– [Metal Jesus] Hey
guys, Metal Jesus here. And today I wanna talk all
about the Nintendo 3DS. This is a handheld that
when it initially came out I really wasn’t blown away by it. But over time I became very impressed with the catalog of games
that got released on it. And so today I’m gonna do an
overview of my 3DS collection. I’ve broken them out into
different little categories here, to help make some sense of it. And I’m gonna give you my thoughts on some of the highlights. Let’s take a look. (upbeat rock music) I think normally I would start with some of the heavy hitters
but for this video, actually, I’m gonna not necessarily jump into the big Nintendo releases, I’m gonna actually go with some of the 2D platforming games I have on the system. Here is “Castlevania: Lords
of Shadow – Mirror of Fate”. This is a “Castlevania” game
that a lot of people are kinda on the fence about
and I can understand why because it definitely plays
a little bit differently then your traditional Castlevania game. Myself, actually, this is one
of the first games I played in 3D on the 3DS that actually
I was really blown away by. Now, a lot of people compare
this to say, God of War, if God of War was a 2D
platforming game, but I enjoy it. Here’s another surprise on the system that I actually enjoyed quite a bit and that is “Batman:
Arkham Origins Blackgate”. Now, what I like about this is that this was released at a time when most of the Batman games we were getting were kind of open world
3D adventure games, but this is a 2D platforming game, and it’s actually really good. Here is “Bit. Trip Saga”. And this is cool because it’s
six games on one cartridge. And there’s a ton of different variety on this package right here, very cool. If you haven’t played
the Bit. Trip series, it’s really fun, especially
if you’re into retro and you’re into simple games that you can kinda pick up and play. Perfect for a handheld. “Cave Story” has been released on a bunch of different systems and well, it’s easy to see why because it’s a very well-made game. I picked this one up
because, again, it was on the 3DS, so therefore it is in 3D. And I’m kind of a sucker for that. I initially didn’t really care
much for the 3D aspect of it, but once they released the new
version of the 3DS handheld and they improved the 3D performance, where it actually kinda tracked your eyes, then I started going okay,
I wanna play every game, or at least try every game in 3D. And so that’s one of the reasons why I picked up “Cave Story”. Really fun game. And of course here is “Shovel Knight”, another game that has been on
a bunch of different systems. But like I mentioned, one of
the cool things about the 3DS is that you get to play these games in 3D, which is a new experience, it’s something that you don’t
get on any other system. And so when I saw “Shovel
Knight” got a physical on here, I had to pick it up and, of
course, it’s a classic now. One of the interesting
things about the 3DS, well, I guess interesting in one way and kinda disappointing in another, is that it’s not really
great for 3D racing games. At least in my opinion. Because at the same
time I also had the Vita and also the PSP, which is
excellent at racing games, and there’s a ton of them. Now, I mention that because
I just wanna shout out a couple racing games that
I did pick up on the 3DS, and that of course is “Hot
Wheels: World’s Best Driver”. I also have a version
of Ridge Racer on here, which was kind of a no-brainer, ’cause I do really like that series. And then here is “Driver: Renegade”. And I didn’t know anything about this, but I really liked the Driver series, remember that started
on the PlayStation one. And of course, if I remember right it was actually on the PS2,
and the also on the PS3. But anyways. Yeah, it’s cool to get a
portable version of Driver. So not a great game but,
you know, unique to the 3DS. Like pretty much every Nintendo system they’re always great with
releasing older games on the newer system, and so anytime there was a physical
version of something that came out I would always
wanna to check it out. And so the first one of course is “Sega Classics Collection”, in 3D. And again, the reason why I
picked this up is because, well, here are nine classic Sega games, but you get to play them
in 3D for the first time, at least the first time for me. And that was really exciting
to be able to play games like “Power Drift” or even the original “Sonic the Hedgehog”, in 3D. So I was a sucker for that,
I was not disappointed. Now I believe that there are
another volume of these games released in Japan. Not 100% sure about that, so please let me know
down in the comments. Some other ones I want
to mention really quick is “Centipede: Infestation”. Now I know there’s probably
not a ton of people out there really excited about it Centipede game. However, what’s really
interesting about this is that it’s actually programmed by WayForward. So that developer should
be very familiar to you if you are familiar
with the Shantae series. So they made this game and
it’s kind of a run-and-gun. It’s actually a cool take on
the classic Centipede series. And I’ve mentioned “Frogger 3D” in a previous hidden
gems video for the 3DS. And the reason why I thought
it was pretty cool is because it takes the original Frogger
idea but makes it in 3D. So it’s actually got polygons, they added some new elements
to it, I really dig it. ‘Course, I like the original
“Frogger” arcade game, and so playing this is pretty cool. Now the performance
isn’t great on the 3DS, but if you like “Frogger”, if you’re a fan of the
original arcade game definitely check it out. All right the next pile of games
is kind of what I’m calling sort of random 3D games. I didn’t really know what
