I’ve been simultaneously playing a few RPGs on 3DS:
Bravely Default – I love the job system and skill combinations. Its easy to break, but I self-impose difficulty.
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor Overclocked (second playthrough) – I love the combined grid based tactical play with the demon skill learning/transfer system. The voiced dialogue of Overclocked is a nice bonus.
Etrian Odyssey IV – I love the mapping. I’m not a fan of the overworld/dungeon split in this game and it is frequently difficult to know where to go.
I also have Devil Survivor 2 waiting in the wings.
I’m kinda in this rut right now where I start a game and struggle to finish it. I’m just really busy with school and home stuff. Its hard to concentrate at the end of a school year. Our five furry children (three dogs and two cats) take up a lot of time. I’ll likely finish Bravely Default first. I really do like the game, but the repetitiveness of Chapters 5 and 6 is getting to me a little.
Update to the update:
I forgot that I’m also playing Final Fantasy IV DS right now as well. Man is that Monk OP.
I’ve also considered getting Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. I played the demo and liked it and there is just a ton of number mining in there. My problems are twofold: 1) Early reviews are pretty bad. They say that the dungeons are basically uninspired and uninteresting and “the crawl” is an important aspect to me. 2) I think I’d rather get Mario Golf: World Tour and I can’t afford both. Mario Golf seems to even have RPG-esque elements in that you can get new equips from loot. No character progression, mechanics-wise, but there is a thin story in the club house.