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by OrangeRKN » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:54 pm

Yeah but I think I'm slightly more of a Monster Hunter fan than you :P

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:14 pm

Possibly slightly. :lol:

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by Green Gecko » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:54 pm

I've picked up a bunch of titles recently. Codename STEAM, TriForce Heroes, Xenoblade Chronicles X 3D, Samus Returns and Fossil Fighters: Frontiers. All got plenty of life in them.

I'd say the Wii U was an expansion of the dual screen DS concept but for consoles with random Wii controls compatibility (AND the pro controller which was a bit nuts having all 3 options, it even supported the Wii attachments like Classic Controller and the GameCube controller adapter). Nintedo were already doing it with the GBA-GC linkup functionality, although only for about 3 games.

Even the 3DS was originally a GameCube concept, and the hardware is comparable.

I guess with the Switch, you could say Nintendo finally left the Gamecube, including what was never or barely released for it, behind - but it still has Wii functionality so. dunno lol

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by Sandy » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:00 am

OrangeRKN wrote:I really want an Ever Oasis sequel or pseudo-sequel

Monster Hunter Stories is a belter of a game too, and I'd say Detective Pikachu was as fun for me as Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee.


I really struggled to get into Detective Pikachu, maybe it's just not my style of game but I stopped playing a while ago.

Still haven't managed to get round to playing Ever Oasis and MHS, which do you think I should do first?

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:06 am

Detective Pikachu is really simple and obviously a kids game but I just found it really nice to see pokemon and the pokemon world in a more every-day-life setting. Also a talking detective pikachu never got old.

I'd recommend Ever Oasis first. It will definitely appeal to anyone who likes town building mechanics in games, like Dark Cloud, and it also has a Zelda vibe about the dungeon and combat side of things.

Monster Hunter Stories is more the pokemon monster catching appeal, but will definitely be enjoyed more by fans of the series for the way it expands the universe while remaining faithful to it, and how it recontextualises a lot of monster hunter staple elements.

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by Balladeer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:14 am

If you’ve not played much MonHun before then definitely Ever Oasis. I reckon that MHS works a lot better if you understand and apprecite what they’ve done with classic MonHun elements. I didn’t, and so found the monster designs mediocre and the characters downright awful. O_R, big MonHun fan that he is, really liked it. So if you’re a big MonHun fan likewise then then... shrug.

Ever Oasis is in my Top Ten 3DS games. It’s really cute and creates a surprisingly good Zelda-style adventure that gets quite sad in places! It’s a bit fiddly, but building up your town and shops is bloody addictive.

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by Sandy » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:28 am

I loved Dark Cloud and am not the biggest Monster Hunter fan (I don't have any friends that play) so looks like I'll give Ever Oasis a go. Thanks guys.

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:25 pm

Balladeer wrote:found the monster designs mediocre


I want to argue this, but I think a lot of the monster design in monster hunter is in their unique behaviour, their movesets, and how they match to the environments. In Stories you're assumed to already be familiar with the monsters, and their behaviour and movesets are reduced and remapped to turn-based battles, so you probably lack the context to appreciate the monster designs fully if you don't already know them and see how their attacks map across.

Monster design in Monster Hunter is very functional because of how it directly affects gameplay, with hitboxes and breakable parts and different damage potential for different parts. Those designs are then carried over into Stories which doesn't have any of that.

For example with Diablos, in Stories you just see a dragon with horns, but in the main series those horns get stuck in walls when it charges and can be broken, so the design is more than just appearance.

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by Balladeer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:16 pm

Yes, I think it’s going to be tough to argue on the basis of MHS standalone. There were a fair few that were still interesting anyway: Zamtrios was an excellent shark-boy, Qurupeco obviously took inspiration from frigate birds as well as singing and... exploding?, and Arzuros was a Good Bear. But too many others, without their functionality being developed, looked like ‘Generic Dinosaur No. 325.’ They focussed heavily on reptiles, and not enough on mammals/birds/fish etc., for my liking.

Plus: palette-swaps. Pretending a palette swap is a completely different monster is Not Okay. Pokémon did it on occasion and was bad when it did it (Plusle/Minun, the Primal legendaries); but MHS and (the worst offender) Yo-Kai Watch are much worse.

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by jawafour » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:16 am

The 3DS is eight years old today in UK / Europe! I got mine (Cosmo Black :wub: ) in June 2011.

I've had a bit of a 3DS renaissance these past few months, completing Layton Miracle Mask and returning to Animal Crossing in a big way. Sure, the graphic resolution may be low but, for compact and fun play, the 3DS remains a strong system.

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:47 am

I got mine in 2015. My 3DS library is pretty small and skewed towards the later titles but it does have some excellent games on it :wub:

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by Ad7 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:03 am

I got mine as a present from my wife shortly after launch as a make me feel better gift as mum had just died. I think I had ridge racer and Tetris with it at first.

I upgraded to the 3ds xl a while back, but it's a console I always forget exists and that I've got one. I love the thing, got some amazing games for it, so i really should dig it out again soon and play some more.

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by shy guy 64 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:54 pm

jawafour wrote:The 3DS is eight years old today in UK / Europe! I got mine (Cosmo Black :wub: ) in June 2011.

I've had a bit of a 3DS renaissance these past few months, completing Layton Miracle Mask and returning to Animal Crossing in a big way. Sure, the graphic resolution may be low but, for compact and fun play, the 3DS remains a strong system.


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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:46 pm

Great little handheld with a fantastic range of first party titles, it's amazing how quick 8 years has gone.

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PostNintendo 3DS Chat
by Lazy Fair » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:51 pm

It’s that time of year again where I recount shitting my trousers in my kitchen in front of my brother on 3DS release date. I ate a donner kebab pot noodle and ten minutes later went for a very casual and safe feeling fart, when suddenly my arse gave way!

Never forget!


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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by jawafour » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:56 pm

Lazy Fair wrote:...Never forget!

... :shock: . That's quite a 3DS memory, LF :slol: .

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by Lazy Fair » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:19 pm

jawafour wrote:
Lazy Fair wrote:...Never forget!

... :shock: . That's quite a 3DS memory, LF :slol: .


I’m sure I posted about it in the past. A great day that went rapidly downhill!


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by Green Gecko » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:57 pm

Thanks for sharing. I got a cheap new 3ds XL from cash converters for 75 snoops and still have a bunch of games to rinse and loads of digital downloads inc, had a standard XL for years but sold it to pay for upgrade. I just need to reshell it as condition was poor.

Majoras mask
Samus returns
Xenoblade chronicles
Code name steam
Triforce heroes
Fire emblem
Pokemon Y
Fossil fighters frontiers
Rune factory 4

Actually I think the only game I've completed is resident evil revelations and A Link Between Worlds! Such a great library. I want both luigis mansion games as well.

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by Hyperion » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:36 pm

Bought mine pretty soon after launch and had some buyers remorse but that changed when the games started to come.
Home to some great games, too many to think about, but it had been gathering dust recently.
Have had it out recently though, playing through A Link to the Past, it's a great console for retro games, 2D Metroid, Zelda and Mario galore

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PostRe: Nintendo 3DS Chat
by Balladeer » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:50 pm

Top Ten 3DS Games:

1) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
2) Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice
3) Kid Icarus Uprising
4) Bravely Second
5) Luigi's Mansion 2
6) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
7) Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
8) Ever Oasis
9) Pokémon Sun/Moon
10) Picross 3D Round 2

...and while some of those are fine games, it highlights to me how amazing the gap has been between Nintendo's previous handheld and their current one. The Switch is a thing of absolute joy.

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