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My daughter is showing interest in video games now. Am tempted by a 2DS XL for her. What is a good price for these now? Going to get my partner to look through Facebook marketplace and prices are all over the place. 

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@ryodi I did get a system transfer working eventually, but unfortunately it lost all of my Street Pass puzzle pieces and save game information (including my Animal Crossing village, est. 2013). Rather annoying, to say the least, considering it all went back to my first 3DS in 2011... It’s terrible how flaky the system transfer function can be. Hope that the Switch doesn’t suffer from similar problems.

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That sucks. I'm lucky in that I've never had any problems but I do change my SD card regularly using @deKay guides not it should make any difference. The Switch should be easier because save files are saved on the system but like the 3DS you will need both systems to transfer save games that don't use the cloud like Splatoon and AC when it's released.

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Same happened to me, right down to the data lost: loads of historic Streetpass stuff from the early years when that stuff was going on, and of course Animal Crossing. I used dekay's guide as it's famously great but this just happens sometimes.

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2 hours ago, Rob Rule said:

Same happened to me, right down to the data lost: loads of historic Streetpass stuff from the early years when that stuff was going on, and of course Animal Crossing. I used dekay's guide as it's famously great but this just happens sometimes.

 

Same here. The early 3DS system transfer tool was notoriously clumsy. First time I did it I lost everything as well. Thank god for home SpotPass, so in a way I managed to recuperate a lot of stuff in the end.

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My mistake, I obviously didn't watch the video closely enough when I first posted it. The theme available now is the same as the one I got from Club Nintendo but obviously not the one you were after.

 

Playing Woolly World has reminded me that Kirby's Epic Yarn came out on 3DS and I'd completely forgotten about it. 

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8 minutes ago, ryodi said:

My mistake, I obviously didn't watch the video closely enough when I first posted it. The theme available now is the same as the one I got from Club Nintendo but obviously not the one you were after.

 

Playing Woolly World has reminded me that Kirby's Epic Yarn came out on 3DS and I'd completely forgotten about it. 

 

I'm enjoying Wooly World and have Kirby on my radar for when I'm done with it. Donkey Kong Country Returns is great as well on the platforming front.

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After reading this and the recent 3D World thread, I decided to dig out Super Mario 3D Land again. What an absolutely perfect game, probably my favourite 3D Mario. Genius levels, perfectly sized not to be too meandering. The best controls, and just a lot of fun.

 

I've completed it but only managed to get all the stars on worlds 1-8, not the special worlds.I'm debating whether I should try and get the stars, complete every level as Luigi, or get the golden flag on every level?

 

So much still to do!

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I'm having a "franchise cross-over" double-whammy. Just finished Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Bros.) and now I've started Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright.

 

Paper Jam is alright - it's still an "M&L" game rather than a Paper Mario game (and developed by AlphaDream). It's basically more of the same RPG formula but with a third character to control and some mechanics streamlined. In a few ways, it improves over the previous Dream Team, for instance the 'giant' turn-based battles have become realtime papercraft arenas, while the battle card system gives more tactical options compared the badge system from Dream Team. Where it's lacking is in substance, I think. There's no sort of 'underworld' or alternate battle system like the dream world or Bowser insides from previous games, and the Mushroom Kingdom doesn't provide as vast a landscape in comparison. I half expected to visit the world inside the paper book but it never happens (sorry, spoiler!) which makes me think the team ran out of time or budget. In fact, the game comes to an end rather quickly, though part of that might be down to the swifter pacing and the fact that the usual drip-feed of tutorials is shoved into the menus instead of the dialogue. Still, it's a fun premise and it's a decent game overall, but not up the high standards of the rest of the series. The music isn't as good, either.

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On 19/02/2019 at 19:24, spanky debrest said:

The New 3DS is the greatest handheld console ever. There'll never be anything like it again.

 

Amen.

 

I hadn't played a game in 3D for ages, and decided to have a quick go on KI:U in super-stable 3D, and it is a bit sad to realize that the era of 3D games has already come to an end a few years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

And while the game itself is a bit mediocre (but you still get to pilot a chibi Tiger tank), the main theme of (the eShop-only title) Tank Troopers is one of the catchiest tunes this side of Katamari.

 

 

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On 16/11/2019 at 10:42, ryodi said:

The new Friendly Mode in RH means you can play it as a visual novel. I enjoyed the battle system on the DS version but the way the game works means you do repeat some sections which can make it tedious. Jeremy Parish has a good review which explains it better than I can

 

https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/5/16972534/radiant-historia-perfect-chronology-review-3ds

 

 

 


It was on offer a couple of weeks before for £18 which was when I bought it. It'll be on sale again soon, I'm waiting for PQ2 and EO Mystery Dungeon to drop below £20 on the eShop and I will then have both series on my 3DS and I'll have no excuse not to play them.

 

BoxBoy is on Switch but I think it's a different game. There are three of them on the 3DS and the Switch game is a sequel to them.

