- Dec 23, 2017
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Oooh so I can keep Mimitchi around even longer? Yesssss! I was dreading her heading back, she's my buddy.I guess they get around this by having the tama give you the option to return to Tama Planet after 4 days as an adult.
(though the wiki says what you get might also just be totally random, which... ehhhhh).
The camera gimmick could be more important than it is, but I also don't mind it not being intrusive to gameplay.
Idk, maybe it's an issue with the capacitive buttons on mine, but it only works consistently in my hands when using both hands because of how the c button acts when I try to use it left handed. Also sliding my finger for the games and hula hoop- it doesn't register right at all if I try to use my thumb and the tama in my hand- but if I hold it in one hand to better stabilize it, it works WAY better. Again, it could be a flaw, but it really feels like more a design choice.Wait, what?! But Tamagotchis have almost always been designed for easy one-handed use.
Mine personally lasted for about a week – that's even with high contrast set, and the cooking function pretty much daily, but I don't use the camera for much else yet.one of my friends has a pix, they said that the batteries have run low super fast. in only 3 days the batteries were too low to use the camera function... has anyone else had something like this happen? do the batteries run out super fast on the pix for anyone else? I'm really considering getting one, but i dont know if i'd be able to keep up with it like that if the batteries run out so quick
I felt this 100%!! The sports day actually makes me feel like playing sports is more torturous than I did when I was in school. The soccer isn't too bad but it's also plagued with slowness or unresponsiveness when you need to be quick. I feel like this is going to make a lot of kids frustrated and impatient too.I've encountered lots of misinputs (including impossible ones, because sometimes it will read the A or C buttons as the B button in spite of my finger being nowhere near the B button) and frequent unresponsiveness (which sometimes makes the games impossible; The ping pong game that appears in the arcade on sports-themed days is particularly nightmarish).
I failed to mention this in my impression as well, because it's pretty noticeable in my device. I worried I'd be nitpicking if I'd brought it up, but I feel a little better to hear your thoughts. It's something to note. Mine has a dark spot in the top middle edge between two very bright backlight spots on the right and left. It surprised me a bit I think. I haven't seen this in the other color models, so I wonder if it's the new internal components to blame? But it's true, there are some screens in more expensive devices that are much worse, so I can make peace with it.Mine has a spot towards the top-right where it's obvious that the backlight is closer to the display panel, causing a bright blotch in that location, but this isn't unexpected in a device of this price, and I've seen worse screens in more expensive devices in the past.
Unfortunately, I don't think that they're faulty - this is just the nature of capacitive touch, especially when done to meet a particular cost. I also wonder if the touch-enabled casing being plastic, instead of glass like most such devices use, is contributing to this.I wonder if the faulty buttons are on a case by case basis, and some people have properly working devices, which might explain them being confused about these complaints?
I think that you're onto something here - after all, the upper part of the device is taken up by the camera and its associated button, so there's a bit less room in there than in the shells of the other colour models.I haven't seen this in the other color models, so I wonder if it's the new internal components to blame?
ahhh yikes... that's kind of what i was afraid of. technology that tries cool but unnecessary features like this usually never turns out good (like apple products LMAO). I wonder if they'll come out with a wave 2 of the pix that fixes this issue, kind of like with the tamago and it's weird plastic faceplate cover? Still, the touch buttons is a unique concept but I hope next time they try it it can be executed better.Unfortunately, the biggest negative for me is the touch-only controls. I've encountered lots of misinputs (including impossible ones, because sometimes it will read the A or C buttons as the B button in spite of my finger being nowhere near the B button) and frequent unresponsiveness (which sometimes makes the games impossible; The ping pong game that appears in the arcade on sports-themed days is particularly nightmarish). Also, like all capacitive touch devices it's not quick or precise (which causes problems with some games that seem to expect faster inputs than are physically possible with capactive touch - it makes me wonder if there actually were physical buttons at some point during development). The dimples denoting where the non-existent buttons are make this worse because they can interfere with sliding gestures, and in the end I can't see why the device doesn't combine a touch-screen and physical buttons, as Japan's upcoming Tamagotchi Smart does. Regardless, there are plenty of fun and creative ideas here, but controls-wise it does feel to me like it's more negative than positive.