Regardless of the new platform, this is a listless take on a game that should be – and has previously been – anything but.
Rabbids 3D is an enjoyable 2D platformer, but like much of the 3DS' launch line-up it doesn't offer anything wholly original or outstanding.
LEGO Star Wars III grips your hand and never quite trusts you enough to let go, and unfortunately means it never develops beyond the by-the-numbers status it starts off with.
For all its lack of 3D showboating, Shadow Wars offers genuine depth.
Rayman 3D is as robust as it is enjoyable. It's certainly not going to set the world on fire, but it's a perfectly adequate filler until the chap in the red overalls turns up.
Launch titles are often rushed and not representative of what the console can really do, but Asphalt is poor even by these lowered standards.
Grin and bear its problems and the nine-mission campaign is still a good one, but playing Chaos Theory on this handheld is considerably less enjoyable than it should be.
nintendogs + cats for 3DS is a largely unchanged version of the game from 2005 and unfortunately even an entirely new console isn’t quite enough to push the series in a fresher direction.
PES 2011 is a smart game of football, but as with a number of 3DS launch games, it's not making the most of the hardware and doesn't really offer anything new.
Capcom has carefully carried one of its finest games over to Nintendo's new platform, yet I can't help but feel this was something of a wasted journey.