Quick 3DS thoughts.

I picked up my 3DS earlier today along with a copy of Samurai Warriors Chronicles.  So far, I'm very impressed.  I might write a full blog on this later, but here are my quick thoughts on everything I've tried so far.
 

  • The 3D actually, really, honestly works.  Just sitting down and using it, my eyes were able to adjust to the depth of field easily on the highest 3D setting.
  • Samurai Warriors Chronicles is a good game, and I'm glad I decided to pick it up.  Seems to have plenty of content even though it's a launch title.  The way that the game uses 3D is really nice, too.
  • I'm probably one of three people on all of Giant Bomb that bought Samurai Warriors Chronicles at launch, given all the hype for Super Street Fighter IV and Pilotwings Resort.
  • Those AR card games are goddamn amazing.  I hope Nintendo makes more of those cards.
  • After performing a system update, I watched the music video that came with it.  Not a bad use of 3D at all.  Also, dogs!  Lots of them!
  • I'm terrified to even try Face Raiders.  I'm not sure I'm ready to absorb the nightmare fuel.
  • The camera-based Mii creation is seriously off.  Though if you look like a mutant potato to start with, you're probably set.
  • I need to take it on a walk and start earning some Play Coins.
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Posted by Hailinel

I picked up my 3DS earlier today along with a copy of Samurai Warriors Chronicles.  So far, I'm very impressed.  I might write a full blog on this later, but here are my quick thoughts on everything I've tried so far.
 

  • The 3D actually, really, honestly works.  Just sitting down and using it, my eyes were able to adjust to the depth of field easily on the highest 3D setting.
  • Samurai Warriors Chronicles is a good game, and I'm glad I decided to pick it up.  Seems to have plenty of content even though it's a launch title.  The way that the game uses 3D is really nice, too.
  • I'm probably one of three people on all of Giant Bomb that bought Samurai Warriors Chronicles at launch, given all the hype for Super Street Fighter IV and Pilotwings Resort.
  • Those AR card games are goddamn amazing.  I hope Nintendo makes more of those cards.
  • After performing a system update, I watched the music video that came with it.  Not a bad use of 3D at all.  Also, dogs!  Lots of them!
  • I'm terrified to even try Face Raiders.  I'm not sure I'm ready to absorb the nightmare fuel.
  • The camera-based Mii creation is seriously off.  Though if you look like a mutant potato to start with, you're probably set.
  • I need to take it on a walk and start earning some Play Coins.
Posted by Video_Game_King

Is Face Raiders that game I heard about at the last E3, where it's essentially that one scene in Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny?

Posted by Pabba

Yeah, that camera for the Mii maker...it def does not work. Also, Face Raiders takes a guess at who you are when it snaps your face for its game; my wife was a young female, which makes sense, but it referred to me as a young male infant. Le sigh...
Posted by Ace829

3DS is pretty rough around the edges, but as long as Nintendo comes out with firmware updates to improve the online accessibility and interface this thing will be something special.

Posted by Hailinel
@Video_Game_King said:
" Is Face Raiders that game I heard about at the last E3, where it's essentially that one scene in Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny? "
All you need to know is FACES EVERYWHERE ATTACKING YOU OH GOD.
 
@Pabba said:
" Yeah, that camera for the Mii maker...it def does not work. Also, Face Raiders takes a guess at who you are when it snaps your face for its game; my wife was a young female, which makes sense, but it referred to me as a young male infant. Le sigh... "

Face Raiders recognized me as a young male.  I'm not sure what would make it recognize someone as being young versus being a young infant, though.  Though that it works as well as it does at all is still amazing.
 
@Ace829 said:
" 3DS is pretty rough around the edges, but as long as Nintendo comes out with firmware updates to improve the online accessibility and interface this thing will be something special. "

Yeah.  They're already off to a great start, given that the 3DS is far beyond where the DSi was.  Some tweaks here and there could really do a lot to improve the experience, but overall it's really solid.