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I've never played a Smash Bros without a Gamecube controller, because I'd rather not use the Wiimote when I've played it on the Wii, but I don't think there'd be any issue using the Wii or Wii U Pro Controller over the N64 controller as long as it works.

If the Pro Controller works, there's nothing that the Gamecube controller can do that the Pro Controller can't. One reason why some people make the comment that it's the best Smash controller and reading through two pages I haven't seen one person mention it, the C stick. Yes, you can do smash attacks with up, left, down, and right plus attack, but the C stick is more efficient, as not only will you never fail to do your smash attack, you'll be able to do the smash attacks quicker, even if slightly. As long as one of the Pro Controllers allow the right analog to replace the C stick, then there's really no need for the GC controller.

I always call people sheep a lot, but it's opinion I have that most people just follow the popular opinion and I think most people who say the GC controller is required to play SSB are just sheep following the popular opinion.



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kupomogli said:

I've never played a Smash Bros without a Gamecube controller, because I'd rather not use the Wiimote when I've played it on the Wii, but I don't think there'd be any issue using the Wii or Wii U Pro Controller over the N64 controller as long as it works.

If the Pro Controller works, there's nothing that the Gamecube controller can do that the Pro Controller can't. One reason why some people make the comment that it's the best Smash controller and reading through two pages I haven't seen one person mention it, the C stick. Yes, you can do smash attacks with up, left, down, and right plus attack, but the C stick is more efficient, as not only will you never fail to do your smash attack, you'll be able to do the smash attacks quicker, even if slightly. As long as one of the Pro Controllers allow the right analog to replace the C stick, then there's really no need for the GC controller.

I always call people sheep a lot, but it's opinion I have that most people just follow the popular opinion and I think most people who say the GC controller is required to play SSB are just sheep following the popular opinion.

But the popular thing is to call people sheep, and I don't see it mentioned here (or at least not by most people) that the gamecube controller is required, only that it's the best fit due to what people have been accustomed to using and feeling comfortable playing with (in their hands, not functionally speaking).



best controller ever that's why



Meh, GameCube Controller was okay, nothing more.

It was too small for my tastes, and I don't even have big hands. It was on par with the rest of the 6th Gen controllers, but definitely behind the 7th Gen's and most of the ones from the 4th and 5th. I find the WiiU Pro-Controller, which I haven't even used very often yet, to be far superior.

However I barely played Smash (and never the GC Smash), so if this old controller magically makes competitive Smash players even a single percent better, then good for them. It's release naturally isn't hurting me, so I hope those that want it, will be happy.



kupomogli said:

I've never played a Smash Bros without a Gamecube controller, because I'd rather not use the Wiimote when I've played it on the Wii, but I don't think there'd be any issue using the Wii or Wii U Pro Controller over the N64 controller as long as it works.

If the Pro Controller works, there's nothing that the Gamecube controller can do that the Pro Controller can't. One reason why some people make the comment that it's the best Smash controller and reading through two pages I haven't seen one person mention it, the C stick. Yes, you can do smash attacks with up, left, down, and right plus attack, but the C stick is more efficient, as not only will you never fail to do your smash attack, you'll be able to do the smash attacks quicker, even if slightly. As long as one of the Pro Controllers allow the right analog to replace the C stick, then there's really no need for the GC controller.

I always call people sheep a lot, but it's opinion I have that most people just follow the popular opinion and I think most people who say the GC controller is required to play SSB are just sheep following the popular opinion.


The c-stick can make smash attacks safer, yes, but its main use is for aerials since you are able to move one direction in the air with the control stick while using the c-stick to attack in another direction. Though up-air and down-air are particularly aided since it's a lot easier to avoid jumping and fast-falling accidentally.

The big analogue triggers also play a big part since you are able to accurately choose between a hard and a light shield. Both of which have their uses in different situations.

And of course there is the fact that all buttons and sticks are very close to each other which allows for fast button and stick input combinations with little effort. It is true that the Wii U Pro controller is not far behind in this regard, but that little extra is required if you aim for first place.



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i guess people stilled played with it on Wii and will want to continue to use it going forward



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Mr Khan said:
Honestly i never understood it either. I switched over to the wiimote n nunchuk just fine for Brawl, and i'll switchover to the gamepad just fine here too.

you just need to get used to the new controller (in this case Wiiu Gamepad), be competitive  has notihgn to do with the  input method, your skills are the way you are or not competitive.



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It's a crutch for SSB players as lets you do things other controllers don't.



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KylieDog said:
It's a crutch for SSB players as lets you do things other controllers don't.

Why is it a crutch? Was the series meant to be played with controllers that let you do less?

I'm also wondering what the pro controller is lacking that the cube controller offers.



padib said:
KylieDog said:
It's a crutch for SSB players as lets you do things other controllers don't.

Why is it a crutch? Was the series meant to be played with controllers that let you do less?

I'm also wondering what the pro controller is lacking that the cube controller offers.

Well, analog triggers, for one.



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