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I guess that's the end of local multiplayer then.

I'll keep gaming on my SNES, N64, Wii and 360 thank you very much.



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I can also see fights break out on who gets the tablet controller between grade school kids.



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ASStronaut said:
Euphoria14 said:
So you can only use (1) per console and you can not buy them seperately?

So what happens if the tablet breaks?


I was hesitant on whether to grab this or a Vita and Nintendo is making this choice very easy on me.


I don't want to play primarily with Wiimotes again, not to mention (1) tablet per system pretty much throws so much potential out the window.

What's wrong with Wii remote.


The only thing I can think of is the accuracy of motion detection. Even with M+, there's issues. But I like that Nintendo doesn't abandon motion controls. That was my biggest concern with all the controller rumors pre E3.



Jaos said:
Wouldn't it require a lot of power for the system to support displaying not only to the TV, but also to several controllers? Nintendo might hesitate, because if a game supports say 4 controllers, then graphics would have to be toned down. That would only make sense if it's used often.

Games would definately lag if its used for more than one controller since all the work is done through the processor in the console.



dahuman said:
Mythe said:
How will we be able to play hardcore multiplayer games with our friends when were hanging out in the same location?


 


But I hate using that controller on my Wii! The analog sucks! D=

This new console keeps getting worse and worse.... Knowing me I'll probably still get it though....



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Jaos said:
ASStronaut said:
Euphoria14 said:
So you can only use (1) per console and you can not buy them seperately?

So what happens if the tablet breaks?


I was hesitant on whether to grab this or a Vita and Nintendo is making this choice very easy on me.


I don't want to play primarily with Wiimotes again, not to mention (1) tablet per system pretty much throws so much potential out the window.

What's wrong with Wii remote.


The only thing I can think of is the accuracy of motion detection. Even with M+, there's issues. But I like that Nintendo doesn't abandon motion controls. That was my biggest concern with all the controller rumors pre E3.

Yes but if you take out "Motion control" the Wii remote is still vastly superior to a traditional controller.

 

So why would anyone wanna go back to traditional controllers? It just doesn't make sense.



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We really don't have enough information yet to make assessments on the WiiU. As it evident Nintendo is still in development stages from what we were shown. There are different avenues Nintendo can take here. One option would be to just have the one Wii U controller and the rest of the controllers be wiimotes. The plus side of this is im sure it would make the system much more cost efficient. The other side though is that you would have one person with the screen and the rest with just the wiimotes. They could however implement it in a way so that 4 wii motes are connected to the Wiiu controller and it provides specific information and data to all 4 players about the game they are seeing on the TV. The other option would be to allow multiple wiiU remotes for all players. While this could open up a ton of avenues in new ways to play, but it would also put a very hefty price on the new Nintendo console as you buy more WiiU controllers to have multiplayer at home.
My guess is they will do something like the second option where for multiplayer you will need 4 wiimotes and they will all connect to the WiiU contorller for specific information and data about the game. This however takes away what I initially thought as that each person has their own screen. If this is the case it would minimize some of the capabilities. Then again maybe Nintendo will offer WiiU controllers for those who want to spend the extra money. We really won't know much until they release more specific info.




Nintendo did a bad job at telling people what this controller will be used like. I think this is not a normal controller used to play 4 player games. From what we've seen it will be used for the following things:

1) Games that feature multiple perspectives like the ones demonstrated at e3

2) Streaming your games from the TV to the controller when someone's watching TV

3) For single player games that use classic controller layout (and online multiplayer)

4) For things like drawing (uDraw), board games, internet and such


The "standart" controller for the console will be the Wii Remote (including Nunchuk, Classic Controller, etc.) and the tablet controller will be more of a hardware add-on.

It all comes down to how Nintendo handles this. Will the tablet be forced on us in every game in a gimmicky way? Will we get optional control options (like Wiimote or tablet / classic controller for most games, which would be awesome)?

What I'm worried about the most is that Nintendo will force us to use the tablet. On the other hand all multiplayer games will require Wiimote or Classic Controller support.

The more "optional" this new controller is the happier I will be. Using this an interactive map while playing Mario Kart is cool - but only if we want to. Using this to throw balls in Wii Sports is cool - but only if we want to. Hell I hope they don't force this into all games.



Mythe said:
dahuman said:
Mythe said:
How will we be able to play hardcore multiplayer games with our friends when were hanging out in the same location?


 


But I hate using that controller on my Wii! The analog sucks! D=

This new console keeps getting worse and worse.... Knowing me I'll probably still get it though....


It's actually really tight, if you play a lot of MHTri on it, you get used to it very quickly. I also have the old Classic Controller, and that thing was no doubt a pain in my ass without grips though, but I'm happy with the Pro, it feels better than the Dual Shock 3 analog and is about on par with the 360 one, analog speaking anyways. It's pretty much the same analog stick on GC controllers, and the GC controller has recieved a lot of praises when it came to the analog feel.



Jaos said:
HappySqurriel said:
I suspect that this is one of those things where consumer reaction will change their opinion ...

While I doubt we will see 4 controller support, I don't think they would have too many problems supporting a second controller.


If the display is really HD, even only a second controller would limit what is graphically possible in a title that uses both for multiplayer (assuming they display complex game worlds on TV and both controllers). I think it would open up great new ways to play, but it might not happen.


I doubt the controller's display is HD ...

With that said, it would be up to the developer to choose the trade-offs for using multiple tablet controllers. With 2 controllers you might still get video to each of the controllers and the TV, if you used 4 controllers you probably won't get much more than a menu on your screen.