Tomonobu Itagaki has advised Wii U owners not to use the console's GamePad to play his upcoming third-person action game, Devil's Third.
In a Facebook post, Itagaki listed out a number of "disadvantages" he believes players using a GamePad will face.
"I never wanna discount standard tab-controller," he said, "But Devil's Third is a super speedy game. So [GamePad] has the following disadvantages: Four face buttons are positioned [to be overcrowded], so you easily press the wrong button. In that case, you will die.
"Distance of two analog sticks are too far apart, so it's quite difficult for you to feel/grasp the battlefield. Devil's Third is a game you play a long time, the standard [GamePad] is too heavy for such use."
Itagaki also advised those in the media playing the game's multiplayer in advance of its release to use the Pro Controller in addition to a USB keyboard--presumably for chat functionality--instead of the GamePad, which is "not recommended."
He also provided some guidance on how to approach analysis of multiplayer before the general public have access to it.
"The multiplayer mode of Devil's Third is designed to be played by tens of thousands of players," he explained. "We understand it's going to be a very tough job to evaluate such a game. It will be much appreciated if you use your imagination to get the depth when you play the multiplayer."