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What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« on: April 14, 2019, 04:20:10 PM »
Playtime:
#10: Pokémon Ultra Moon: 94 hours and 57 minutes.
9: Pokémon Heart Gold, 113 hours and 44
8: Super Smash Bros. 3DS 120 hours and 28 minutes
7: Pokémon Omega Ruby 205 hours and 58 seconds
6: Fire Emblem Fates 217 hours and 0 minutes
5: Kid icarus Uprising: 232 hours and 46 minutes
4: Fire Emblem Awakening: 245 hours and 59 minutes
3: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: 497 hours and 1 minute
2: Pok√©mon X:  545 hours and 39 minutes
#1:  Animal Crossing New Leaf: 695 hours and 3 minutes.

Average time played per session:
10: Ace Attorney Trilogy: 1 hour and 39 minutes
9: Shin Megami Tensei 4: 1 hour and 40 minutes
7 (tie): Rhythm Thief 1 hour 47 minutes
7 tie) Animal Crossing New Leaf 1 hour and 47 minutes
6: Triforce Heroes: 1 hour 49 minutes
5: Metroid Prime: Federation Force: 1 hour 52 minutes
4: Monster Hunter Stories: 2 hours and 6 minutes
3: Pokémon Moon: 2 hours and 11 minutes
2: Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins: 5 hours and 2 minutes. (It's worth noting under times played I only played it twice, also what?)
1: Fire Emblem Fates, 5 hours and 42 minutes

Play Frequency (This list is pretty dominated by built in software like the eshop and miiverse that I'm not including on this list.)
10: Smash Bros for 3DS, 161 times
9: Fire Emblem Awakening: 162 times
8: Super Mario 3D Land: 175 times
7: Mario Kart 7, 228 times
6. Pokémon Omega Ruby, 243 times
5: Pokémon bank, 292 times
4: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, 376 times
3. Animal Crossing New Leaf, 389 times
2: Pokémon X, 440 times
1: Kid Icarus Uprising: 478 times

What the **** is Mario Kart 7 doing on the most played list? Was I that desperate for something to play during the first year that I picked up that half baked mess of a game more than 200 times?
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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 06:07:52 AM »
(I like this topic and want to post, but haven't been using my 3DS lately. Will definitely add my details next time I pull it out though.)
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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 04:28:19 PM »
Cool thread idea. I'll post mine when I get a chance.
Edit: I got a chance. See below.

Playtime:
1 Bravely Default 23:39
2   Spirit Tracks       6:36
3   Tales of the Abyss 6:18
4   Super Smash Bros.  4:40
5   Link Between Worlds   2:55
6   Steamworld Dig 2    2:50
7   Age of Empires: Age of Kings 2:32
8   Dragon Fantasy: Volumes of Westeria 2:28
9   Codename STEAM 2:23
10  Xenoblade Chronicles 3D  2:15


Avg. Playtime per session

1 Codename STEAM 2:23
2  Age of Empires: Age of Kings 1:16
3 My Nintendo Picross Twilight Princess 1:05
4  Steamworld Heist 0:59
5 Lego Star Wars Complete 0:58
6 Spirit Tracks  0:49
7 Bravely Default 0:45
8  Link Between Worlds 0:43
9  Tales of the Abyss 0:42
10 Shantae (GBC) 0:42

Play Frequency

1 Bravely Default 31
2 Super Smash Bros 15
3 Xenoblad Chronicles 3D 10
4 Tales of the Abyss 9
5 Spirit Tracks 8
6 Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlords 7
7 Donkey Kong Country 3; 6
8 Dragon Fantasy: Volumes of Westeria 6
9 Steamworld Dig 2; 6
10 Super Mario 3D Land 6

I probably spent significantly more time on Spirit Tracks, but I go back and forth between 3DS and Phat DS for nostalgia reasons. Yes, I'm nostalgic for the ugly, dimly-lit, clunky original DS that looks like something you'd see lying around inside of a Jawa Sandcrawler. Btw, this is my second 3DS, and the Activity Log did not transfer over, unfortunately. If it did, there would have been a lot more time on the original Steamworld Dig and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords.
 
