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16 hours ago, deKay said:


DS. Start at the beginning. Although, the first three games are set after the second set of three.

 

Thanks! Just picked up Layton and the Curious Village for £2 online so can't really go wrong! 

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Yeah - I've yet to pick up but it's on the list - just a shame that it's a fairly weak selection of available M2 ports. The Japanese definitely got some better collection's.

 

I've just ordered Starfox and Ace Combat which I hope are just as good with depth as Pilotwings.

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2 hours ago, Dudley said:

M2 did a fucking good job with that entire range, there's a cart release of some of them you can find cheap which includes PowerDrift.

 

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/sega-3d-classics-collection/dp/B01LQ51K0Q/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2LNA9Z0CXXNPB&keywords=sega+3d+classics+collection+3ds&qid=1580820487&sprefix=sega+3d+clas%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-1

 

I know the 3DS suffered from piracy, do you know if any of those Amazon shop links for those M2 Ports look legit for buying from?

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I noticed those 'fufiled by Amazon' but got a bit suspicius as several are french or just launched, so wanted to check if their were some trusted sellers on amazon any of you here use?

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Quite a few RPGs on sale, most around a fiver on the eShop currently:

 

Radiant Historia

SMT IV Apocalypse

SMT Strange Journey

Etrian Odyssey V

Etrian Odyssey Nexus

 

How are the SMT titles and is it okay to play Apocalypse before IV?

 

Phoenix Wright games are also on sale.

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23 minutes ago, MW_Jimmy said:

Quite a few RPGs on sale, most around a fiver on the eShop currently:

 

Radiant Historia

SMT IV Apocalypse

SMT Strange Journey

Etrian Odyssey V

Etrian Odyssey Nexus

 

How are the SMT titles and is it okay to play Apocalypse before IV?

 

Phoenix Wright games are also on sale.

 

Thanks. Some amazing bargains there!

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27 minutes ago, MW_Jimmy said:

Quite a few RPGs on sale, most around a fiver on the eShop currently:

 

Radiant Historia

SMT IV Apocalypse

SMT Strange Journey

Etrian Odyssey V

Etrian Odyssey Nexus

 

How are the SMT titles and is it okay to play Apocalypse before IV?

 

Phoenix Wright games are also on sale.

 

Thanks for that! Shame I am completely broke as Strange Journey and SMT Apocalypse along with Nexus are on my wishlist.

 

I think opinion is that Apocalypse is better gameplay wise, SMT IV is very grindy (I'm still playing it). Apocalypse takes place directly after IV so you would have more idea of the backstory if you had played it but its apparently no huge deal. 

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My partner's been hogging the Switch recently to play Civ 6 so I've started playing my 3DS again. I'd forgotten what a lovely piece of kit the new XL version is. Picked up Wario Ware Gold for £6 from Argos which is great fun, and perhaps (if it's to be the last) a fitting swansong for the series. Also playing through Super Metroid again which, like all the SNES VC games on this, is perfectly emulated. Not sure what it is but I much prefer playing the SNES games on this than on the Switch. 

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1 hour ago, Yasawas said:

Is there much to choose between any of the Etrian Odyssey games on sale at the moment?

 

I've read that IV, which is permanently 8.99 is the best one to start with, especially for newcomers.V is one big dungeon and Nexus is a bit of a letter to the fans with lots of old character returning. I'm still playing the first Untold and Persona Q2, IV was the next one on the list for me

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Trying to play Fantasy Zone in that Sega Classics Collection has made me realise how terrible the d-pad is on a 2DS. It's too 'flat', like on a PSP-1000, and the shape of the console doesn't help.

 

Is it easy to switch your account from one 2/3DS to another? Or is it the usual Nintendo levels of fuckery? I've got a 3DS XL and the d-pad on that is much nicer but the thumb stick is knackered :rolleyes: Time for a new machine I think.

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19 hours ago, Camel said:

Trying to play Fantasy Zone in that Sega Classics Collection has made me realise how terrible the d-pad is on a 2DS. It's too 'flat', like on a PSP-1000, and the shape of the console doesn't help.

 

Is it easy to switch your account from one 2/3DS to another? Or is it the usual Nintendo levels of fuckery? I've got a 3DS XL and the d-pad on that is much nicer but the thumb stick is knackered :rolleyes: Time for a new machine I think.

 

Thumb stick rubber gone or the actual whole thing? it's pretty easy to swap either of them over though, a few screws and 10 minutes, the stick isn't under any circuit boards so makes it a fairly simple fix.

