Games I Refuse to Buy on 3DS Scott's Thoughts

There are a few great games coming out on 3DS lately, which is sad.

Why is it sad that stellar software is being brought to a Nintendo platform? Well—because it’s Nintendo’s “old” platform. The Switch owners’ sentiment is largely we’ve moved on. Bring the game to Switch.

3DS is now a low-resolution, outdated, clunky, extra-device-with-battery that needs to be charged… And I can’t bring myself to buy games for it. Here’s what I’m missing out on:

  • Detective Pikachu (this game isn’t even in three dimensions for goodness sake!)
  • Mario Party: The Top 100
  • Rhythm Heaven Mega Mix (even though it went on sale for 50% off to try and entice me even more)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2
  • BoxBoy sequels
  • Chicken Wiggle

Thankfully, some of the above items are confirmed Switch ports. The rest, I can only hope.

Goodbye, Stereoscopic 3-Dimensional Gaming Scott’s Thoughts

I’m one of the first people to happily wave goodbye to the 3DS.

It’s low-resolution screen looked behind-the-times the moment I laid eyes on it on launch day.
However, there is one aspect of its visuals which I will miss: glasses-free 3D.

Nintendo pulled something incredible off by releasing the only mass-market device employing the technology.
Personally fine-tunable by a slider, no less!

The company also made a wise move in never requiring 3D visuals to advance in any games, ensuring those too young, who had eye problems, or just preferred flat images, weren’t forced to see in 3D.

But boy was it helpful.

Super Mario 3D Land, for example, is a fantastic title that takes full advantage of the unique screen hardware.
I have a harder time lining up precise jumps on my Switch.

Stereoscopic 3D, I‘ll miss you.

What is Picross 3D?

At least we don’t have to worry about being obsessed with yet another Picross 3D game.

Nintendo just released Picross 3D Round 2 to the 3DS eShop, and it’s time that we evaluate its merits! We also explain the many differences between 2D and 3D Picross titles. If you’re new to the series, or a veteran, you’re in good hands this episode!

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