Sure, thereâ€™s a lot to criticize about the way Nintendoâ€™s managed 3DSâ€™s initial months, butâ€”darned if this little baby canâ€™t do amazing things with the proper software. This weekâ€™s free Nintendo Video update, featuring a College Humor piece called â€œNext Level Hugs,â€ drives a point home like no other film Iâ€™ve seen on the handheld: With properly-filmed material, 3D movies look incredible on 3DS. The images pop with amazingâ€”I mean, really, really amazingâ€”life, clarity and convincing depth.
Give it a look and see if you agree. Next Level Hugs is not the funniest thing Iâ€™ve seen on Nintendo Video (Dinosaur Office and BearShark tie for that award), but itâ€™s amusing enough and looks flat-out terrific.
Every time I wonder if 3D was a waste of resources, I see something like this and remember how much fun the process can be. More than ever, I want to see How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3 on my 3DS. I want to play Super Mario 3D Land. I want to draw 3D cartoons.
Is 3D necessary? Of course not. Roller coasters, funnel cakes and helium balloons arenâ€™t necessary, either. And I love â€˜em all. Not everything on 3DS should rely on 3D, but itâ€™s a fantastic option to have for the right material.
So, set your 3DS on sleep mode for a few minutes and check out the two new additions! Yeah, thereâ€™s a second new video. It’s a movie trailer. Please donâ€™t make me name it.