The lights are on
Nintendo's 3DS has been out in the wild for a week now and reactions to the glasses-free 3D effect thus far has been mixed. In the GI offices alone, while some of us felt it was a cool effect, others turned it off after a short period of time. All eyes react differently to the technology, so I'm curious, if you've had a chance to play 3DS, what do you think of the effect? Do you think it adds to or detracts from the gameplay experience? How about the 3D experience with PS3 titles? Sound off on 3D in the comments section!
I still haven't had the opportunity to test 3D on games, but I think it's not about gameplay at all.
The improvement here is just graphical, pretty much like when gaming evolved from Standard Detail to FullHD. It didn't change gameplay, and it wasn't supposed to. 3D is the exact same thing. It's not supposed to be a new gameplay element, but another graphical improvement.
its not important but its nice to have, I don't think its something someone should be completely focusing on, but hopefully im wrong and 3DS can do something really amazing with 3D effects that none of us have ever seen before not just the AR card stuff I've seen that already :P
It makes no difference really. Personally, I think it distracts your from the actual game. Besides, at some point 3D will grow old on you, and you won't even bother to turn it on anymore.
I got a chance to play a 3ds for a bit and I was impressed. It looked simply gorgeous.
never played any 3D games...but i can live without them anyways
The technology behind 3d impresses me. The results not as much. Reason being is I only see the depth as a box with 2D cut outs inside. Kind of like a shoe box diorama. All the people and objects lose their dimensions and look flat. Maybe my brain is doing it wrong.
Glasses 3D strains my eyes and starts to hurt after about an hour. The glasses free of the 3DS only takes 20 minutes before I want to turn it off.
I know I would prefer if companies would focus on creating a better story or focus on gameplay refinements over adding 3D into games. There simply aren't enough 3D TV's in households for it to have a substantial impact. While I realize 3D TV's have come down in price I will still buy a 55 inch LED for less than or around $1,000 than put up over $2,000 for the same TV with 3D capabilities.
It is great. I picked up a 3DS. WARNING: Don't play a lot of 2D games then try to play a 3D game, just too disorienting.
Personally 3D effects hurt my eyes, but that's only if I wear the glasses. I think that this whole 3D craze that's going on right now is kind of lame, like i don't think home gaming consoles having 3D effects is worth it, especially since you need the glasses. But 3D without the glasses, that's pretty awesome.
I could care less bout 3D really, I'm more interesting for the 3DS because of what kinda games it could deliver.
The DS has tons of awesome games, so I hope the 3DS will too.
i have never been a big fan of the idea of 3d games but thats my own opinion
I don't know.. It sometimes hurts my eyes.
I've been playing Ridge Racer 3D with the 3D turned up all the way for the last week now. It's a very cool effect. It doesn't give me headaches or nausea or anything, and it adds a little extra something to the experience. I have no plans to ever play it with the 3D off. That said, how much I like 3D on the 3DS will likely depend on the game. The next title I want to pick up is Splinter Cell, and I have no idea if I'll want to use 3D with that game. Nintendo was very wise to give us the option to turn it off.
As someone who is nearsighted and has astigmatism, the 3DS, from my limited play of it, just like 3DTVs and 3D Movies, gives me a terrible migraine.
The inclusion of 3D, and the price tag to match, is a waste of money for persons like myself who simply cannot, physiologically, utilize the feature.