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Submitted by Mariye 21d ago | opinion piece

The New 3DS’s C-stick will be a win

From the article, "The new, [Jerimiah Mueller's] sorry, New 3DS may have a bit of an identity issue. One thing it doesn’t have an issue with is charm. The thing is just flat-out weird. I love weird. The new “C-stick” looks to effectively be one of those antiquated little “pointing stick” nubs that Lenovo still sticks on their Thinkpads. A lot of people don’t like those little nubs on Thinkpads. I love the things." (3DS)

Sly-Lupin  +   21d ago
Is it, though?

I really hate those "nipple" thumbsticks they use (or used to use) on laptop keyboards. Way too sensitive.

And I guess I'm just not sold on the concept in general.

Arguably, the Vita has it best with two actual analog sticks--but I think that, at the handheld scale, analog sticks just don'w work. At all. The smaller you make the "sick," the less precise the movement--so you get to the point were these handheld sticks are to console analog sticks what console analog sticks are to PC mice.

That said, maybe this will finally give the MonHan team enough buttons and sticks to make a camera/lock on function that doesn't suck ass.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   21d ago
It's the same size as the four main face buttons, so the size isn't an issue for me..my concern is how stiff or loose it will feel, as well as its sensitivity.
I do have to say, though, that it's in a very natural position for my thumb to easily reach, so that's a plus.
DualWielding  +   21d ago
the positioning seems werid to me
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   21d ago
It would be worse if it were positioned below the buttons, imo.
Putting it on the outer edge of the system would have also made it feel less intuitive, since its easier to stretch your thumb out to access a button than it is to curl it inwards or move your whole right hand outwards a bit to make reaching it feel more natural at the cost of a firmer grip.

But that's just my opinion; where would you have set it?

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