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Is it worth getting a 3DS for my son's birthday?

lucyinthesky |  Jun. 30, 2011 at 18:31

I was looking at possibly getting a 3DS for my son's birthday but worried by all of the reports about crippling headaches and vision issues. He loves Zelda, though. Are there any more good games coming out for it soon?

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MattGardner  Jul. 1, 2011 at 11:25

Staring at a screen for a long period of time will give anyone a headache. The great thing about the 3DS is that the effect is fully adjustable, you can choose how powerful or subtle the stereoscopic depth perception is, or turn it off completely. To be honest, I have one and the only thing that really breaks the experience is moving your head outside the optimum viewing angle - that's when the image will distort.

As for games, well the pick of the bunch is definitely Ocarina of Time 3D, although DOA: Dimensions is also a good bet if your son enjoys fighting games. There are a wealth of really promising titles coming out later this year though, from StarFox to Mario Kart, Luigi's Mansion 2 and Kid Icarus. Plus it's backwards compatible as well. We'll be running a big 3DS preview season shortly.

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