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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 01:20:11 PM »
Unfortunately I don't have a 3DS, but when I borrowed one I wrote down my playtimes because I'm a dweeb. Wish it was this easy on other systems, I really enjoy dumb stats like this.

5. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology DEMO - 4:15
4. Retro City Rampage DX - 5:35
3. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology - 15:55
2. MyNintendo Picross The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - 17:30
1. Metroid: Samus Returns - 26:43

Obviously if you add the Demo time to my Radiant Historia cartridge save, it'd take 2nd place with 20 hours and 10 minutes.
Of these games, I'd recommend Picross (it's free!) and Metroid. Radiant Historia I've soured on a bit in retrospect, and Retro City Rampage just... Isn't a very good game after the first hour, sadly.

I don't think I've ever put as much time into any game as Pokepal has with a bunch of theirs, I feel like even my Smash Melee plateaud around 200-250 hours and we lived that game back when it was out.
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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 08:44:43 PM »
Skipping Miiverse, friends list, etc of course.

Playtime:
10. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 2:01
9. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX -3:06
8. Azure Striker Gunvolt - 3:45
7. Gotta Protectors - 5:41
6. Senran Kagura Burst - 6:46
5. The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds - 8:20
4. The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes - 8:31
3. Kirby: Triple Deluxe -12:06
2. Little Battlers eXperience - 35:36
1. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - 334:11

Average time played:
10. The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes - 0.19
9 Senran Kagura Burst - 0:21
8. Kirby: Triple Deluxe - 0:22
7. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX - 0:23
6. The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds - 0:31
5. Azure Strikes Gunvolt(DEMO) - 0:45
4. Solatorobo - 0:53 (Note: Only ever played it once on my 3DS for I guess 53 mins)
3. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - 0:54
2. Azure Striker Gunvolt - 0:56
1. Little Battlers eXperience - 1:11

Play Frequency:

10. The Legend of Dark Witch - 6
9. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai, Ninja Battle Heroes, 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 all tied with 8
8. Mighty Gunvolt - 15
7. The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds - 16
6. Gotta Protectors - 18
4. Senran Kagura Burst -19
4. The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes - 26
3. Little Battlers eXperience - 30
2. Kirby: Triple Deluxe - 33
1. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - 370

My numbers are abysmal, I know. When I'm home I tend to stick to a console or PC & the only lengthy on the go gaming I tend to get in these days are while waiting for my car at an auto shop.
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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2019, 04:01:48 PM »
Fire Emblem Awakening  at about 225 hours.

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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 09:13:53 PM »
With a google form and a spreadsheet we could compile this into some really interesting stats.

Playtime
10. Pokémon Silver 38:00
9. Nintendo eShop 44:01
8. Pokémon Bank 49.04
7. Nintendo Pocket Football Club 60:16
6. Pokémon Picross 76:17
5. Pokémon Ultra Sun 82:10
4. StreetPass Mii Plaza 84:25
3. Pokémon X 103:55
2. Pokémon Moon 127:21
1. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 144:26

Average Play Time
10. Pokémon Ultra Sun 0:56
9. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 0:59
6. Pokémon Silver 1:03
6. Pokémon Moon 1:03
6. Pocket Card Jockey 1:03
5. Pokémon X 1:10
4. Inazuma Eleven 1:12
3. Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemna 1:49
2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors 1:55
1.Virtue's Last Reward 2:11

Frequency
10. Friend List 118
9. Pokémon Moon 120
8. Nintendo Badge Arcade 125
7. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 147
6. Notifications 206
5. Pokémon Picross 209
4. Pokémon Bank 212
3. Streetpass Mii Plaza 215
2. Miiverse 221
1. Nintendo eShop 250
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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 03:13:11 PM »
I have 8 3ds systems I use so it's hard to make a activity log. I do have my walking 3DS and it's stepp count:


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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 09:53:32 PM »
Meant to post in this thread many months ago and will finally do so now.

