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It always surprises me how much people keep praising this feature, yet shooters were left to die on the Wii when this was the norm. Sure you had some die hards using these controls all the time on Goldeneye Wii, but many did just as well with classic controls. Now whenever we see gyro controls people praise it. Yet Nintendo knows the general public does not like it. See Star Fox Zero for evidence.

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Fantastic news! I have played the Splatoons for 1000+hours and i simply can't aim with sticks only anymore. Maybe i can actually hit something now in FN lol :).

Gyro should be the standard in any shooter type games from now on, done right and it really feels great, you can just snap your reticle onto enemies.

Stick only aiming simply feels archaic imo.

spurgeonryan said:
It always surprises me how much people keep praising this feature, yet shooters were left to die on the Wii when this was the norm. Sure you had some die hards using these controls all the time on Goldeneye Wii, but many did just as well with classic controls. Now whenever we see gyro controls people praise it. Yet Nintendo knows the general public does not like it. See Star Fox Zero for evidence.

However, there's a difference between gyro aiming on the switch and the use of a wiimote in shooters. The wiimote was basically point and shoot, but the pointing was not that precise in the first place. the gyro aiming on the switch still use the sticks but use gyro for fine tuning your aim. 

 

also it wasnt gyro aiming that killed starfox zero, star fox zero forced you to control your ship by looking at your tv screen and shoot while looking into your controller. and that was a mess for most people. if they had use gyro aiming but that your aiming was at the same screen that your ship was, it would have been much much better...



spurgeonryan said:
It always surprises me how much people keep praising this feature, yet shooters were left to die on the Wii when this was the norm. Sure you had some die hards using these controls all the time on Goldeneye Wii, but many did just as well with classic controls. Now whenever we see gyro controls people praise it. Yet Nintendo knows the general public does not like it. See Star Fox Zero for evidence.

From what I can recall, the Wii did not have a popular exclusive that sold pointer controls to its install base like Splatoon did for gyro on the Wii U/Switch.

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Guovssohas said:
Fantastic news! I have played the Splatoons for 1000+hours and i simply can't aim with sticks only anymore. Maybe i can actually hit something now in FN lol :).

Gyro should be the standard in any shooter type games from now on, done right and it really feels great, you can just snap your reticle onto enemies.

Stick only aiming simply feels archaic imo.

You have no idea how weird it felt when I went from BOTW to Horizon. It took a while for me to get used to aiming with the analogs. I really hope that Guerilla offers gyro aiming as an option for the sequel considering that Horizon has a wide variety of ranged weapons.



cool addition for those that like it. I just can not get used to gyro aiming

I know I've said it many times before, but I love that motion controls are getting a new lease on life with the Switch, I was kinda worried they would die out once the Wii/Wii U were gone, and that would be a real shame as for me they can add a lot to games when well implemented.

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