Don't understand the hate...

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Puppy_Washer, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Puppy_Washer
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    I don't understand any of the hatred to Nintendo for the new slidepad attachment.

    So:
    - It's $20, in Japan.
    - It's optional.
    - It increases the size of the 3DS to roughly a DSiXLs.
    - It provides more gameplay styles for the 3DS.
    - It provides better controls for some games.
    - It adds additional L2, R1, R2 shoulder buttons to the console.
    - It uses a single AAA battery, which will last for a long time, due to the basic nature of a control stick, and the already low power consumption of IR.
    - I don't personally find it ugly, but the 3DS isn't a fashion statement either. I play my 3DS for entertainment, not to pick up girls.

    What's the problem? That Nintendo forgot to implement it in the first revision of the 3DS?
    They obviously thought that 1 control stick was enough. Due to the success of the DS line, it's a fair enough assumption.
    Also, if they just made a new 3DS revision with dual sticks, what about the original 3DS owners?
    Should they just be left in the dust?

    I, for one, am excited about the new attachment.
    It seems cool to hate on Nintendo recently.
     


  2. Byronic Hero

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    You want to know the reason for the hate?

    'nuff said
     
  3. chauffler

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    it looks really awkward like a sega genesis attachment only worse and look how much love those got
     
  4. Puppy_Washer
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    It's $20, in Japan.
    This is not a large amount of money. You do not need to spend this money, either, which leads onto...

    It's optional.
    Nobody needs to buy it. From what I can gather (and from what is logical), games will support control schemes for both single stick, and dual stick options.
    If you'd rather wait for the next revision, and spend over a hundred dollars trading up to it, then that is also fine.

    It increases the size of the 3DS to roughly a DSiXLs.
    I like this. I have larger hands, so my hands become somewhat sore after 30 minutes or so of playing the 3DS.

    It provides more gameplay styles for the 3DS.
    Is there something wrong with this?

    It provides "better" controls for some games.
    Again, something wrong?

    It uses a single AAA battery, which will last for a long time, due to the basic nature of a control stick, and the already low power consumption of IR.
    Go look under your couch, I'm sure you'll find the money needed for the battery.
     
  5. KingVamp

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    You do know that the 3DS does much more than this add-on right? [​IMG]
     
  6. Byronic Hero

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    Now I'll have a peripheral that lasts longer than the system. Goody
     
  7. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    I might end up buying it. There is this store in Canada called MTF which is selling the Nintendo 3DS for 134.99 [​IMG]


    Cheap Nintendo 3DS
     
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    Optional now yes, but how long before Nintendo releases titles that require both thumb sticks, they done it with the dsi, where they released a handful of games that required a camera, this is obviously something they had on the design board way back when but the 3ds had already gone into production,

    I love Nintendo but with this they really have screwed up.

    I guarantee as soon as a new revision of the 3ds comes out there will be games that require it, maybe not straight away but eventually there will be, more than likely when the majority of 3ds owners own the new revision
     
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    Well, by the time games "require" it, the price will have gone down, lol.
     
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    I thought those games also work well on the DS without the camera?

    Also, I won't exactly say that the redesign will have two sticks. It does seem possible but I won't count on it. The DS Lite also had no thumbstick when the PSP released and had one.
     
  11. s4mid4re

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    The slidepad seems kind of awkward to me; it looks like it'll be difficult to access A,B,X,Y and the R-trigger.

    Not all games will support/need it, but I'm pretty sure any game requiring some camera maneuvering (like shooters and action rpgs) will benefit from it.
     
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    I don't know about you guys but I really don't like the stylus and cartridge slot being blocked by this slidepad
     
  13. Puppy_Washer
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    I agree, this is actually a legitimate argument against the attachment.
     
  14. Byronic Hero

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    Bottom line, 3DS came out too early, Nintendo should have waited and tweeked it a bit more. Then they'd have both games and functionality (in the sense that they could have added the second slide pad)
     
  15. KingVamp

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    Does the back clip or opens up?
     
  16. KidIce

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    -It's optional.
    This is how this is going to play out. The slider will not sell well while the users wait for some support. The list of games you may have seen w/ support will probably shrink as they drop support for the slider due to lack of sales of the thing. Sales of the slider will not improve due to lack of developer support. Developers will cease to support it at all due to lack of sales of the add on. Chicken. Egg. You now own a $20 3DS compatible gravy boat w/ no software for it...

    It also gave you and every one in your neighborhood ebola.

    Unless Nintendo launches a new 3DS right now w/ a second slider built in, dual analog sticks on the 3DS is already dead. All that releasing it has done is suggest that there is some sort of problem w/ the 3DS because it lacked it in the first place. It has already tarnished the 3DS irreparably.

    - It increases the size of the 3DS to roughly a DSiXLs.
    Guess why I don't own an XL.

    - It provides more gameplay styles for the 3DS.
    Like what? Let's see what can I think of that uses a second analog stick for something other than camera control... 3D shooters? I prefer the touch screen or a mouse. Battle Zone or Robotron style control schemes, yeah a port of Katamari Damacy or Smash TV would benefit from that I guess.

    I will admit a 3DS version of Cyber Sled w/ wifi would freaking own though.

    - It uses a single AAA battery, which will last for a long time, due to the basic nature of a control stick, and the already low power consumption of IR.
    Anything that can hold an alkaline battery could have been designed w/ it's own lithium battery. Not including one was just a cost cutting tactic, and patently dumb.

    - I don't personally find it ugly, but the 3DS isn't a fashion statement either. I play my 3DS for entertainment, not to pick up girls.
    Nor do I use my 3DS to pick up girls or impress people. But I'd like something that doesn't turn all who gaze upon it's unholy visage to stone. I'm strange that way.
     
  17. dickfour

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    This is Nintendo's way of saying we fucked up big time so to try to fix the problem we made this big ugly attachment to tide you over until we add a new slider and buttons on the 3ds lite.
     
  18. Izzy011

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    I heard that the slide pad uses an AAA battery
     
  19. princefarzan

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    Funny how people forget how this includes R1, R2, L1(uses 3DS' L1) and L2 buttons, even if they were to make a so called "3DS lite" how would they incorporate 4 shoulder buttons without making it huge? Regardless I'll be buying this because I want to be able to control the camera in games easily without the touchscreen.
     
  20. KingVamp

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    I kinda hope they didn't incorporate this into a new 3DS, so some of the people who are whining about the 3DS being "rush" or they "forgot" it can be quiet. (Which would just turn into "Why didn't they add it? No excuse. Blah blah blah".

    (partly jk) [​IMG]

    If it at the size of the XL, I wouldn't mind it being that big.