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#1 by valerie » Fri Dec 23, 2016 14:39

I said I would post about the 'New 3DS XL Game Console' when I received it and I did receive it today.

Actually I wasn't expecting it because I ordered through DELL along with some other items. Their
customer support told me a couple of days ago that it was out of stock and wouldn't be available
until March. :roll:

I haven't used it enough yet to know if it is really worth upgrading from the DS2. It just depends
on what you want, I guess.

Set up was easy. It connected to my internet quickly. I even pulled up ClixSense on it.

From what little I have used it, the 3D is hard on my eyes. It really is. It's very cool, however.
I'm mighty sure I would not want children using it for long periods at a time and probably not good
for adults either. There is a slider control on it in which the 3D can be turned off.

I put the 'Zelda Majora's Mask 3D' in and played it for a short period of time. Seems like it talked too
much. Talked too much in regards to reading what a player says. Perhaps further into the game, there
won't be as much 'talk'. It is very cool tho.

My adaptor/charger that came with my DS2 does work with the New DS 3 XL. I'm not sure if the
screens are any larger than the DS2. I haven't compared. I don't know why they call it a 'XL'.
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#2 by mappo710 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 17:02

Valerie, be careful with the play consoles. My husband played "Sony PlayStation " for about 5 years . One day while playing it , he had a "horrific" Panic Attack that put him into the hospital . He is now on every day having to take "Klonopin" to prevent an attack from coming on . We know that the reason was playing the PlayStation because it happened over and over again for the next 4 or 5 times . The only way to control a "full-blown " attack from occurring was for him to run and take 2 "Klonopins" when he felt it coming on while playing . Finally we sold the "stupid console" and he has never had another one again after stopping playing the "PlayStation !' .
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#3 by Valadur » Fri Dec 23, 2016 17:38

I wish you lots of fun with your new hardware. Majora´s Mask is one of my favourite Zelda game. It has such a dark and unsettling atmosphere.

Personally, I didn´t upgrade to the "new" 3DS XL because I already owned the "old" 3DS XL and there are not many exclusives for the "new" one.

Tomorrow I will gift myself another 3DS game with the weird name "7th Dragon III Code: VFD". A Japanese RPG and I didn´t read much about it but I am hoping for a less-known gameplay gem here.

Wish you a nice Christmas.
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#4 by valerie » Fri Dec 23, 2016 17:42

Valadur wrote: I wish you lots of fun with your new hardware. Majora´s Mask is one of my favourite Zelda game. It has such a dark and unsettling atmosphere.

Personally, I didn´t upgrade to the "new" 3DS XL because I already owned the "old" 3DS XL and there are not many exclusives for the "new" one.

Tomorrow I will gift myself another 3DS game with the weird name "7th Dragon III Code: VFD". A Japanese RPG and I didn´t read much about it but I am hoping for a less-known gameplay gem here.

Wish you a nice Christmas.

What I hated was that I bought the 2DS a few years ago at Christmas time for myself, is they came
out with the 3DS almost immediately after I bought the 2DS.

I'll have to try some other games. I do have about ten games and several of those are Zelda.

You'll have to let me know how you like the 7th dragon game.
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#5 by valerie » Fri Dec 23, 2016 17:52

mappo710 wrote: Valerie, be careful with the play consoles. My husband played "Sony PlayStation " for about 5 years . One day while playing it , he had a "horrific" Panic Attack that put him into the hospital . He is now on every day having to take "Klonopin" to prevent an attack from coming on . We know that the reason was playing the PlayStation because it happened over and over again for the next 4 or 5 times . The only way to control a "full-blown " attack from occurring was for him to run and take 2 "Klonopins" when he felt it coming on while playing . Finally we sold the "stupid console" and he has never had another one again after stopping playing the "PlayStation !' .

That has got to be awful. I do think some of the electronics can take a toll on a person and
some people may be more susceptible to injury.

I have a PlayStation 2 but to be honest, I have rarely ever played it. Some of the things are simply handy
entertainment more so for the kids, grandkids, and guests/company, than me.

I never had an Xbox and received one today also, that I had ordered. It's an Xbox One S that came with a
game 'Dishonered II' and some kind of cards to download two or three Minecraft games. I looked at the box
and contents but have not hooked it up.

People do need to be careful with some of this stuff. Also if they have pacemakers and medical devices.
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#6 by Sargon43 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 18:41

super :)
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#7 by Nikorj » Sat Dec 24, 2016 05:35

Valadur wrote: I wish you lots of fun with your new hardware. Majora´s Mask is one of my favourite Zelda game. It has such a dark and unsettling atmosphere.

Personally, I didn´t upgrade to the "new" 3DS XL because I already owned the "old" 3DS XL and there are not many exclusives for the "new" one.

Tomorrow I will gift myself another 3DS game with the weird name "7th Dragon III Code: VFD". A Japanese RPG and I didn´t read much about it but I am hoping for a less-known gameplay gem here.

Wish you a nice Christmas.

Can i just totally agree here :D

This is a must play Valerie,A skull kid get's mad and cast a curse on the moon,you got 72 hours to save the world before the moon crashes and end all life.

Sorry for being a Zelda nerd :D
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#8 by valerie » Sat Dec 24, 2016 09:00

Nikorj wrote:
Valadur wrote: I wish you lots of fun with your new hardware. Majora´s Mask is one of my favourite Zelda game. It has such a dark and unsettling atmosphere.

Personally, I didn´t upgrade to the "new" 3DS XL because I already owned the "old" 3DS XL and there are not many exclusives for the "new" one.

Tomorrow I will gift myself another 3DS game with the weird name "7th Dragon III Code: VFD". A Japanese RPG and I didn´t read much about it but I am hoping for a less-known gameplay gem here.

