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Super Stardust HD – PS3 3D Game

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment

OK, so Super Stardust HD is one of my all time favourite games on PSN and I’m fairly competent at it (by the way my PSN ID is robwilliams feel free to friend me)

So I was really excited to see it come out in 3D via a free patch 🙂

It’s a sublime twin stick shooter, and the PS3s answer to Geometry Wars (which is best? I love them both)

Here’s a review

The 3D on this one get’s better the more you play, it’s very nicely done, although again, less relevant to gameplay than something like Motorstorm, where that sense of depth helps you play.

At the early stages stardust doesnt have much going on, just asteroids rolling about the place, but as the game progresses and on some of the extended modes such as endless, the 3D really shines, there’s no glare, it really gives a sense of you flying above the planet you are defending and there are a couple of really nice touches, when you die the explosion makes you jump back it comes so far out of the screen, hehe I died loads just to experience it again and again.

My only criticism would be that the 3D makes the game a little harder, as on later levels it’s easy to get overwhelmed in 2D nevermind when everythings flying out of the screen, but I suspect this will pass with a bit more practice 🙂

So, off to go practice some more before Tumble tomorrow!

Rob.

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Invincible Tiger – PS3 & XBOX 3D Game

September 14, 2010 Leave a comment

So, hidden away in the murky depths of the Playstation Network Store and Xbox Live Arcade is an old school Karate 3D Beat em Up!

While not supporting the native 3D format of later Releases, it supports a range of 3D modes including one called “side by side” which is supported by the Sony Bravia 3DTV Range.

Switching the game to “side by side” and then selecting the mode on the TV, pop on your glasses and hey presto!

The game is a relativley simple, fun, beat em up with 2 player on screen co-op action.

Here’s a review for you.

The 3D effect is quite good, and adds quite a bit to the gameplay, although the fact that it’s not native 3D has quite an impact on the quality of the graphics as non native 3D isn’t displayed in HD, so it’s a bit blocky.

Also theres a bit of glare on the 3D, I don’t know what the technical term for this is, but on some 3D games parts of the image seem to shine, in quite an uncomfortable way. Better implemented 3D games display very little, or none of this effect.

All in all it’s a good little 3D demo for friends, and will appeal to people due to the co-op nature of the game, and the way friends can just pick up and play this simple button masher.

Rob.

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