3DS Preference Question: Full 3D, Partial, or no 3D?

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  1. Dizzi
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    So the last DS I had before buying this new one was a DSi years ago. Now that I actually have a 3DS I was interested to actually try out the 3D function. I had heard from some friends that they didn't use it because of eye strain and nausea, but the games were still fun. My results have been mixed.

    On some games I can have the 3D cranked all the way up and I'm fine. I even like the effect! But on others I feel like maybe the 3D aspect wasn't implemented correctly and I do get that nauseous/eye strain feeling. On the Nintendo first-party games it seem to be implemented very well, which you would expect. It's mostly on the other games I've tried from other developers that this issue crops up.

    So my question remains: Do most of you actually use the 3D function, or is it just a novelty?
     
  2. SANIC

    SANIC GBATemp's Sonic Fan in Residence

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    Definitely no 3D
     
  3. duffmmann

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    Full. I haven't turned my 3D off since my first 3DS back in 2011. I still think that 3D effect without glasses is pretty dang magical, plus I just love the extra level of immersion it gives me. I remember the very first time I played the system with the 3D on, it did hurt my eyes, but I think that was because I just had to adjust to what it was that I was looking at. Because after that initial play session, it never hurt or strained my eyes again to play with the 3D on, and so I always kept it on at full blast.
     
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  4. Ryccardo

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    The right setting for my eyes is about 70% on XL, 90% on small
     
  5. isoboy

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    All the way up on any game that supported it since 2011 and still enjoying the hell out of it.
     
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  6. Kourin

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    Depends on the game.
    Some games do 3D neat, some don't. I remember playing Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney in 2D, turning on 3D towards the end and realizing how nice the backgrounds looked with the 3D effect.
    I usually have it off though.
     
  7. bennyman123abc

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    I rarely use the 3D effect. That's why I'm getting a N2DSXL instead of a N3DSXL
     
  8. mrjc1238

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    Almost since I've gotten my 3DS, I've used no 3D except for only a few games
     
  9. isoboy

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    I'm playing The Azran Legacy now and the 3D effect is fantastic.
     
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    I can't actually see the 3D effect, so I can't even use it if I wanted to
     
  11. Pacheko17

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    Depends on the game. I've been playing Gurumin with 3D on at all times and it looks pretty good, so does Resident Evil Revelations.
    I use partial when my eyes hurt and full when I'm fine.
     
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    I turn 3D on for the majority of the few games I play on it.
    IF I'm enjoying it that is.
     
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    Full 3D, all the time
     
  14. lordkaos

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    full 3d all the time, I only get some eye strain on the 3ds when I'm watching a long 3D movie.
     
  15. Koujaku

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    I rarelly use 3D, depends on the game