Wish you a nice Christmas.

Can i just totally agree here :D

This is a must play Valerie,A skull kid get's mad and cast a curse on the moon,you got 72 hours to save the world before the moon crashes and end all life.

Sorry for being a Zelda nerd :D

So far I am just running around in circles and the world ended once already. :mrgreen:

I think I spent too much time trying to fly over to the big blue balloon. I got sort of fascinated
with jumping out of flowers. Only thing is I usually would crash into a wall. Finally I realized I
could 'shoot' the balloon from the ground. After I did that, the world ended.

Needless to say, I haven't managed to get very far yet. I couldn't even find any of the five kids.
I did keep trying to collect rupees. I can't buy anything because I am broke. :?
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#9 by pindokhan123 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 17:27

i just love bust-a-move,,its my favourite!
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#10 by valerie » Sat Dec 24, 2016 17:33

I don't think I have heard of that one but I don't know much about games.
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#11 by Nikorj » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:59

valerie wrote:
Nikorj wrote:
Valadur wrote: I wish you lots of fun with your new hardware. Majora´s Mask is one of my favourite Zelda game. It has such a dark and unsettling atmosphere.

Personally, I didn´t upgrade to the "new" 3DS XL because I already owned the "old" 3DS XL and there are not many exclusives for the "new" one.

Tomorrow I will gift myself another 3DS game with the weird name "7th Dragon III Code: VFD". A Japanese RPG and I didn´t read much about it but I am hoping for a less-known gameplay gem here.

Wish you a nice Christmas.

Can i just totally agree here :D

This is a must play Valerie,A skull kid get's mad and cast a curse on the moon,you got 72 hours to save the world before the moon crashes and end all life.

Sorry for being a Zelda nerd :D

So far I am just running around in circles and the world ended once already. :mrgreen:

You'll need to find all five kids to get the passcode so you can enter their headquarter,After that speak to the old man in the observatory to get the moon tear.Speak to the scrub in the town center and exchange the tear for a deed that grants permission to use his spot,Use this flower to reach the entrance to the clock tower when the countdown on the final day begins,Get back your ocarina from the skull kid and revert time,Speak to the mask salesman again and he will help you remove the mask to get back to your old self again,As link you can now leave town to reach termina field. Good luck :thumbup:
I think I spent too much time trying to fly over to the big blue balloon. I got sort of fascinated
with jumping out of flowers. Only thing is I usually would crash into a wall. Finally I realized I
could 'shoot' the balloon from the ground. After I did that, the world ended.

Needless to say, I haven't managed to get very far yet. I couldn't even find any of the five kids.
I did keep trying to collect rupees. I can't buy anything because I am broke. :?
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#12 by Nikorj » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:02

Oops sorry messing up the quote.

You'll need to find all five kids to get the passcode so you can enter their headquarter,After that speak to the old man in the observatory to get the moon tear.Speak to the scrub in the town center and exchange the tear for a deed that grants permission to use his spot,Use this flower to reach the entrance to the clock tower when the countdown on the final day begins,Get back your ocarina from the skull kid and revert time,Speak to the mask salesman again and he will help you remove the mask to get back to your old self again,As link you can now leave town to reach termina field. Good luck :thumbup:
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#13 by valerie » Sun Dec 25, 2016 15:19

Sounds complicated. :lol:
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#14 by Valadur » Mon Jan 02, 2017 07:32

valerie wrote:

You'll have to let me know how you like the 7th dragon game.

So after approx. 15 hours of playing 7th Dragon I can safely say that it is one of those hidden gems.

Story and Setting are, in true Japanese fashion, a bit over-the-top. Within the first hours you visit a Matrix-like world, prevent a dragon invasion in a modern Tokyo setting and travel to Atlantis over 1000 years in the past. I wouldn´t buy the game for its story but at least it is creative.

Gameplay-wise, I would say it comes close to the Etrian Odyssey games. You create a party of several heroes and explore dungeons filled with monsters, traps and treasure, just from a third-person perspective. There is less focus on the slow-paced exploration part because of the super-comfortable automap features. And 7th Dragon is waaay more forgiving as you can retry any lost battle instead of being punished with a Game Over screen.

The truly amazing thing about this game are the character class designs and how they behave in the turn-based combat. With all unlocks, there are 8 classes to choose for your characters. And they all have unique playstyles and different mechanics to offer. Which are incredibly satisfying once you mastered them. But I would rather recommend the game to veterans of turn-based RPGs. To appreciate the depth of the character classes, you need a bit of an experience in the field of turn-based RPGs. Simpler games can be found in the Pokemon or Final Fantasy series.
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#15 by valerie » Mon Jan 02, 2017 17:15

I may check that one out. It seems like I saw it some where while sifting through online games.
Amazon, perhaps.
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#16 by valerie » Fri Jan 20, 2017 19:56

I ordered this one:

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past - Nintendo 3DS

Is that the one you have 'Valadur' (minus the 3DS)?
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#17 by Nikorj » Sat Jan 21, 2017 06:57

valerie wrote: Sounds complicated. :lol:

Nah That's just the beginning :lol:
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#18 by Valadur » Tue Jan 24, 2017 16:40

valerie wrote: I ordered this one:

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past - Nintendo 3DS

Is that the one you have 'Valadur' (minus the 3DS)?


No, that is a completely different game. Dragon Quest 7 is a remake of an old Playstation One game. They did a good job on the graphics but the gameplay and world structure are a bit outdated. I did not like it very much as it felt too bland and stretched out.

7th Dragon is this one:

YouTube video
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#19 by valerie » Tue Jan 24, 2017 18:07

Yeah, I have this one but I like it:

Dragon Quest VII - First 15 Minutes (3DS) - YouTube
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