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June 15th 2010 4:15 pm

How long before anyone actually makes good use of the 3D? Can anyone make good use of the 3D?

When the DS originally came out, most of the games barely made use of the DS's new features, reducing them to a novelty: you would use the stylus to move your character or highlight parts of the screen, but for the most part, it wasn't anything that couldn't have been done with the d-pad. And it was rare to see a game that used any of the other new features.

After a few years we started getting games that really started making use of all the features: blowing into the mic, manipulating things with the stylus, finding different uses for both screens, even opening and closing the DS. It's the typical pattern of hardware in general, I think, where early games don't really tax the specs of the machine, but later games look and play better because the developers know more about the abilities of the hardware.

But with the 3DS, I don't really know where we can go with the 3D. Sure, the specs are better overall so the games should look better, but how could the 3D possibly enhance game play? To me 3D is all about the visuals on the user end, and that works just fine with movies and television because they are primarily passive visual media, but games are interactive. I know graphical improvements have made their own contribution to the evolution of game play, but right now, I just can't see how 3D is going to change how we interact with games. Which of course means I'm going to be hella surprised when someone does make good use of the 3D, but how long do I have to wait?

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there are a few ways they can use it better.... like hiding stuff and creating bigger, more expansive worlds than any handheld has ever had before. like the DS features that got wasted, people will need to think of games differently and creating them as such.

it seems nintendo with the 3DS and sony with its PS3 3D games will be the trailblazers in this way. A lot of old games are being redone on both systems, but the exciting part is the new franchises and games that will have stuff we've never seen...

I don't intend to get a 3D TV for a long time, but I am looking forward to new gametypes and new experiences with these technologies.... :)
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actually nintendo already has a list and screenshots of a ton of new games that are made specifically for the 3ds (and won't work on the old ds)

heres the games :

The Legend of Zelda:...
Animal Crossing™
Mario Kart™
Paper Mario™
PilotWings Resort™
StarFox 64™ 3D
Steel Diver™
DJ Hero® 3D
The Sims™ 3
Professor Layton and the....
Battle of Giants™...
Hollywood 61
CODENAME: Chocobo...
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell...
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon™

that's all copied and pasted from the site
I assume that all the "..."'s at the end of the titles means that they don't have a sub title yet (obviously)

the screenshots look really good, there's an obvious improvement of graphics in some games
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I already saw that list, but how many of those games NEED the 3D as an integral part of the game play? All I see is a bunch of old franchises that worked just fine on other systems, what's so unique about the 3D versions?
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they probably aren't gonna actually use it as part of the game play, although I think the professor Layton game might.
but the main difference will be that the new games will be capable of much better graphics than the old DS.

I for one really want to see how the 3d will work and what it'll look like without 3d glasses.
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we're just going to see rehashes for a while but thats standard....

i.e. Mario 64 DS, New Super Mario Bros DS/Wii, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D, Kid Icarus 3D, Mario Clash, Virtual Boy Wario Land, Metroid Prime for Wii, Pikmin for Wii... and those are just Nintendo examples

Don't forget Castlevania Symphony of the Night remixed for every system ever, Street Fighter II HD Remix, WipeOut HD 3D, Super Stardust HD 3D, God of War Collection, and the recently announced Sly Cooper Collection....

these are all just ports using new technology at the time as a means to capitalize on a brand name and demonstrate tech at the same time...

the rehashes are one thing, but the real intrigue lies in them being able to make new properties using this 3D technology and create something never seen before......

(then they can take that and make a unique and hopefully better Mario/Metroid/Zelda game eventually)
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That's what I said. How long are we going to have to wait and what exactly can be done with the 3D tech?
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It's mostly gonna be for Eye-candy.
but I have hopes that some games (like the professor Layton game) might actually use it for the actual gameplay
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and I keep answering you!!!!!

they go with the safe remakes until someone makes something totally new and revolutionary!!! you keep asking what that will be and I don't know!!!!!!!!!!! nobody does!!! it hasn't been done yet!!!! if I knew I would go work for Nintendo or Sony already and just make it!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111

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