DAVE SMITH:"I purchased a Wii U late last month mainly so I could play it with my brother. We both grew up playing Nintendo games, and I wanted to be able to play the latest "Super Smash Bros." with him when he came home this past weekend."
look I had a wii u for a year the only problem is the controller(tablet like controller and it's too big for kids hands). The pro controller too me should have been its standard controller for the wii u.
How is it too big for kids' hands? My 6 year old daughter somehow manages, she rests it in her lap and prefers it to using the wii remotes. (Pre-emptively, she has normal sized hands, lol)
Honestly I want a controller for my console not a tablet for my console.
The nintendo apologists will say it's one of the better controllers and it really isn't. Overall the controller feels cheap, L1/R1 are hard to reach, face buttons are too flimsy. When I plugged the WiiU pro controllers I was able to pull off the moves I wanted in Bayonetta. And WiiU pro controller is nowhere near the quality of the 360 or X1 controller.
@mikeslemonade I see you throw that around a lot. "Nintendo Apologists." Fundalmentaly I feel that it is rather flawed to assume that anyone who shares a differing view of something is just denying the truth. Truth has nothing to do with it really. You, as well as benqmagician, have the opinion that the Wii u gamepad is rather poor. I disagree, I greatly enjoy it, but that's the thing. Neither of us are correct in our views. Such things are purely opinion. There is no point in petty name calling over it
I never said its one of the better controllers. It's functional and perfectly ok though. I'm pretty sure my 6 year old isn't a nintendo apologist. :)
If it's not to big for a 6 yr old kid then your kid has NBA player size hands!!! Cause it's way to big for my 6 yr old grandson.... If nintendo don't replace the gamepad for a controller the next system will be nintendo last, cause 100% of grandma, moms, dad, uncles, n all bought the wii because of the controls,...n 80% of them did not buy the wii u cause of the gamepad, they did not buy the Wii cause of the power of the system, they bought cause it was fun to play as a family,...nintendo hit on something big with the Wii then they went away from what worked....Microsoft hint hint....
The controller is actually three beat if the three. This is coming form a Sony loyalist.
I think it should just be a natural evolution of the pro controller. That thing has vastly superior battery life than any other controller and its only real flaw is the lack of a headphone jack and digital triggers. They just need to pick a design and more or less stick with it like Sony and MS.
The pro controller really is a great controller, extremely comfortable, good weight, and as you said good battery life, but I feel that it may long hold that stigma of seemingly being a 360 clone, as was often said among unboxings and such. I would personally prefer to see the GameCube controller to continue as the focus. Those battle pads that are being made are a nice step in the right direction in my humble opinion, but it can certainly use even more work, as with any controller
I agree, the Gamecube controller was awesome!
Nintendo needs to get a console out that is on par with the X1 PS4 simple
I like the Gamepad, but I would have no problem with something more traditional. I think having all the controller options on Wii U is great: Pro, Gamepad, Wii Remote, Wii Remote with Nunchuk, Wii Remote with Classic Controller, Gamecube controller for Smash...I think options are the way to go.
Always disliked the controllers on all the Nintendo products. Especially the N64
The N46 gave us analogue sticks and rumble (with a rumble pack) that controller blew me away when I first saw it
The gamecube controller is one of the best ever made.
Nah they should retain the Wii U gamepad with improved battery life.
They always have great controllers (Wiimote aside). The gamepad is awesome, devs need to stop being so afraid of it.
They should make a successor to the GC controller as that is one of the best and egornomic controllers ever made.
SNES controller was their last good controller.
Agreed. I loved the curved shoulder buttons they had a lot of travel and if I remember rightly they clicked right at the end of the travel.
GamePad needs to be Deluxe Exclusive, and sold seperately. Keep it in the future as well. The Standard needs to be a basically normal controller but they can dick arpund a bit like Sony.
Thats what I'm saying! Bundle the pro controller with a low end model (8gb) for a lower price and keep the gamepad exclusive on the Deluxe for the full experience. Next-gen wise they should drop the gamepad but make it compatible with their upcoming hardware for those who are into tablets. Next, introduce a new revised pro controller so the can be used to focus entirely on their hardware ;)
The next Nintendo console and handheld are code named fusion because you are supposed to be able to use the handheld as some kind of advanced controller.
Sony doesn't use gimmicks too sell everyone on the ps4 and look at the sales this gen why can't Nintendo do that.
Have a Wii U. Have been playing smash with the GC controller and have 0 interest to attempt playing it on the tablet. Make a regular controller for the next system pls.
The Wii U controller is fine. It just scares away your average dudebro who never used the thing before.
It's not fine: it costs too much to replace and not viable as a cost effective of doing multiplayer. The next system could still have a cool gimmick, but leave it out of the controller if it costs too much.
I don't mind the tablet a person gets use to it after a while and it does come in handy. What they need is the ability so I can use my Gamecube controller on it. And a Metroid game it as well.
I only use Tablet when lazy. Otherwise it's a shitty controller and a nuisance. Very convenient, though.
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