The sequel of the action RPG game Torchlight has just been released and the good news is that the game looks very nice in stereo 3D mode mode when player on 3D Vision-equipped PCs. Nvidia has a profile for Torchlight 2 and the game is rated as Excellent, though there is a note that some things render at wrong depth. Generally there are no serious issues apart from the fact that some objects are really rendered at wrong depth for example the character model at the inventory panel, it is more like some annoyances like elements from the HUD such as various info messages popping up that are in 2D or the mouse cursor rendered in 2D. The HUD itself is rendered at screen depth and the nice thing is that you can make it smaller if you are one of the people that wants to get more depth. The default convergence settings are not very much to my liking and I’d tweak them out immediately to allow a lot more depth, the problem with that however is that the relatively rare closeup scenes are not looking good at all. Generally the game looks nice in stereo 3D mode, so you should give it a try, there is a free demo version also available that you can download and test with.
September 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Stereo 3D Games
August 3rd, 2012 · 6 Comments · Stereo 3D Games
It has been a while since we’ve seen a really good 3D Vision-ready game that not only is interesting and fun to play, but also provides a really good stereoscopic 3D experience (not all 3D Vision optimized games actually provide that). The PC version of Inversion is a game like that, though since it is a third-person shooter it might no be what everyone would like to play. The game reminds me a lot of Gears of War and if you are into shooters you’ll probably like it, if you are not too demanding that is. But what makes it really worth trying out by every stereoscopic 3D gamer is the fact that being 3D Vision-ready the game looks really impressive in stereo 3D mode, especially if you crank up the depth to the maximum and you can handle it (experienced S3D gamers). You can clearly see that the PC version of the game has been developed with stereo 3D support in mind, though there may be a few things things that try to “poke you in the eye”, not in a way that you can expect a lot of pop-out in the game. The convergence is apparently locked like most other 3D Vision-ready games, but the preset values are working very well for providing a lot of depth in the game, so not much of an issue.
The console versions of the game however don’t get stereoscopic 3D support, they were released a bit earlier than the PC version and the PC version is officially 3D Vision-ready, so no native stereo 3D support in the game’s engine either. If you’ve already tried the game with other stereoscopic 3D solutions as well feel free to share some feedback how good is the 3D effect with them, with 3D Vision it is really great.
July 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Stereo 3D Games
Namco Bandai Games has something interesting to offer those of you that like things popping out at them all the time when playing games in stereoscopic 3D mode, the arcade cabinet video game called Dark Escape 3D will offer just that and more. Currently only available in Japan, but hopefully soon also released in other regions as well, the arcade cabinet video game Dark Escape 3D offers gamers a scary 3D experience in the form of survival shooting game where monsters literally jump out at you from a 3D display, you’ll be wearing a pair of glasses of course.
The game’s developers have gone even further from just offering stereoscopic 3D experience by adding some extras to make it even more realistic and scary for the players, especially the ones that get scared easily. The entire game Dark Escape 3D is enclosed in a cabinet to block external noise and light better and offer the best 3D experience, along with a surround audio with scary sounds coming from all around you, the seats shake at specific times to further increase the effect and there are some special air blowers that can give you the extra scare with a cold breeze on your face where you least expect it.
Since the game is designed to be played by two persons there is an extra feature available, a heartbeat sensor built into the handles of the gun you use to shoot the monsters, making the competition more interesting. As after you finish a level you get the level of scare that each of the players reached while playing (higher increase in the heartbeat). The Dark Escape 3D arcade cabinet shooter game definitely looks like a good attraction to try and have fun for a bit with, but I suspect that you may quickly get bored by it. So maybe good to play it for a bit and enjoy the out of the screen 3D effects for a while, but i is not something that you’d want to have at home and play all the time, or would you?