Been thinking of getting one with Fire Emblem and Pokemon X.. but..

Fenix

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So apparently some people want to get me a PS4 for Christmas, which sadly means no launch day console for me but I now have spare cash. For whatever reason I've been thinking about getting a handheld, and since Vita Memory Cards are still too much for me.. I'm been seriously considering getting my first Nintendo Handheld since the GameBoy Colour. Of course I haven't been keeping up on handhelds and so I have some questions.
-Just to clarify, the 3DS uses a regular old SD card for a memory card right? I dont need to go out and buy anything extra?
-Is the 3DS XL the latest revision, not counting the 2DS, or anything I need to know regarding getting the "newest"?


-If I do end up getting a 3DS, what are some "must have" games?
-I want to get Fire Emblem: Awakening, how good is it? What is it best compared too, and can someone thats never played one enjoy it?
-For some reason the last few days I've wanted to play a Pokemon game, which I haven't played one since Crystal, which one of the latest versions has the cooler Pokemon or "exclusive feature"? For whatever reason I'm contemplating getting X.
 

robvandam111

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I recommend an 3DS XL. You'll end up with a 4gb SD memory stick instead of a 2gb. I've never played Fire Emblem but a lot of my handheld friends back in the day REALLY enjoy it. Pokemon is an all time classic, whether if its version Y or X, you'll love it if you remember playing old Pokemon games; its current gen game with incredible amount content. I got X because of the blue line. When I first played Pokemon, I ended up having Blue; Red, and Yellow version. The only that was completed was blue but then my file got corrupted and when generation three was released I got Sapphire version and from generation 4 Diamond version.
 

Sylar

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I would always recommend getting the 3DS XL. as games look so much better on the larger screen and it's such a difference compared to the regular 3DS, and some games worth getting are Animal Crossing, Mario Kart 7 and Pokémon X/Y.

I can't really offer much more as I mainly buy handheld games for the vita
 

Vyse

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I have the blue and black 3DS XL and as someone new to the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem: Awakening is my favorite 3DS title so I would definitely recommend picking it up. However, it is not the first game I've played from Intelligent Systems - that would be Advance Wars, which I'm hoping they'll revisit in the future.
 

Fenix

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Really delayed response, but I've been waiting for the Nintendo 3DS XL Legend of Zelda Bundle to be announced. I got a really bad impulse buying problem, and I think I'm going to go and preorder it later day.

[QUOTE="F34R, post: 6224049]Must have:

Pokemon X/Y
Mario Kart
Luigi Mansion
DK Country 3d
Super Mario 3d
Paper Mario StickerStar
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3d[/QUOTE]

Have you played the earlier paper mario games? How does it stack up? Luigi's Mansion is on my "must have list" now, with Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3d :p

[QUOTE="Blacksite, post: 6224088]I have the blue and black 3DS XL and as someone new to the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem: Awakening is my favorite 3DS title so I would definitely recommend picking it up. However, it is not the first game I've played from Intelligent Systems - that would be Advance Wars, which I'm hoping they'll revisit in the future.[/QUOTE]

Good to know that game is good for folks new to the series.. lol

[QUOTE="The Black Wolf, post: 6224205]If you like Kingdom Hearts, you may want to check out Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance.[/QUOTE]

I'd get that.. but I have a feeling it'll be on PS3 or PS4 sometime before KH3 is released. But this DOES give me a nice backup if it doesnt release by then :)