No Circle Pad Pro In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Because "It Didn't Add Anything"
Posted by Damien McFerran
"It just wouldn’t work"
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (or Luigi's Mansion 2 if you're in Europe) is fantastic — as you'll be aware if you've already read our review. However, one of the common issues people have had with the game — or perhaps the hardware it's running on — is the lack of a second analogue stick. It begs the question: why no Circle Pad Pro support?
Speaking in an interview with IGN, game director Bryce Holliday explained the omission:
We always wanted it to work with a single circle pad. When we moved to a second analog stick, because we’d actually changed that gameplay mechanic paradigm to the tug-of-war, it just wouldn’t work. There was nothing to do with the second stick. By changing, at the beginning of the project, the high-level strategy around the ghost fishing, we found that when we did experiment with the Circle Pad Pro, it didn’t add anything.
What are your personal feelings on this? Do you think Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon would have benefited from Circle Pad Pro support, or is it fine just the way it is? As ever, you can tell us what you think by leaving a comment.