Monday, October 21, 2013

My Experiences with the Nintendo 3DS

tl;dr: I talk about my experiences with owning a Nintendo 3DS, and the few games I have purchased for it so far. Quick Glossing over, with FRIEND CODE at the end! =D

A Line of 3DS systems

Nintendo. That giant of a company which saved the Video Game industry in the Early 80’s and has yet to truly been dethroned from the main stage.

(As a side note: I am not feeling well. But I promised myself I would post today, so I am doing my best.)

I’ve posted a few times on here about my DMG-01, which was the original gameboy. Well, recently, I purchase the latest in a long line of Nintendo Handhelds, the Nintendo 3DS. And I have to admit, a lot of things about it really impressed me.

They have always been able to get a kind of aesthetic which is completely different from anyone else in the industry, and this is very prevelant on this system. The best analog I can come up with for it is the Apple iLife atmosphere, which I dislike. Nintendo, at least for me, does it better.

Anyway, aside from the UI: The system has a very quick charge time and a fairly long battery life. And yes, it has a (very easy to replace) lithium battery, and a charger which can be lost in transit. It has stereoscopic cameras on the front, and another which faces the player, so the surrounding environment is easily usable in game. Sound quality is good, although it does have that consumer electronics high pitch hum when I plug it into my PA.

Overall, I am happy with it. a good ~$150 investment, I would say.

Really quickly, I would like to also highlight the three cartridge based games I picked up for the system, as well as the two virtual games I have from the eShop. One or two sentences each, I promise.

First, I bought Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers the day I obtained my system. If You like late 90’s ATLUS jrpgs with a slight monster breeding element slipped in (which I happen to think are awesome, by the way), You are in luck! A fun game with a compelling story, and full voice acting. Also, the first time the game was released in English.

A few days later, my brother went back to college, accidently taking my SMT: DS: SH cart with him. So, I went out to buy Fire Emblem Awakening… but the store I went to was out of that particular game (which is the next one on my list to buy). So instead, I decided on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. If You have never played Monster Hunter 3, This version is the most mature and satisfying of the few different releases, and it is portable. You go out into the wild, completing the Guild’s quests by slaying wild monsters… which look realistic, not cartoony at all. A very fun game.

Finally, the reason I had to get a 3ds right now: Pokemon Y. If You do not yet have one of these games, get it as soon as You can. This is the first Pokemon game I have really been able to get into since first gen, and it is awesome. All of the new stuff they have added since then makes the game completely different from the ones it came before, and it is just a lot of fun to play. I highly recommend it.

Oh, and in case You wanna be friends on the 3ds, my FC: 2165-6143-4310. You can email me Yours, or comment below.

Time for me to get back to work. Comments are always appreciated!

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