I have longer fingers and a larger palm-print than most people, but you'd have to have pretty small hands not to be able to use the N64 controller.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:N64_controller.jpg
If you can press the D-Pad, the analog stick, the Z trigger and the left shoulder button at the same time, you must have freakishly deformed hands. That or you're just being an idiot. I suspect the latter.
Fact is, you never have access to every button on the N64 controller. If you want to use the D-pad and the L-shoulder button, you have to move your grip to the left side of the controller. If you want to use the analog stick and the Z trigger, you have to move your grip to the center of the controller. Sure, games could be designed to only use the analog stick/Z-trigger or the D-pad/left shoulder button but then what's the point of even having those buttons in the first place? A good gamepad lets you use every feature of the controller without having to move your hand.
And don't even get me started on the cheap C-buttons. Not only were they tiny but they also had really weak tactile feedback. They didn't feel solid at all when pressed, which is why most games didn't use them for common functions. The N64 controller was just plain bad and games were hindered by it.
Besides, WTF are you doing posting in the console section? Get back to the outside where you belong!
If I do that, does that mean you'll never post in a PC-related topic again? Please say yes. This comment was edited on Sep 5, 2009, 23:03.