Top critical review
Cannot invert Y axis for aiming
October 31, 2019
need i say more? the game is basically unplayable for 50% of the gaming population.
(edit) For anyone who has ever played a FPS or even a 3rd person shooter like Resident Evil 4, you'll automatically know that using stick controls for aiming feels more natural to pull back to aim up and push forward to aim down. it's just like having a camera on a tripod. you pull back/down to aim up. Or in flight simulators, you pull back/down to go up. so, it's expected that the majority of gamers are used to this because we've been conditioned over years of gaming to expect controls that react this way. The C stick in the original Luigi's mansion has an inverted Y axis as well. I have no idea why nintendo would not include this simple option especially when it is the norm to have inverted Y axis for shooting/aiming games.
Motion controls are available for aiming and they react in the expected "pull back to aim up" way, but the motion controls are not remotely as responsive as say splatoon 2. the motion controls feel locked and unnatural and eventually end up drifting so you are stuck at full up or down and have to revert to the stick to correct it.
For me, nintendo overlooking/ignoring the invert Y axis option is literally as stupid as forgetting to include the software on the cart altogether. it's a huge blunder.
To sum things up, the controls feel utterly unnatural to the point where I absolutely cannot play this game. A quick google search on this topic shows that other people are annoyed by this as well and consider it a deal breaker. Nintendo had better patch this.
(edit) I got 5 hours into this game and could not get used to the lack of inverted Y axis and deleted my game data. I got to a boss that requires you to quickly vacuum up a projectile, then accurately and quickly fire it back. Which is completely impossible when all of the controls are backwards. Randomly vacuuming and collecting money is remotely doable with backwards controls, but reacting quickly and accurately against enemies is impossible. Thanks nintendo.