Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My thoughts on Nintendo 3DS, and a figure from Transformers 3 Dark of The Moon

My fabulous Nintendo 3DS! (in crappy resolution :D)


First off, please excuse the photo quality on my little bloglett here.  I'm just starting out. Now I know the 3DS has been out for a bit, but I just wanted to share my quick impressions of my launch unit.
The main menu
This thing is shiny and nice to look at.  The 3D is very well implemented (especially in Dream Trigger 3D) and I'm still getting over the no glasses thing.  If you see a demo unit in your travels, check it out. 

It plays all my old DS games, takes 3D photos, plays music, and will do even more when updates are released.  Really fun to show off to friends and relatives.

The stylus is longer than even the XL's but feels a little thinner.  I haven't had any issues with short battery life like some have.  My only concerns are how much of a smudge magnet this thing is, and the lack of launch games that interest me.  I bought SSFIV 3D and hated it.  I know it's good, but not my cup of tea.
Psychedelic!
And lastly here's a shot of "Dream Trigger 3D".  This game is tough and brings games like Rez and Lumines to mind.  Very trippy.

So overall is the 3DS worth it?  I'd say not yet!  There really isn't much out for it now, and some features expected in an update are taking a bit too long, but the thing is sexy and I'm glad to be playing my old DS games on it.
Roadbuster alt mode
 Lastly here is Roadbuster from the upcoming Transformers movie.  One of the wreckers, this guy is amazing for a deluxe class figure.  Cool head sculpt (reminds me of Spartan 117, lol), (mostly) nice paint, smooth transformation, and decent kibble management. Some people have been complaining about poor paint apps though.  If you leave the store hunting for DoTM toys, this guy should come with you.  Head over to my flickr to see bot mode!

Finally I leave you with a question.  How do you guys prep for photography?  Natural lighting?  Photo box?  Give me all the details!

33 comments:

  1. The 3ds looks really nice, I am probably going to buy one. :)

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  2. I make sure there is natural light, as my room is very dark, so I only take photos during the daytime!
    3ds looks cool but the games do not interest me (yet)

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  3. I wish I had a 3ds! I want to have it so bad!

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  4. Love my 3DS! What's your friend code man?

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  5. Maybe it's just me, but the 3D did not come off as 3D at all! I demo'd in a store and it actually seemed like it was throwing me off. Maybe I need to try again.

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  6. want to see that thing in person it looks amazing!

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  7. hopefully as the technology progresses they'll make more 3D games that use the 3D feature well.

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  8. Played and tried it a bit, not my cup of tea yet. As you said, it needs a little more development for my tastes, 3DS makes my already screwed up eyes hurt.

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  9. I used one at Gamestop, and didn't really like it, but I will get one in the future when more games come out, especially Animal Crossing! Hopefully by then the price will drop too.

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  10. i love the 3ds, can't wait to get the tom clancy game on it :D

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  11. So does it really look 3D? my brother has one and i have yet to check it out, looks sweet though

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  12. 3ds looks awesome! having that for a gift would be nice1

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  13. I was surprised by the 3d the 3DS has to offer. Pretty awesome.

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  14. I need to go find a demo somewhere, I've still never seen one in person.

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  15. Great blog! Keep the posts coming, i enjoy reading them!

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  16. Once Zelda OoT comes out for it, I may have to rob a bank...

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  17. 3DS seems cool, but I'm going to hold off until it gets a larger game library

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  18. Nintendo3DS's are awesome! Pokemon (Y)

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  19. I wish I had the money for a 3DS, but I just can't spare any right now

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  20. I am tempted by the 3ds, but I am holding strong on skipping it.

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  21. I wish I had a 3DS!
    and for the photography questions it depends, but I love naturally style.

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  22. i am needing a 3ds, but i'll be waiting for more games.

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  23. Nintendo 3DS = greatest invention ever

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