Finally got to modding my 3ds a bit ago and just finished playing SMT4. What are your favorite DS/3DS rpgs? I've always heard these two systems were great for RPGs but I never had the chance to explore their libraries, until now!
>>3279352There unironcally aren't any good handheld games, they will always be worse than pc or home console experiences by nature.
>>3279352Radiant Historia is of the best games of the system, it's a fantastic RPG both story-wise and combat-wise. Do yourself a favor and play it.>>3279363You couldn't even read when they were actively pumping out games for the 3ds, newfag
>>3279352Endless Frontier EXCEED is fantastic. Huge improvement on the original.
>>3279352If you liked SMTIV’s combat then you should play the sequel, IV: Apocalypse. It’s better then it in every way besides story and characters, which are kind of a dumpster fire.
>>3279397This. The original radiant historia for the ds is the best original rpg on either the ds or 3ds. Don't play the 3ds version cause it fucks with the experience gain for the sake of microtransactions and ruins the originals art style.Theirs also the zenithian dragon quest trilogy on DS (dq 4-6), dragon quest 9, dragon quest 7, and 8. And chrono trigger too. All fun adventures.The original version of the world ends with you on DS is still the best.And of course solotorobo the red hunter. My second favorite ds rpg
>>3279352I hear bravely default and the sequel are supposed to be pretty decent. Also, MH4U (barely an rpg)
>>3279352SMT Strange Journey is great if you haven't played it. Also Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story.
>>3279352Every Etrian Odyssey game.
>>3279491This too. Etrian odyssey 1-5And tales of abyss on 3ds if you haven't played that yet.
Covering things, not mentioned:>Great Devil Survivor Overclocked 1 and 2, especially 1 . If nothing else, try these from this post.Joker 3 and Terry's journey are very fun.RF4 is also on pc.>goodNot the worst Mario RPG entries.Persona Q 1 and 2 are okay if you like the persona cast and want to play Etrian Lite.7th dragon has some okay elementsStella Glow is an okay Waifu SRPG.Fire Emblems are hard to reccomend. Awakening is too easy, IF's Nohr Lunatic is great challenge but story is balls, and Shadows of Valentia is just okay but very beautiful.>WarningLangrisser Re -Incarnation is a disgrace, avoid even if you liked LangrisserAlso, not an RPG but I always recommend it:Culdcept.
Theirs valkyrie profile covenant of the plume too. Which had good art and a good story.
>>3279352>>3279479Also Dark Spire is on 3DS, also by Atlus. It's another first person dungeon crawler, haven't played it myself but hear good things.Also putting my vote in for Rune Factory 4 and the Etrian Odyssey games
>>3279896FUCK how could I forgetPlay SMT Devil Summoner Soul HackersIt's not as hard as say, Strange Journey, but it has a seriously kickass style and soundtrack
>>3279352Doki Doki Majo Shinpan
>DSMystery Dungeon: Shiren the WandererIzunaIzuna 2SaGa 2SaGa 3Metal Max 2Metal Max 3Summon Night: Twin AgeSummon Night: Tears CrownFinal Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light>3DSCrimson ShroudDragon Quest MonstersDragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 ProfessionalBravely DefaultBravely SecondDigimon World: ReDigitize DecodeThe Alliance Alive7th Dragon 3Project X ZoneProject X Zone 2
>>3279352Play IVA and realize how bad IV was
>>3279352Metal max Wish those spics would finish translating 4 already
>>3279352I really liked ff3 and ff4 on the ds. 3 is proto-proto-bravely default and 4 is like a hard mode.
>>3279896The Dark Spire is fantastic, incredible visuals and I wish we got more Wizardry-likes like that.>>3280159It's sad that IVA fixed many of IV's problems but had such a HORRIBLE cast aside from Dagda and Asahi. Every SMT after the original Strange Journey and Devil Survivor is such a depressing mixed bag, they just can't make a game that hits on all cylinders anymore.
>>3279700I think Shadows of Valentia is one of the most perfect full remakes a game has ever received. Despite the new coat of paint it still truly embodies the values of classic RPGs.
