The Non - Pokemon Game Essentials for your 3DS

Written by Kyo on

The 3DS is famous for being kiddish and cartoonish. BULL FRICKING POO. Here's what you may have never known that is available for the 3DS that deserves your attention:

Bravely Default
One of the best RPGs to grace our recent generation of RPGs. Not even Final Fantasy can top this! (Even though it was done by the studio who made The 4 Heroes of Light for the DS) It is about the story of 4 people trying to liberate a world that has a blackhole that ravaged the village of the main Hero, Tiz. The story, grind, journey, gameplay, is absolutely worth it.

Super Smash Bros for the 3DS
Depends on how you like fighting games, this is as simple as it gets: throw your opponent off screen or off stage. That's it. Of course you can choose either Mario, Link, Kirby, Zelda, Captain Falcon, Pikachu, and other Nintendo stars to make it worth it. Heck, even Sonic and Megaman paid a visit to join this supremely insane brawler. While the core is all out brawls, it's fun because of the extra games available and packed in, along with the wonderfulness of kicking someone's butt right next to you.

Fire Emblem: Awakening
There's something strategy RPGs that can be ultimately rewarding. The time it takes to plan out your next move, and making sure the whole board is fully in tact and you're winning is a hard juggle. Impeccable story, fantastic gameplay mechanics will reward those who are willing to invest their time in the game. And trust me, if you have a fondness for the depth of the game, you will see yourself playing a whole lot of it.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Now, I didn't mention Ocarina of Time 3D or Majora's Mask 3D because... lets face it, you may have played it during the N64 days. (but if you haven't, then, you now have 2 more to play. But good luck on Ocarina of Time since that's  harder to get now). A Link Between Worlds is another Zelda adventure. And it feels along the veins of Minnish Cap (Owh man that was fun on the GBA). But because you get to travel to 2 different worlds now (Hyrule and Lorule), the challenges set for you becomes different in each. Coupled with a few nice mini games, and just like all Zelda games, they are all winners. (Don't get me started on Link's Crossbow Training)

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
When it comes to a good story, and a good puzzle mechanics, you'd usually pick the Layton series. Now, don't get me wrong. Those are some good games. But if you want something different but still challenging, Virtue's Last Reward will be more rewarding. Coming hot from the release of 9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors for the Nintendo DS, this sequel brings some of the original characters, and presents you with a similar scenario once more. Probably the only 3DS game that has 24 different endings, you probably don't want to miss this.

Resident Evil Revelations
Who would have thought that Capcom wanted to release a Resident Evil game for the 3DS? Heck, even better is that, this is SO MUCH BETTER than the stupid Resident Evil 6. Seriously. It may just be Jill exploring an abandoned ship, but play this with your headphones, lights out. Try it for yourself.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
This is Square Enix's last Theatrhythm title... for the Final Fantasy series before they suddenly said they were doing the Dragon Quest one instead. Boasting 200 over tracks (The previous one only had 83) from the whole Final Fantasy series, it's actually just fun to be playing out the songs featured. All your favorite hits are here, and you don't have to worry about additional DLCs either (unless you're a fan of other Square Enix's franchises, then you're out of luck).

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
AKA the simulation that will take so much of your time that you don't even realise it. Be the mayor of your own town managing too many things made available that it still is amazing how they managed to pack it in a 3DS cartridge. By the way, the game never ends. So, yeah, I may not recommend you to start this in the first place even.

Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies
Probably the only shame for the game is that it decide to come out in digital form for the US rather than in print form. Lets face it, it's not all that bad since at least we still get to play it. (Nothing was mentiond on Miles Edgeworth: Ace Investigator 2 though) But Phoenix Wright returns to law to practice the only way he knows best: Almost failing at the very last minute of a case and coming back in triumphant fashion. Naruhodo oh Naruhodo~

Gunman Clive 1 / 2
What's awesome about a sidescrolling game with a cowboy as the mainstay? How about a cowboy riding... A PANDA! I'm sure that's good enough to sell you in buying the game frankly. Because... horses are too mainstream. RIDE A PANDA AND SAVE THE OLD WEST!


And there's more to come. This is based on Metacritic scores. Next I'm trying to compile the list of Game Essentials that most gamers play (regardless of rating).

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