Playtime

20 - Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies (41:05)
19 - Paper Mario: Sticker Star (41:08)
18 - Mario Golf: World Tour (43:32)
17 - Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (46:49)
16 - Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder (48:38)
15 - Pilotwings Resort (50:22)
14 - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (51:14)
13 - Phoenix Wright - Spirit of Justice (53:30)
12 - Mario Kart 7 (56:18)
11 - Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (58:30)
10 - Metroid Prime: Federation Force (68:06)
09 - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (70:06)
08 - CrossworDS Plus (73:13)
07 - Rhythm Heaven Megamix (78:17)
06 - Pocket Card Jockey (85:36)
05 - Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (88:20)
04 - Nintendo Badge Arcade (99:45)
03 - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (156:47)
02 - Streetpass Mii Plaze (300:53)
01 - Animal Crossing: New Leaf (793:04)


Average Playtime

20 - New Super Mario Bros. 2 (1:10)
19 - Phoenix Wright: Spirit of Justice (1:12)
18 - Mario vs Donkey Kong Ambassador GBA (1:16)
17 - Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (1:17)
16 - Kirby and the Amazing Mirror Ambassador GBA (1:20)
15 - The Legendary Starfy DS (1:21)
14 - Pilotwings Resort (1:21)
13 - Rhythm Heaven Megamix (1:25)
12 - My Nintendo Picross: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (1:26)
11 - Kirby Super Star Ultra DS (1:29)
10 - Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (1:34)
09 - Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Ambassador GBA (1:35)
08 - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (1:47)
07 - Metroid: Samus Returns (1:51)
06 - Paper Mario: Sticker Star (1:52)
05 - Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2:07)
04 - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (2:08)
03 - Pocket Card Jockey (2:15)
02 - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (2:39)
01 - Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2:43)


Play Frequency

20 - Nintendo Zone Viewer (55)
20 - Rhythm Heaven Megamix (55)
18 - Pushmo (59)
18 - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (59)
17 - Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder (64)
15 - Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (68)
15 - Mario Kart 7 (68)
14 - CrossworDS Plus (85)
13 - Activity Log (96)
12 - Pokedex 3D (98)
11 - Game Notes (144)
10 - Nintendo eShop (177)
09 - Nintendo Video (179)
08 - Swapnote (230)
07- Nintendo Badge Arcade (551)
06 - Miiverse (603)
05 - Notifications (799)
04 - System Settings (807)
03 - Friend List (856)
02 - Streetpass Mii Plaza (953)
01 - Animal Crossing: New Leaf (1,025)

Steps Taken:
1,277,466
Titles Played
144


Alright. Now let's note a few things. Interestingly, if I had posted my list when this topic was created, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask would not be appearing on my list at all. All of that came about in the past few months as I played through that game and all its DLC puzzles.

Titles Played is a bit deceptive. Some of that includes stuff like E3 trailer videos that could be downloaded back in the 3DS's early years or just popping in a used game I bought to make sure it worked. Just doing a minute for that adds it to the list of titles.

Although most have pretty much been doing a top 10 list, I wanted to go top 20 because I just felt it allowed for more diversity in titles being represented. (Although it seems any users who don't play Pokemon seem to have a more varied list than those that do.)

Average Playtime is the only area where not only does New Leaf not dominate, it doesn't even appear on the list! That's because there were many days that were just a 10 - 15 minute check-in which brings that average way down. The Average list is also dominated by a lot of titles I played in the early years of the 3DS when I didn't have that many games to play or things like Streetpass and Badge Arcade to make me stop any software I was in to load those up for awhile for their daily check-in. Even some old DS titles showing up on the list. Although I don't use the 3DS for DS titles like I used to at first, part of me still debates using the system for them just to keep track of the stats like these for those games since the DS won't. It's crazy how many of those averages are so close to each other and just a minute or two is the difference between a lot of them and where they placed on the rankings.