to call this stack here. But let’s go ahead and start with “Resident Evil: Revelations”,
that is a side game to the main series. And I originally got this on the 3DS and actually liked it quite a bit. I eventually got it on the Vita, which I think runs a little bit better, and then now of course you
can get this ported over to, I believe, even the PlayStation 4. But if you liked you know
classic Resident Evil games, definitely check this out. Next up is a game I was
very excited to pick up once it was announced, that of course is “Metal Gear Solid Snake
Eater 3D” on the 3DS. Now originally this came
out on the PlayStation 2 and actually, I’ve owned two
versions of the game on the PS2 and both discs have never worked. I don’t know what it is about that game. So my first time playing
it actually was on the 3DS and I thought it was really great. I mean it’s so cool to
play the game in 3D. So I know I keep mentioning that, I know not everyone’s really
a fan of the 3D aspect of it, but man I am a sucker for it
and playing Metal Gear in 3D was definitely awesome. This is a cool game. Now speaking of stealth games,
I am also a big fan of the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series, and so I was to see what “Splinter
Cell” was gonna look like on the 3DS, and (groans). I don’t know what it is about this game. I mean, I just couldn’t get into it. I am a big fan of all of
them on the major consoles, but the 3DS version, I
just couldn’t get into it, I don’t know why. However, there was a Tom Clancy game that I thought was really
well done on the 3DS, and that of course, you
guys are seeing it here, that is “Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars”. And as you see here, it is a
3D, turn-based tactical game, which is really cool. So it’s not trying to be
stealth, it’s, of course, very much more methodical,
much more thought-out. You plan on your moves, you have a squad. It’s a fantastic game. I’ve covered it in my hidden gems. If you like these kind of games you should definitely check it out. Here’s a pretty cool shooter that came out on a bunch
of different systems, but I have the 3DS version
here, ’cause I like it a lot and that, of course, is “Nano Assault”. Really fun shooter, very
solid, lots of action, very fast-paced and, of
course, looks great in 3D. Here’s a game that I got based on a recommendation from Reggie, and admittedly I haven’t
put a lot of time into that, that, of course, is
“Rodea the Sky Soldier”. Now this was made by the
creator of “Nights into Dreams”, so I think that’s why a lot
of people were initially really interested in this. Now if I understand correctly it was originally supposed
to come out on the Wii, but then they released it on
the Wii U in the United States, but the Wii version was
like a bonus version? Not really sure, but it’s a game I haven’t put a
lot of time into, admittedly, it came out at a time when I had a bunch of other games to play. So if you’ve played this and
you liked it please let me know if I should check it out,
down in the comments below. One of the great things about
Nintendo’s handhelds is that there are always a ton of high quality role-playing
games released for it and so these are the ones
that I have in my collection. Now I’m not going to
go through all of them, but I do wanna mention a few. The first one I want to
mention is “Stella Glow”, and as you can see by the footage here it is a turn-based role-playing game. And the story in this is not mind blowing, although it does have some really decent character development. But what’s really interesting
about this is that it turned out to be
the last game published by the developer who also
made the Luminous Arc series. So if you like that series
I believe it is on the DS, then you might want to
check out “Stella Glow”. Here’s an RPG a lot of you
are going to be familiar with, but I do want to mention it
because it’s pretty interesting and that is, of course,
“Xenoblade Chronicles 3D”. So the first thing to know
about this is that it is only going to work on the newer model, well, new when it came out, although, I think most people
probably have it today. But it does require them
slightly more powerful, New Nintendo 3DS, so
just be aware of that. Now what’s really
impressive about this game is that it’s a port of
the massive Wii RPG. And I’m talking massive. This game was huge on the
Wii and it was amazing that they were able to actually
port it over to the 3DS. And this game will take a
minimum of anywhere from 60 to 70 hours just to
beat the main story. But if you wanna do
everything in this game you can spend 120 hours,
140 hours. (laughs) There is a ton of content in this. Another game I want to mention is “Heroes of Ruin” by Square Enix. Now this is an RPG that not
a lot of people talk about, but it’s actually pretty decent and usually can be purchased
for not too much money. And it’s cool because it’s
a kind of western-style, hack and slash, in the vein of say Diablo, stuff like that. Very fun, solid game,
really good gameplay. Yeah, it should not be missed. Of course, I also want to
mention “Bravely Default”, which is another really
epic RPG on the 3DS. A lot of people first played it here. I think, for me, the thing
that really stood out for this, again, was the 3D. When I turn the 3D on with this I was just blown away
by how beautiful looked. This is a gorgeous game,
a lot of content here. Definitely a classic. This is kind of my random pile, where I didn’t quite know how to organize some of these games, ’cause they’re a little bit out there or maybe just don’t fit
in other categories. But the first one I wanna
mention here is “Spirit Camera”. Now this is gonna look kind
of familiar to people who like the Fatal Frame series that came out on the PlayStation 2. This is technically in that series, even though they don’t
