Want an idea of how the 3D effect looks?

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  1. Shadowhunta
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    Okay, doing a bit of 3DS searching on youtube (getting too excited now with just over a week to go!!) i found an old video that gives you a fair idea of how the 3DS works with regard to 3D gaming, obviously nothing can truly capture the awesomeness but this at least gives you an idea!! Those of us here on GBATemp who have played with the 3DS please let me know if you think this is the closest representation of the 3DS that you'll get without playing one? (i've played one myself and think this will give people an idea of how it works)

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eClqr828Bp0[/youtube]
     
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    That video is incorrect, that's a game for the DSi that works a different way.
     
  3. Midna

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    It's completely different.
     
  4. Xuphor

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    The honets best way to get a taste of it.
    Find this http://www.walmart.com/ip/10975742 at your local Walmart.
    It has a special plastic film over it, that looks AMAZINGLY 3D (The pitchfork seriously looks a good couple feet in front of the head of the person that's holding it), and it distributes a different image to each eye, just like the 3DS will.

    Again, look at the COVER in your local walmart (needless to say, you can't see the effect on your monitor), you don't need to buy it, nor do I recomend buying it. The movie sucks. Good 3DS comparison though.

    Please, don't be a jerk, don't say it's not right until you find it yourself at a Walmart. It is 1 - amazing, and 2- distributes a different image to each eye, just like Nintendo has states the screen on the 3DS works.
     
  5. mikefor20

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    I played it today. Its pretty cool. I have glasses and astigmatism as well as lazy eye and it worked just fine. the 3d effect is only depth but cool none the less. This is gonna be awesome. That video is not indicative of the 3ds. You have to see it.
     
  6. awssk8er

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    Before the 3DS was even announced, people always linked this video saying that's what it looks like... and no.
     
  7. DeMoN

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    You haven't played most of the games then.
     
  8. Clydefrosch

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    I havn't seen it so far either, but I always imagined it to be slightly like those gif pictures you can sometimes find on the internet

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  9. KingVamp

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    Is depth or pop out base on eye sight as well?
     
  10. M[u]ddy

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    No it's based on the game.
    Most games don't use pop out effects, for various reasons.
     
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    Thanks. I knew it was base on the games, but wasn't sure if eye sight effects it.
     
  12. Shadowhunta
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    Hmm i did say "gives an idea" not "looks EXACTLY like"..well i thought it did and i've had a go on the unit..but hey ho, each to their own.
     
  13. heartgold

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    It's really hard to explain, like they say you gotta see to believe it. I'll tell from my experience, I'll use a game like super street fighter for an example. It's like you're are looking through a tiny glass window and the players actually look like tiny proper 3D models and a lot of depth at the background that looks like a 3D model as well. It's just all sinks in you know.
     
  14. Fluto

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    how far would you say 3d goes into the screen?
     
  15. heartgold

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    It varies between games, pilotwing made the screen look like 6 inches deep
     
  16. leeday100196

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    I want more of the actual pop-out 3D that everyone likes, rather than the old negative 3D... either way I'm getting it, but I would like to see more popout fun!
     
  17. Fluto

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    Maybe in a Mario & Luigi game
    and defiantly in Pokemon
     
  18. heartgold

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    heh that's what I was like before I interacted with the 3DS, I wanted pop out effects. Since I've played around with it I've liked the depth more and it offers more to gameplay in some games. I love it. 3DS is very capable of doing pop out effects and I'm sure games like that would be released some day, at the moment it's just developers picking what parts they wanna make pop out.
     
  19. doyama

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    I played with the 3DS a lot at PAX East this past weekend. For reference I have a pretty hard time with those 3D glasses in general. The Nvidia keynote at PAX East last year I barely saw anything other than just blurry shit on the screen.

    Admittedly the 3DS' 3D effect is pretty incredible. It's a depth 3D and doesn't 'pop out' so to speak. Still it was pretty interesting. The arrow shooting AR game is actually a lot of fun! It's more interactive since you need to move the 3DS around to shoot at stuff. Though it is hard to keep the 3DS in the 'sweet spot' when moving around. It's a good demo of the 3D functionality.

    They had some Mii jetpack game or something. I thought that was kinda weak because there wasn't much of a 3D effect at all.

    Lego Star Wars had some good depth effects. Dead or Alive was ok, though when you fall onto different stages the 3D effect is pretty stunning.

    So like all current 3D technology, you can implement it good (Lego Star Wars) or bad (Mii jetpack game). Really how much you enjoy the game will depend on how much the devs put into the 3D stuff.

    I was impressed with the 'technology' of the glasses-less 3D. But after the whole euphoria wore off, I kinda realized, I didn't NEED the 3D to play the game. I was playing with the sliders to see how the 3D effect changed and stuff. I realized all the games work fine without 3D, except the AR games. The AR games were DESIGNED to use the 3D effects, and are an integral part of the gameplay. The others it was more of a 'nice feature' but could be turned off. So ultimately I'm not sure how it'll go with the 3DS in terms of games. I get that you might want the game to work in 2D to reach the broadest audience, but then you lose the entire purpose of having it in the first place.
     
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