This weekend marks the new generation of portable gaming. I've always been a fan of portable gaming and I'm sad to see the Nintendo DS wind down. Though it had been time for quite awhile. The 3DS looks to add on to what the DS originally established with a 3-D effects, improved online, and a Game Boy virtual console. So this week the GamePlayToday staff was asked about their thoughts on the 3DS and what their playing.
Austin Cox: I'm personally not very impressed. It strains the eyes and isn't what I expected at all. Personally I see this hardware disappearing quicker than the GameBoy Pocket, GameBoy Micro and dreaded Virtual Boy. I don't see it being the failure the Virtual Boy was, but eclipsed quickly like the GameBoys I mentioned. (playing: Crysis 2, Hyperdimension Neptunia)
AJ Lysiak: N/A (Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 2, Swarm)
Samuel Evans: I was all set to give Nintendo money and then a hard look at the launch lineup made me pass. That and the scary short battery life and scarier long charging time required. When the 3DS second version comes out I'll be all over it and it's delicious library. Unless Phoenix Wright Vs Professor Layton comes out sometime this year, then all waiting ends. (Swarm, Star Ocean: First Departure)
Sarah McMillen: Well all I know is that I want it in the future. (Dissidia 012 all weekend baby!)
Brandon Salazar: There's really nothing for it worth buying at this point. Hell, Nintendo released new Pokemon games for a different handheld system on the same day it launched. Still, the DS launch wasn't exactly great so I could definately see it being worth buying by the end of the year if it sees good support at E3. (This weekend, I'll continue to party like it's 2005 as I go through Kingdom Hearts 2.)
Sean Talarico: I like the idea 3DS. But I will wait until decent games are released for it before buying. Nintendo isn't the best at launching with good games. (Yakuza 4)