Nintendo 3DS - Cosmo Black
Got a sneak preview of it at Gamestop
It really is an amazing portable machine, and works almost flawlessly. 3D didn't strain my eyes, but it may very from person to person. The 3D is like looking into a window, and it's really stunning. The slider really helps because depending on the game you really want to adjust the 3D effect, especially for a game like pilotwings. It come with plenty of entertaining features right out the box. Even games such as Nintendogs, and pilotwings, which don't seem that promising are very immersive and fun with the new 3D experience. So don't think that any games aren't worth trying. Granted I'd rather try Street Fighter 4, playing with those 2 games, along with the basic features were enough fun for practically 2 hours. So if you're a fanboy and already excited, stay that way. If you're a hardcore gamer who's doubtful and think the 3D is a gimmick, rest assure it works well. You should be excited about future title and many release titles right off the bat. Casual players should look forward to a very new and unique esperience with this handheld. Either way everyone should try it out for themselves and se if they'd like it as much as I did and decide from there.
One Word: Threedeelicious
Many systems launch with promises of being the be-all end-all of gaming. Being a powerhouse graphics horse with great games and a great control set up. Most systems keep some of their problems, and default on some others. Most systems do not live up to the hype. Most systems.
I am poorjack, I am a die hard Sony fan boy. I have owned every incarnation of the Playstation line, and have since launch day proudly played my PSP and let my Nintendo DS majestically gather dust like the relic of the bad old days it, and the entire Game Boy line have been since 2004. But you see, in 2011, this changed. I purchased a 3DS in fear that the earthquake in Japan would limit supply, and I as a true gamer, try to sample from all systems. The 3DS blew away all of my preconceived notions of what a hand held is.
A hand held is supposed to be a plan B. The least favorite child of a game developer. A lesser being. But the 3DS has risen up above any of that. Above the DS. Above the PSP. Above the Wii in every way. The processor chugs out sweet and sucrose graphics that rival the Wii, and in my opinion look even better (fewer pixels to worry about) and the audio is surprisingly sharp and lively. not tinny at all. The addition of a concave slider pad is a much needed improvement that came just in time to save the 3DS' controls. The buttons are snappy and feel alive in your hands. The overall size of the system is satisfying, but it is bordering on too small. Players like me with big hands might get cramped from time to time, but nothing to worry about. The volume, WiFi, and 3D are now controlled with sliders on the sides of the system. The sliders are slick and easy to use, but feel a bit flimsier than the rest of the system, but really don't detract from the over all experience at all.
The look of the system is sleek and futuristic, with the top screen being proudly displayed with no frills to distract form the fancy new widescreen format. The bottom screen is framed in a lovely way that (unfortunately) makes small lines on the top screen, as the bottom's display is smaller than the top.
The system in addition to all the amazing features I have already mentioned, has 3 cameras on board. One faces inward, and two on the reverse. The cameras are the same ones used in the DSi so, expect a lower resolution than your phone camera probably has, but a better resolution that the gimmicky Game Boy Camera (I guess that's something...) But the two on the back of system serve to take photos in 3D which is actually a really cool feature that I found myself playing around with a lot, and there is even a built in 3D photo editor that, though lacking in basic features, is still fun to play with.
When you first boot up the system, it's hard to not notice the new UI. It is obvious Nintendo learned from the DS and the Wii and made the interface sleek and attractive. Fully equipped with intuitive and easy to navigate menus that can be re sized and customized to your little heart's content, this is the best user interface I have ever seen on any system. I would even go as far as to say that it surpasses the media bar on the PS3 and PSP.
But what about the 3D? I know that is what you are thinking. After all, that is the selling point for the 3DS, is it not? It's in the name. It's not the GameplayDS. It's not the AwesomegraphicsDS. It's the 3DS. And you will be relieved to know that the 3D on the top screen pops and adds depth to the already amazing visuals. The graphics hold up very well in 3D mode, and the added depth somehow makes the 3DS' streamlined and sexy UI even more intuitive and easy to navigate. Admittedly, The visuals become more pixelated, but it is hardly noticeable except under extreme scrutiny. Over all, the 3D is much better than you would expect from such a small package. And being glasses free is the icing on the cake.
In closing, the 3DS is the best hand held ever made. Hands down. And may in fact be one of the best over all systems of all time. The only thing that should stop someone from buying this system would be the small (but expanding) games catalog, which is a temporary problem that will be remedied in a few months time. The 3D pops, the buttons are snappy and responsive, and the display is wonderful. What more could you ask out of a hand held system? You simply cannot get any better at this time in video game history.
3DS Hardware: 9/10
It felt great in my hands, it felt nice and slick. The buttons were nice and clicky, a great feel for buttons GREATLY different from that of the DS Lite where they were very mushy and did not feel good when pressing them. The circle pad analog is definitely a lot better than I thought it’d be it slides easy and the incave in the middle holds your thumb comfortably unlike the PSP analog nub. The Screen has nice and vivid colors that is very pretty to look at, and the difference in size between the top and bottom screens isn’t as bad as I thought it’d be on my eyes.
