So I bought a 3DS…
I’m not really what you call a “hardcore gamer”, and I’m not really the type to buy games or consoles the day they were released. But just last month, I finally bought a 3DS.
I will begin by saying 3DS is a good console, both the OS and the design seems more fancy and professional, and certainly looks more professional than the very cheap-looking 2DS (I had a choice between the two, but I opted for 3DS). There’s also no denying that 3DS has quite a good game library too, although admittedly, Vita is also catching up really quickly, which is also a console I’m planning to hopefully buy soon.
I haven’t mess around with the console quite as extensive as you would had thought. I just glimpsed through Miiverse, and a number of non-game related functions that may or may not be non-existent, I couldn’t quite remember (Honestly, I bought it just because I want to play games) Still, 90% of the time I spent fiddling with the 3DS is figuring out the region lock – my biggest gripe with the console. Perhaps it’s because I planned to get every games (or any available on the eshop) digitally instead of physical copies which just added fuel to fire to my frustration.
I’m more of a Sony person, and Sony consoles, as far as I can tell, does not really region locked it’s games or consoles to such an extensive degree. The one and only game I’m aware of that had region lock for Sony was Persona 4 Arena on the PS3. You see, I completely underestimated the region lock. I thought “Hey if I get NA console, then I should be able to play NA games, plain and simple.” How naive I was! While that mindset may had worked if I were to get physical copies, getting games from eshop isn’t as simple. The NA eshop doesn’t allow non-US debit/credit card – after you had keyed in all the card details, it will ask for a zip code, and it can easily detect whether or not the zip code locations you entered is in conjunction with the country your card is from. I tried switching region to Brazil and it seems keying in credit cards worked there, although some games are almost twice as expensive compared to the US eshop. Currently, I had switched back to US region and rely on Nintendo prepaid cards instead, which works, miraculously.
I might want to add that I was sweating buckets when the dreaded zip code comes out again when I was about to top up my Nintendo prepaid card on my 3DS, but that’s a discussion for another time.
Either way, through countless troubles, I was able to get a few games I want. Currently, the games I have on my 3DS includes:
– Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (currently playing this now)
– Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (I’m aware of the saving problems, but should be fine if I don’t save in puzzle rooms)
– Bravely Default
Anymore games you guys would recommend?
EDIT: Since I never really messed around with the other functions all that much, I never knew about this friend code thingamajig until Leap250 mentioned about it in the comments. So I just checked and for those who want to exchange codes with me, feel free to do so: 1650-3222-2408