Although this is supposed to be app free, as you can see, my play frequency is pretty much dominated by apps. I guess having them ready to go on the system made it easier to load them more frequently. The System Settings one is tied very much to my New Leaf number as I was often manipulating the date and time for catching up or going back. Likewise, Notifications was often in checking up on newly acquired streetpass tags. Miss that Miiverse on 3DS. Thought it fit better on that system than the Wii U particularly once the New 3DS system arrived. Swapnote and Nintendo Video are both dead but I used them a lot while they lived. Nintendo Badge Arcade has a good shot at getting the top three and even number one considering how much more there is for me to collect in that game. Nintendo Zone Viewer managed to crack the top 20 (or 21) thanks to a tie. I should break that by loading Megamix up quickly. However, Mario Golf: World Tour will be cracking that top 20 pretty soon as that is the current 3DS game I'm playing in between rounds of Badge Arcade.

That said, I have a second 3DS that I've used for some games including CrossworDS Plus and New Leaf. I wonder if I checked that system and added those numbers to these where that would put those games?
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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2019, 12:27:19 PM »
I've probably asked this before, but what do you find appealing about something like the Badge Arcade? There's not much to actually do in it. Though I guess with the way you played Animal Crossing, the answer is probably simply that you have an addictive personality, hee hee.

19 - Paper Mario: Sticker Star (41:08)
17 - Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (46:49)
16 - Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder (48:38)
15 - Pilotwings Resort (50:22)
14 - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (51:14)
07 - Rhythm Heaven Megamix (78:17)
06 - Pocket Card Jockey (85:36)
05 - Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (88:20)
I'm kind of surprised with these games. Is there really that much to do in these games...?

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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2019, 01:17:40 PM »
Meant to post in this thread many months ago ...

Eep... me too!  It's a good thread idea, but I wasn't using my 3DS very much when it got posted and then I just kind of forgot to come back later.   
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My items below, although with the following caveats:
a) I tried to remove non-game stuff like SwapNote, Netflix, etc
b) some of the times aren't exactly accurate (usually either because of sharing with my kids, or falling asleep while the game was turned on)
c) I own a couple of older DS consoles, and actually play a lot of DS games on them instead of the 3DS... so it wouldn't surprise me if there are a couple DS games that could've fit here but just weren't played on this system...

By Playtime
1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 493:20
2. Pokemon Shuffle - 276:56
3. Nintendo Badge Arcade - 173:04
4. Pokemon Rumble World - 170:57
5. AlphaBounce - 119:45
6. Zen Pinball 3D - 89:56
7. Resident Evil: Revelations - 87:41
8. Petit Computer - 86:31
9. Etrian Odyssey IV - 83:22
10. Etrian Odyssey Untold - 79:33
11. Dragon Quest IX - 76:12
12. Ghost Recon Shadow Wars - 74:19
13. Dragon Quest VI - 61:28
14. StreetPass Mii Plaza - 58:49
15. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - 51:09
16. Colors! 3D - 47:01
17. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward - 41:03
18. Marvel Pinball 3D - 39:44
19. Dragon Quest IV - 38:40
20. FreakyForms - 32:12

By Play Frequency
1. Pokemon Shuffle - 1,062
2. Nintendo Badge Arcade - 684
3. Pokemon Rumble World - 583
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 502
5. Zen Pinball 3D - 223
6. AlphaBounce - 173
7. Colors! 3D - 146
8. Resident Evil Revelations - 129
9. Petit Computer - 119
10. Dragon Question IX - 108
11. FreakyForms - 94
12. Etrian Odyssey Untold - 89
13. Etrian Odyssey IV - 79
14. PiCTOBiTS - 75
15. Marvel Pinball 3D - 74
16. Dragon Quest IV - 74
17. Dragon Quest VI - 72
18. Star Wars Pinball - 69
19. Ghost Recon Shadow Wars - 62
20. Pushmo - 55

