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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!


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Flight Control HD – 3D PS3 Game

September 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Hmm, interesting one this, I’ve just downloaded and been playing Flight Control HD and it supports Native 3D!

Now it looks very lovely and all, but this isn’t really the sort of game you’d expect to come in full 3D, I mean, it’s a 2D game, hehehe…

In case you aren’t aware of the flight control series, here’s a vid, and you’ll get an idea of why 3D is a bizzare proposition for such a game.

The 3d is actually really impressive, the menus really pop out of the screen, the planes stay high in the sky and slowly descend upon landing, it’s all very nicely done. It does all feel a bit of a gimmick… however, I’m in two minds about whether that’s a good thing or not.

My initial reaction was that it’s a waste of time and it shouldnt be there, as it adds nothing to the gameplay, but when I switched back to 2D I was amazed by how flat everything felt, and realised that actually the brightly coloured simplistic visuals do lend themselves nicely to 3D (locoroco would be stunning!)

I also feel that it’s great that more games are supporting 3D, this kind of thing makes me think that in a year or so every game will have a 3D switch and  we can choose for ourselves how we want to play.

Anyway, another decent demo of 3D, but check out the game first as it’s an acquired taste, and better with PSMOVE than Dualshock.


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Motorstorm 3D Rift – PS3 3D Game

September 14, 2010 Leave a comment

OK, so I’ll just say it, currently this is the Daddy of 3D experiences on PS3…

Some really jawdropping 3D, it’s just a shame it’s more of a tech demo than a fully fledged game, no multiplayer, not many car choices, only 10 tracks, never the less, totally worth the price of entry.

Here’s the official 3D Rift Trailer

Confusingly the trailer says Pacific Rift, as the tracks in 3D Rift are all taken from the Pacific Rift game, but unfortunately, rather than patch 3D into Pacific Rift, 3D rift is the only way to experience Motorstorm in 3D

here’s a review

The 3D effects are truly staggering, some of the Jumps, especially on the earlier tracks, are enough to take your breath away, “the edge” is a particularly good track.

This is a must have for all 3D TV owners.


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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.


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