This game is awesome as ****. The stand is handy... I don't know how its meant to be used, but I have perched it on my knee, with the 3DS hanging off to the left (versus centered on it) and it frees up my right hand completely (instead of forcing the knife-edge of my hand into the system to help 'hold' it up).
Don't let control issues phase you. There is so much more going on with this game, good lord. It captures that charismatic, light-hearted, goofy anime style perfectly, constantly (check out the anime through Nintendo Video too). What solidifies it, in my opinion, is the weapons... like a lite diablo system mixed with PSO, the weapons give you the sense of persistence and progress. You can fuse them too, damn man.
I have been meaning to try multiplayer for days now, but each time I play a solo level, I am so overwhelmed by the amount of shit happening that I am spent by the time one 'round' is over.
And the production value? This whole game is definitely AAA, I'd call it AAAA. I thought the hype was there because the 3DS didn't have much else, and hey, its Kid Icarus! But no, this is some fucking AAA ass shit.
Before you remember me talking about Operation Raccoon City being decent in that other thread, know that I traded that in for Tales of Graces f this afternoon. Poor shooting mechanics in the long run. This re-validates my opinions, and KI:U is really good.