By Average Time Played
1. Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime - 1:24
2. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward - 1:24
3. Clubhouse Games - 1:21
4. Severed - 1:16
5. Battles of Prince of Persia - 1:12
6. Ghost Recon Shadow Wars - 1:11
7. Tri Force Heroes - 1:09
8. Shantae: Risky's Revenge - 1:07
9. CATAN - 1:05
10. Professor Layton and the Curious Village - 1:04
11. Etrian Odyssey IV - 1:03
12. Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons - 1:02
13. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - 1:02
14. Castlevania: Mirror of Fate - 1:01
15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 0:58
16. Attack of the Friday Monsters - 0:54
17. Mario and Donkey Kong - 0:54
18. Etrian Odyssey Untold - 0:53
19. Dragon Quest VI - 0:51
20. Crimson Shroud - 0:50
21. Majora's Mask - 0:50  (added one extra because it's a pretty great game and had the same average play time)

Steps Taken
2,820,219  <-- this is my 3rd 3DS; do these carry over? it seems low, but since getting an XL long ago I basically never walk with the system - it's too big for my pockets!

Titles Played
301

One observation after looking at that list is that it was dominated by some mediocre games that get played often for short periods of time.

I've probably asked this before, but what do you find appealing about something like the Badge Arcade? There's not much to actually do in it. Though I guess with the way you played Animal Crossing, the answer is probably simply that you have an addictive personality, hee hee.
...

I also have spent way too much time with Badge Arcade... but it kind of became a morning habit to flip in and get a few badges. Actually, I like having the option to decorate my screen sometimes too - although it's really just Animal Crossing, Mario, and Pikmin badges that I ever end up using.

The one thing I don't do with badge arcade is spend money... but as a purely free activity it's pretty ok in my books.
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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2019, 10:29:53 AM »
I've probably asked this before, but what do you find appealing about something like the Badge Arcade? There's not much to actually do in it. Though I guess with the way you played Animal Crossing, the answer is probably simply that you have an addictive personality, hee hee.

I did download it when it first came out and played it for a few days but the whole thing just seemed to embody that mobile gaming cliche of micro-transactioning the player to death with how it just seemed to always leave you one play short to finish a catcher. I also didn't really care that much about decorating my 3DS with badges so I just stopped using it and continued on with Streetpass games and trying to complete them. Before Miiverse closed, I remember seeing Kairon post pictures of actually completing Badge Arcade and getting all the badges in Nintendo Badge Arcade and he said he didn't spend anything to do it. That stuck with me and, when I decided to start clearing through a bunch of the games I had downloaded on my 3DS from the eShop last year, I saw this app still sitting there and finally felt like loading it up and trying it again. If I still hated it then I wanted it off my menu. However, for some reason, the second time around has caused it to click with me. It has become a daily ritual for me replacing Streetpass to keep plugging away at with Streetpassing pretty much dead in my area. Yes, it can be frustrating sometimes in how it deals out free plays or how a catcher can play out but I've been slowly chipping away at it anyways and there have been some days where that's all I played for the day. It's a quick activity and, even though I'm nowhere close to getting them all, I have made some progress in completing a few series and haven't grown tired of it yet.

That said, I've begun to doubt that Kairon actually did collect them all without spending money since there are some badges you can only get by spending money for. I have dropped some money into at this point in order to finish up a few themes. It usually seems like there are one or two sets in a theme that need 5 plays to complete and you just can't rely on getting the red bonus badge the same day one of those themes may pop up. I suppose my badge count may be higher if I always just went after catchers I haven't tried yet but I've focused on a couple themes and trying to complete them. So, I've got a lot of untouched as well in the game but it just seemed the best way to make progress was to focus on specific sets for awhile.
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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2019, 04:45:06 PM »
Agree that it seems unlikely anyone could get all badges without ever paying - there are a bunch of the screens that seem to be actively designed to require a full 5 tries to get everything. Most of them you can get by splitting your focus, so if it comes up a few times you can clear everything out... but there are some where I just don't see how that can be done. (But I admit to kind of sucking at these types of games.)