 

For anyone else who's interested in Radiant Historia, it's apparently down to about £8 in the Christmas eshop sale. I'm going to get it and hopefully it'll give me the excuse to play my 3DS again.

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On 07/12/2019 at 00:07, Keyboard Koala said:

 

Amen.

 

I hadn't played a game in 3D for ages, and decided to have a quick go on KI:U in super-stable 3D, and it is a bit sad to realize that the era of 3D games has already come to an end a few years ago.

 

Just imagine the Switch's screen with that stable 3D... and BOTW running on it! Gah! :wub::(

 

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19 hours ago, Jamie John said:

 

For anyone else who's interested in Radiant Historia, it's apparently down to about £8 in the Christmas eshop sale. I'm going to get it and hopefully it'll give me the excuse to play my 3DS again.

Am going to grab this along with Severed which is £6. My 3DS will be in service for a long time yet

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I grabbed Culdcept Revolt because it was £12-odd (down from £40). It's a board/card game in which you use monsters to occupy bits of land so that your opponent has to pay a toll (in magic) each time they pass over them - if they won't pay, you enter into a card battle and the winner takes the land. The objective in each stage so far is to amass a certain amount of magic before your opponent does. I barely have a clue what I'm doing, and there's a lot more depth to it than this, but I love it, and wish I'd looked into the series properly 20 years ago.

 

(Annoyingly, you can't just charge the exact amount of money for a game to your bank card any more, because you now have to pre-purchase specific increments online - outside the 3DS - first. Thankfully though, you can use the leftover funds on the Switch eshop if you link the accounts.

 

Edit: this isn't quite correct, as Vorgot says! ) 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Klatrymadon said:

I grabbed Culdcept Revolt because it was £12-odd (down from £40). It's a board/card game in which you use monsters to occupy bits of land so that your opponent has to pay a toll (in magic) each time they pass over them - if they won't pay, you enter into a card battle and the winner takes the land. The objective in each stage so far is to amass a certain amount of magic before your opponent does. I barely have a clue what I'm doing, and there's a lot more depth to it than this, but I love it, and wish I'd looked into the series properly 20 years ago.

 

(Annoyingly, you can't just charge the exact amount of money for a game to your bank card any more, because you now have to pre-purchase specific increments online - outside the 3DS - first. Thankfully though, you can use the leftover funds on the Switch eshop if you link the accounts.) 

You can buy the games for the exact amount on the Nintendo site with a card and they download directly to your 3DS. The 3DS doesn’t have some security software that some card issuers require now. 

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Might have to grab Culdcept now, sounds fun. Using some My Nintendo points to get Majoras Mask on the cheap as well. Am gradually amassing the games on my wishlist

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On 22/12/2019 at 21:39, Vorgot said:

Might have to grab Culdcept now, sounds fun. Using some My Nintendo points to get Majoras Mask on the cheap as well. Am gradually amassing the games on my wishlist

 

It's really good. The story's a load of cliched pap, but the core gameplay of monopoly with added troll fights is amazing. Get on't.

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42 minutes ago, Let us measure said:

 

It's really good. The story's a load of cliched pap, but the core gameplay of monopoly with added troll fights is amazing. Get on't.

Just purchased it and downloading now. Will give it a try over christmas

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I'm a few hours into Crimson Shroud, which I'd also highly recommend to anyone enjoying Culdcept's board game idea, since its main conceit is that it's a literal tabletop RPG, with your characters represented as figurines in little dioramas, and dice rolls deciding the effectiveness of some of your actions, etc. The writing's pretty entertaining (it's a Yasumi Matsuno game translated by the same guy who did Vagrant Story), though the story itself is well-trodden ground, and it's got a lot of interesting systems going on with lots of potential for customising your characters. Great music and sound design, too. I hear it's a bit slight, finishing just as you expect it to open up, but it's well worth experiencing all the same. (I've never seen it on sale but it's about £8.)

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4 hours ago, Klatrymadon said:

I'm a few hours into Crimson Shroud, which I'd also highly recommend to anyone enjoying Culdcept's board game idea, since its main conceit is that it's a literal tabletop RPG, with your characters represented as figurines in little dioramas, and dice rolls deciding the effectiveness of some of your actions, etc. The writing's pretty entertaining (it's a Yasumi Matsuno game translated by the same guy who did Vagrant Story), though the story itself is well-trodden ground, and it's got a lot of interesting systems going on with lots of potential for customising your characters. Great music and sound design, too. I hear it's a bit slight, finishing just as you expect it to open up, but it's well worth experiencing all the same. (I've never seen it on sale but it's about £8.)

I’ve had it sat on my 3DS for years but never really made an effort to get into it. With spending an hour each day on the train though I am picking through my catalogue. Will promote this to the front screen!

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Crimson Shroud is easily one of the best eShop-only titles on the 3DS.

Don't forget to check out the other games in Level-5's Guild collection. More than a few are definitely worth spending time with.

 

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I’ve got a few of those, I like Weapon Shop while Liberation Maiden was a bit too frantic for me. Damrey is cool as well, and got the Attack game to play as well

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