1UP: The ups and downs of the new 3DS add-on controller.
They should have had another circle pad as standard, but we all know that now. One minor slip up by Nintendo but they will be ok in the long run.
thats just embarrassing. it looks so bulky and awkward.
Yea its some sad stuff. From what ive seen though, not many games were made to need another circle pad. Games like mario, pokemon, and most other 3DS games that actually sell are adventure and rpg. People are actually going to need another analog for a console like the vita because we all know that eventually Call of Duty will make a home on it.
yes, it looks like that, but it's a great thing, just you need to get used to it.. but after that you'll realise that it's a good thing for a games that could be supported with it...
i actually see this as a way to bridge the gap between the upcoming wii-u and 3ds. As if nintendo has using this w/3ds as some sort of control option for the wii-u. Not every game uses it but IF and ONLY IF nintendo themselves really start using this thing in force, then you will see more companies incorporating the use in their games. It all stems from the parent company and how dedicated they are at using an add-on before it becomes a standard. If it can become a standard then it gets built in to the next revision.
@Colwyn Don't worry, redesign will fix it :D
I thought so too until i got it myself. Its really comfortable and i could never play resident evil revelations without it despite how well it controlls with one circle pad. I thought it was an abomination and now i think its a must have for every 3ds owner, its that damn good. Revelations is worth buying a 3ds for also, best handheld game ever released and its up there with re4 and re remake as one of the best resident evils. Im suprised at the lack of hype for this game its crazy. No commercials, no threads here, nothing at all. I do think they should release a new model with 2 circle pads but its not needed for 99% of games on the 3ds and it wouldve made the 3ds bigger and bulkier. Its damn small as is, much smaller than a vita so it wouldve made it huge. The ds did fine with no circle pad because most games use the touch screen but with the added horsepower games like resident evil and mgs are possible and greatly benefit from the added controlls. Nintendo games dont need it though, look at mario, mk7, star fox, zelda and pushmo are all fine which makes me wonder if they will really feel the need to add it.
The 3DS should have had this from the get go. They probably have heard all the requests that the PSP got for a second analog but Nintendo has ALWAYS done it their own way ignoring the gaming trends. Nintendo gamers should be upset about this add on cause there should not be a need to pay whatever that 'thing' costs when it should have been there from the beginning.
It's ugly-oh well though I already bought it for revelations and I gotta say-this thing is damn comfortable! The Circle pad is so smooth on it and the curved grips and trigger buttons really make it feel good..For Revelations it is the ONLY way to play!
Did he just say...."Mary-o Kart?"
in the movie ghostbusters 2, Rick moranis calls it super mary-o brothers as well.
Well at least it adds a second set of triggers, so that is a plus in my book
Meh, I don't feel it's needed. I played through the whole of Resident Evil Revelations without it and it still felt great to play. Maybe that'll change, as I think Kingdom Hearts DDD and Mon Hun Tri G will benefit from it more, but again, we'll see.
Did they expect it to be uncomfortable?!? Why? You can tell from just pictures that it's comfortable. Idiots.
its like 1993 not 2012.
It's not gonna be on the 3DS Lite?! Who the hell are you guys kidding?!
dam its ugly as hell . no way im strapping that crap on my 3ds . currently playing re.revelations and loving it without that garbage .
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