So, how does it the 3D image look? For the most part, really good -- far better than I was expecting, in fact. There's a real sense of depth to the image, with the action appearing to stretch well behind the screen.
View the 3DS from an angle, through—any angle—and the 3D effect falls apart, and the higher up you push the 3D slider, the more you'll feel like your eyes are starting to cross. I also noticed a second or two of double-vision before my eyes adjusted to the 3D effect.
Next, I gave Dead or Alive: Dimensions a try, and again, the 3D effect looked great as I threw furious punches under a rushing waterfall. Still, it took some fiddling to get the right balance between a noticeable 3D effect and a setting comfortable enough for prolonged gaming, while a few isolated double-vision moments proved a bit distracting.
Hmmm... I don't wanna become cross-eyed. And yet, this is a remarkable step-up, isn't it?