Of all the various types of games, the 3D platform game may just be the hardest to pull off. In 2D platform games, the developers restrict your options and guide you along a predetermined path that can mask flaws in the game. In fighting, driving, and sports games, the pure adrenaline of playing can mask many shortcomings. In role-playing games, a sense of scale and adventure can help cover up bad graphics or nonsensical puzzles. But when you pop in a 3D adventure game, you have the luxury of exploring every nook and cranny of a game; in fact, there's no other way to play a true 3D game except to leave no stone unturned. A developer has the opportunity to shock you with the detail, beauty, and scope of his creation. On the other hand, if a 3D game is flawed, it is there in all its misery for you to uncover. In the worst 3D games, you are a free-roaming guest in a world that you would never, ever want to visit.