever figured out how to inject them is legendary. Should feel lucky I even have them as is. I never was able to get the Project Naga translation of Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War injected as VC either. That's also using a previous translation. Ah well.

3DS really is epic. Until Switch released, I remember saying it was my favorite system of all time. After Switch came though, I no longer felt enamored with 3DS. 6 long years of slower UI and sub-HD meant Switch felt like a Godsend. Immediately fell in love with Switch and forgot all about 3DS. But now... after a few years of both, that appreciation has resurfaced. It really is the last great handheld (pure handheld). I think many of the exclusive games it got were due to the lower specs of the system- games that were low budget enough they wouldn't sell well on other systems, but could be developed cheaply for 3DS and sell well in relation to the development budget. Now, with Switch, all the games that would be developed for it look good enough they can sell on other systems, so there's really no desire to make exclusives for it like 3DS.

Hence the new multiplat era. Which can be both a blessing and a curse. It's a curse because they ALWAYS use the other systems as the base and port to Switch, resulting in performance issues and games that don't look that good, at least compared to what they should look like if built with Switch in mind. It means getting full console games on the system (Ni No Kuni, Valkyeria Chronicles, Resident Evil 5/6, Assassins Creed 4, etc) but it also means getting games with performance issues or pared back graphics (Fairy Tale, DOOM, Wolfenstein 2, Outer Worlds, etc). 3DS never had this problem.

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Cynas

I've been playing Ocarina of Time on my Gamecube this weekend, but I have a strong urge to go back and play Fantasy Life on my 3DS so I might do that soon. I probably shouldn't be replaying 3DS games I've already beat since there's also a ton of games I bought for the 3DS that I haven't even taken out of the shrink wrap yet. That includes quite a few Mario & Luigi games, pretty much the entire Etrian Odyssey series, the 3DS Professor Layton games, Yokai Watch 3, and a few others. I also need to get around to the 3DS Phoenix Wright games, I bought those on the eShop when they were on sale but haven't touched them yet.

The 3DS certainly has a good library, I think it's the console I have the most physical games for, although I think the Switch will be beating that record pretty soon.

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Ralizah

@JaxonH I completely agree. The sort of lower-scale and experimental games that thrived on 3DS/NDS are just going to disappear as companies focus on a smaller number of bigger budget HD products for home/hybrid consoles.

I'm not sad the Switch is the way it is, but, as a person who grew up with handhelds, it is a bit sad to know that the death of the 3DS was also the end of an era that stretched back to the early 90's.

The 3DS is probably a console I will never be rid of. It will likely be the last system to get lower-scale handheldy games designed exclusively for it. It'll be the last system to get games designed with a dual-screen set-up in mind. It'll be the last system that supports stereoscopic 3D. Unlike the NES, SNES, Genesis, PS2, etc. it's not a system that one will be able to emulate perfectly on a powerful PC.

@Cynas Not a surprise. I'm 90% digital on Switch, have sold a bunch of my physical games, and yet I still have a large pile of physical games on my shelf for the system. I shudder to think how many I'd actually have if I hadn't opted for so many digital versions.

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Eel

Ok I managed to convince myself that hunting for a shiny Ditto is meaningless, since it's not like it looks shiny once transformed.

(And also I already have one I made using the red Gyarados glitch in Pokemon R/B)

So that adventure shall continue.

Bloop.

My dead channel.

SMM2 Maker ID: 69R-F81-NLG

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Anti-Matter

@Ralizah
Region Lock was suck. ūüėĎ
But i have successfully got All White color 3DS XL models, with two of them were White and other color as their shells. ūüėĀ

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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Eel

I got a white 2DS XL the other day. The one I’ll keep in the box until my current one starts acting up.

Of course, I haven’t used-used it, but I did take it out to make sure it was functional. It’s quite different. Hadn’t had a white system since the DS lite.

Bloop.

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Blooper987

I have the SNES style new 3DS XL. It really is one of my favorite looking systems.

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JaxonH

@Eel
That's exactly what I did with the New 3DS in the $99 Christmas sale years ago. I took it out of the box, hacked it, and repackaged it, then stuffed it in the closet for the day my current systems started acting up.

And sure enough, I just put it into use. Always a good idea to plan for obsolescence. I still have a spare extended Wii U gamepad battery to swap out one day in the future.

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NintendoByNature

@JaxonH not to derail this thread or anything, but did you grab the wii u gamepad battery on amazon? I've been thinking about grabbing one but didn't know if you have good luck with one or another.

NintendoByNature

Eel

The one time I got a replacement battery for the WiiU gamepad, it was even worse than the original one. Which was already bad.

I've accepted the fact that I'll just have to keep it always connected if I want to play WiiU.

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JaxonH

@NintendoByNature
I bought from Nintendo. Stay away from the ones on Amazon. Tried one. And the two wire cables weren’t even long enough to reach properly. Had to return it. Maybe there are other companies selling them now and maybe they lengthened the wires, but that was my experience and it was enough to convince me to just buy the official extended battery from Nintendo.

Which, btw, is fantastic. I get 6+ hours on my game pad now. It doesn’t die after 3 hrs like a launch version Switch.

