Originally Posted by vipfit
tried black ops earlier in 3d, and it was disappointing. Resolution looks really bad, and it's available right of the bat.
I also have Black Ops for 360 and I have to disagree that it looks bad. It looks like....Call of Duty, for better or worse.
First, the bad....the resolution is definitely sub 720P, but it doesn't look terrible. If you found Modern Warfare and MW2 in 2D on the 360 to be acceptable graphically you will probably have no issue with COD:BO. I personally found the decrease in brightness when wearing shutter glasses to be far more annoying as you tend to miss things in low light areas of the game.....of which there are many. This bothered me enough that I jacked up the brightness in game as well as in the menus of my 63" Sammy C7000, with only marginally satisfying results.
Probably the worst thing I have come across so far is that when playing in 3D the xbox guide button is essentially useless. The game is in 3d, but the blade menu is not and is a doubled up, blurry mess. Don't think for a second that you are going to browse your friend list or send messages/invites without inducing a horrendous migraine.
And then the good....I was worried that framerates were going to suffer pretty badly since the game engine has to basically render everything twice, but am pleasantly surprised that I can't detect any performance hit, and I'm fairly sensitive to such things. Also....despite what Treyarch and Microsoft and the game menus themselves say....I can proof positive guarantee that BO does NOT require that you have an HDMI equipped 360 in order to enable 3D in the game. It works perfectly fine with component video on older 360 consoles.
Overall I'm fairly satisfied with the 3D aspect, but I'm reserving final judgement until I can spend some more time with it to see where it excels and what is subpar. I played it in 3D for about 2 hours before switching to my projector. 3D is pretty cool, but I'm much more used to gaming on a substantially larger screen. Once I have finished the campaign on my big screen and have a baseline for comparison's sake I'll play through the game again in 3D and be able to give a more informed opinion.