Does 3D Enrich Gaming?

The 3DS price drop has opened up 3D gaming even to those on a tight budget. But does 3D really add anything to the gaming experience or is it just another gimmick.

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pat_11_52407d ago

I think it depends on the game. In some cases it does, Ocarina Of Time 3D is one kick ass game in 3D. But like the author says, it's way less effective when it comes to other genres.

handheldwars22407d ago (Edited 2407d ago )

Best handheld gaming experience since Pokemon GSC.

pat_11_52407d ago

I tend to agree. I'm not a fan of 3D but Ocarina Of Time was definitely impressive. Ashphault 3D on the other hand - totally was not.

gedapeleda2407d ago

Ageed,marketing makes it seem like it super enriches

FriedGoat2407d ago

does loads for gaming if your running a pc hooked up to a 3DTV. very impressive.
3ds and ps3 not so much.

firemassacre2407d ago

or does gaming enrich 3d?

bumnut2407d ago

Yes it does, I see no reason to buy a 3DTV due to lack of content.

Gaming solves that problem for me.

tiffac2407d ago (Edited 2407d ago )

I actually have to agree with your comment. I also purchased an HDTV for gaming ^^

MintBerryCrunch2407d ago

When you don't have good vision or anywhere close to 20/20, then its pointless

DigitalAnalog2407d ago (Edited 2407d ago )

3D has been in movies for generations, and yet, it's because of AVATAR did the industry took the idea seriously. What exactly did they do right that the others didn't? Was it because it was actually IMMERSIVE, or maybe because they really pushed the boundaries of 3D unlike before.

It's the law of unique concepts: bring something that truly delivers to what it's advertised to do and you will get your promised reception. One can't be lackluster in these things you know.

-End statement

clearelite2407d ago (Edited 2407d ago )

That is a good point and an important principle. On that same token, if a product does things that may be appealing and the masses are not informed, it wont necessarily sell itself. In a world where people are constantly bombarded with marketing/advertising, the quality of the marketing can be just as important as the quality of the product in some cases.

As far as 3D gaming goes, IMO in some instances it can enrich a gaming experience. It's somewhat like sound, it may take a while to be perfected, but when done correctly can really help with immersion.

Personally, I can't wait to pick up the OOT remake and it's been a while since I've played it.

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