This probably isn't the right place to discuss, but does it bum anyone else out that StreetPass is essentially dead, and any purple puzzle pieces you are missing from will never be found?  I've got every piece I can through play coins; Nintendo should really provide a way for people to get the missing pieces!
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2019, 09:46:51 AM »
19 - Paper Mario: Sticker Star (41:08)
17 - Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (46:49)
16 - Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder (48:38)
15 - Pilotwings Resort (50:22)
14 - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (51:14)
07 - Rhythm Heaven Megamix (78:17)
06 - Pocket Card Jockey (85:36)
05 - Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (88:20)
I'm kind of surprised with these games. Is there really that much to do in these games...?


It depends what you want to do in them or how interested you are in a game but one could put any amount of time in a game. I've probably spent way more time in Mario Sunshine than some of these games with how much I've replayed that.

In any case, that's what it took me with those games. One thing I'll admit about myself as well is that I'm probably the type of gamer that likes to take their time and explore every part of a game. For instance, in Phoenix Wright, even though I may know exactly how to press a witness or how I should proceed, I'll often go through each part of the testimony and press on it just to read all the written dialogue created. Sometimes, I may halt progress on the main quest/storyline because I want to clean up some other loose ends I passed before I forget about them. So, your mileage may vary as they say when it comes to someone else playing these games.

For Sticker Star, in addition to beating the main quest, there were some sidequests like the Sticker Museum and Super Flags so I accomplished all those tasks which added to the length a bit. There was only one time I needed to use a FAQ because I was stuck but generally tried to solve everything in game which may have lead to some trial and error further lengthening the game.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D - After you beat the game there is Mirror Mode and collecting all the KONG letters again makes them go from blue to red. I didn't complete Mirror Mode on it yet but I did get caught up on trying to get some shiny gold medals on the time trials for levels before finally tiring of that again like I did on the Wii version. Those things added to my playtime there.

Chibi-Robo Photo-Finder - This time is probably inaccurate for actual content. There were quite a few times where the game was running while I was searching for things to use to take photos with or get the lighting just right. This is also a game where there is very little information for it and I had some questions about it so it lead to a lot of experimentation. Basically, it seems like there should have been an end boss but no one has ever come across one. I was trying different things to see if they might be considered as necessary to complete in order to trigger an end boss and become the first to discover it. However, I finally walked away from it and accepted that the game just has some odd moments. (Although there still about 4 pictures I was hoping to get 100% on.)

Pilotwings Resort - Getting the above Perfect scores for missions meant replaying a lot of missions to get perfect landings but in the end I did so and completed all modes of the game. I think I also just played around in the free flight mode from time to time because I really like the 3D effect when the system was new.

Majora's Mask - Acquiring all heart pieces and equipment added to the length of the journey. Plus, it was my first time playing it so I took my time exploring it all and figuring out what things did and where to go and making mistakes so having to do things over. This is the usual amount of time a Zelda game seems to take me. I think TP was around 65 hours and 50 some hours seems right for OoT when I first played those games.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Oh man. Having never played a Rhythm Heaven game, this is totally worth it. Definitely a lot of content for a newcomer. Some of it can be kind of pointless if you don't care about collecting the items and songs for each rhythm game but I did it all. There is a learning curve to the game as you have to play and practice through some songs to get better at them or learn how the beat count works. Then there are further challenges to make some of these games tougher. To my annoyance, I hit a challenge I just couldn't beat. Couldn't seem to press the buttons fast enough to pass the section I needed which led me to finally drift away from the game. Still think about going back to it from time to time since I was getting close to getting all the badges and kind of wanted to unlock some hidden Warioware games to see what they were like. But yes, I think it is worth price and does have enough content / challenge to warrant this amount of time.

Pocket Card Jockey - I didn't think I had put that much time into this game but I guess I did. There's a lot of failure involved with PCJ. You early horses will be weak so early races are a struggle. Plus, there's a lot of luck involved at times with the cards you are dealt. Over time, you can hopefully breed more powerful horses to get better but even then you can still fall victim to a bad hand of solitare. Main thing I wanted to do was win all the trophies and finally got that done. Despite the time put in, there were still course records I wasn't able to beat because of the luck factor. The game also has an unclear bit of story and narratives which seem to unfold based on winning trophies making for a very jerky start-and-stop feel and leaving you unsure of whether you've seen it all or there is more to the game.

