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Good: Awesome graphics, a huge step up in 3D technology, games are awesome, loads of excellent preloaded 3DS apps, 3D works a dream, Pedometer gets you PlayCoins to use in-games
Bad: 3D camera quality is mediocre, Music can't be played with the lid shut, Internet could be better, upper screen is subject to smudges
Comment: Nintendo pulled out all the stops when they created the 3DS, but I'm gonna make this short. The games kick ass (We got Resident Evil!! Yay!!), the 3D is mind-blowing, the Pedometer and PlayCoin system promotes exercise and fresh air, the new Mii System is cool (make a Mii with a photo), and the data sharing system (Pokedex, Puzzle Pieces and StreetPass Quest people etc.) is perfect. The only downside is that the camera is less than satisfactory (appearing dark in light area's) and the music app is pretty useless during travelling as the music stops when the lid is shut. Also, the premium (Capcom, Nintendo) games are few and far between, being released nearly 3 months after each other. Either way the 3DS is unbelievably awesome and is a must-buy for any Nintendo/Capcom fan.
Bad: Battery life
Comment: This is an excellent product overall.
Bad: Hinge gets Loose after a while
Comment: Great console was £200 when i bought it now £150
Good: 3D improves the look of the simplistic graphics.
Bad: Slow processor, cheap accelerometer.
Comment: The processor is used well and 3D elements makes the graphics appear even better. It really gives a sense of scale that is only matched by a bigger screen and much higher resolution. This is the main benefit of 3D - you do not get a true 3-dimensional view of the gamescape as has been claimed in some quarters but it's still worth having.
The accelerometer is far too sensitive and also imprecise. One minute you're facing one way, the next it throws you round into facing the opposite way. The accelerometers on most smart phones are better and it is unforgiveable that Nintendo have sold their customer so short when it can do so much to define the gameplay. For games like Legend of Zelda you find yourself out of control and this means tasks become unnecessarily difficult. The limits of the processor can also be found out by it's short draw distance and the simplistic pallette on every game available for it.
Well overpriced at release it's current price of £129.99 is still asking a lot for something that doesn't improve on the DSi to any great extent. If you already own a DSI you won't notice any improvement over time from the 3DS in terms of hardware although the leaning towards releases for the 3DS instead of the DSi means you may miss out on the software. But this may be a mute point with the general trend for developers to be concentrating on Google Apps and Apple Apps for mobile gaming.
In summary I'm disappointed with my purchase and think that other platforms perform the role better.
Good: 3D makes games easier to play due to realistic depth perception
Bad: Battery life is short, about 2 to 3 hours
Comment: The 3D screen is very interesting. If you slide the 3D all the way off it's like playing on a small screen and difficult to play, when you turn the 3D all the way up, the screen seems to increase in size, and makes things much, much easier to see.
Good: 3D features, selection of games coupled with high end graphics, user friendly.
Bad: Eye strains due to screen, lack of build quality.
Comment: The DS 3D offers a wide range of features which makes the user interface more enjoyable. The touchscreen offer good hactic feedback and renders motion very well. NOW 3D to me has seemed to be a gimmicky ploy however, with the DS 3D
Good: 3D Upcoming Games Gyroscope Design Streetpass/Spotpass 3D Camera etc...
Bad: Battery Life + Microsoft + Sony Fanboys who can't face their compaines are going to get pwned by this.
Comment: I love the 3DS. Plus because i got it on launch day i get 20 free games starting september 1st. Yeah!
Good: The completeness of the 3D effect, 3D photos, preloaded apps, SD compatibility,
Bad: Poor battery, poor launch titles, high price
Comment: Best piece of gaming hardware I've ever seen. Anyone complaining of eye strain and headaches is doing it wrong, theres absolutely no abnormal reason for the console to induce these effects- in fact, it should be even less likely to do so than a normal screen, since your eyes are actually focusing at different focal points, rather than the same one all the time.
Poor battery IS solved by turning down the brightness- the parallax barrier actually prevents half the light from getting through, so Nintendo compensated by giving the backight double power. Cut the brightness down a few notches and you can squeeze a few more hours of life out of it.
Comment: love it i got myn today
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