If you thought Metal Gear Solid 3DS looked ugly, get a load of what Sega and Griptonite are doing to Shinobi. Maybe they'll look better in 3D?

Wasn't the 3DS supposed to be a powerful machine capable of pulling off console-quality graphics? Why are developers pumping out games that look like they'd be right at home on the Nintendo DS? I'm no graphics elitist, but when the games on my phone look better than the games on my $250 $170 handheld, I start questioning the wisdom of purchasing games for said handheld.

At this point I've personally purchased almost every game that's come out for the 3DS. All but one (Dead or Alive) has been traded back in.

Maybe I'll be in more of a buying mood when Shinobi 3DS drops in November. It's still one of my favorite franchises, even if it's aging badly.