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Captain_Price

Does the console automatically starts and plays everything in 3DS ? or it onlu operates in a small part of some games?

Note that I dont have a 3DS yet.

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Captain_Price wrote:

Does the console automatically starts and plays everything in 3DS ? or it onlu operates in a small part of some games?

Note that I dont have a 3DS yet.

All 3DS Models have a 3D Slider on the Right Upper screen.
By default the 3D slider is OFF, unless if you switch on.

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19Robb92

Google it, there are plenty of articles about it.

In short the top screen features a parallax barrier which can send the same picture viewed at different angles to your left and right eye making you think it's 3D.

Games that feature 3D usually feature it all the time. You can always choose to view a 3D game in 2D if you want to, there's a switch that can turn the effect o and off.

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@19Robb92

dp you think this feature makes a lot of difference and makes the game looks much mote good?

bcuz in concept it does and i likd the concept, but mosy reviews i saw said its kinda irrelevant and does not makes a lot of difference.

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19Robb92

@Captain_Price
In my opinion it depends a lot on the game.

I wouldn't say 3D makes the games look better, but it does create a certain depth, like looking into a box or something like that. It is a pretty cool effect when it's well utilized.

However, it can be straining on the eyes as well. To be honest I usually play with the 3D turned off, unless I know the game makes really good use of it.

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The function of 3d is that it makes the game look 3d and that’s its intended function.

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edhe

I feel a little bad, but I've never really played much of my 3DS with the 3D turned on. Some games have a 3D effect that's really pronounced, while others are more subtle.
I wouldn't say the 3D effect enhances gameplay, except in the case of the AR games, where, I'd say, they are pretty integral to the experience.

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dimi

3d effect in some games have the wow factor the first time you try it....its like magic and for few seconds you feel like a kid opening a present. After some minutes though it gets annoying and you turn it off.

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linq

My 3d slider is all the way up. It adds a lot of depth and immersion.

I'm kinda sad that stereoscopic 3d didn't catch on. I'll miss it when the 3ds is retired.

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@dimi

why is it annoying? does it harm eyes? cuz i have a level motion sickness so i'd propably be effected by it.

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NEStalgia

It's all subjective as to how useful it is. I LOVE the feature. I kept the slider maxed all the time on my 3DS's. It's easy to max it all the time on the New 3DS models. The original 3DS and original 3DSXL I tried to keep it on all the time but of course those models had a very fixed position you had to hold your head for it to work well without "blowing out" of 3D.....I still kept it on most of the time because it was worth it but more action-oriented games it was too hard to hold it steady enough. New 3DS though, always on, never off.

It adds a sense of depth and more importantly makes a small screen feel way larger than it really is. Turning it off makes everything seem smaller. I loved it but sady I feel like 75% of 3DS owners never used it, and the whole 3D fad has vanished. I really wanted a 3D Switch

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@Captain_Price You'd have to try it, motion sickness can be an issue for some with any simulated 3D, but it's not on the same level as VR where it fully tricks the brain without correlating motion. The big thing is, when you use it, int involves diverging your eyes, like those old Magic Eye books. You're using new muscles in your eyes that you're not used to using so the eyes can feel fatigued when you first start using it, requiring using it in smaller breaks. It's not harming the eyes.....it's working new muscles just like when you do any task that works a muscle you don't normally use, it feels strained until it strengthens. The first month I had mine (launch) I'd play for like half an hour or an hour at a time. But after a few months of regular play I could play hours on end forever more after that. I haven't used it much since I got Switch (despite having a backlog I still want to play on it.....Samus Returns isn't going to play itself, and that studio does excellent work in 3D...they did Castlevania Mirror of Fate that was gorgeous in 3D.) so I wonder if my eye muscles have weakened again?

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@subpopz

In what games havr you used it? and does it mames you "WoW" until now? does it makes you you wanna play only in 3D and u dont like to see 2D games?

