They are both good choices unless you want to play Kid Icarus. I say that with the hindsight of building up my wrist muscles for two weeks before finishing the game. I was on Nintendo's side that you were okay without the second analog pad but now I am going back and playing it casually and because of the weird controls it jerks around in my hand and I can't play it efficiently as I would like on the harder settings.|
I understand you don't build a system just for one game but its a legitimate gripe in the case of Kid Icarus. Nintendo please think about this for the future.
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Lamb 642 posts
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Kid Icarus is a game that would suit the Wiimote and Nunchuck perfectly. Absolutely perfectly.
Circle Pad Pro XL
Looks very similar, as expected, but has a slightly different curve to it. I'm not sure it was needed, as I found the original to be more than comfortable. Will be picking it up when it gets a release over here. I still think MGS 3 requires it for the most fluid play.
Baleoce 1,188 posts
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I traded in my 3DS for an XL at GAME today. So far I'm really pleased with it. Had to settle for metallic red instead of silver, but I actually kind of like it now.
mal 26,116 posts
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I guess the curve is need to reach the right button, since unlike on the left it's not just a mater of angling your thumb down, but instead you need to slide your hand down slightly and angle your thumb up. Might be more of a problem on a bigger unit.
Personally, I'm a little tempted by this MK unit. Could look better for me, but I like the idea of having MK on hand.