I have read all of these reviews, and even professional reviews ranging from Classic Game Room to IGN, and they all complained about the controls. Truth be told, I had no problems with the controls. I mean, I just put my thumb along the circle pad, my finger along the trigger, and using my other hand for the stylus, using my extra fingers to hold the 3DS up. What is so complicated about that?
Other than the controls, the graphics were awesome, the gameplay was so much fun, and the story was amazing. For achievement hunters, there is something for you. Also, donating hearts to Palutena does nothing.
This game is by far one of the best looking and sounding game on the 3DS. The only thing that kills me for this game is the controls! I made it through the first 5 chapters but after that I found myself finding it harder and harder to control Pit around the obsticales becouse my hand would start cramping up. In case you havn't heard, you control Pit with the circuit pad, aim with the stylus and fire with the L shoulder button. I wish they had allowed you to change it where you aim with the X, Y, A, B buttons (similar to metroid prime hunters), that would make the game more playable for me. What is worse is the game actually looks very good in 3D, but when my hand starts hurting I shift around trying to get comfortable again which of course makes the screen blurry in 3D mode. Overall I loved the game, just couldn't finish it due to the controls.