What was your 3DS game of the year?

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Dec 24, 2012
  1. emigre
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    2012 has been a pretty good for the 3DS with some rather exciting games for the system. There have been actually good games released for the system which allowed for a change in attitude from "EVERYTHING IS IN 3D," whilst playing crap games to "this game is actually pretty fun."

    Now before everyone posts Kid Icarus Uprising and wanks over it, let us remember the notable titles that got released this year, Virtues's Last Reward, Crashmo, Mutant Mudds, RE: Revelations, the Miracle Mask, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, MGS3, Tales of the Abyss, NSMB2, Cave Story (again), Rayman Origins and Paper Mario. Hopefully we'll get some diversity in the answers now

    For me, the standout game was VLR. It was without doubt the standout game on the 3DS. I've played KI, MGS3, Mutand Mudds, Tales of the Abyss and Revelations but VLR was a phenomenal gaming experience. The twenty-five hours I spent on it were an absolute blast. The story was fantastic and the characters were memorable. And it is very rare when I can say that about a game. The only complaints I had with game were with the bugs with game such as the game just crashing on me and the lack of the english dub in the E version
     
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    Kid Icarus: Uprising hands down.

    MGS3D is my runner up since it was my first play-through of MGS3. Crouch-walking through Dremuchij with the slider up to max 3D and headphones plugged in hearing the birds chirp was the most immersive experience I've had in in any game.

    But reading all the praise for VLR, I really should buy it. I pretty much forgot most of the story in 999 so I probably should replay that first.
     
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    The only 3DS game I played right now was Sticker Star, tomorrow is Christmas, so i'll be getting 7 3DS games from my brother-in-law. He traded his 3DS in because he got a headache, so he said he might give them to me. I would rate them, but for now, i'll say Paper Mario Sticker Star. If I like any of those games, i'll probably change my opinion, but I find Paper Mario Sticker Star, a master piece.
     
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    2 games for me.
    Virtue's Last Reward and Kid Icarus Uprising. Hands down.
     
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    I'm not sure really. Either KI:U or VLR, both are awesome games.
     
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    I thought the OP specifically asked people not to spam Kid Icarus votes and to remember other noteworthy games released this year. Seems people cant really read...
     
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    Three people said Kid Icarus. Those same three people also noted some other games. I don't see the problem, especially considering Kid Icarus is actually a great game.
     
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    Resident Evil Revelations. I normally cant stand the spin-off res evil titles (Hell, most new res evil games have been pretty shit) But revelations was just a great 3DS experience. The graphics surprised me, the online mode was great, the story was alright (as are all the stories as of late) and I had a blast using Gyro controls on the system.
     
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    Zero Escape: Virtues last reward. It's by far the most clever game of the year.
     
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    Oh man, so many great games. My 3DS really earned its money these last twelve months. I don't think it'd quite be right to honour just one, so here in these spoiler marks you can find my top five of the year. Enjoy!

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    And there you have it, my top five of the year. And for the record, the reason why games like Virtue's Last Reward and your other faves aren't on this list is A) Because I'm poor, and B)....well, I don't need a B, because the A was so great. Although honourable mention goes to Rayman Origins, Zen Pinball 3D, Colours 3D and Pullblox as close contenders for this list.
     
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    my top 3 are:
    3. Paper Mario SS
    2. Kid Icarus Uprising
    1. NSMB 2, easily the hardest Mario game in the past few years (if you want everything, of course!)
     
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    KH 3D
    Pretty much that's the only game I bought for the 3DS in 2012 lol
     
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    Zero escape: virtue's last reward.

    The game was way better than i thought it would be and was much better than 999 and kept me interested throughout with no dips in the story or the puzzles, outstanding game that deserves to be 3DS game of the year in my opinion.
     
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    Kid Icarus!!!! It's unmatchable, nothing comes close to it.

    Runner Up - Resident Evils Revelation - good gameplay & story, best 3DS graphics game showcasing what the 3DS is capable of if hard work is put in.

    Third - Uh it's up for grabs between MGS 3D and Paper Mario sticker star.
     
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    Tales of the Abyss was released last year, so I don't really think it counts. It's the game I spent the most time on (really, over, 300 hours and I replayed the game, which I don't usually do),
    I'd have to say that Kid Icarus Uprising was great too, but it was kinda short for me, and my internet sucks, so I haven't been able to play online.
    I'm currently playing Sticker Star, which is also pretty fun, but I'm not playing it excessively, like I am with the other two games.
    KH 3D had fun gameplay, but I got tired of the story. It did last me a good amount of time, though.
    I'd say that Tales of the Abyss would be my favourite, but if that doesn't count, then it goes to Kid Icarus by default. I should pick up VLR after playing 999 (even if they aren't directly connected), though.
     
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    Kid Icarus
    Kid Icarus
    Oh, and I forgot to mention Kid Icarus!

    (I loved NSMB2, Sticker Star, and Tales of the Abyss)
     
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    But you liked Kid Icarus more?
     
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    Kid Icarus Uprising was short? Don't tell me you got fooled by the trick ending.

    And Tales of the Abyss came out February 14, 2012 in North America. So I would say it counts.
     
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    Virtues Last Reward rapes all other game, and if you say otherwise you're wrong.
     
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