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woodlin37

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Hi all, ive only done a handful of posts on this board so sorry if this topic has already been covered somewhere before, im seriously considering buying a 3ds at the end of the month, with mario kart and mario 3ds around the corner i really want one however i keep getting put off by people who i know saying playing 3ds makes them feel sick or they get headaches, is this the general case amongst users? sure i know you can turn down the 3d function but then i wouldnt be getting the full gaming experirence, playing fast paced FPS games like COD etc do make me feel sick after a lenghly play. thoughts?

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TeeJay

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It's different for everybody. Most people are fine with the 3D but some get headaches easily from it. The best thing for you to do would be to find a demo somewhere like Best Buy or Gamestop and test it out for yourself.

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90% of the time when I use it I have no problems at all. However there are a few occasions when I'm basically looking at the screen cross-eyed and that makes your eyes hurt pretty quickly, which usually only happens when I feel tired.

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tanookisuit

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You do realize the 3D isn't required and isn't necessary to enjoy any of the games, so don't let that set you off it. As it is, you are a weak person internally if a FPS game makes you feel sick so odds are something this more intense on the eyes would probably have you feeling worse even faster.

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You do realize the 3D isn't required and isn't necessary to enjoy any of the games

Even with the recent SM3DL? I've heard the 3D stuffs are used to good effect in that game.

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komicturtle

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My cousin has a hard time with 3D anything. But his older brother doesn't. Just depends on the individual. I remember the first time I played my 3DS, I started to "see" things, like text popping outward when I was on the computer. That was my issue, and some experienced similar here on NL. Now, I'm used to 3D and have adjusted.

You don't need to use 3D. And some games, such as Cubic Ninja don't really need it because the game doesn't do a good job with it, unlike Star Fox and SM3DL, which I heard does a phenomenal job with it.

You should try out demo stations or ask a friend to let you play their 3DS for a bit to see if you have issues with 3D.

Do you have problems watching 3D movies in theaters or in general?

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Tasuki

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I get migraines from 3D effects, I cant even go watch movies at the theater in 3D so when I play 3DS games like Star Fox 64 3D I keep the 3D off and it doesnt effect the enjoyment of the game at least for me.

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Xiao_Pai

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zezzy wrote:

tanookisuit wrote:

You do realize the 3D isn't required and isn't necessary to enjoy any of the games

Even with the recent SM3DL? I've heard the 3D stuffs are used to good effect in that game.

still isn't required, lol

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Eureka wrote:

zezzy wrote:

tanookisuit wrote:

You do realize the 3D isn't required and isn't necessary to enjoy any of the games

Even with the recent SM3DL? I've heard the 3D stuffs are used to good effect in that game.

still isn't required, lol

"necessary for enjoyment" is what he was saying, and it just might be to fully enjoy this game.

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TeeJay

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You'll definitely want 3D on to fully enjoy SM3DL.

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I don't get any sickness or migraines from using the 3D effect. ( Which is awesome, cause it's really cool. )

But I do get tired in my eyes much faster than usual and usually have to take a break more often. Say I can play for 8h in a row when gaming on a console before getting tired, then I'll most likely only be able to play 4h on the 3DS with 3D on.

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komicturtle

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Especially since it's built on using 3D effects (just as the upcoming Zelda 3DS game will too).

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Sockymon

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I can only speak for myself and I've never had any problems using the 3DS in 3D mode, I've had marathon gaming sessions on my regular TV until my eyes hurt, but that's just any screen for you.

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tanookisuit wrote:

You do realize the 3D isn't required and isn't necessary to enjoy any of the games, so don't let that set you off it. As it is, you are a weak person internally if a FPS game makes you feel sick so odds are something this more intense on the eyes would probably have you feeling worse even faster.

Really? There's no way in hell i would of enjoyed Super Monkey Ball 3D without the 3D. It made an awful Monkey Ball game(which it is) mildy above mediocre because of the stunning beatiful 3D and depth it added to the gameplay, which made it much easier to judge distance between objects.

Same deal applies for PilotWings Resort. I played it without the 3D for maybe 30 minutes and all of the magic was gone.....Flipped it back on and i was navigating through a tiny little magical virtual world(then again, as far as the impressive 3D goes...That has to do with your and Mii and your air craft, everything else has a softer 3D effect, but the depth from the 3D helps enormously in the depth/judging distance between objects. Having the 3D on in pilotwings is a 'must', otherwise the experience will become much harder, trickier and frustrating...Plus the magic is kablamo. :p I don't think I'll ever beable to play a 3DS game in 2D ever.

Anyways, If those 2 titles didn't boast 3D, i would of passed on both of them. If Super Mario 3D didn't have 3D i don't think i'd be anywhere close to being excited for it as i am now. :) If the 3DS were just a typical leap in the graphics department and by adding Gyro controls it wouldn't excite me in the least. But the 3D, what a fantastic game changer. :D

Anyways, to answer the topics question, nah it doesn't hurt my eyes at all. If anything if i game for maybe over 2 hours on it, the 3D loses a bit of it's 3D effect. Plus if you're tired, as in you're about to go to bed, the 3D takes a major hit because of your sleepy-time hazy vision. :p

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3D hasn't been needed for me to fully enjoy SM3DL. I turn the 3D on in spots where it looks like it might look awesome, but it doesn't really look much different. I can't see 3D very well and it makes me sick. The game looks 3D enough for me without the 3D on.

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woodlin37

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KomicZ wrote:

Do you have problems watching 3D movies in theaters or in general?

Ive only ever watched one 3d movie which was ice age 3d, cant say i had an issue with 3d there, although i did take a look at a new 3d mobile (cell) phone an LG one running a demo in 3d and i have to say it did my eyes in a little bit.

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woodlin37

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thanks for all your comments and help so far on this issue guys and gals, think i will defo be getting one, gotta give it a shot, plus theres tons of ds games i need to have a bash at also

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bonesy91

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I would say get one. They are pretty awesome!

and I have found myself getting headaches, though that's from playing the game longer than I should to begin with XD And even regular games give me headaches from every now and again... but that is why they invented Headache medicine ;)

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Geonjaha

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Just so you know I never have headaches from the 3D. The only time it's ever a problem is when I'm really tired and I play for a few minutes - at which point the 3D hurts my eyes, but its always fine otherwise - I shouldnt be playing games even without 3D when I get that tired :D

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Haywired

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It gives me a bit of a headache/eye-strain when on full. In fact I think it looks awful on full because everything becomes blurry and the colors aren't as bright. So I never have it on full. When you turn the 3D to a low setting or off, everything becomes brighter and crisper and there's not as much screen ghosting when you even slightly move. So if you're concerned, you can always keep it on a low setting.

You may hear from some that the 3D is essential and that games would be nowhere near as good or even unplayable without it, but this is usually just fanboyish toadying and hyperbole.

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