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What Can We Expect of the PS4 Controller?

Gameranx's Seb Wuepper takes a look at the future of Sony's controllers for the PlayStation 4.takes a look at the future of Sony's controllers for the PlayStation 4.

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KrisButtar1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

I learned something from this article, you will need 3 different types of controllers to play every game offered on the Wii U, a motion control for Wii games, the gamepad and the pro controller for the Wii U games.

I don't think that is a good model to follow

deafdani1250d ago

I haven't read this article... but you only need the Gamepad for Wii U games.

And of course you would need Wii Remote for Wii games, no way around that. But if you just want to play Wii U games, then the controller that comes with the console is enough (assuming you want to play alone, that is).

Non-issue.

rainslacker1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

" (assuming you want to play alone, that is). "

that's one thing I don't like about some of the games is that they don't support the pro controller for multi-player games and instead use the Wii-Mote. Even their flagship release title NSMBU didn't have any pro controller support.

Edit @ below

All the controllers are pretty easy to sync. Just press a button similar to how wireless mice work on the PC. The Wii-Mote is a bit annoying since the sync button is below the batteries, but simple otherwise. My Wii is right next to my Wii U and it didn't have an issue.

KrisButtar1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Could I just play with the pro controller for Wii U games as every time I'm out I try the gamepad and just don't like it, it's the reason I haven't bought it yet. :-(
And is it hard to set the Wii motes up to the Wii U? I know it was a pain for me to set a Wii mote up to another Wii that was in the house as I had to go and unplug the 1st Wii so the second Wii would connect with the Wii mote

@rainslacker what do you use the pro controller for then? If not for 2 player
Lol no wonder I had a hard time, I didn't know there was any sync button.

@aquamala the pro control is optional for what? If I go by what rainslacker says I cant play 2 player games with it, I need a Wiimote to play nsmbu. Wouldn't it have made sense that the 2 controllers that come with that bundle work on all games?

rainslacker1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

As an example, Sonic All-Star racing requires a pro controller, tablet, and 2 wii-motes to play 4 person mode. Any game on Nintendo land requires the Wii-Mote for 2+ players, although most of those have some motion control in them. My gripe was that the pro controller should be able to be used as opposed to Wii-motes, particularly on games that play better with analog controls...such as Sonic Racing.

NSMBU has no pro controller support whatsoever, and instead requires the digital controls of the Wii-Mote buttons, which to me was dumb on Nintendo's part as they should make it appealing for people to pick up a pro controller.

Edit: For games that use the motion controls of the Wii-Mote I have no problem with them, just ones that can use the analog or only use the buttons of the wii-mote for control not having Pro controller support, or limiting the number of pro controllers that can be used.

aquamala1250d ago

Pro controller is optional, but yes wii controllers for wii games, wii u controller for wii u games

Abdou231250d ago

For me a touch screen is a must, i've been wanting that for so many years, i almost bought a WiiU because of it. people who think it's gimmick have no imagination what so ever, and aren't seeing the amount of capabilities and additions it can offer.

GreenRanger1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

I just want Sony to make that USB coat hanger that i've been asking them to make for years.

MasterCornholio1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Hopefully they keep the same layout and overall design but they really should improve the triggers in my opinion. The triggers should curve out and they shouldn't slip so easily. Plus even though the DPAD is great they should adopt the Vitas DPAD design because its a lot better than the PS3s IMO again.

@rainslackers

The main reason why i didnt get the Wii U is because i dont really like the tablet controller and not every game has support for the pro controller so with some titles your forced to use the tablet.

asmith23061250d ago

Completely disagree about the Vitas dpad design over the PS3s, the PS3s is great. The triggers do need improving though. I glued the gioteck clip on triggers to my controllers, have had them years ha!

delboy1250d ago

Hmm... look at ps move and then look at Wiimote... I think you get the picture ;-)

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