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#1 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:25

With the 3DS XL coming out in a few weeks I have been considering getting a 3DS.

The last Nintendo handheld I had was the DS Lite and was dissappointed with the lack of decent third party titles considering the first party Nintendo ones are few and far between.

Other than Mario and Zelda is a 3DS really worth it?

I love the massive screens of the XL but would I be better picking up a second hand 3DS once everyone sells theirs to get the XL, or is the XL really worth £180?

What are the chances of a 'proper' Mario or Zelda game made for the console and not just a port or a cut down experience? I like New Super Mario Bros and all that but I love me some Mario Galaxy and I dont want to be paying £30+ for n64 ports.


#2 Jason S.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 13:07

the biggest thing to consider is how cheap you can obtain a 3DS, and games as well. I never pay full retail price for games - few games are worth it. likewise, i bought my 3DS second hand last year.

i've had a lot of fun w/ my 3DS so far. Mario 3D land is amazing, as is Mario Kart.

Paper Mario will be out this fall, as will Luigi's Mansion. i'm also looking fwd to the new Professor Layton.

imo, the XL isnt worth it. they take the same resolution, but just give it bigger pixels.

#3 +Kondrath

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 13:10

I bought one on launch day but still use my DSi more than the 3DS. If you can find it cheap, I'd say it's OK. You can find the games cheap on sites like Glyde. Even gamefly sells cheap games every now and then. (Edit: Not sure if those sites are available in your location).

#4 Klethron

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 13:20

I love the 3DS. Some of the games like the new Spiderman game make excellent use of the technology. If you can find one at a discounted price then I would get it.

#5 OP TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 13:25

I can get a 3DS for about £80 2nd hand on ebay with a game or two, which may come down in price when XL comes out. I just wondered if it was worth the extra £100.

#6 vladmihaelescu

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 13:26

Don't buy this 3DS garbage. Get an iPad - a true quality product

#7 OP TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 13:29

£80 3DS or £400 iPad......hmm........

#8 Blackhearted

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 18:38

With the 3DS XL coming out in a few weeks I have been considering getting a 3DS.

The last Nintendo handheld I had was the DS Lite and was dissappointed with the lack of decent third party titles considering the first party Nintendo ones are few and far between.

Other than Mario and Zelda is a 3DS really worth it?

I love the massive screens of the XL but would I be better picking up a second hand 3DS once everyone sells theirs to get the XL, or is the XL really worth £180?

What are the chances of a 'proper' Mario or Zelda game made for the console and not just a port or a cut down experience? I like New Super Mario Bros and all that but I love me some Mario Galaxy and I dont want to be paying £30+ for n64 ports.


You must be incredibly picky. As i could easily name quite a bit in terms of good 3rd party ds games. That problem with apparently being super picky will likely give you problems again, regardless of what comes out. As for if the XL is worth it, eh, it depends how much you plan to carry it around, how big your hands are, and if you don't mind the reduced image quality from the larger displays.

And The 'n64 ports' you're speaking of(OoT3D/star fox) aren't quite the straight unmodified port you seem to imply.

#9 +warwagon

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 18:40

Do they have flash carts for them yet?

#10 Jason S.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 18:45

i had never played a Zelda game in my life (i know, i know) until i bought OOT 3D. it was pretty fantastic.

also, a lot of people seemingly glossed over Splinter Cell 3D. it was a great remake of Chaos Theory. Graphics were pretty good, and the 3D effect worked well.

I have Star Fox to play still.

#11 Jason S.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 18:46

Do they have flash carts for them yet?

yes, but the latest firmware upgrade just blocked an unreported amount of them.

#12 compl3x

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:18

Don't buy this 3DS garbage. Get an iPad - a true quality product


:wacko: :s :wacko: :s

Anyway...


Wait for the XL. The screen is larger and the quality of the 3D is reported to be a lot better. I'll be trading my 3DS in and upgrading immediately.

#13 Slammers

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:14

Definately!

I've had hundreds of hours of fun from mario kart, mario 3d land, zelda, and especially kid icarus already.
There may not be a huge library of great games, but there are certainly more available and upcoming than you could ever play completely

#14 Joseph B

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:23

Don't buy this 3DS garbage. Get an iPad - a true quality product


Hahaha. I never knew people on Neowin were so hilarious.

#15 +warwagon

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:49

Don't buy this 3DS garbage. Get an iPad - a true quality product


Yes because everyone likes crappy 100% touch control.