The Untapped Potential in 3D Gaming

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.

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Daver2163d ago

I enjoy 3D a lot but sure it could be a lot better in video games. With next gen I think it will be even more worth it.
So far in my opinion, Resistance 3 take the crown of best 3D in a game.

Chitown712912163d ago

Uncharted 3 is mindblowing with it, especially the airplane and ocean scenes........My god! Naughty Dog truly outdid themselves with U3,people are really underrating it in my opinion

Daver2163d ago

yea 3D of uncharted 3 was great but it dosnt beat resistance 3 :)

josephps32163d ago

Resistance 3, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Uncharted3, Avatar (The Movie) were awesome 3D experiences but I really don't see it going mainstream until 3D doesn't require glasses and doesn't cause headaches after an hour of use to a lot of people.

Chitown712912163d ago

@Jose: I personally enjoy it, but I understand what your saying. It wont really hit mainstream people until they work the kinks out and dont have to wear the glasses. But me and my friends love it! Especially my girlfriend, she doesnt even wanna watch anything unless its in 3D lol

morkendo232163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

same here chitown: after watching "Cloudy with a chance of Meatball" movie i dont wanna watch anything unless 3D either.

on topic: damn it would be nice to see old school CONTRA,R-TYPE,GRADIUS in 3D with HD graphic 60 fps

Chitown712912163d ago

Ikr dude! Tron Legacy had nice 3D as well! And the Amazing Spiderman city scenes were just ....amazing lol