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    New 2DSXL - help me not hate this thing

    So, I bought a 3DSXL back when they came out so I could play Luigi's Mansion. Excellent game - the system gathered copious amounts of dust after that as the Vita was just an all around better handheld system.

    Shoot forward a couple/few years. I buy a New 2DSXL because for some reason I told myself I want to play Xenoblade Chronicles. I am about an hour into that game and I am just not digging it like I thought I would. This system is really not friendly to the eyeballs. I am not used to seeing pixels and blurry textures like this. Vita has definitely spoiled me.

    That said, I am loving Azure Striker Gunvolt.

    So, the reason for this thread is for me to ask for 3DS recommendations that are not rereleases of old N64 games or Mario Kart.

    The library seems so sparse from first glance.
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    I don't want to mention Nintendo Games since your probably looking for something outside of Nintendo but

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    The Sega Classics games you could download and they are pretty dope.

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    Honestly, going from the New 3DSXL to the Vita, I can feel your pain. After I started playing a few games on the Vita, it was hard to go back to my 3DSXL. I had been waiting for a 2D version that could be closed, but ended up buying the 3DSXL after not seeing the 2DS doing all that well.

    Plus, now with the Switch out, I couldn't tell you the last time I picked up my 3DS. I know I was playing Mario Kart and Smash Brothers, but other than that...don't think I was playing much else. (Other than perhaps a few older games from the e-shop.)

    It still has its place, but other than things like Fire Emblem & Pokemon, there isn't much that isn't another Mario or Zelda game...or remakes.

    I realize this is sort of the opposite of what you'd hoped to hear, but have to be honest that my 3DS just sits in the case anymore. Vita & Switch are now my on the go systems.

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    Fire Emblem Awakening
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    Super Mario 3D Land
    New Super Mario Bros 2
    Pokemon X and Y
    Kid Icarus: Uprising
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Bravely Default
    Bravely Second
    Story of Seasons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famicommander View Post
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    Super Mario 3D Land
    New Super Mario Bros 2
    Pokemon X and Y
    Kid Icarus: Uprising
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Bravely Default
    Bravely Second
    Story of Seasons
    On top of this

    Zero Escape and it's Sequel
    Pokemon alpha and Omega are solid and have a ton of replay value
    Metal Gear Solid 3
    Resident Evil Revelations
    Smash Bros
    Professor Layton
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (I'm a sucker for the music)
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    The Zelda remakes are both pretty incredible (I know you say you aren't interested in these but seriously they're good), but I'd definitely play them in 3D. Skip MGS3 the frame rate makes it unplayable--stick to the collection on Vita. Buy Metroid in about a month.
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    Of the newer consoles i'm only really playing ps4 and switch now. I love handhelds but I don't think i've touched my New 3DSXL since the last couple Dragon Quest games hit.
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    The 2DS is really enticing, but then I remember that the only thing i played on my DS/DS Lite were GBA games and 2 or 3 DS games.

    Metroid isn't going to make me buy the system, unfortunately, and I LOVE Metroid II.

    Anything worth downloading off of the shop that hasn't already been mentioned by everyone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Famicommander View Post
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    Super Mario 3D Land
    New Super Mario Bros 2
    Pokemon X and Y
    Kid Icarus: Uprising
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Bravely Default
    Bravely Second
    Story of Seasons
    nice - thx!

    Bravely Default/Second are heavily tempting me

    Quote Originally Posted by RAZ_HOE! View Post
    I don't want to mention Nintendo Games since your probably looking for something outside of Nintendo but

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    The Sega Classics games you could download and they are pretty dope.

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    Definitely gonna check out River City thx
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    Outrun
    Afterburner
    Streets of Rage 2
    Gunstar Heroes
    Shovel Knight
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
    Mario Golf
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    just what comes to mind for now, I'll post more later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Jaguar View Post
    Outrun
    Afterburner
    Streets of Rage 2
    Gunstar Heroes
    Shovel Knight
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
    Mario Golf
    Steam Dig Fistful of Dirt

    just what comes to mind for now, I'll post more later.
    Since the 2DS is...2D I think I am gonna skip the sega remakes - since I feel as though I've bought all those games enough over the last 30 years hahah.

