The Wii U GamePad is an awesome controller, but what improvements can be made? Let's find out!
They could have gotten away with a smaller design. I mean, the tablet-controller thing is awesome on paper, but as a primary controller it's too big. It is lightweight though.
''What I Want To See From A New Wii U GamePad'' i do not want to see a tablet gamepad. just a traditional controller
That's stupid. That's a step backwards. I found the second screen made open world games much better since I never had to keep pausing the game to look at maps.
How about no more resource hogging gimmicks? Just like pcz said a traditional controller ;)
I hope they don't have a gamepad. It was the Wii Us downfall Normal, traditional controller please
Yes, be afraid of change even though the gamepad had a lot of advantages like being able to play off screen and a lot of potential which sadly went unused. Only downfall was unwarrented hate from trolls like you who spew out hate on everything. Yes, I like traditional controllers but there was nothing wrong with the gamepad and the fact MS and Sony are trying to replicate that offscreen play shows it left it's mark on the industry if it was truly successful or like it is, not. It's the first try with something like this, over time this could be something really neat. Just like how everyone cursed the idea of having a handheld with 2 screens but now the 3DS dominates the market. Though it could have been a little more beneficial if they just included a Pro-controller alongside the gamepad for options.
If the change is worse and they do absolutely nothing to fix it, then maybe they should go back to what works. It doesn't matter, nintendo is at the point of no return with consoles, which is why they're going full mobile(retard)
Nobody is saying the Wii U gamepad is necessarily a bad controller. The person you responded to most definitely did not say that. It does some neat things, and is an interesting idea. The problem is that it cost too damn much and made the price of the Wii U shoot up, staying too high for too long. I do disagree with it being the downfall of the Wii U. There are a lot of things that went wrong that ultimately led to the Wii U being a commercial failure. It certainly doesn't help that Nintendo still hasn't been able to issue a proper price drop though because of the dependence on an overly expensive controller.
Not every single thing Nintendo is properly executed. The Wii U isn't the success they've wanted. The Virtual Boy and the Nintendo 64 controller for instance.
Oh look. Immature name calling from someone like you How am I not surprised
the gamepad has to major problem, it increased the price of the console significantly and also greatly reduced the battery life of the controller
I like how when ever someone doesn't agree with someone opinion they are labeled a troll. I don't like the game pad guess I'm a troll.
What you don't get is that the Gamepad adds $50-$100 to a console that based on specs, should cost $175. That is unacceptable and will never work.
Agree 100%. It is simply people fear change and/or anything different. For example, take the Gamepad out the equation, people then hate on the games available for the WiiU simply for not being filled with 3rd party fodder - available elsewhere I may add, but people want it on EVERY major console for some reason I cant fathom. As for the option to sell the WiiU sans Gamepad, thats dumb, many of the games available take advantage of the Gamepad which without one would make the games themself impossible to negotiate. Not everything which doesnt sell in high numbers is a 'fail'. Funny really, since when the Wii was selling in high quantity's the self-proclaimed 'core' still considered it a 'fail'. Go figure.
A new controller? I thought Nintendo was burying the U
Well id like the ability to turn off the screen and still use the controller, thats really my only gripe with it, otherwise im fine with it ish
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze does exactly this. It should come as an option on all games that don't need 2 screens, to save battery life and avoid unnecessary distractions from a repeated image in the corner of your eyes.
Nintendo would be crazy to stick with this hyperexpensive gimmicky controller for NX
Not gamepad means no backwards compatibility with the Wii U amazing labriry of games. I still think the PS5 & X2 will have gamepads.
The gamepad is a failure, and is the main reason that the Wii U itself is such a weak console. Nintendo put heavy resources into the gamepad, forcing them to scale the base console way back, and this was the primary reason the Wii U failed. It was unable to compete with current gen consoles, much less even last gen ones. Let's hope for the NX, Nintendo ditches the gimmicky controllers like the gamepad and wiimote/nunchuk, and goes back to the basics: a solid, comfortable, non-gimmicky controller tied to a full-featured, solid console.
Personally, with the direction it looks like they are going with the handheld pretty much just being a mobile version of the same console, I would prefer for them to make the NX handheld the optional gamepad for when it interacts with the NX home console. That way, the home console can be focused on being a high performance and quality piece of hardware with a solid classic controller such as the GCN or Pro controller, and having a Gamepad would be optional and possible by getting their Handheld system. That would allow resources to be allocated efficiently and make it to where everybody can get in and play based on what they care about. This would also not alienate developers by letting them decide if they want to incorporate gamepad functionality when using the handheld and the home console together or not.
Redesign the grip for more comfort. Pull the sides in and re-shape them for less weight and to better fit smaller hands, without sacrificing screen space or any buttons. Increase its battery life and improve the distance it can be taken away from the console. Do that, and it'd be just fine. Haters who can't understand that it offers all the same functions as a traditional controller will continue claiming it was a horrible thing and that Nintendo should have gone with a traditional controller that did absolutely nothing new for gameplay, but who gives a damn about the haters?
Apparently you do as you took the time to adress these so called "haters" ;)
Whatever ticks them off.:P
Wow the corporate ass kissing is strong with this one.
Leave it to a hater to call anything that ISN'T against Nintendo a "corporate ass kiss". By the way, how's that side job you're doing? Sony's rear must be feeling pretty squeaky clean with you on rim duty.
He was one of the few that actually addressed the question posed by the article. Not sure why that is asskissing. What was your contribution? He made good recommendations.
I wonder if Nitendo realized, that a Tablet has no place as a ''controller'' for a console. Not to mention the price hike that people mention as well. If people wanted a Tablet, they would buy a dedicated one instead. But then again, this is just Nintendo being different, and people coming up with the ''fear of change'' defense. Oh, and you won't have to break your neck by looking down, instead of actually looking at the TV all the time.
I would rather the gamepad connect to the Wii U base via WiFi rather than a direct link connection. Would allow me to get even farther from the machine. As it stands now, when I go down one floor to the bathroom it is fine, but if I go to the bedroom I just start to lose reception.
WiFi would be much better as I would love to be able to move around and still play. Since Nintendo does BC on each new system since the Wii they need to have some sort of controller with a screen or many Wii U games will not be playable anymore. The only issue I have had with it is that I can't go too far from the console.
I just hope we can use the gamepad and the classic pro controllers with the NX.
I'm hoping for dual gamepad support. Maybe the nx will support this or allow wii u gamepad as 2nd controller. Splatoon coop is impossible in the current setup.
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