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Hephaestos said:
LordTheNightKnight said:
Killy_Vorkosigan said:
LordTheNightKnight said:
Killy_Vorkosigan said:

I am still not excited. More and more rehearsal of the same games, even if this launch is even bigger than the GC one !


Okay, this goes with what I was saying in other threads. There needs to be more for the system than just "games you could get elsewhere, but in 3D".

Yes. Nintendo has always tried to bring a difference over the competition. This time, it's like when the PSP was launched : A big focus on the graphical possibilities (which is one of the main argument of Sony).

The DS effect was strong (tactile screen, graphical 3D possibility contrary to the GBA 2D style, stylus..), I still think the 3DS is just a DS 1.5, surfing on the commercial and popular success of the DS. 

To me, the 3DS is not really targeting me. Look at the game ! RE, Stret Fighter, Starwing.... I already played them. the novelty is just wearing off. Nonetheless, I still think Ninty can bring freshness in videogame, as they did in the past. And just bring a lot of nice RPGs like the DS had (I still play Infinite Space)


Honestly, I don't see any must haves other than Paper Mario and Kingdom Hearts. I would like to see how Kid Icarus works though.

I quite liked the 2 demo levels I had of KI. Though I do have a grip problem as one hand uses the stylus.

I haven't tried sins and punishment yet, but that is what i'm guessing the game is like mostly. The air parts are rail where you both dodge and shoot. The ground phases you are free to move and turn  sideways or arround or dodge, the shooting stays the same though (well you have close combat if ennemies come near).

Paper mario i'm less excited for than I was before... because the game didn't seem to use the 3D that much, so indeed a game that could be done elsewhere. I only saw videos of that though.

(didn't have KH videos,... would have been nice).


Well it's less about the 3D for me than those are series I like anyway.



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puffy said:
megaman79 said:

Rumours suggest there'll be a 3DS preview/playable demos at Nintendo Experience at Melbournes EBGames in the next weekor so, IM DEFINITELY GOING NOW!!!


Really? More info!?


Vooks was reporting it yesterday, as a semi-confirmed rumour atleast.

http://www.vooks.net/story-19897-Rumour-Aussie-3DS-handson-for-the-public-as-early-as-next-week.html



“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.

Just curious. What were the reactions from some of the other people there?



Augmented reality you say? how did that work? was it glitchy or very smooth?



                                                                                                  

Thanks for the thoughts.

It's just as I feared though, the 3D won't really add much, just a stupid gimmick. Although the games look like enough to buy the system.

Guessing NGP will be this handheld gen console of choice for me.



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Smashchu2 said:

Just curious. What were the reactions from some of the other people there?


didn't talk to others.... even refused to get myself interviewed :p The staff (hired by nintendo for the occasion) seemed to really like it... well some seemed genuine and not marketing it.



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TX109 said:

Augmented reality you say? how did that work? was it glitchy or very smooth?


what they call augmented reality is this:

with the 3DS you recieve 6 cards (like playing cards). You put the card on a flat surface (preferably uniform) and point the 3DS at it (after entering the augmented reality program). Once the card is recognized, the game starts. First a box seems to pop out of the card (and yes you are holding the camera, so the card moves as you do and you can also rotate arround it). and then you have little targets appearing that you have to center on the screen and shoot, all the while the ground on the card is deformed so the stuff on the screen moves.

The novelty is really that the stuff that pops out is modeled in 3D and that the gyroscope in the 3DS "feels" your movements arround the point you are aiming with the camera, making it so the stuff appears to be really there, but not visible without the filter of the 3DS camera (if you see what I mean).

The little game ended with a dragon poping out his head of the ground and attacking me, I had to shoot arrows at the different parts of his head to knock it out.... which was done by rotating arround it (easy as only his head and neck stuck out of the ground).

This doesn't seem as a big aspect for adults, but there is definite potential to have many smaller games that kids can play with and have loads of fun. Well i'm an adult and I thought it fun so...

 

on the glitch part... well you need to keep the card in the field of view of the camera and the demo was done on a white surface... so it didn't glitch. I can't say what it would do on a superman bed cover or something...



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stopstopp said:

Thanks for the thoughts.

It's just as I feared though, the 3D won't really add much, just a stupid gimmick. Although the games look like enough to buy the system.

Guessing NGP will be this handheld gen console of choice for me.


well I'm used to 3D on the PC and yeah it doesn't add much... but I wouldn't play any of my PC games without it if I can. Even if i have to reduce the other graphics level (which so far I don't have too).

It's really a graphical improvement and nothing else.... but it is a big improvement and it feels like a fresher use of horsepower than just a few added pixels. 3DS games like street fighter didn't seem to be shy on graphic quality... I'm not sure the NGP will have so much of a lead on screens of that size... (well yeah they have a high pixel count but next gen's games will look great on both).



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Hephaestos said:
TX109 said:

Augmented reality you say? how did that work? was it glitchy or very smooth?


what they call augmented reality is this:

with the 3DS you recieve 6 cards (like playing cards). You put the card on a flat surface (preferably uniform) and point the 3DS at it (after entering the augmented reality program). Once the card is recognized, the game starts. First a box seems to pop out of the card (and yes you are holding the camera, so the card moves as you do and you can also rotate arround it). and then you have little targets appearing that you have to center on the screen and shoot, all the while the ground on the card is deformed so the stuff on the screen moves.

The novelty is really that the stuff that pops out is modeled in 3D and that the gyroscope in the 3DS "feels" your movements arround the point you are aiming with the camera, making it so the stuff appears to be really there, but not visible without the filter of the 3DS camera (if you see what I mean).

The little game ended with a dragon poping out his head of the ground and attacking me, I had to shoot arrows at the different parts of his head to knock it out.... which was done by rotating arround it (easy as only his head and neck stuck out of the ground).

This doesn't seem as a big aspect for adults, but there is definite potential to have many smaller games that kids can play with and have loads of fun. Well i'm an adult and I thought it fun so...

 

on the glitch part... well you need to keep the card in the field of view of the camera and the demo was done on a white surface... so it didn't glitch. I can't say what it would do on a superman bed cover or something...

actually sounds pretty fun. i hope nintendo and other companies perfect this because i would love to see some of the stuff they come up with *crosses fingers for zombie game*.



                                                                                                  

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