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11 minutes ago, Nicktendo said:

Do you know if it's still possible to get them? My NEW 3DS is about 4 years old now and the battery doesn't usually go beyond 2 hours.

What about eBay? Amazon? or is it better to buy official ones direct from the big N?

I think Nintendo have run out now; I remember hearing that people were trying to get one to no avail a few months back...

I think eBay is probably your only option now.

There is the Mugen Battery as well... It greatly extends the 3DS' battery life, but it increases the size of the console in exchange...

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mugen-Power-Extended-Nintendo-included-White/dp/B01C5KOK1C

 

Unfortunately; unlike every other model of the 3DS (which all share batteries between each other; as well as the Wii U Pro Controller, making them super common).  The small size New 3DS has a bespoke battery that only IT uses, making it harder to get a hold of...

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On 08/02/2020 at 10:52 AM, Dcubed said:

No way would I accept any other model; the small size New 3DS is easily the best model (the twiglet stylus is unfortunate though... really wish that somebody would make a telescopic stylus that fits in the New3DS' stylus slot...)

I agree about this iteration being the best model.

I hunted down some 3rd party telescopic styluses on eBay for £2.  I didn’t hold out much hope but they work really well & stay in for the most part.  I’ve had them fall out on occasion following some vigour is shaking, but they’ve been worth it rather than having to use the “twiglet” sized one!

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8 hours ago, WackerJr said:

I agree about this iteration being the best model.

I hunted down some 3rd party telescopic styluses on eBay for £2.  I didn’t hold out much hope but they work really well & stay in for the most part.  I’ve had them fall out on occasion following some vigour is shaking, but they’ve been worth it rather than having to use the “twiglet” sized one!

Where did you find them? Any chance of a link?

 

Been wanting some for ages! I love my New3DS, but I bloody hate its twiglet stylus! (And don't particularily want to have to carry around my DSiXL's Mega Stylus around with me everywhere.  However much I love it, it's not very practical on the go!).

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Where did you find them? Any chance of a link?
 
Been wanting some for ages! I love my New3DS, but I bloody hate its twiglet stylus! (And don't particularily want to have to carry around my DSiXL's Mega Stylus around with me everywhere.  However much I love it, it's not very practical on the go!).


I bought them off eBay, but they’re unfortunately no longer being sold. I’ve attached a picture of the original eBay item if that helps. They’re not quite as flush & secure as the original 3DS’s ones, but they rarely fall out, even when I try vigourously shaking my console!

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On 2/27/2020 at 1:38 AM, WackerJr said:

 


I bought them off eBay, but they’re unfortunately no longer being sold. I’ve attached a picture of the original eBay item if that helps. They’re not quite as flush & secure as the original 3DS’s ones, but they rarely fall out, even when I try vigourously shaking my console!

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Thanks for that.  But sadly it looks like there's nothing available for the small sized N3DS on eBay now; everything on there is for the N3DSxl or for the OG 3DS/3DSxl...

 

... sigh... my quest for a decent N3DS telescopic stylus continues :( 

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Ok, I may need some advice... I’m going through my 3DS backlog and I fancy ploughing through a RPG.  I’m deciding between three I have but haven’t started yet: Earthbound, Xenoblade Chronicles or Golden Sun Dark Dawn...

I’m thinking Earthbound (can’t believe I downloaded it but haven’t played it yet), but Nick’s positive talk on Xenoblade 2 in the latest N-E Cafe podcast has made me think twice (coupled with the latest rumour of more Mother news before the end of the year, so should I wait?)

What do you fine folk recommend? 😃

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Sorry Nick - you not Greg who finally completed Xenoblade 2!

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49 minutes ago, WackerJr said:

Ok, I may need some advice... I’m going through my 3DS backlog and I fancy ploughing through a RPG.  I’m deciding between three I have but haven’t started yet: Earthbound, Xenoblade Chronicles or Golden Sun Dark Dawn...

Earthbound is awful, Xenoblade is rough on the 3DS and i've yet to play Golden Sun Dark Dawn. Yeah, I wasn't much help. :D 

 

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I'd say get the HD version of Xenoblade instead if you can.

I got bored of Golden Sun Dark Dawn but I was obsessed with Dragon Quest IX at the time and went back to that, so I dunno if I gave it a fair enough shot.

My vote is Earthbound then.

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Yeah don’t bother with Xenoblade on 3DS. I’d play the Wii version before the 3DS one. It looks awful and is difficult to play.

Haven’t player Golden Sun but enjoyed what I’ve played of Earthbound on Wii U. 

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4 hours ago, WackerJr said:

Ok, I may need some advice... I’m going through my 3DS backlog and I fancy ploughing through a RPG.  I’m deciding between three I have but haven’t started yet: Earthbound, Xenoblade Chronicles or Golden Sun Dark Dawn...

I’m thinking Earthbound (can’t believe I downloaded it but haven’t played it yet), but Nick’s positive talk on Xenoblade 2 in the latest N-E Cafe podcast has made me think twice (coupled with the latest rumour of more Mother news before the end of the year, so should I wait?)

What do you fine folk recommend? 😃

Earthbound has its charm, but be mindful of the fact that it is old-school. Not only does it have a simple - and sometimes arbitrarily silly - plot, it absolutely does not hold its punches. If you ever played an old-school Dragon Quest game where you must take every enemy seriously and/or cautiously, Earthbound follows a similar philosophy (and indeed, the Mother series feels a lot like DQ satire).