The 3D: 9/10
Ok Hands down, the 3D was excellent and the addition of depth to Pilotwings Resort as I flew around Wuhu Island was definitely a blast. In Q4 of 2010 I had the chance to play around with Fujifilm W3 3D camera that used the same Parralax Barrier technology that the 3DS uses. Sadly after using it I was scared for the 3DS. It didn’t impress me much at all. The images always seemed split up and you really couldn’t tell any depth. After today I can have no worries at all, the 3D was top notch and as clear as ever. One thing I should note. I played the 3DS with the 3D at full blast for about 15 minutes and my eyes felt normal, I don’t seem to be experiencing this fatigue that other reviewers are experiencing from about the same amount of time of use. It may just be me, but I may use the 3D feature for more than the 30 minutes that nintendo recommends at a time.
Get ready for epicness
This is going to be the most groundbreaking handheld of all time paving the way for amazing game franchises such as Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart, Metal Gear Solid, and Street Fighter. I'm going to pre-order this from gamestop asap!
Amazing system, mops the floor with competition
The Nintendo 3DS, is an amazing Console. It's packed full of coll features, and yes; the 3D works. This console is absolutely loaded with some of the coolest onboard software I've ever found. And that's saying something. Additionally, some of everybody's favorite franchises are coming. Metroid, Mario, Zelda, Kart, and more all in 3D. Now here is the next big thing. The 3D on this thing just works. People will tell you the viewing angles are poor and such. It's just not true. While it may take you all of 5 seconds to get comfortably situated with this thing, once you've locked in the 3d viewing angle, you'll have no problem. The screen is forgiving enough that moving your wrists around during a long gaming session will not ruin the effect. Additionally, the graphics on this thing are jaw dropping. You may think the PSP is good. This thing mops the floor with it, trust me. The only real concerns about this thing are the very high price, and battery life. While I have yet to find myself needing it, I would suggest buying some sort of case for this thing with a battery in it. They require no technical experience to install, and no tampering with the insides of the 3ds. They just clip on the back, and double your battery life. All in all, though this thing is pricey, you will floor yourself, and your friends with the amazing features this device has. Put down that mouse, and go buy one now.
Best HandHeld ever!
The Nintendo 3DS is Nintendo's 6 generation handheld. It works perfectly! The 3D is not a gimmic. Its glasses free 3D and you can turn the 3D down or off if you want to. Personally i like to leave the 3D on. It adds a layer of deepth and make the games look more realistic. The AR games that come with the 3DS are cool. I also loved the built in camera you can take photo's and video's. It is great. The 3DS has lot's of free downloadible abbs my favorites are Nintendo Video and Swapnote. I love the way you can personlize your 3DS with your Mii's and photo's. And Sending Swapnotes to your friends is very rewarding. The 3DS a growen a big selection of games over the past 2 years! From Super Mario 3D Land to Resident Evil Revelations, Kidicarus Uprising, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop ect. Thay are lots of games! The games and features are great. I play my 3DS almost every day. And plan on playing it for years to come. If you have a 3DS thay are lot's of great upcoming games Like the awesome looking A Link to the Past Squale! If you don't have one run to GameStop and buy one NOW! :):):)
Its The Big Thing!!
My Friend Said He Was Going To Get It Cause He Wat To This Fair And They Let Him Use It And It Was Real And He Has It!!!
This is the Best Handheld System on Market.
Okay, first off I would like to announce that the $249.99 price that is up there is actually going to go down starting Aug 12, 2011 (New Price: $169.99). Next, I am extremely happy about this system. There is nothing absolutely nothing wrong with this hardware. It may look worse than the upcoming PlayStation Vita, but it actually isn't. The PlayStation Vita is just yet another attempt of Sony's to out-stage Nintendo...........and they failed. Every single feature in this device is extremely cool and better than the Vita's, the price is better than the Vita's, and Nintendo's ideas are better than Sony's (They never came up with their own ideas since the PSP 3000). This device has a built in Motion Sensor and Gyroscope for an enhanced gaming experience, Street Pass is feature that allows you to connect with other passing players (In sleep mode) without the need to do it manually, Spot Pass is a feature that lets Nintendo 3DS detect wireless HotSpots or wireless LAN access points and obtain information, game data, free software, videos and more—even when the system is in sleep mode. The 3DS also has full backwards compatibility with the previous DS i titles and DSi Ware. Another bonus that comes with the 3DS is an SD card made by Toshiba. The two cameras on the front of the system are 3D cameras for taking 3D pictures. The 3DS also comes with an adjustable telescoping stylus. For a more convenient charging purpose, Nintendo has also included a charging cradle. A new thing about the 3DS is the new Circle Pad for Analog controls. The 3DS comes with a couple of apps that take advantage of the 3DS's 3D capabilities. Overall: The 3DS is a definite buy for anyone who is looking to experience games in a new 3D way to play. WARNING: Set Parental Controls for the 3D Depth for kids Ages 6 and under. Not doing so could lead to headaches and/or dizziness for some young gamers.
Well, it was initially a cool idea. Though, most fanboys squealed with joy over the fact that there's no glasses involved (not new technology). That alone will make people buy it because everybody loves 3D, I guess. I'm waiting to see if any new games are announced that aren't bad reboots of classic games that I've already beaten or already have. I'm steering towards the NGP (Sony's new handheld.) To me, it just looks way better in terms of specs, features and announced games.
This is the greatest system!
I got the system on 5/17/11, and can't stop playing it. My favorite part is the AR cards and games. I already had high expectations for it, but now that I have the console, there even higher! Great job nintendo!