really have that name here. What was cool about this at the time, is that it’s really
just augmented reality. So uses the camera on the
3DS and puts these ghosts and objects in your real world. Now, to be fair, it
didn’t work that great, but at the time it was kind
of a neat little novelty and maybe kind of a neat little tech demo. I do wanna mention a
game called “Crush 3D”. So this is a puzzle game that
originally came out on the PSP but didn’t get a whole lot of love there. I think it was overlooked because people weren’t really familiar with it. Plus it works extremely well on the 3DS, in the 3D environment. Usually this game can be
picked up for a couple bucks. If you like puzzle games you
should definitely check it out. And then here is “Boulder Dash-XL 3D”. So this is a brand new
remake of the classic Commodore 64 game, at least
that’s where I played it initially way back in the ’80s. On the Commodore “Boulder
Dash” was a classic and it still holds up today. I mean, I was really excited to see this. I couldn’t believe that
they actually did this. I mean, it’s one of those games
where decades have gone by between versions of it and to
see a new version on the 3DS was very cool, does not disappoint. So if you’re a Commodore 64 fan like I am and you remember “Boulder
Dash” pick this up. And now let’s go ahead and
talk about some of the more common and frankly iconic
games that came out on the 3DS, specifically from Nintendo. Nintendo went all out on this system. It’s a dream to collect for it because there’s so many great games on it. Now I’m not gonna run
through all of these because you guys are gonna be
familiar with a lot of them, but I do wanna talk about some including, my all-time favorite 3DS game. Can you guess what it is? Well, it is “Kirby: Planet Robobot”. I loved this game. I love every moment of it. It was such a great Kirby game. I just felt like every level
had something new to offer. It never got boring, it was
always exciting to play. I couldn’t wait until the next level just to see what’s gonna
be around the corner and what gameplay mechanic
they were gonna throw at us. It was one of those
games when I finished it I couldn’t wait to start it again. Another game I really enjoy playing is “Super Mario 3D Land”. This is another one of those games where I’m surprised at how
creative Nintendo can be with a franchise that has
been around forever but, yet, they seem to be
able to just dig deep, be creative and surprise players. Love this game. Another game that really surprised me was “Ultimate NES Remix”. So this is where Nintendo
takes 16 classic NES games and then remixes those and fires them at you really
quick, almost like “WarioWare”. This is really fun if you’ve
played a ton of those old games and you’re not sick of them, but you’re looking for
something kind of new. This is a lot of fun. And here we have “The Legend of Zelda:
A Link Between Worlds”. Now the cool mechanic
that they added here, that was a lot of fun, was that Link could
actually merge into walls and then move flatly
through an environment. So he can move through cracks
or he could go around corners. It sounds kinda dumb but
actually, when you play it, it’s a lot of fun. Here’s a game that I found
a little bit disappointing. I’m gonna be curious to hear
what you guys think about it down in the comments below, but this is “Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash”. So “Chibi-Robo!” originally
came out on the GameCube, and that was a really fun,
3D kind of open-world game that had a ton of personality. Well when they brought it over to the 3DS they made it into more
of a 2D platforming game, and it really, at least in my opinion, doesn’t have quite as much personality. So played a little bit of this but ultimately I just
couldn’t get into it. So love to know what you guys think. Now here’s a game that
was a bit of a surprise when it was announced, and that is the sequel to
“Luigi’s Mansion” on the Gamecube, this of course is “Dark Moon”. Now I don’t know about you, but, again, when I heard about this I was like, “Oh, man, they’re gonna release a sequel, “it’s gonna be on the handheld “and, of course, it’s gonna support 3D.” That just seemed perfect and this game was definitely a lot of fun. Another game I was a
little bit disappointed in and I was really surprised that I was because I really loved the
2D platforming Metroid games. You know, “Super Metroid,
“Metroid: Zero Mission”, all of those games I absolutely love. So when this was announced
and when it came out I thought for sure I was gonna love it. And I didn’t love it. And I think it’s because there’s something about the controls and the combat just did not. They just changed it enough
to where the new abilities just didn’t do it for me. I don’t know, I mean, not a terrible game but also one that left me
a little bit disappointed. So again, I’d love to know
what you guys thought about it, down the comments. So that’s a quick look at
my 3DS game collection. But as you guys see it’s
not a massive collection, but it is filled with games
that I think are classics as well as a bunch of hidden gems. Now depending on the site that you look at there does appear to be over 1,000 games released for the 3DS, although I do think that includes games that were released just
digitally on the eShop. But as of the recording of this video 3DS games are still sold at GameStop. And so I’m very curious
to know from you guys what games you think
I should be picking up and adding to my 3DS collection. Because now is the time to do it. I mean I don’t know how much longer these are gonna be available for sale, for relatively cheap, at GameStop. So please let me know down
in the comments below. All right guys, thank you
very much for watching, thank you for subscribing and take care.