In the terms of games for the 3DS are there any awesome games that aren't 1st party or niche JRPGs? For me personally I've had way more enjoyment out of the Vita because I feel like it is catering more towards me. I'm just not interested in Luigi's Mansion, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Bravely Default, Mario Kart etc.
I guess I've been more interested in games like The Walking Dead, Hotline Miami, Guacamelee, etc. etc.
Everyone always talks about the amazing 3DS lineup but mine sits collecting dust for the most part. I'm pretty confused by this since the DS was my go to that gen. So what is everyone playing? I'm seriously confused as to why it sells so well.
I loved 3D Land and RE: Revelations but it just doesn't have as much traction for me now. I guess I feel like the 3DS is mainly an RPG machine\1st party machine. I guess it doesn't help that much of Nintendo's 1st party stuff is seriously getting lost on me these days. I just feel as if I've been there done that.
Please realize this is my opinion, I'm not bashing the 3DS and seriously asking. I guess I'm just surprised the Vita is lagging behind it as well.
Well, you're sort of negating a huge swath of its library that has gone in that direction because of the way it has sold in Japan compared to the rest of the world, so there's not going to be a ton for you if that's what you don't want/enjoy. I know that SteamWorld Dig was my #3 game of last year and that was only on 3DS until they released it on PC late last year and sometime later this year on the PS4/Vita. Like the Vita, indies are becoming an increasingly bigger part of their appeal and lineup for the Western audience.
I have both a 3DS and Vita and play them both a lot with no hope of ever beating all of the games that I own for them, so they're both great for me. Lately I've been working on Luigi's Mansion 2, this weird Adventure Time clone of Zelda II, finishing up Puzzler World 2013, getting into Inazuma Eleven, trying to beat more of the indie stuff I have on there, work on some of the DS games I've been meaning to play, and play more of the VC stuff that I have like Metroid Fusion, Yoshi's Island GBA, and the millions of Zelda games that I have on there (Minish Cap, both Oracles, Link's Awakening, Oot 3D, Zelda and Zelda II, and Four Swords).