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Dan Houser: 3D Does not Enhance the Gameplay; Unsure about 3D support in Max Payne 3

GB : Dan Houser one of the leading people behind Rockstar Games was slightly vocal about 3D and its implementation in games. He questions whether 3D is beneficial for games when it comes to gameplay aspect, because we all know it adds depth to the graphics.

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Misterhbk1709d ago

thank you! I've been saying this exact same thing! 3D in no way enhances game play. Not even for seeing how far away something is. I don't think anyone has ever complained about a game failing because they couldn't tell how far in the distance things were.

3D is a gimmick and nothing more. It's nice to have it optional for users who want it, but the fact is, it's not the next big step in gaming at all. It's the same as motion controls. a gimmick that will fade away in due time.

bumnut1709d ago

I think 3D is great with some games, but not great for others.

Just Cause 2, Dead Rising 2, The Witcher 2, Flatout & Batman AA are all amazing in 3d. It makes the games much more immersive for me, granted it does not improve gameplay but it does improve the experience.

Battlefield 3 is quite poor in 3d, it just does not work well for fps games imo. I find it too difficult to aim, and seem to do much better in 2d!

dead_eye1709d ago

I enjoy it for singleplayer games but don't enjoy it for multiplayer. I do like the depth it adds.

ninjahunter1709d ago

Haha, finally someone with common sense, I was getting a little worried about the mental health of the internet for a while.

TheGamingArt1709d ago (Edited 1709d ago )

3D highly enhances the gaming experience.... if done right, you know... effort put into it. If it enhances the experience does it not contribute to the enjoy ability of the game and gameplay? I'm pretty sure that it indirectly enhances the gameplay by enhancing the overall experience.. if done right. I play games with much more surround awareness in 3D then in 2D.

RaidensRising1709d ago

On console, 3D's biggest problem is the loss of quality. However, whilst 3D does not add to the gameplay, as already said, the depth adds to the overall experience rather than being intrusive on the gameplay which is many ways is a good thing. I guess Houser believes bullet-time which does impact the gameplay is more relevant.

LightofDarkness1709d ago

He's right about most games, but Super Mario 3D Land would like to have word. 3D is used in the most creative ways ever in that game, and it absolutely enhances the experience and the gameplay.

D3mons0ul1709d ago

God just forget about it. Whether or not the game supports 3D has no impact on the scores it's going to receive or the general approval of the public. Most people don't really care about 3D when it comes to gaming.

Just work on the game and get it out.

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