Well I will have to be totally honest and admit I was blown away by not only what the system can do from a graphical point of view but the 3D effect actually works and works well too. I think that pretty much sums up the system as a whole and really pushes the boat out as far as what a Nintendo console can do and that's not just a handheld system it's a home one too as the 3DS pretty much matches what the Wii can do and from some of the upcoming third party games surpasses it.
If anything due to the fact that developers are matching and in some cases surpassing Wii games does that just show how lazy they have been with developing the Wii games on the most part?
But that's not my point to this point I am fully enjoying the 3DS and the four games I have picked up on launch, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Piolotwings Resort, Ridge Racer 3D and Pro Evolution Soccer 3D.
All four games I am pretty much loving too for one reason or another so I am gonna do a quick summary of all four;
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Well first it's a great technical achievement they the have not only got the game onto a handheld system but it's near enough uncut from the console version and looks very very close to them as well, and from a control point of view it's easily the best fighting game I have ever played on a handheld system and only loses out to the home systems due to being a bit awkward. The 3d is used to a nice effect but has no real benefit in any way to the way the game plays just nice to show off the system and separates it from the home versions more.
Like a combination of Piolotwings 64 and Wii Sports Resort's flying sections and it suits the game well, a solid looking game that benefits from the 3D as you can really have a sense of depth when flying about and landing, it really is like a newer version of the N64 game in many ways just simply progress by getting enough passing scores and beating all the missions to unlock the next one, which I have to say I enjoy and good for a quick pick up as each mission is relatively short.
Ridge Racer 3D
The fact that it is a Ridge Racer at a console launch is not lost on me but Namco have really crammed loads into this game so they can be forgiven for that, and possible has the best use for the 3D of all the games I have picked up and the sense of depth really helps with the up coming corners as you can better judge how far away they are, the game though goes from look graphically rather bland to having moments off stunning brilliance due to a combination of both the scenery and the 3D effect, certainly shows that racing games can really benefit from the 3D.
Pro Evolution Soccer 3D
Ok I will admit this game is pretty basic stuff and the 3D effect is only any good in replays and the totally unplayable player cam and maybe from the odd corner kick or free kick to help better judge depth, but the game is solid none the less, if slightly lacking in features but for a decent game of football on the go it's very good, but I have a love for the series so I guess I would day that.
So as a whole I am enjoying it and it certainly outshines every other handheld on the market right now in every single respect.
As a note I should also be updating the site a bit more soon as it has been some time.
So with the release of the 3DS in just over a months time, am I excited?
To sum it up yes I am and it is for more than one reason, not only am I excited for the release of a new console and getting it on the day of release but I am also excited for what will mark a change in my gaming habits, with the exception of my gaming PC the next generation I intend to stick with just Nintendo.
It wasn't easy coming to this conclusion, but both time and money have certainly played a large part in it, as it can be very expensive trying to maintain and play several consoles and a gaming PC all at once let alone find time to play the biggest games on each, not to mention the amount of time I spend working and then there is sleep as well, as over rated as I see that it needs to be done apparently, but fitting life in around a gaming schedule I pretty tough so what time I do have I intend to focus it on just one company.
Now I am sure anyone reading this may see this as limiting my options as to the choices of games I will get to play, and I agree but I will ask this is it better to play a game for a very short time and then move onto the next because you run out of time because you have other games you want to try, or to focus on the smaller number of games you can get and play them more thoroughly?
To be fair the decision of what company to go with was never any doubt as my love with Nintendo is an ageless one as it is with many, and to those no I do not blindly follow them and will buy what ever they release, I am hoping for quality games from third parties too, many such titles I have admittedly missed out on for the Wii as I never had enough time or money to get them.
Hopefully I can stick by this as well as I don't want to break this promise to my self as it may get very expensive some where down the line yet again, although that will hopefully be where my gaming PC helps a bit, by allowing me to get my fix of certain sorts of games that may not appear on Nintendo's system, or that's the theory well at least it should give me access to Microsoft’s own exclusive games at some point.
Maybe if I do manage this I will also be able to do some of those things I want to more often too, such as kick into gear what I want to do more online, as there are so many things I am hoping to give a proper shot at creatively.
Only time will really tell.
Okay so this Blog eventually took on a life of its own when I started thinking late and wrote a second part later in the day on a different computer and I was originally going to spread it across two blogs, but since then I have decided to add it onto the end of this one and expand so here it is.
Well I have to say I have never done two blogs at the same time but I have the other one that I have just written saved on my desktop PC and this one I just started typing while I am still awake at sill O'clock .
Why am I still awake? Well there is just so much that I want to do plans are all about in my head and hopefully I can start fitting that jumbled mes all together into something creative, and start to create a buzz about what I have been wanting to do for some time, what is it?
A website, a web blog, which I have been doing for some time just not as often as I would like, a video blog, which hopefully will be starting shortly and my tweeting which I do and will more than likely be sharing with part of my video blog.
Why? Well I guess I have always really wanted to give it a shot and get myself out there, loads of people do it so why not me?
Plus it will all be my own work so it can't all be bad, right?
Anyway I may just have to start using all of this technology I have started to get used to using, and do something with my spare time that may be productive.