The "new" Nintendo 3DS XL
The “new” Nintendo 3DS XL

Continuing in trying to keep the gaming related posts up to date, I figured I would do a post about the games that I am currently playing on my “new” Nintendo 3DS XL. As for questions concerning if I am playing exclusive titles to the newer system, the answer is no. Simply because there are not any games out as of right now that use it, how ever the Xenoblade Chronicles port is due out soon, if it already hasn’t released. So, with out further waiting, lets get rolling!

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

First up we have Capcom’s, ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’. Now, the first time I saw a monster hunter game was when one of my friends was playing it on their PSP 3000 and that is what got me interested. MH4U is the first Monster Hunter game I have played and I have to say I am very impressed with how the game performs and handles and a handheld device. Now, I never played it for the PSP but, how it runs on the 3DS is another thing that is outstanding. The amount that you can do in the game is impressive all on it’s own. The hours you can continue to put into it is something else that of another topic.

Fire Emblem: Awakening by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD
Fire Emblem: Awakening by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD

Secondly, we have Fire Emblem: Awakening! While not new, it was the third game I got with my original 3DS XL and it still is a game that I continue to play, even after beating three times over. The reasoning behind it is how open it is in term of it’s top down, turned based strategy. Having last played Final Fantasy Advance Tactics 2 for the DS, this game filled a void in that category and has been a wonderful blast. This past March I even got Matthew Mercer’s autograph for my copy (He voices Chrom if you did not know that.) and it was awesome to see how much he enjoyed the fire emblem series as well. That aside, the game still manages to hold up and was even labeled as the companies last Fire Emblem game. However, due to how amazingly well it sold, it will be receiving a new title!

Shin Megami Tensei IV by Atlus
Shin Megami Tensei IV by Atlus

Thirdly we have Shin Megami Tensei IV. This game is absolutely stunning on the 3DS and plays extremely well! It isn’t an easy game to grab and go with, heck the first few encounters will have you grinding as much as possible to avoid too many early deaths. The game will even offer to dumb down the difficulty, only after you have died oh so many times! It’s basically saying we see you are a bit of a baby so, we can dial it down… a bit. The story is compelling and, while maybe not the best, it certainly gets the job done. The art is another key point in this game, as is the voice acting, Matthew Mercer also makes an appearance in this game as one of the characters named Walter.

Currently this is what I am playing. It is by far not a giant list and is only played every so often when I get the time to sit down and actually put some time into actually finishing these titles. I hoped you all enjoyed a small and maybe meaningless look into what I am currently playing. I can without a doubt highly recommend all three of these titles as amazing and worth while games to play! It should be something to note that Shin Megami Tensei IV is constantly featured on the eshop as a title that is usually on-sale.

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