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is one I don't recommend. If you haven't played the first two games, this game will make you feel like you should've (I definitely recall Grazza saying something to this effect way back then). If you have played the previous ones, this one isn't as good (though I must admit that Amiti and Sveta are wonderful additions to the lore. Sveta in particular is the best thing in the game, gameplay- and story-wise). If you do feel like delving back into Weyard to see how that world's been, I think that's the right mindset to play the game.

Haven't played Xenoblade, but I figure the upcoming Switch version would be the undeniably best version, if that's important to you.

On a general note, I recommend Earthbound out of those three.

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Earthbound is an RPG that's unlike any other. Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on your tolerance for some old-school RPG shenanigans.

The game is rough while you just have Ness in your party, it gets a lot more manageable once he's not alone.

Might as well get Xenoblade HD at this point if you want a super long RPG.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn gets a real bum rap. It's not as good as the first two, which should be played before even thinking of touching Dark Dawn. But it's a perfectly serviceable game with some weird pacing issues. It takes about 3 quarters of the game to get the plot going and then it abruptly ends in a pretty unsatisfying way. Gameplay is fine though.

I'd go Earthbound.

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Yeah, Earthbound is the obvious choice.

Xenoblade? Might as well wait for the upcoming HD remaster on Switch and get that version instead.

Dark Dawn? It's the weakest of the Golden Sun games by a wide margin and you shouldn't even consider playing it until you've played the original two GBA titles (which are amongst the best RPGs ever made).

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Thanks all for your help everyone, the advice, while not exactly hyping up any of the choices, has been incredibly helpful & appreciated.

Earthbound it is!  I’m just getting started with the whimsical adventure.  I know I’m not playing it now, but I’m pleased that the hours I put into the original GBA Golden Sun games will at least help me understand Dark Dawn more when I get around to playing it.  Thanks for your help!

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Glad to hear you've opted for Earthbound, @WackerJr.

On 01/05/2020 at 7:43 AM, Glen-i said:

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn gets a real bum rap. It's not as good as the first two, which should be played before even thinking of touching Dark Dawn. But it's a perfectly serviceable game with some weird pacing issues. It takes about 3 quarters of the game to get the plot going and then it abruptly ends in a pretty unsatisfying way. Gameplay is fine though.

I played through Golden Sun (1) twice and I thought it ended extremely abruptly. The first time through I was genuinely shocked to see the credits roll when they did!

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13 minutes ago, darksnowman said:

Glad to hear you've opted for Earthbound, @WackerJr.

I played through Golden Sun (1) twice and I thought it ended extremely abruptly. The first time through I was genuinely shocked to see the credits roll when they did!

That's because it was originally planned as a single game but due to certain constraints it was split into two. 

It's strange, I LOVE the first game but have never got around to playing the sequel. I have it on the Wii U so there's nothing really stopping me from playing the thing.

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22 minutes ago, Hero-of-Time said:

It's strange, I LOVE the first game but have never got around to playing the sequel. I have it on the Wii U so there's nothing really stopping me from playing the thing.

Is it the stupidly long password that's stopping you?

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21 hours ago, Glen-i said:

Is it the stupidly long password that's stopping you?

But the password entry music is SO GOOD!

 

Best Password Entry Music Ever!

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It's all gone!?  Holy hell that was fast!

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so Nintendo are starting to scale down its 3DS. they never done much with it anyway, real pity it could have been deadly:bowdown:

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On 19/06/2020 at 2:11 PM, Dcubed said:

It's all gone!?  Holy hell that was fast!

Yeh, I saw that and got excited for a fleeting minute when I saw some of those titles.  I was quickly deflated as I gradually realised each & every one had already been snaffled!

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I'm not sure when I'll ever get around to giving it a proper go but I've ordered Bravely Second from Argos for £2.49 :smile:

It would have been rude not to at that price!

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32 minutes ago, nekunando said:

I'm not sure when I'll ever get around to giving it a proper go but I've ordered Bravely Second from Argos for £2.49 :smile:

It would have been rude not to at that price!

Man, I would absolutely want in on some of those Argos deals. Dragon Quest VII for £1.49, Fire Emblem Echoes and Fates Birthright both under £10, etc. 

Unfortunately the Argos stores by me never have any stock available for 3DS games ::shrug:

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19 minutes ago, Julius said:

Man, I would absolutely want in on some of those Argos deals. Dragon Quest VII for £1.49, Fire Emblem Echoes and Fates Birthright both under £10, etc. 

Unfortunately the Argos stores by me never have any stock available for 3DS games ::shrug:

Yeh.. nothing else was available, unfortunately, so I was surprised to see Bravely Second have stock available for collection on Thursday!

I was so tempted to buy Captain Toad for £7.99 even though I've already completed it fully on Wii U and Switch..

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4 hours ago, nekunando said:

Yeh.. nothing else was available, unfortunately, so I was surprised to see Bravely Second have stock available for collection on Thursday!

I was so tempted to buy Captain Toad for £7.99 even though I've already completed it fully on Wii U and Switch..

Honestly? It’s well worth getting the 3DS version at that price, even if you already own the other versions (I snagged a copy when Argos were doing a similar deal before); if only to be able to marvel at the absolutely INSANE coding magic on display! Holy Hell! CT3DS has no right to look this close to the Wii U original! :o

 

It’s definitely my winner for Most Technologically Impressive 3DS Game!

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