Nice start! An option to hold the remote horizontally would be welcomed, and possibly an option to map the UP arrow to the A or B button on the gaming remote. I found pressing UP to jump a little awkward, and spent about 15 minutes on the stairs in the first level..
I agree. in fact, I've put it in... twice.
The game had horizontal remote support at first, but I had to take it out. Then, months later I thought, I should put that back in. And I did, ...then I quickly remembered why I took it out.
The big problem comes right back to the bs limitation of single button presses. I don't think there is much chance of that changing in the near future, so we have to work around it.
When the remote is horizontal, you want to use it like a game remote, which makes sense. hold the remote in 2 hands, and hit the jump button with your right thumb, and control the movement with your left thumb. We've all used game controllers before, and that's just how they work. We are used to that. Now, with the bs limitation of a single button press, it gets complicated. If you press right to go right, no problem. Then you press "A" to jump. Also no problem. But then you a problem because pressing "A" closed out the right button, and you are no longer moving right even though you are still holding that button down. So every time you hit jump with your right hand, you have to release and hit right again with your left hand or you stop. Back and forth and back and forth. It's really awkward and difficult. In contrast, when you hold the remote in one hand, like you normally hold a remote, you are already used to using just one finger, move up, move right, move down, blip blip blip. one finger, so one button at a time no problem. I understand it still takes some getting used to (As this thread is pointing out to me!) but it's actually much more intuitive, even though it's different than we are used to in nearly every platformer in history. (ug, I know)
I'm probably not explaining it very well, but please know that a lot of testing and thought did go into removing the horizontal remote option (twice).
I appreciate your feedback and will add another big checkmark to the item about making the controls easier to understand and use.
and thanks Lion!
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