 

Swapping accounts on the 3DS  used to mean doing a whole system transfer, think it is still the same.

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The whole thing is really stiff. It belonged to my mum and I think my nephew used it a lot and maybe pushed down on the stick a bit too much.

 

I asked on here about fixing it actually but the consensus was that trying to get a 3DS back together is a nightmare.

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Came across a weird little quirk today on my 2DS which I was a bit confused about. It seems that the software doesn't always delete data that you ask it to. I had a physical copy of Theatrythym Final Fantasy Curtain Call which I sold a while back. Deleted the update data, the demo data the spotpass and streetpass from my 2DS XL. After playinf the FF VII demo I fancied playing this again and its on sale at the moment. For £15, its a bargain for any FF fan. Anyway I downloaded it, and used the same profile name as before. Lo and behold, all my previous scores appeared. Didn't really want them too, I wanted to start fresh so I deleted everything again, checking all of the 3DS setttings. Re downloaded the game, same thing. Only by unlocking the Settings and deleting the profile have I been able to really start fresh. And it still knows I did the demo as I have an expanded cast to pick from the start.

 

So it looks like some games can hide their data on the system, which I thought was interesting. I wonder what else might be hanging around.....

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And just in case people don't know, Nintendo is supporting this 'dead' system with amazing discounts on mynintendo. I've had Miracle Mask, Wooly World and Picross 3D on the cheap recently. If you can't afford a Switch, the 3DS is still one of the greatest machines ever released for it's software library

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Some decent games on sale until 19/4

 

Persona Q - £8.99

Persona Q2 - £19.24

SMT Devil Survivor 2 - £13.99

Etrian Odyssey IV - £4.49

Stella Glow - £13.99

Soul Hackers - £4.49

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 - £13.99

Etrian Odyssey Untold - £4.49

Legend of Legacy - £13.99 

Culdcept Revolt - £15.99

RPG Maker FES - £15.99

Etrian Odyssey Mystery Dungeon - £13.99

 

 

 

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On 26/03/2020 at 12:13, Vorgot said:

And just in case people don't know, Nintendo is supporting this 'dead' system with amazing discounts on mynintendo. I've had Miracle Mask, Wooly World and Picross 3D on the cheap recently. If you can't afford a Switch, the 3DS is still one of the greatest machines ever released for it's software library

 

How are games discounted on My Nintendo and how would you buy them? Slightly confused.

 

edit: I think I see what you mean now - by redeeming earned points.

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2 minutes ago, Camel said:

 

How are games discounted on My Nintendo and how would you buy them? Slightly confused.

 

edit: I think I see what you mean now - by redeeming earned points.

 

Thats exactly right. Got loads of discounts on games that never go on sale, and one or 2 purchases earns enough for another

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It's being removed on the 30th September. It's currently £4.37 in the sale along with discounts for a few other NIS titles if anyone wants to grab it before it disappears.

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Funnily enough regarding the original thread title, I dusted off my 3DS to finally have a 'quick go' on Shin Megami Tensei IV at the start of the week, after one too many times messing around with getting Nocturne's Hardtype hack to work ended up with me forgetting about it and not going back by accident.

 

I now have 35 hours on it. This is 35 hours longer than I have spent with the 3DS for about five years. Utterly astounding game, for too many reasons than I care to list.

 

It just... Feels like what you've always dreamt those old school Japanese RPG dungeon crawlers to be like as a kid growing up with only Nintendo/Sony magazines as reference for all the cool import-only shit - the oppressive environments, having to actually figure out where to go next, genuinely tough boss fights that you had to figure out and plan accordingly.

 

But it's all wrapped up in a package that I can appreciate as an adult. There's a story that's fronted by adults dealing with supernatural moral dilemmas. There's fucking tooltips everywhere so I don't use the full heal items like an idiot. There's Skill loadouts that are by choice, and not by chance. If I get jumped and insta-gibbed by a horde, There's a chance to use in-game money to not go back four hours. There's fucking banging music that doesn't sound out of place in the darksynth wave that's creeped back at the end of the century.

 

This honestly would have made my Game of the Decade list if I did push on with it earlier, and that's properly maddening considering the only place I get to shout about how fucking good this game is will be the GOTY thread, in a year where the best games I've played this year have ALL been games from previous years due to Covid.

 

I've not even finished the fucking thing yet. Shit.

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