I went to trade in the DSi XL I bought preowned online a few weeks ago for a different colour, and ended up walking out with a 3DS instead.
Currently I only play Pokemon Black on DS, but now that I've played the head shooting game I see the potential of the system. I've been thinking something like Ocarina Of Time, or Star Fox, since I played those on N64 as a kid for way too many hours and it would be nice to relive the experience in THREE WHOLE DIMENSIONS. Harvest Moon looks pretty cool, Monster Hunter does too but I don't think I have enough free time to get into that.
What games have you guys really enjoyed on 3DS? And what ones take advantage of the 3D capabilities the best?
Get Ocarina of Time first... then Mario 3D Land if you like platformers... Kid Icarus if you can find a good deal (pretty good game despite the controls)... Harvest Moon ANB (not the other one) is good for a time sink.
I plan to get Luigi's Mansion, but can't comment on it yet. Keep in mind some great games are due for release this year. Animal Crossing and Project X Zone next month (donky kong this month if thats your thing)...
My first game was Dead or Alive Dimensions, which I bought it allong the handheld in 2011. I still play it, it is an excellent fighter with tight controls and beautiful graphics. Fights can be started really fast, so it is perfect for handheld gamming.
Also I have played Resident Evil: Revelations for long time, almost 200 hours. This is thanks to the addictive gameplay. I don't have the Circle Pad Pro, but I didn't have any problem with the control. Raid Mode is awesome I'm currently done 893 missions and collected several cool weapons mods and legendary weapons. The scanner in campaign mode is a great addition, that add a new level to the experience. It helps you to stop from time to time and explore the place with high attention to your surroundings.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is another excellent game. I have it digital because it is perfect handheld game since you can go hunt some monster when you are need to kill sometime. As I mentioned before, I don't have a CPP but I feel I don't need it since there is a virtual digital pad on the touch screen which you can configure its size and position. I only had some trouble with swimming but with time I adapted to the controls. There is a lot of strategy in this game, and each weapons require different play styles. Some weapons can be more effective in killing some monster than others, so you can spend time experimenting. I thing this is my favorite 3DS game
Finally, don't forget to download Swapnote it is free.