the 3DS analog sticks suck a lot.

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Ravenius, Jun 23, 2011.

Jun 23, 2011
  1. Ravenius
    OP

    Newcomer Ravenius Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    72
    Country:
    Finland
    I noticed this when playing Zelda OoT. During a boss fight, I'd have to pause the game and reposition my thumb on the analog stick to make it not slide off.
    On top of this, after walking around a bit, my thumb gets really sore. It hurst my finger to an extent that I don't find playing enjoyable anymore.
    I asked my friend who also has a 3DS and Zelda. She said "Yeah, definitely", almost before I finished the sentence.

    Does anyone else have this problem?

    Edit: The title of the thread is plural by accident, but I suppose I can't change it anymore.
     


  2. KuRensan

    Member KuRensan aka Pearbook

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    898
    Location:
    Somewhere in the sky
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Yes ^^ especially playing the last boss, it's a bit annoying but I kinda got used to it ^^ and complaining about it won't make it work better [​IMG]
     
  3. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,287
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Its not that bad o.o
    Thumb could hurt using any analog stick?

    I am fine with it and it feels pretty comfortable. Much better then the PSP one at least..
     
  4. Zekrom_cool

    Member Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    915
    Location:
    Heaven [N's Castle]
    Country:
    India
    The analog stick is not bad. I think you need to get more used to it.
     
  5. RPG Hacker

    Member RPG Hacker GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Messages:
    200
    Location:
    Kaperich
    Country:
    Germany
    Yup. It sure does hurt my thumb after some time and my thumb also got off it quite a few times already. However, I guess for handhelds it's still the best you can get. Much better than having a shitty stick like the PSP's.

    Actually... maybe there is a better solution. If they just removed the stick alltogether and replaced it by a touchsensitive field or something like that. I suppose that would just make it more expensive, though.
     
  6. NES SNES V.B. N64 G.C. Wii WiiU

    Member NES SNES V.B. N64 G.C. Wii WiiU Now with extra redundancy!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    859
    Location:
    The EoF
    Country:
    Australia
    It took a while to get used to after the more comfortable DualShock 3 Analog Sticks (from the PS3 for all the newcomers), but once you're used to it's fine.
     
  7. jpxdude

    Member jpxdude GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    May 5, 2006
    Messages:
    768
    Location:
    London UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Nintendo invented 'Nintendo Thumb'

    Saying that, I find the stick very comfortable to use, 2nd only to a dual-shock analogue stick.
     
  8. KuRensan

    Member KuRensan aka Pearbook

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    898
    Location:
    Somewhere in the sky
    Country:
    Netherlands
    The problem is that some people have bigger thumbs so it could get very glitchy or the field has to be a lot bigger than a normal slide pad

    EDIT: or it must be a ring shaped field
     
  9. Ravenius
    OP

    Newcomer Ravenius Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    72
    Country:
    Finland
    I suppose, since I've never tried PSP, that the 3DS's analog stick is consider good as a handheld one. I pretty much compared it to my PS2's controller, since that's the only analog I've ever really used.

    It didn't seem that bad now that I played again, so I suppose this only happens in boss fights etc where you have to run in circles a lot. I still do have to reposition my thumb every once in a while when running a long straight path.
     
  10. naved.islam14

    Member naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    968
    Location:
    Gotham
    Country:
    Sri Lanka
    I think its much better than the PSP one (At first I thought it was a speaker!).
     
  11. Snailface

    Member Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,324
    Location:
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Country:
    Antarctica
    Analog Stick > Circle Pad > PSP nub

    Nintendo couldn't have a clamshell system design with an analog stick so the Circle Pad was the best compromise.
    I've had my thumb slide off the pad too, but its not too bad. They could have used a stickier, ribbed rubber I guess. (gross) [​IMG]
     
  12. AndroidDem0man

    Member AndroidDem0man GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    295
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    Doesnt happen to me actually. I have no problem with that circle pad actually. Because i'm saying in my head, Hey its better then a stupid d-pad.
    i'm playing the same game, oot at the moment and i am right now only up to the water temple. got biggorons sword and all that and so far in all that my thumb hasnt been hurting one bit.
     
  13. chris888222

    Member chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Country:
    Singapore
    I don't find anything wrong with the analog seriously.

    No slips or whatever [​IMG]
     
  14. machomuu

    Member machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    8,437
    Location:
    The Courtroom
    Country:
    United States
    You think that's bad? Try playing it on the N64 by holding it the proper way on the original painful analog stick (still love my N64, though).
     
  15. Bent

    Member Bent GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Messages:
    162
    Country:
    United States
    I like the circle pad, but it did need to have grips/ridges put into the rubber. During certain parts I do find my thumb sliding off. But I don't have any discomfort or anything.
     
  16. Assax

    Member Assax GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    183
    Location:
    Germany
    Country:
    Germany
    Same happens to me too man.
    They should've made the "hole" deeper so the thumb wouldnt be able to slide over it.
    I'm looking for some kind of solution like using rubber or whatever so my thumb stops sliding around its really annoying the reposition it every few minutes.
     
  17. Black ace

    Member Black ace GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    466
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It happened to me and I did have to pause it to reposition but after a few hours of gameplay,I got used to it and don't have problems with it anymore.
     
  18. Master Mo

    Member Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    2,176
    Location:
    Man Mo Temple
    Country:
    Germany
    I`m totally fine with the circle-pad of the 3DS. I didn`t expect it but it has a good grip and I can move for a long time without repositioning my thumb on it. I really like that the trough is quite deep.

    But strangely I have this problem with my PS3 controller (DS3), because they don`t have any kind of trough. Still it is manageable... I got used to it a bit.
     
  19. Ben_j

    Member Ben_j GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Messages:
    696
    Country:
    France
    it does suck yes... And I think I saw that the Wii U controler sticks will be like that too. Bummer
     
  20. KingVamp

    Member KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    9,603
    Country:
    United States
    Even you don't like it, the Wii U ones are not quite the same.



    To what I remember, since I got use to playing DOA, I had no problems.
     

Share This Page