Qui-Gon Joe wrote:
Actually I really like how 2D/sprite games look on the DSi XL - the bigger screens don't make the games look worse because their resolution hasn't changed. It's not like trying to play old games on an HD TV or anything.
The upscaling of DS games on the 3DS really turned me off--it was like playing a living .GIF. You can load DS games on the 3DS using DS's native resolution, but then it displays smaller than the original DS... so I'm just hanging on to my Lite. Maybe the same issues aren't factors with same resolutions and bigger screens, but I'm really content with the original size 3DS anyhow.
I was going to buy a 3DS for Theatrhythm and Pokemon x Nobunaga but I guess now I have to wait ;/
Pokemon x Nobunaga is a standard DS game, so you don't need a 3DS to play it!
Virtual Boot wrote:
Maybe the same issues aren't factors with same resolutions and bigger screens, but I'm really content with the original size 3DS anyhow.
They are not. I agree that regular DS games look awful on the 3DS - it's the difference in resolution that does it, though, not the size. DS games look beautiful and crisp on both the DSi's slightly larger screens and the DSi XL's much larger screens (hence I kept my DSi around for regular DS games - they look SO much better). I can only assume the same will be true with the 3DS XL. I've also read that the 1:1 pixel mode for original DS games on the 3DS XL will make them look better, too, due to the bigger pixels.
Still don't care as I don't want this new thing, but maybe that information will be useful to somebody on the fence?
I guess the new 3ds xl is out (saw some news article on it). I briefly considered getting this, but quickly realized there is not a single title I really want. If Nintendo would actually bother to release Fire Emblem for NA, that would change. As it is, I was actually wondering, what exactly HAS Nintendo released (for any system) recently that's newsworthy?
I got one on day one, since I'm a shameless consumer whore.
I like it WAY better than the original model, which had all kinds of problems, such as the frame of the bottom screen chafing against the top screen, horrible Select and Start buttons and you'd leave finger prints on the thing just by looking at it.
Also, Avatar, Fire Emblem has been announced for NA, so you don't have a valid reason anymore
I bought one and was holding out for the release because I don't own a regular DS but I want to play Theatrhythm and Pokemon Conquest. Not having any prior reference point, I like the XL. It is a bit heavy, but it love the screen size. It's unfortunate that the aliasing shows on the bigger screen size because it's just upscaled but it's not that bad.
WTF, a Pokemon X Nobunaga game?!?!?!
Seriously, someone was drunk off their ass to think that up, as those series are on polar opposites of the gaming spectrum...
Oh, the 3DS.
Currently the only title I would be interested in is Etrian Odyssey 4, but Atlas hasn't announced any English localization yet.
I tried the 3DS XL at a store recently, and I have to say, it's really nice and a big improvement over the original 3DS in terms of design. I still think it's a little too large and heavy for a portable, but if you primarily want to play primarily at home, it's a good choice.