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.
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.
Best handheld gaming experience since Pokemon GSC.
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.
does nothing for gaming.
Ageed,marketing makes it seem like it super enriches gameplay.
does loads for gaming if your running a pc hooked up to a 3DTV. very impressive. 3ds and ps3 not so much.
or does gaming enrich 3d?
Yes it does, I see no reason to buy a 3DTV due to lack of content. Gaming solves that problem for me.
I actually have to agree with your comment. I also purchased an HDTV for gaming ^^
When you don't have good vision or anywhere close to 20/20, then its pointless
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
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.
for me it enriches the experience but not that much on the 3ds.
3D = gimmick, is not needed is pointless and is not ready yet
You sound like you have never played a 3D game on PC, everyone of my console owning friends I show my 3D setup to are blown away.
I been to my friend house he had a PS3 with a 3D TV and even when he spend more than 2k on the setup he said the same has i, is a gimmick, then about PC he also own the nVidia 3D setup and its still suck, all that 3D stuff thanks to avatar which in my opinion is the only good thing on 3D, 3D is a gimmick and they should focus more on how to improve UHDTV and make it viable.
You must be a difficult man to please, it really enhances the games for me.
that picture, it hurts my eyes...for real.
on 3DS? No.
just like it does movies..the answer is yes...its just new and havent been use right yet...im sure super mario land 3 will prove it
it all depends on the source and display quality, personally i have not tried 3ds but have a passive 3d tv and get extreemly varied results for ps3 games..eg motorstorm gameplay is enhanced through the depth perception making timing for conrnering ect better with a more immersive feeling, then games like the fight and uncharterd 3 beta 3d just improves the asthetics which is always good then you get the poor stuff which make the games worse such as killzone 3 which was a massive letdown with very poor 3d implementation
3D is literally useless...what's worth costing a fortune if you can't play longer in one seating???....Its just serious ad campaign which is making us believe- without 3D,it's the end of entertainment...
for something that we can naturally psee with our own eyes....no, just a gimmick to make you think its important but really its not
3d gives me a headache.
I really don't get the point in these "is 3D necessary" articles, that always say it's useless by saying "it doesn't change the gameplay". Better graphics don't change the gameplay either, and what we see the most is people (the same that say that 3D is useless) arguing that the version of some game for their console is better because it has better resolution, or that the PC version is better because it has better textures... It all comes to immersion. If people played Left 4 Dead in 3D and felt the zombie horde coming at them, or a good racing game in 3D to really feel the speed, or a platform game to really see the distance between jumps, they wouldn't say 3D is useless. At least, it's more useful than the couple of graphics effects people will be drooling on when the next generation of consoles comes.
My opinion of having used the 3DS in store once playing that kiddie flight sim game, No, or at least not then. It looked layered and if I didn't stay directly centre to the screen everything just looked off, Its not going to sway me from buying a 3DS Im just hoping that was a bad game representation, Im sure there will be some great games that manage to take advantage of 3D coming out if there isn't already.
of course clowns and haters will say no...once again with 3ds nintendo is aHEAD OF THE TIMES , JUST LIKE WITH WIIU...3D WILL TAKE OFF NEXT YEAR AND 3DS WILL BE IN FIRST PLACE TO STAY
Please come out of your cave and start smelling the flowers.
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