HD Rumble was one of the features that Nintendo dedicated the most time to at the Switch event last month. That’s certainly understandable as it is a property that is very hard to describe in a few words. However, one indie developer may have hit the nail on the head by describing it as providing a ‘6th sense’. In an interview with Polygon, the developer of the game Tumbleseed talked about how they were incorporating the feature into their upcoming Switch port. This is certainly high praise of HD Rumble, suggesting its use can actually have a gameplay benefit. Check out the full quote below.
It’s still in development, but essentially it allows you to feel where the seed is on the screen (left or right) and how fast you’re rolling. if you’re rolling fast at all in our game, you’re usually outta control so it sorta provides a 6th sense that allows you to feel your inertia. we have some other stuff we’re experimenting with as well, but nothing worth mentioning right now as it might not make it into the final version.