    Mario Golf though....gonna check some vids. I do love golf games thx
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixeljunkie View Post
    nice - thx!
    Bravely Default/Second are heavily tempting me
    They are better Final Fantasy games than anything Square has put out since VIII.

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    Outrun & Afterburner are well worth the money, 60FPS, play better than all the other ports, maybe even edging out the Sega Ages for Saturn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Jaguar View Post
    Outrun & Afterburner are well worth the money, 60FPS, play better than all the other ports, maybe even edging out the Sega Ages for Saturn.
    The Outrun on Saturn also ran at 60fps
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    Never said it didn't, but even so, the 3DS port has a serious quality to it, wide screen without stretch coming into play, smooth controls, if you have the circle pad pro is plays awesome for After Burner's thrusters. Great set of games, even Super Hang -On.
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    This makes me wonder why the Vita didn't sell better.

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    I'm not all that impressed with either one to be honest. The 3ds/2ds has alot of cool Nintendo stuff and some cool downloadable stuff and the Ps vita has some cool stuff as well but it seems like all the stuff is JRPGS which I can't stand. I want to see more cool platformers like Slain and Murumasa, beat'm ups like Dragon's Crown, cool shit like Axiom Verge but instead they keep releasing these gay Rpg's.

    Most of the games on my Vita are old PS1 and PSP games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Jaguar View Post
    Outrun & Afterburner are well worth the money, 60FPS, play better than all the other ports, maybe even edging out the Sega Ages for Saturn.
    Agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAZ_HOE! View Post
    Most of the games on my Vita are old PS1 and PSP games.
    I guess my thought was that if more people had jumped on board the vita, more publishers would have been willing to make games for it. But yeah, as it stands, it is very niche.

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    Atlas has been putting out some nice stuff on 3DS if your into RPGs. They have a few new ones coming out in the coming months too.

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    Fantasy Life has not been mentioned yet, that is my favorite game I've played on the 3DS. I personally love the system, and with DS support there is so much to choose from. I'm sure you'll find some cool stuff to enjoy.

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    A few more that no one else mentioned but may be worth a try:

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
    Etrian Odyssey
    Monster Hunter (I think there are two or three of those one the 3DS)
    Project X Zone
    Attack of the Friday Monsters
    Swords and Darkness
    Senran Kagura Burst
    Legend of Legacy

    I also enjoyed playing Mario & Luigi Dream Team Bros and some of the LEGO games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Igakajook View Post
    This makes me wonder why the Vita didn't sell better.
    The Vita was way too expensive at launch. I had imported a Japanese PSP (370€ with Lumines) before the European launch and never really enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. That's why I never got a Vita. I did pick up a PSTV for 25€, though.
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    Another major turn off about the vita at launch was the price of the memory cards. I didn't purchase a Vita up until last year. Refurbished Amazon joint $80, looks like new.
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    Deeper research is up to you but I can recommend some stuff I had fun with in the past. Also a Gameboy Metroid 2 remake is coming out in a few months as well.

    - Ace Combat Assault Horizon
    - Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate (Castlevania3+SOTN+a little God of War)
    - Adventure Time Hey Ice King Why'd You Steal our Garbage (Zelda 2 clone)
    - Code of Princess (brawler with RPG elements, lots of unlocks)
    - Hatsune Miku Project Mirai (yes it's j-pop rhythm game but the mechanics are fun)
    - Tales of the Abyss (upgraded kind of RPG port from PS2)
    - Pinball Hall of Fame Williams Collection (3D 80s/early 90s pinball tables found in Pinball Arcade)
    - Dragon Quest (7 and 8 if you're into overly long RPGs)
    - Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (and sequel Curtain Call)

    Resident Evil Revelations is solid as is the conversion of Metal Gear Solid 3 but really must be used with the stick which the 2D/3DSXL had built in thankfully.

    1st party stuff is kind of a given depending on taste but much to go around. I will say though Kid Icarus is fantastic and worth a peek as it was a hell of a comeback for a 20+ years dead franchise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Jaguar View Post
    Outrun & Afterburner are well worth the money, 60FPS, play better than all the other ports, maybe even edging out the Sega Ages for Saturn.
    This. The 3D classic series is awesome and justifies the purchase of a 3DS imo.

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