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask - If you like puzzles then this game is stacked with them. By the time I finished the main game and all the bonus puzzles and collected all the collectables in it, I was probably around the 45 hour mark. However, the game has 365 free DLC puzzles and solving all of those nearly doubled my time spent on the game. That said, a good chunk of time on this game would have been me trying to work out and figure out the solution to a puzzle. There was one I many have spent 8 - 10 hours on before finally throwing in the towel and looking up the answer. So, depending on how much time you want to spend stuck on a puzzle, others could probably shave off a good 20 hours from my playtime.
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Offline TOPHATANT123

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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2019, 01:36:11 PM »
The 3DS activity log is probably my favourite feature of any console ever.

Playtime:
1. Fire Emblem Fates (276:05)
2. Fire Emblem Awakening (255:59)
3. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (193:09)
4. Professor Layton: Miracle Mask (163:06)
5. Pokémon X (143:34)
6. SMT Devil Survivor Overclocked (142:51)
7. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (134:58)
8. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (128:51)
9. Flipnote Studio 3D (121:28)
10. SMT IV: Apocalypse (109:47)

Average Time Played:
1. SMT IV (3:23)
2. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo (2:42)
3. SMT Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker (2:41)
4. Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology (2:23)
5. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia (2:22)
6. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (2:20)
7. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo (2:19)
8. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (2:16 - Tie)
9. SMT Devil Survivor Overclocked (2:16 - Tie)
10. Codename Steam (2:16 - Tie)

Some of my surprising finds is that I played the Smash 3DS demo for 32 hours, a demo! It was during the height of the Smash 4 hype cycle but still.

Also I apparently used the web browser for 61 hours, 361 times and an average play time of 10 minutes, but honestly I never remember using the 3DS browser for much.

Another interesting metric is play time by year
2012 - 236:01
2013 - 349:21
2014 - 860:29
2015 - 656:10
2016 - 480:02
2017 - 471:59
2018 - 369:32
2019 - 124:00

Total - 3547:34

Offline Khushrenada

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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2019, 04:00:29 PM »
05 - Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (88:20)
I'm kind of surprised with these games. Is there really that much to do in these games...?

4. Professor Layton: Miracle Mask (163:06)


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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2019, 08:15:28 AM »
Love reading all these lists, I wish the Wii U had an auto-sort feature too. Zelda Breath of the Wild and Netflix will definitely dwarf the rest of my playtimes on there, but it'd still be fun to see the rest. I think Smash U and Tokyo Mirage Sessions might fight for third place?

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Re: What does your 3DS activity log look like?
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2019, 11:18:38 AM »
I have never played a Professor Layton game so I don't know exactly what they entail. However, I did think they were linear story-based puzzles, so I didn't expect any of the games to be very lengthy or have reasons to replay them. Having some extra downloadable content would also add a lot onto that as well. I do own two of the games for DS however, so I should really get around to playing those and seeing what that series is all about.

Chibi-Robo Photo-Finder
I think I was partially just surprised that someone even played this game! And also that a cheaper download would take very long to complete. I've never really seen anyone talk about this game other than being disappointed in what they're doing with Chibi-Robo, so I actually don't really know anything about it other than using the cameras, and it doesn't surprise me you had trouble finding information on the game since it appears to be largely ignored and / or hated.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix
I did play the Wii game and went for every perfect in it, which took some time but not this much. But if this game contains every minigame from the series then I could see that taking a while to perfect all of those, especially if things worked the way it did in Fever.

Pocket Card Jockey
I had noticed the problems you mentioned when I tried the demo for this game and that's a large part of what turned me away from buying it. It isn't just the large randomness factor (though it isn't really the fun kind of randomness here), but there were times where even when I did as well as could possibly be played, I still didn't win. It all just feels like ways to artificially extent the game, and it's just a one-trick pony (or horse...?) that it gets old really quickly. There's way too much monotony here.