Do you use the 3D on 3DS?

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Poll: Do you use the 3D on 3DS? (87 votes)

Yes 37%
No 32%
Once in a while, maybe to check it out in a new game 31%

Do you use the 3DS's signature feature? It seems that, as the handheld has gotten more and more popular and gotten more and more in the spotlight for its games, the focus has shifted away from its signature feature entirely. But the feature is still there, it exists, and games still support it.

So do you use the feature at all? What do you think of it? Would you like Nintendo to retain it in the 3DS successor, maybe improve on it?

#1 Edited by Heil68 (45080 posts) -

No, it's a hassle to keep the unit held in 1 place for the effect.

#2 Posted by Ripsaw1994 (112 posts) -

Never.

#3 Edited by finalstar2007 (25271 posts) -

Used it like twice while playing pokemon X and never ever turned it on again... very useless feature.

#4 Posted by Blabadon (26547 posts) -

No, it'd need some games worth playing first.

#5 Posted by mems_1224 (47229 posts) -

Never, I move around a lot when I play my 3DS

#6 Edited by APiranhaAteMyVa (2902 posts) -

Nope, although I never turn on my 3DS.lolhandhelds.

#7 Posted by charizard1605 (58077 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

Used it like twice while playing pokemon X and never ever turned it on again... very useless feature.

To be fair, Pokemon barely supports it to begin with :P

You want to play some games that make good use of the feature to use it.

#8 Posted by _Matt_ (8924 posts) -

Nope. Used it once for 5 minutes the day I bought it, and 5 minutes when I got Mario 3D Land.

That was it.

#9 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7478 posts) -

Most of the time, no.

#10 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16788 posts) -

Not usually but if I'm fighting a boss or something significant like that then I do on occasion. Some of the 3D on the system is damn gorgeous, especially games like Dream Team.

#11 Posted by Slashkice (13231 posts) -

Alllll the time.

Probably why my 3DS runs out of battery so damn fast. >.>

#12 Edited by SolidTy (43659 posts) -

No, not really.

I sometimes check it out for five minutes on a game, but 99% of the time it stays off.

#13 Posted by Suppaman100 (3935 posts) -

Stupid gimmick that becomes a hassle after 5 minutes of use.

#14 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16788 posts) -

@APiranhaAteMyVa: Why wold you own a 3DS if you're just gonna do the lolhandhelds thing?

#15 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151354 posts) -

Nope. I got it for games...not the effect.

#16 Posted by freedomfreak (40870 posts) -

I just check it for a few minutes with every new game I play.

#17 Posted by always_explicit (2932 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

Stupid gimmick that becomes a hassle after 5 minutes of use.

God everything is a gimmick to you isnt it. Why cant a feature just stay "a feature you dont make use of". It has to be slated and called useless just because you dont believe it to be valuable.

Your posts are useless, I dont believe them to be valuable. Maybe you're a gimmick.

#18 Posted by Ratchet_Fan8 (5550 posts) -

how do i view results without voting

#Gamespotsucks #hashtagworstupgradeever #whydidtheyintroducethese #thisisgamespotnottwitter #sigh

#19 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16788 posts) -

@Ratchet_Fan8: Even if those are meant to be a joke, they're really annoying.

#20 Edited by charizard1605 (58077 posts) -

@Ratchet_Fan8 said:

how do i view results without voting

#Gamespotsucks #hashtagworstupgradeever #whydidtheyintroducethese #thisisgamespotnottwitter #sigh

You can't.

But it's 15% Yes, 77% No, the rest is 'Sometimes.'

#21 Edited by DaBrainz (7673 posts) -

Not usually. I did use it all the way through aLbW. Looks good in that game.

#22 Edited by Ratchet_Fan8 (5550 posts) -

@turtlethetaffer said:

@Ratchet_Fan8: Even if those are meant to be a joke, they're really annoying.

you know what else is annoying?

FascistSpot. Used to be half decent before the redesign,now decent is over exaggerating it. Best time to be a spotter would be somewhere b/w 03-06. Gold years i believe.

07 is when i joined,it was still cool then. When the FUSE upgrade came it was still usable but some things were pushing my buttons.Now? Only the solitary figure of Kevin VanOrd is holding this site credible.That and occasional SW troll .

#23 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16788 posts) -

@Ratchet_Fan8: You do know they're a privately owned server? they make their own rules and users don't really have any other choice besides obeying them. If you really, really hate this site so much, don't use it. Just don't bring those stupid hashtags to this site. I hate them. That's why I don't use Twitter.

See what i'm getting at here?

#24 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16617 posts) -

Yes, I use it all the time on various levels depending on how good the game uses it. Ports (OOT, DKC) have a worse effect than games that were specifically designed for it.

In games like Mario Kart, Luigi's Mansion, 3D Land or ALBW I've found that the 3D effect is pretty awesome, and so I always play those games on the highest level.