>>3279352Pokemon Black & White. Is the most challenging mainline game. Good story without having an overabundance of lengthy cutscenes like the games that came after. Good aesthetics. Good music. The weakness is the lack of exploration compared to prior mainline games but it has more than the following games.Pokemon ORAS was also fun. Play Emerald first as that has better aesthetics, challenge, and exploration, but ORAS gives you a wider roster of Pokemon to play with so it's nice to play after Emerald.Fire Emblem Fates. It's three games in one. Birthright is the most novel with the medieval Japanese aesthetics, and has overall the best story. I know people like to shit on the story but I found the characters likeable enough. Good music too. Must've spent 200+ hours on this game and I never finished all the content.Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS. It has improvements over the Wii version and still has the nice painterly aesthetic of the character models without the cheap plastic moeface look of the Switch rerelease. The story is very good up until halfway through. Great aesthetics with the fantasy world. Decent music. Great English localization. Weakness is the MMO combat and the shitty MMO sidequests, which you should skip.Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. Very good story, probably the best in a Pokemon game. 50 hour long game. Gameplay starts out meh, peaks in the middle, and then starts to get tedious towards the end.
>>3281480>Pokemon Black & White. Is the most challenging mainline game. I recommend not vanilla, but the volt white and blaze black hacks. Otherwise, the game is toddler tier.
>>3281480I always forget xenoblade came out on the 3ds. I dunno though that's a game that was designed for the big screen I'd have to recommend either the wii version emulated or the switch version. Unlike some I didn't think dropping the total rip off of vagrant stories art style for something more generic was a big deal. Their was nothing "original" about the original it was just copy and paste of a more original game.
>>3281637I played the 3ds port and while it runs well and I really enjoyed it, in a post-deluxe edition world it is pretty obsolete. I can barely ever beat jrpgs if theyre not portable so I dont regret playing it, but now that the switch version exists with the best of both worlds theres no reason to play it on such a small screen with such a terrible second stick.
>>3281639The new 3ds nub was so dogshit it might as well not have existed. I got irrated every time people brought that shit up like it was a game changer. It was a gimmick selling point that barely functioned.Vita kicked ass to bad it flopped. It's probably the best overall handheld I've played on since switch is just a little to big to be a true handheld. I consider it more a portable console.I love to play rpgs on handhelds to since I can put a movie on in the background.
>>3281658>I love to play rpgs on handhelds to since I can put a movie on in the background.I spent the last few weeks watching adventure time and playing dragon quest IV on the ds, was the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day man.
>>3281668I've been doing that but with dragon quest v and trailer park boys + various movies. People make fun of TV but tcm still exists and is still commercial free. Endless repository of good movies there too.They shoulda ended trailer park boys at the don't legalize it movie. Season 8 was okay but everything after was dogshit and the new park has zero charm whereas the old park ooozed it.I watched adventure time up until they started showcasing princess bubblegum and the vampire girl to much then I dropped it. I dropped Ozark at episode 3 after they turned it from crime drama to gay porno. I'm tired of lgbt stuff every where I'd like to see some straight people romance each other for once. When was the last good straight romance movie? Lost in translation? That was 20 years ago.
>>3281674>dropped Ozark at episode 3Holy fuck, you didn't even give it a chance! Ozark is probably my favorite crime show of the past decade. The gay characters that triggered you (Ruth's uncle[/spoiler] and the FBI agents) are extremely inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.
>>3281737 hereSorry I fucked up the spoiler tag, but I didn't really spoil anything important.
>>3281737Things where better when they just had homo characters around for comedy, like randy and lahey. Hearing two dudes talk about their feelings together makes me want to hurl.
>>3281469>AsahiI think you mean Gaston.
>>3281674>I watched adventure time up until they started showcasing princess bubblegum and the vampire girl to muchThats fair, season 6 onwards Finns is less of a main character and its more of an ensemble, but I honestly really like it. They drop all the cringey love angles with finn and he's more of zen warrior guy, and the one-off episodes with weid guys as main characters are really fun. Theres not too many marceline-focused episodes after the little vampire miniseries too if youre really sick of her.
How about labyrinth no Kanata?
>>3279352Did you beat all of it endings?
Is there a way to bypass the points alignment system in SMT 4? Having to dickride a guide for every decision and sidequest made me drop it
>>3283217>dickride a guideWhy not pick naturally and accept what comes?
>>3279352Metal Max 2 Reloaded is the best handheld RPG ever made and it's not just because it's a remake of an SNES RPG.
>>3283218Never understand why some people have such an aversion to doing this.
>>3283217>>3283218This, you literally just get either neutral or chaos ending. There was obvious choice which you can save and replay to get another one. Or is it just my case, maybe i end up somewhere in a middle of alightment? But i did not get neutral choice thought.
>>3283776I always got the law ending myself.
Pretty weird that no one has recommended the best rpg on Nintendo DS The World Ends With You.
>>3287199I don't know why I didn't think of it because it's my favorite DS RPG.