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OMG why did I watch that drivel. Dude is the biggest hater in disguise, ever - talking about people not going to like his answer. Like buttons placement on a controller is suddenly going to make gamers go out an buy WiiUs in droves. Oh and by the way, news-flash, the Wii had the worse button placement of any Nintendo controller and was the worse for playing traditional games but the console still sold.

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Nintendo's Wii U gamepad controller is awesome! It does not need to be changed. The Wii U supports the WiiMote and Nunchuk and Pro controllers as well so what is everyone's deal with the gamepad being an additional way of playing games? People please try it before you knock it. Otherwise, just keep your opinions to yourself. The Wii U gamepad can add depth and offset certain portions of the games onto the screen as well as the entire game for offscreen play if the developers choose to have it do so. So please stop this nonsense about the controller(s) being an issue because it just isn't.



Most of the games I have don't even require me to use the screen on the controller, so it's essentially a conventional controller. But off-TV play... I never imagined how much I would come to love it. It solved a problem I didn't know I even had, but now I don't want to imagine my Wii U without it.

The game-pad adds a really unique element to game play that I really enjoy. Games like Rayman, Nintendoland, Zombiu, and Resident Evil: Revalations were great experiences for me due to the game-pad. However it's disappointing that NSMBU and M3DW did not utilize it in the same way. If this is the path Nintendo is going to continue to go down for their future games then it would have been better invested in more powerful hardware.


 

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Wright said:
KingdomHeartsFan said:
Wright said:

Thankfully, the controller isn't misogynist.

*does a google search*

What?!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEHqwcx9HhE

Oh ya forgot about that lol.



Cheebee said:
Aren't the Xbox and Playstation's sticks in opposite positions compared to each other, too? Like, symmetrical sticks for PS, and assymmetrical on Xbox...? That would make it exactly the same as what he's talking about in regards to Wii U's setup, then; muscle-memory being thrown-off 'cos the controller's layout is different. That's just biased silliness.

He's right about Nintendo not supporting the GamePad with the proper game(s) though, like they did with Super Mario 64 and Wii Sports for the N64 control stick and Wiimote, respectively.


I belive he is just talking about the right side of the controller, as in the stick is above the buttons which is the opposite of almost all modern controllers starting with the PS1, N64 gen. 

On topic I somewhat agree with him. I find the controllers rather cumbersome and awkward. I would much rather play the games with the pro controller, forget the touch screen. I just dont know how much changing the controller would affect a more casual gamers opinion on buying the system or not. No one seems to know the console even exists. 



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Finnbar said:
Cheebee said:
Aren't the Xbox and Playstation's sticks in opposite positions compared to each other, too? Like, symmetrical sticks for PS, and assymmetrical on Xbox...? That would make it exactly the same as what he's talking about in regards to Wii U's setup, then; muscle-memory being thrown-off 'cos the controller's layout is different. That's just biased silliness.

He's right about Nintendo not supporting the GamePad with the proper game(s) though, like they did with Super Mario 64 and Wii Sports for the N64 control stick and Wiimote, respectively.


I belive he is just talking about the right side of the controller, as in the stick is above the buttons which is the opposite of almost all modern controllers starting with the PS1, N64 gen. 

On topic I somewhat agree with him. I find the controllers rather cumbersome and awkward. I would much rather play the games with the pro controller, forget the touch screen. I just dont know how much changing the controller would affect a more casual gamers opinion on buying the system or not. No one seems to know the console even exists. 

The pro controller has the same layout. The analogs are above the buttons on the pro controller as well.



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Darc Requiem said:
Finnbar said:

I belive he is just talking about the right side of the controller, as in the stick is above the buttons which is the opposite of almost all modern controllers starting with the PS1, N64 gen. 

On topic I somewhat agree with him. I find the controllers rather cumbersome and awkward. I would much rather play the games with the pro controller, forget the touch screen. I just dont know how much changing the controller would affect a more casual gamers opinion on buying the system or not. No one seems to know the console even exists. 

The pro controller has the same layout. The analogs are above the buttons on the pro controller 

Cumbersome, awkward and little interest in the touch screen, all criticisms you left out.... I know the pro controllers has the same layout I just find it more comfortable to use. 




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