Gaijin: 3DS attatchment is “total crap”
Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games doesn’t seem to happy about Nintendo’s new peripheral…
The following is an excerpt from an interview between Alex Neuse and Tiny Cartridge….
TC: Speaking of the 3DS, since it’s all anybody can talk about the platform lately, what do you think of the Expansion Slide Pad?
AN: I think it’s total crap. I’m very frustrated as a consumer. It seems obvious to me that it’s only a matter of time until Nintendo releases a new 3DS with a second Circle Pad on it, and then what am I going to do? I’m going to give them more of my money. Like I always do.
Also, as a developer, it’s a bummer whenever first parties come out with something like this. Whether it’s the Expansion Slide Pad, Wii Motion Plus, PlayStation Move, or Kinect, developers have a hard decision to make about whether they want to support the new features of the hardware.
From one perspective, new hardware is very exciting, but from another perspective, it’s very risky; because if your game requires it, that means that you’re forcing the player to have that hardware. And not all consumers will have bought the new device.
It’s just a bummer all around, in my opinion.