Gaming fans seems to love their crazes. First there was online on consoles, then the motion gaming rush, now it’s 3D. Most games that support 3D seem to have a very limited 3D feature that doesn’t do much for the whole experience. But is there something missing in 3D’s potential, or is it another failing phase?
There have been several decent attempts at 3D before. Battlefield 3 on PC is quite decent in 3D, I hear. Uncharted 3 and Killzone 3 had a decent mode, even if it sacrificed on graphics and texture resolution. These are the only really notable attempts, several shooters and other games have used the effect to little success, like Call of Duty: Black Ops and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
The truth is that developers have been approaching 3D wrong. Rather than simply adding depth to the game world, they need to deliver a more aggressive experience. Avatar was depth, Resident Evil: Afterlife had things popping out of the screen at the audience. This is the kind of 3D treatment we need, an effect that really enhances gameplay.