So now that I'm leaning pretty heavily towards getting a 3DS in the near future, I thought I would blast off some lists of games I'm looking at and see if I was missing anything. Perhaps current 3DS owners have a clearer perspective on the situation..
Before I get into the games there's also a new poll about 3DS color over there ->>. What are your recommendations?
Top Tier "Must Have":
Mario Kart 7: $39.99 / Release: 12/4/2011
I'm a huge fan of the series and while I haven't re-collected all of the previous titles on VC, it doesn't seem right to get a 3DS without a kart title. The footage I've seen seems like a great deal of fun, but honestly I haven't delved any deeper into the details. For $40 I'd want to make sure I'm getting enough gameplay. Seems I should do more research before getting all worked up. (how many tracks, characters, online, etc..)
Super Mario 3D Land: $39.99 / Release: 11/13/2011 Official Website
So far it seems fairly light on the preview videos so hopefully there will be more soon or I need to look more. In some aspects it reminds me of a Mario64/Galaxy kind of view, other views seem more like a 3D side scroller and others are completely different with more of a top down view. It certainly looks enjoyable
Tetris: Axis: $29.99 / Release: 10/2/2011
As with MK7 a Tetris title seems like a must even if it's based on nostalgia from my original Gameboy. In either case at least it's not $40 and from reviewing some videos it looks pretty interesting. I am waiting to hear GoNintendo's official review, but from their initial thoughts it sounds promising. The AR game modes are interesting and impressive, though I suspect they are more of novelty and won't be used nearly as much as the others. Some have commented that Axis isn't up to par with the Tetris for DS, but I don't know enough about either to comment.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition: Official Website
It's a bit much to say that I'd buy a 3DS for this, but it looks like some hot nostalgia and being free until 2/20/12 ain't half bad either. (was it just me with goosebumps from the music in the video?) I have doubts that I'd ever have an opportunity to do any multiplayer which looks awesome, but the single player looks fun as well. Besides getting A Link to the Past on VC or via a 3D remake, this looks to fit the bill nicely.
Am interested in:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: $29.99
Never had a chance to play the original and while top-down view Zelda titles are more my style, I hear it's highly rated (orig at least) and want to see what it's all about.
Cave Story 3D: $39.99 / Release: 11/8/2011
Didn't play the original free PC version or on WiiWare, but I like what I see. Just not sure on $40 yet.
Luigi's Mansion 2: $39.99 / Release: TBD
I sound like a broken record here... Looks interesting.
Paper Mario 3DS:
Never had any experience with the series and would like to see more.
Still not sure on this one yet. I don't have any nostalgia love going on and am not sure about $40.
Other for Possible Consideration:
Bit.Trip Complete Series: I like Gaijin, but have only warmed up to Bit.Trip runner.
Pilotwings Resort: Demo seemed cool and I'm glad to see it at $19 on amazon. Not sure how long this would keep my interest.
Resident Evil: Revelations
Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3DS
I think I've run out of money by now... What was I thinking?
So those are some thoughts on games if/when I get a 3DS. I think the line up is starting to look real good and while I haven't touched on VC/eShop I'm also hopeful it will continue to expand as well.
I also know I missed some games out right now (steel diver, ghost recon, lego SW, RE: Mercenaries, etc..), and have ignored quite a few I have no interest in.
As a 3DS owner or gamer more up to date on news than I, what am I missing that you would recommend and what are your thoughts on any of the above titles?