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A very casual gamers point of view
Member Name: jo_ce2001
Advantages: games to suit every taste anf age
Disadvantages: unpretty design, price of 3ds
I haven't had a handheld gaming device since the Gameboy. Could the 3DS live up to the legacy? I didn't know.
I'm female, 33 and a very casual gamer. The beauty of the 3ds is the fact that it does appeal to so many people. No longer do you have to be a serious gamer, the peeps at Nintendo have been very wise indeed. The 3DS appeals to the young and old and male or female.
You don't need to be proficient at gaming, have any particular skills and quite honestly it is a case of put the game cartridge in and switch it on.
The 3d for me is not the best feature, mostly because personally I have bit a 3d blindness and struggle with certain 3d aspects, but the great thing about this device is that actually you can turn the 3ds off or adjust the 3d according to your own eyesight.
I wasn't impressed with the games that the device was released with and it's only now that the big name games are being put out. The price of the games is nothing surprising, around £30-£35 will buy you a game if you shop around. You'd expect to pay that for most games for most consoles.
The downsides? Well, lets be frank, the design is not going to win any awards - i mean, it looks the same as all the other 3ds releases. I also find the 3d a little disorientating . It's fine when you have the device at the right angle, but during gameplay it's easy to move the device and they you've lost the 3d and you have to adjust your eyes to the screen again.
However, all the downsides considered I still think this is a nice little device for the casual gamer.
Summary: A great device for the casual gamer