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Do you like the Wii U game pad?

Yes 279 72.66%
 
No 38 9.90%
 
Its okay 47 12.24%
 
See results 20 5.21%
 
Total:384

No I don't, it's comfortable, but useless sometimes. Why can't I turn it off if I'm playing with the pro controller or a wiimote? Why can't I turn the screen off when I'm playing on the TV? (which is most of the time) battery life is abysmal, it's kind of heavy... Bad choice from Nintendo...



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Fededx said:
No I don't, it's comfortable, but useless sometimes. Why can't I turn it off if I'm playing with the pro controller or a wiimote? Why can't I turn the screen off when I'm playing on the TV? (which is most of the time) battery life is abysmal, it's kind of heavy... Bad choice from Nintendo...


Home button ---> Controller settings ---> Display off



bigtakilla said:
I absolutely love the controller, and anyone who doesn't think the other 2 companies are gonna copy it is insane. Trust me when I say people are going to sing praises in the streets when the dualshock 5pad or the XBox whatever pad hits the market. From having it control your tv and cable box at the touch of a button, to exploring the internet (both of which you don't have to worry about a mic not hearing you) and using a touchscreen keyboard, to gaming off of tv, to having your inventory, character loadouts, maps, player and match scores, HUD, whatever else at the touch of you fingers without ever having to pause the game with 0 lag. The ONLY thing I wish it had that the other two controllers have is a button for directly uploading footage to youtube (though I know some games will use this functionality like Mario Kart and I'm going to predict Super Smash Bros.)


People that think Sony and MS are gonna copy it are even more crazy. It just takes a quick look at the sales to understand.



I love it it just has some flaws.

Rumble is like a fucking Nokia 3210 and I turned it off during the first minute of gaming I did with the gamepad and never looked back!

Analog triggers are missing. (or at least pressure sensitive buttons could have been used)

The battery is crap and THIS

Shows that they knew the original battery was shit and they wanted the customers to buy a sufficient one for extra money (li-ion batteries cost like 2 or so dollars to produce!)

Oh yeah and the Gamepad and pro controller analog sticks are shit because they make crappy noises when being used. The Wii sticks did not make strange noises the WiiU ones do sound like someone smacks. (when you let them go into their initial position and move them for the first time BEFORE letting them go again)



Not at all. It's heavy, terrible battery; the remote play is extremely limited; the image is nothing special; it's the reason the wiiU was so expensive at launch ;it's almost the size of the console and it's just a pointless gimmick that most of the time offers nothing new to the experience. I only use it when i really have to and the only thing i like about it is the ability to use the console without turning on the tv.



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I don't like it. It's very useful when *I* want to use off TV play, or when *I* need to check on something. Like a system update, or some patch. Read Miiverse. But the rest no. It made me hate it, because its forced in places that absolutely doesn't need it. Or downright acts like spam. When Nintendo does things like the map screen change in MK8 only works from that. I'd like it more if it was handled better. So far no game has wanted me to play the controls on it. Over the Wiimote or Pro. To me it's the pro controller anyway. With an added expense that I don't want to drop.



I love it. The first time i realized that was when I beat NSMBU while taking a crap, it was a really cool moment. As I'm writing this I'm actually sitting on the toilet... Just one of many reasons though, it's comfortable, off tv-play, Mario chase and luigi's ghost mansion (many great hours with my friends playing those), 5 player ability, the way rayman legends use the gamepad and the list goes on... I'm leaving Sweden for a 3 month trip to Southeast Asia in december. The flighttime from here to bangkok is like 12hrs and I will be able to play my Wii U the whole flight. So for me, it's the perfect thing. You can't do that with an xbox or ps4 :)

 



Teeqoz said:
bigtakilla said:
I absolutely love the controller, and anyone who doesn't think the other 2 companies are gonna copy it is insane. Trust me when I say people are going to sing praises in the streets when the dualshock 5pad or the XBox whatever pad hits the market. From having it control your tv and cable box at the touch of a button, to exploring the internet (both of which you don't have to worry about a mic not hearing you) and using a touchscreen keyboard, to gaming off of tv, to having your inventory, character loadouts, maps, player and match scores, HUD, whatever else at the touch of you fingers without ever having to pause the game with 0 lag. The ONLY thing I wish it had that the other two controllers have is a button for directly uploading footage to youtube (though I know some games will use this functionality like Mario Kart and I'm going to predict Super Smash Bros.)


People that think Sony and MS are gonna copy it are even more crazy. It just takes a quick look at the sales to understand.

We'll see.

Either way, if you don't see any value in the gamepad that's fine but I'm definitely hoping for another gamepad (with some improvements) next gen for Nintendo. This could honestly be their setup (granted I would like a variation in design and improved hardware and a freaking upload button for video) from now on and I'd be perfectly happy. What would you like to see from Sony's next controller?



Yes! I love the gamepad. I play off tv more often than I play on tv. I also really like when devs utilize the gamepad properly for their games, like Splinter Cell Blacklist.

I hope they improve on the design and don't completely abandon the second screen for their next console.



It's alright. I still like the pro controller better, but I'd be lying if I said that the idea of a full map for Zelda U didn't make my pants wet.



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