Edited on by JaxonH

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NS: MH Rise Sunbreak, AC Ezio Collection, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, Kirby Forgotten Land, Mario Rabbids, Zelda BotW 2

Jesus is Lord.

Anti-Matter

@WoomyNNYes
The White New 3DS XL i got was NTSC-U/C Asia version with Green and Blue Circle logo on it.

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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gcunit

Lol this has already pretty much turned into a hardware thread ‚ėļÔłŹ

I'd never owned a portable before, but I liked the 'New' 3DS so much I bought about (I've honestly lost track) 8 of them, all used but Like New apart from my original black one (which I'm still rockin'). The SNES coloured buttons on the regular sized units absolutely stole my heart when the 'New' line was announced, but I couldn't decide whether to get the white one or the black one... so now I've got 4 of each ūü§≠

I've also got 2 of the Pikachu 2DSXL model, cos they're just so darn cute.

For the reasons outlined by Ralizah & JaxonH (last gen where majority of the games are all on the cartridge; softmod allows easy installation of 3DS & DS physical collection), plus the 'super-stable' 3D, the nifty form factor, the ACTIVITY LOG (!!!) and those SNES-coloured buttons, I adore the N3DS. The only negative I have for it is the battery life in standby - it's obviously better than not having standby as an option, but compared to Switch and Vita it's rather poor, I've lost count of the number of times I've put it in standby on 3/4 or 4/4 bars and come back the next morning to find the battery is flat. My 2015 battery life fell off a cliff last year and I found it was swollen so binned it (didn't actually bin, kept it as emergency backup).

In terms of games, there aren't any that I've yet poured hundreds of hours into, but I've been building a collection for the future and dipped into over a hundred games so far.

I'll just get a few grumbles out of the way first:

The only disappointing game so far has been Animal Crossing: New Leaf. As a relative outsider to the series, the game is a lot more simplistic than I imagined it to be for what is the 4th (/5th) entry in a popular title. It's currently my most played game on my 3DS at 54hrs, but I can't see me putting much more time into it. Even with the Rich Town ordinance enacted, it's too much of a grind to earn sufficient money, and too many of the game's systems are too clunky for my long-term patience.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - this is in joint 2nd place in my most-played list. Joint, coincidentally, with Ocarina of Time 3D on precisely 45 hours and 04 minutes. The difference being that I've finished OoT once and started a second run, whereas I'm still on my first run with MM. All the fiddling around with the clock and the diary/log thing, and fannying around with different masks to try things out when I'm stuck, really spoil the flow of the game for me. The core Zelda stuff is great, but the rest of it makes it a hassle to play (and the 3DS version is meant to be an improvement of the original in terms of inventory management, isn't it!?)

Paper Mario: Sticker Star... I knew it's reputation before I got it, and haven't played much of it yet, so I'm going to reserve judgement on it. It looks good, but I've already experienced a lack of enthusiasm about the stickers and the battles, and I'm only 3 hours in.

Mario Kart 7 - only played 8 hours so far, working through the cups insistent on 3-starring them as I go, but there's some obscure system going on in this game that means you don't necessarily get 3 stars even if you win every race, which is frustrating. I'd already fallen in love with Mario Kart 8 by the time I got this, so it is very underwhelming in comparison, but I should wait until I've done the 150cc cups before judging completely.

Fantasy Life - this game features in every '3DS recommendations' discussion I've ever seen, and ok, I've played less than 2 hours, but it seems like a game for 7-8 year olds so far. The presentation is top notch, but it feels like I'm playing with stabilisers. I'm hoping it's just a case of sticking with it and the game will open up.

Shin Megami Tensei - this is just a general grumble. SMT IV didn't get a PAL physical release, so I only have it digitally, and the rest of the series is just a confusing mess to me of 'only available on other platforms/regions', inflated prices, and reduxes which seem to split the audience on whether they're an improvement over the originals or not. So as a result I don't think I'm ever going own this series physically as I'd like. I think Strange Journey (DS) is the only physical I have.

But those minor grumbles aside, I'm totally smitten with my collection. There's just a few more of the DS and 3DS library I'm hoping to add at some point. I need to index them all as they're not stored in an organised manner currently, but I reckon I've got over 200 physical titles by now. And the fact the Activity Log can tell me exactly what I played and for how long on the day I got my first N3DS over 5 years ago (34 minutes of LEGO City Undercover, 6 minutes on the Internet Browser, and 3 minutes in the eshop on Weds. 4th March 2015 for you nosy so-and-sos) really enhances my relationship with this little device.

Edited on by gcunit

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Ralizah

@gcunit Fantasy Life is a fantastic, reasonably deep, and, as you go on, challenging JRPG. Definitely don't write it off just yet.

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Ninfan

they really did'nt make many games for the 3 ds, pity the 3D action is brilliant.

Ninfan

Ninfan

@Anti-Matter is the new 3DS xl screen bigger than than the old 3DS screen?

Ninfan

Anti-Matter

Ninfan wrote:

@Anti-Matter is the new 3DS xl screen bigger than than the old 3DS screen?

Duh, of course.
XL means bigger than regular size.
Does it matter to you to ask that trivial question ?

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

Switch Friend Code: SW-8364-7166-5608 | 3DS Friend Code: 2638-4872-0879 | Nintendo Network ID: TAGunderground

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