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Nintendo 2DS/3DS topic

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by SONY, May 25, 2018.

  1. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    Anyone here still play their 3DS (original, XL, New, New XL) or 2DS (original or New XL)?

    I must admit that I still love playing mine on a daily basis.
    I've put over 500 online gaming hours onto Street Fighter IV alone :D

    This might change when I one day get a Nintendo Switch :)

  2. TriOpticon

    TriOpticon Active Member

    I still play on my New 3DS XL. Kind of wish I waited for the 2DS XL as I find the 3D aspect a waste.
    I just play turn-based RPGs on it, though. My twitch reflex/aiming is gone.
  3. olrodlegacy

    olrodlegacy Moderator Staff Member

    Playing Detective Pikachu at the moment. Got a huge backlog of 3DS games to play through...
  4. Fanny Magnet

    Fanny Magnet Member

    I actually bought a 2DS a while back after selling a 3DS about a year before, but I haven't got many games for it.

    It's ok, I have my moments on it.

    I think I've got in the habit of collecting games, my Vita backlog is at about 35 games and I must stop buying games even though I'm only spending now say £10 a month.
  5. Zodasaur

    Zodasaur Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness you really dodged a bullet on that one Triopticon. I used to have the same mindset as you - I don't use the 3D so cutting out that feature to save $50 is a great compromise.

    Here's the problem though, the build quality of the 2DS-XL is absolute garbage. I have never in my life felt a handheld that felt so cheaply constructed and fragile.

    They changed the placement of the speakers so instead of being in the logical location- to the left and right of the screen, Nintendo unthinkably put the speakers inside the bottom half of the console, with only 2 small holes at the bottom for a bit of sound to theoretically come out. I say theoretical because my hands always completely cover the two sound holes so I can barely hardly hear the game's audio at all. Since the speakers are deep inside the bottom half of the console, if you have the sound turned on it makes the entire 2DS vibrate almost as if you were using one of those NDS rumble packs in it, only it rumbles to the sound. It sounds and feels terrible. I bought this terrible system day-1 and by the end of the week I was so sick of it that I reverted my account back on to my Original 3DS-XL with a dead pixel on it. I actually preferred that system which is sad.
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  6. nacsgaming

    nacsgaming Senior Member

    My wife and I still actively play our 2ds xls. We had to get 2 so we didn't have to share.
  7. Link41

    Link41 Senior Member

    Been playing minecraft on my N3ds lately with my daughter. Fun times.
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  8. JoSoap

    JoSoap Well-Known Member

    I just got Luigis Mansion 2 so I’ve dusted off my old 3DS for another few weeks
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  9. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    Playing TLoZ: MM, atm.
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  10. AnGer-dono

    AnGer-dono Well-Known Member

    Thoughts on the game?
  11. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    As you would already know, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (TLoZ: MM) is an absolute classic and obviously old game. An old game that I've played many times over but it never seems to lose it's charm?
    I think it has something to do that it has aged very well, even when compared to the more recent TLoZ outings.
    I mean, it's almost timeless and although I'm one of those people who argue that TLoZ: OoT is better than MM, but let's save that conversation for another time, hehe.
    Anyway, overall, MM is something that every TLoZ fan should always go back to, because for me, there will always be a special place in my heart for both Nintendo 64 TLoZ games <3

    A Must Have!! 9/10
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  12. JoSoap

    JoSoap Well-Known Member

    Majoras Mask is the only one I haven’t played
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  13. AnGer-dono

    AnGer-dono Well-Known Member

    Majora's Mask is my favourite game of all time. I hear people dismiss it so often because of the time limit, but I think it's what makes the game special and still invites exploration while not kicking the player in the nether regions. I love that it's also less strict in its storytelling which after BotW I found I really like in a Zelda game.
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  14. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    You're missing out, mate!
    Before you grow old and die...you must play The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask :)
  15. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    Just wanna say that as much as I love the 3DS platform...my honest opinion is that Nintendo should abandon it and not care about the fact that it's still making money for them and just kill it. AND THEN put 100% concentration on Nintendo Switch :(
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  16. olrodlegacy

    olrodlegacy Moderator Staff Member

    Bit contradictory, that...
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  17. Georgina Howlett

    Georgina Howlett Moderator Staff Member

    I haven't played on my 3DS XL or New 3DS XL at all recently, which I'm ashamed about, really. My mother bought me the New 3DS XL the Christmas before the Switch was announced, and then I got the Switch upon release, so I very quickly used that a lot more.

    I'm hoping to pick my 3DS models back up soon though as I do have a huge backlog of games to play...
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  18. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    I'm gonna get back into 3DS gaming next month :)
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  19. Renegade Bastard

    Renegade Bastard Senior Member

    I’m thinking about picking myself up a 3DS family of handhelds. Mainly so I can play Advance Wars (DS) games on the go and maybe a few other titles I may pick up that are exclusive to 3DS and not available for Switch. I’m not sure what model I want, but my budget is not too high, that’s for sure. I’d like to find something new, but I’m only working with a limited budget. :oops:

    Anyway, I’ll do some research and pick out the model that’s best suited for me.
  20. salv-ice

    salv-ice Well-Known Member

    I still play on my 2DS (the original one) regularly. I used to have a lot of games but I sold most of them and now I feel the need of buying some again. 3DS games are quite cheap in pawnshops at the moment :)

    I also have a beautiful Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL but I much prefer to play on the 2DS, I find it much more comfortable to hold... I guess I'm the only person thinking that :p

    The Switch is a very nice system but it is too bulky to play on train rides, I much prefer my 2DS or Vita to play on public transport.
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