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Do you actually use the 3D functionality of your 3DS?

Discussion in 'Handheld Gaming' started by Cherrim, Aug 28, 2013.

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Do you actually use the 3D functionality of your 3DS?

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  2. Usually

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  3. Occasionally

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  4. Never

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  1. Cherrim

    Cherrim Resident KH Fangirl

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    They announced the 2DS today which is exactly what it sounds like, so now I'm curious to hear whether people with a 3DS ever even use the 3D functionality of the system.

    I always keep it off because it drains the battery so much and I find the colour looks kind of washed out when it's on. I'll occasionally push it on to see how a game looks in 3D but I've never kept it for more than a few minutes, if that.
     
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    I think the only game where I had the 3D turned off was Tales of the Abyss because the only 3D effect I noticed was that the speech bubbles seem to pop out. Every other game though, I have the 3D on.

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    I really don't like the 2DS. I know it's meant for players 7 and under but it's just so ugly. And the name will surely confuse their parents. "I'm here to buy the 2DS. Where are the 2DS games?" "There are no 2DS games. The 2DS plays DS games and 3DS games." :wacko:

    And there's no way that fits into anyone's pocket; especially the pockets of a six year old.
     
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    I always have 3D turned on to max. I want and like the 3D effect. So far I prefer the games that actually are designed for the use of 3D - Super Mario 3D Land and Pushmo.

    ABC News called it the 'Two Dees'. rofl And, I think it's designed for school bags and mothers' purses. Our old school Game Boy most certainly did not fit in my tiny toddler pockets
     
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    I'll use it every now and then. I never use it in games like Tales of the Abyss (For the aforementioned reason listed above) or Ocarina of Time 3D, but it's alright in stuff like Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Fire Emblem: Awakening. I've also found that I don't like it in Shin Megami Tensei IV.
     
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    It depends on the game, really. If it's a game that makes good use of it like Super Mario 3D Land or Fire Emblem, then yes I keep it on max. Animal Crossing, on the other hand, doesn't really seem to look much different with 3D on, and Tales of the Abyss actually looks worse.

    It doesn't really bother me, since the 3D is mostly just a nice added feature when utilized properly. It's not the main reason I bought a 3DS.
     
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    I always use the 3D effect on the 3DS whenever I'm playing any Nintendo 3DS game, 'cause I feel that it's what it's designed to do and what the games are designed to do with the stereoscopic 3D display. The only times when I'd have it turned off is when I'm out somewhere where I'd like to save the battery power on the 3DS. The fact that also parallax barrier displays are very rarely used in devices and is the only type of glasses-free 3D display, which is used in a few smartphones and of course the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL.

    As far as I've noticed, the 2DS does indeed tell me that Nintendo is shifting away from the flexible open and shutting designs, as well as shifting away from 3D and won't have it in their next generation handheld... it'll just be HD instead.
     
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    Never use the 3D. It hurts my eyes and is hard to control. I wish they'd done the 2DS before I bought my 3DS cause I feel like I'd have gotten a better deal on that. It's pointless to spend the $$$ on the 3DS if you don't even use the 3D.
     
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    I apparently never voted in this. Or replied properly :\ How'd I do that?

    I voted 'usually'. I prefer it, but for some games I'll turn it off if I don't like the effect. I had it off for Tales of the Abyss because the effect was nearly null except for text boxes. And I had it off for Pokémon X because most of the game it was disabled anyway, and when it wasn't it caused slow downs.

    Mostly those two examples stand out for me. But really, whenever the effect is very faint or more 'look down' than 'pop out' I turn it off. I hate the "looking into a box" effect, I want depth of field and layers.

    Even when there's a lot of movement I keep it enabled.

    And I always play on full effect
     
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    Since I got the new 3DS, I have to say that I use the 3D quite a bit more. It's a lot easier on the eyes and a lot less annoying now that there's no need to hold the 3DS perfectly in one position. There's a bit of an adjustment for your eyes at first but it's really how the 3DS should have been all along.
     
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    I really never use it but I don't have the new 3DS -- I just have the older 3DS XL. It gives me one hell of a headache!
     

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