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| "Re(2):So what can I expect with" , posted Sat 23 Jan 07:37|
I can see the novelty in it, but are there any instances where it will effect gameplay? I am having a hard time of thinking of any off the top of my head
In all seriousness, I just got a polarized 3d enabled laptop. It was only $30 more for the upgrade for the special screen so I thought "what the heck?"
It does have alot of novelty and it's kind of neat to play games in 3d, but really, they're just the same games with depth of field. It's like the difference between watching a cg film in 3d or 2d. Your mileage will vary. Some people like the novelty, others think it's distracting and either way it can't fix a broken production. The 3d really doesn't effect gameplay. It can occasionally make it harder to aim at things if you aren't sitting in the exact right cone of vision and it can make things feel more immersive at times, but I think it's more of a change than an improvement. I doubt 3d will really catch on.
The polarized 3d isn't so vomit inducing though. It's fairly easy on the eyes. Maybe if I had a more powerful computer and the 3d was running at a blazing frame rate, i'd be more enthusiastic about it. According to James Cameron, that will be the next real step in cinema (3d plus higher frame rate for film). Apparently he's not going to do Battle Angel until theaters are equipped for higher frame rates.
I can imagine it being fun, and I think it would actually help 3D games where judging distance is actually important, like platforming games where the platforming isn't excessively generous/automatic.
I really don't think I would mind good 3D on sports broadcasts, and having lots of 3D capture for 3D play analysis would be extremely entertaining, I think. However, I think it'd be incomplete if it were only 3D from one perspective; effective reconstruction of player/ball/whatever else from capture so that navigatable 3D recreations could be used for analysis would be awesome.