#25 Posted by Suppaman100 (3935 posts) -

@always_explicit said:

@Suppaman100 said:

Stupid gimmick that becomes a hassle after 5 minutes of use.

God everything is a gimmick to you isnt it. Why cant a feature just stay "a feature you dont make use of". It has to be slated and called useless just because you dont believe it to be valuable.

Your posts are useless, I dont believe them to be valuable. Maybe you're a gimmick.

#26 Edited by Ratchet_Fan8 (5550 posts) -

@turtlethetaffer said:

@Ratchet_Fan8: You do know they're a privately owned server? they make their own rules and users don't really have any other choice besides obeying them. If you really, really hate this site so much, don't use it. Just don't bring those stupid hashtags to this site. I hate them. That's why I don't use Twitter.

See what i'm getting at here?

you fascist , this servey is useless. Everyone who disliked (which is everyone) ,atleast the 50% of them have left. SW has never being this lifeless. The sticky threads no longer get the trafic they used to have when FF13 came to 360 announcement or when MGS4 got a 10. It takes now 3mins on a relatively hot sticky topic to get a new comment,something i never saw in Pre-Fasictspot era

#27 Posted by Nuck81 (5861 posts) -

The Majority of the time.

But I generally play it on it's stand plugged into the Computer Speakers.

If I'm holding it freely I just have it on but turned down.

#28 Edited by DarthBilf (1356 posts) -

Yes, unless the battery is wearing low or if I'm playing for an extended period of time and my eyes get tired.

#29 Edited by Audacitron (915 posts) -

always. It's a very cool effect when it's put to good use.

I don't use it so much anymore though. The 3DS library isn't what it's cracked up to be.

#30 Posted by lamprey263 (24128 posts) -

I use it off and on, more times off though, certain games have a 3D sweet spot on the 3D slider.

#31 Posted by khoofia_pika (13517 posts) -

All the time. I have to recharge my 3DS twice everyday (when I'm playing regularly).

#32 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16788 posts) -

@Ratchet_Fan8: Lol I'm a facist. Riiiiiiiiiiight.

#33 Posted by kingjazziephiz (2433 posts) -

Nah

#34 Edited by killatwill15 (845 posts) -

wrapped kid Icarus uprising,

cave story,

legend of Zelda,

resident evil,

super Mario 3d land,

metal gear solid 3d, so yeah all the time

#35 Edited by Ghost120x (3909 posts) -

I always try it out when I get a new game because it makes the graphics look better but then I cut it off.

#36 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7316 posts) -

Always. I only turn if it off if I know that battery life is going to be an issue for some reason. At first it was kind of a hassle to keep it steady enough to not hurt my eyes, but once you get used to it, there's no going back.

#37 Posted by musicalmac (23030 posts) -

Really fascinating responses in this thread, truly.

#38 Posted by blackace (20858 posts) -

i use it more often then not. I don't put it at the highest setting though. Usually somewhere in the middle. Some of the games will mess with your eyes though.

#39 Posted by charizard1605 (58077 posts) -

@musicalmac said:

Really fascinating responses in this thread, truly.

It certainly is a whole lot closer than I thought it would be.

#40 Edited by Shinobishyguy (22483 posts) -

Depends on the game.

For Luigi's mansion and a Link Between Worlds it's always on

#41 Edited by osirisx3 (1806 posts) -

yup

#42 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

No.

#43 Posted by trugs26 (5549 posts) -

Depends on the time of day, how I feel and the game I'm playing.

If it's night time, my eyes are generally tired so I usually play with it off.

Some games do it so well it's hard to turn it off (Zelda ALBW, Mario Land, Luigi's Mansion).

#44 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Yes, but not all the time. I have to be sitting in my chair and not be bothered. Holding it in the right spot is a pain you people are bothering you.

#45 Edited by GhoX (5027 posts) -

3D doesn't work well with many 3D games, but it can look pretty good on 2D games.

#46 Posted by coasterguy65 (6006 posts) -

It depends on the game, but most of the time I keep the 3D off. Mainly because you have to hold it a certain way to get the effect to work, and that conflicts with my twist and jerk style of game play...lol.

I would have probably just bought a 2DS if they weren't so fugly.

#47 Edited by Zidaneski (8473 posts) -

I don't own a 3DS but my brother brings his when he visits and I tried it once, never after that. I have a 3D television and use the feature on games that support it but on 3DS I don't. Probably because of the specific angle for 3DS.

#48 Posted by lundy86_4 (43513 posts) -

Rarely.

#49 Edited by mkeyou (994 posts) -

i got my 3ds last week and bought Zelda: Albw and DCK: Returns. Zelda looks good and keep it on all the time. DKC looks really bad during gameplay,cutscenes look nice.

#50 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

Almost never. I may turn it on for a half hour or so every now and then, but I get tired of having to keep the same distance/angle for so long and it kills the battery.

a lot of times, I forget that it has 3d because I use it so little.