So, I’m assuming that a bunch of you guys have had the weekend to check out the 3DS. You’ve heard me ranting on about it all last week, so now it’s your turn – what do you guys think of the 3DS so far?
Honestly, my opinion tends to switch rapidly back and forth – as evidenced from my 3DS Diaries – at times I found myself completely in love with the device, at other times I wondered how such a limited handheld could compete with the ubiquitous nature of the smartphone as a convergence device.
I’m curious about a couple of things – first off, are you enjoying it? Is the 3D effect making anyone feel dodgy? Anyone having difficulty with it, or wondering what the big deal is? My personal experience with the 3D has been hugely positive. I’ve no headaches, no problems viewing it – in fact I’ve really enjoyed how subtle the effect is.
What about the games? I think the lack of quality at launch is the 3DS’s biggest issue. At the moment it’s selling on its gimmick alone. Super Street Fighter IV is a top notch game, but not enough – in my mind – to convince a broader public to give it a chance. That said, I’m really loving the AR Games.
How about other experiences? Anyone busted out the Street Pass? This has (bizarrely) been one of my favourite aspects of the 3DS so far. I think I’m starting to get a strange attachment to checking my 3DS after a train journey, and finding out how many hits I’ve gotten. How are people finding the social aspects of the device?
Anyways – let us know in the comments below. And feel free to drop 3DS friend codes – I’ve left mine at home today, but I’ll try and add you all when I get home.