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Phil Fish Clarifies His Earlier Negative Rants Against 3DS

Phil Fish, creator of FEZ has used Twitter once again to clarify his earlier negative rants against Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the 3DS.

Yesterday the developer posted the following:

Started playing my first Monster Hunter game last night. On 3DS. It’s not exactly playable without that Circle Pad Pro atrocity… I don’t understand. Why would you even release a game like that on a platform like that? Why is it not out on let’s say… Vita? You know, the one where you could control the camera. It’s too bad because MH looks like it’s basically Phantasy Star Online but not in space. And I love me some PSO. The whole entire thing was a mistake if you ask me.

Also, I’m so sick of this dual-screen clamshell bulls***. A 2nd screen adds NOTHING. it’s a gimmick. 3D is a gimmick. it’s too bad the Vita isn’t a bigger hit because hardware wise it’s PERFECT. it has ONE AWESOME SCREEN, and TWO JOYSTICKS. there’s never been a single DS or 3DS that didn’t make me go “I wish this was on a single screen”. and i’ve never played any game ever anywhere where i was like “I wish this had a 2nd screen”. and absolutely f****** NOBODY ever went “I wish this had 2nd screen that is smaller and a different aspect ration and touch but not 3D”

The Game Boy Micro was the best handheld ever. I wish Nintendo would just make a slightly bigger more powerful GBAM-type thing.

It’s funny because with just the one joystick, it REALLY makes it feel like I’m playing PSO on a Dreamcast. 12 years ago. Did they release a huge bulky wired keyboard from the 3DS too?

I want to like this but the way this game is tutorialized is super inelegant. Also the text is all tiny and warped.

It didn’t take much time for the Nintendo fan-base to retaliate. After 24 hours Fish attempted to clarify himself, saying that his words were taken out of context.

i guess i need to better express myself. because i like the DS and 3DS just fine in many, many ways.

and i love nintendo in ways it probably doesn’t deserve. sucks to be painted as this massive hater for pointing out a few aspects i dislike.

i own every iteration of the GBA, 3 DSes and one 3DS, i was going to get the XL too but that stupid circle pad wouldn’t fit on it.

so clearly im a hater.

i dont think that “DS AND 3DS ARE BULLSHIT!” i think some aspects of their designs are inelegant. doesn’t mean i dont like them.

i’ll say something, and it will get RTed out of context. people who dont follow me, see it out of context, make up their minds on the spot.

Today Mr. Fish realized that venting negative comments against Nintendo is a big no-no.

Source: Twitter