I got a 3DS for Christmas. You may recall Debbie's take on the 3DS being a money suck, and my opinion that, although Nintendo is my soul mate, I wasn't behind the 3D thing. At all. And that leads us to the next big reveal ---
The 3DS hasn't sold me on it one bit.
|It's pretty, but there's not much behind the looks.|
Of course, stacked on to those issues is the fact that physiologically I can't see 3D. When I first got it, charged it up, and turned it on I tested out the 3D capabilities. I couldn't tell a difference. My hubby and brother-in-law could see it though, so if you are not dimensionally-challenged it'll be a better experience for you. That said, my 3D dial is firmly in the "off" position. I went into parental controls and blocked it, but then every time you want to load a game you have to enter the pin number and that is a total pain, so whatever. I think my kids only turn it on by accident every now and then.
On other bummer before I get on to the things I like: I didn't get any games with the system, so I've depended on the downloadables and, finally, got Nintendogs & Cats (full review to come later). I wanted a game to really see the 3D effects but, as I stated, it doesn't change much for me. I suppose there are a few more shadows? Idk. I have been scouring stores to get Super Mario 3D Land but it's sold out everywhere. If you have a copy, give it to me.
|Face Raiders - shooting your friends is fun!|
I originally planned to talk more about Nintendogs in this blog, but like I said, the full review will just have to come later. My thoughts on the 3DS have overtaken me. I like the system, am glad to have upgraded, and can't wait to get my hands on upcoming titles like Paper Mario and Luigi's Mansion 2. Hell, I can't wait to get my hands on current titles. Super Mario 3D Land you will be mine.