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Hands on with 3DS

July 27, 2010

While I’ll be holding back a more detailed account of my time with Nintendo’s 3DS for my written preview, I just couldn’t resist blogging about the latest upgrade. I mean, it’s 3D without the glasses. The future in our hands and everyone is getting excited.

I wasn’t initially happy with it when I first stood up in front of a panel of pretty uniformed Nintendo girls. It was suddenly 3D and my eyes just didn’t like it. It took some time to adjust the 3D screen, even after playing around with the depth meter. My main issue was switching between the two screens. It’s like your eyes begin to adjust to the new depth of field and then you look down at the touch screen, which is still in 2D, and get used to that which means when you look back up at the 3D screen your eyes go all out of focus.

Now, I’m sure this is something you will slowly get used to but I know this will turn a lot of people off instantly. I got worried and decided to walk around and check out some of Nintendo’s upcoming line up for the Wii and DS before returning to the 3DS and giving a final judgement. It wasn’t until I returned to watch a trailer for Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid on the 3DS did it all start to come together and become practically mind blowing. It’s 3D maaaaaannn!

There was a bunch of other stuff on show such as Just Dance 2, Epic Mickey, Wii Party, Metroid Other M, Goldeneye and Kirby’s Epic Yarn which turned out to be the show stopper! As much as I dis Nintendo for staying safe with their own IPs, I can’t deny the games they produce with them are not enjoyable or unique gameplay wise. Kirby’s latest adventure looks adorable and the co-op was fantastically addictive. I think I played the demo more than five times with several different journalists, jumping around arts and craft inspired levels. Again, more details for the preview but I just wanted to mention how amazing it was.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2010 3:02 am

    I hadn’t considered the 2d-3d switch until you mentioned it, but I can see how that would take some getting used to.

    Kirby’s Epic Yarn looks amazing. ^_^ It also reminds me of Little Big Planet. I didn’t get to play the demo so I’m just going by that one pic. What do you think?

  2. July 28, 2010 12:27 pm

    That’s a really good point about the two screens, one I hadn’t even considered!

  3. July 28, 2010 10:05 pm

    Yeah I loved Kirby’s Epic Yarn too 🙂 So much fun!

    I know what you mean with the two screens. It is odd to switch between.

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