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@NEStalgia

thank you u explained a lot!
i was thinking that the 3D in nintendo is like the VR whereas there r only particular games that use it, not a general mechanic in all games!

Also one important question, do u think the "3D feeling" within you is triggered equally in New 3DS and in New 3DS XL?
Or that the New 3DS XL has an unparelled superior experiment to the normal New 3DS?

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NEStalgia

@Captain_Price Ahh, yeah, no the 3DS supports 3d in nearly 100% of games. There are a handful of games that opted not to support it. Most Notably the Pokemon series (mostly because GameFreak's engine was slow and awful and was already maxing out the GPU beyond capacity and had no headroom for 3D.) Some indie games. A handful of other third party games that opted not to implement it, and of course some older games like the ports of Dragon Quest that were PS2 games originally and thus had no 3D implementation. But generally at least 95% of all games are in 3D.

It's a lot of personal choice between N3DS and N3DSXL. There's pros and cons to each. IMO the 3D itself is more immersive on the large screen of the XL, and also the wider screen gives a little more horizontal space between the eyes for more optimal placement. however, games are in 240p and so they are kind of pixelated on the large screen (huge pixels), and games can look sharper on the smaller screen as a result of the denser pixels. That sharpness can enhance the 3D effect in a good way as well.

Personally, having owned an original 3DS (small), original 3DSXL, and N3DSXL (I never imported an N3DS small. Thanks, Reggie!) I tended to prefer the impressiveness of the large screens, and I used the XL 80% of the time. However I couldn't help but gawk at the sharp, arguably better image on the smaller screens when I'd pick it up. If I were to pick one up and start playing Metroid on it today, I'd probably grab my XL. Even though I know the technical image quality on the small is superior.

@subpopz at least someone else on this forum loves the 3D as much as me

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Tyranexx

I still use the 3D effect quite a lot and only turn it off when I know I'll have a DS game hibernating in my 3DS for awhile. It isn't necessary for a lot of games, but a lot of the ones I've played look better/cooler with the 3D effect on.

To cite an example, I played through half of Bravely Default without the 3D to conserve the battery until I could swap it out for a new one. The game is nice without the 3D, but I was wowed when I could truly play it with the 3D on.

Granted, the effect does bother the eyes of some people. I keep it about halfway up these days as I'm still rocking an original 3DS.

@NEStalgia: Seems like I'm not the only one that's bitter about how NoA handled the normal-sized New 3DS here....It would definitely be my model of choice if it wasn't locked behind ridiculous scalper prices....

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Day 1 owning a 3DS: Oh wow, this is cool
Day 2: Continuing to try out new games to see the effect
Day 3: Reading up on which games make the most use of the 3D effect and ordering them
Day 4: Show the 3D effect to everyone you know
Day 5: Turn off 3D effect because it's kinda annoying at times
Day 6: Get the games you ordered and turn 3D back on to try them
Day 7: Turn off 3D effect again... notice better battery life
Day 8: Continue playing games with 3D off
<repeat>
Day 300: Remember that your 3DS has a 3D feature and turn it back on to play some games
Day 301: Remember why you turned off 3D

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@Tyranexx Yeah, technically I prefer the larger screen, so NoA kind of called it right, but I'd have gladly got a normal size one to replace my small Midnight Purple due to the nice compromise of larger screen than the squint-o-matic OG but small enough for higher pixel density.

But the 3D really did make the displays look larger than they were. Sometimes my XL feels like it's bigger than Switch....

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Tyranexx

@NEStalgia: Precisely; I thought the normal New 3DS models presented a happy medium. I can see why some would prefer the XL models hands down, but I'm in the minority that doesn't prefer them as I don't have big hands (but long fingers), plus they aren't as portable/pocket-friendly when it comes to the pants for my gender.

...I suppose I could get a satchel or carrying case or something, but then it's one more thing to remember to grab....

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@Tyranexx Going back to how I treat my electronics like plutonium in the other thread, I always kept mine in cases...so they weren't pocketable anyway no matter the size

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