King’s Bounty: Armored Princess is an adventure role-playing game in which you play the role of Princess Amelie as she embarks upon a quest to explore the previously uncharted world of Teana. She travels into the unknown in search of her missing mentor the legendary knight, Bill Gilbert, a warrior of wide renown and peerless reputation…
What kind of surprised me running this game and going into its Options screen was to find out that the game has a built in Stereoscopic 3D support, although it is only for anaglyph red-cyan glasses. You can enable/disable the mode from the options and also change the level of depth, although the default settings should be Ok for most people. This means that for playing with anaglyph glasses you won’t need additional software suck as Nvidia 3D Vision drivers in Discover mode or iZ3D in Anaglyph mode, but for other stereoscopic 3D modes you’ll still need additional software.
Although the game has built-in stereoscopic 3D support, I was quite surprised to find out that the mouse cursor is still being rendered in 2D. This is still an issue for some people who do not like that when playing in Stereo 3D mode, so you should be aware of that issue. Also while playing in anaglyph mode with a 2D cursor you might happen to see the cursor doubled depending on its placement on the screen which is kind of annoying.
Other than the cursor issue the game looks quite nice in anaglyph stereoscopic 3D mode as you can also see from the anaglyh screenshots. I’ve also tried the game with 3D Vision, using the shutter glasses and not the Discover anaglyph mode (there is not need for that when you have a built-in mode that works not only on Nvidia hardware). With 3D Vision the game looks very good in Stereoscopic 3D with just some minor problems – the 2D cursor, as already mentioned, along with problems with the water reflections (objects look tripled) and some ghosting of lights, but in overall everything else is Ok.