Ubisoft believes that the Nintendo Wii U will be "extremely strong for both hardcore and casual gamers."
it looks pretty bulky and uncomfortable to be honest, i hope it just looks that way and im wrong. anyways making a high claim there ubisoft...you think you got hand over palm against the dualshock 3 and the 360 controller?
Wii U controller is 'a huge improvement on current consoles' - Ubisoft mhmm no
its flat how is flat bulky?
Er...flat things can be bulky and heavy too? Just look at an iPad or laptop.
bulky means thick so flat things cant be bulky can a folder be bulky? nope can a text book be bulky yes like the vita for say that things bulky its about the size of a wii if u cut the thickness in half then u have vitas thicknes now thats bulky
I partially agree. It's huge, but not improvement.
ive seen pics of it and its slimmer than a Vita and its more comfortable aswell
jaosobno please tell use how you saw it being comfortable? also its way bulk in dimension its to wide and doesnt seem to conform with hands in anyway!
The analogue sticks aren't even real analogue sticks, they are nubbins like what the psp and 3ds have!
I heard it was comfortable but we'll see...
Looks exspensive and uncomfortable.
so you've met my girlfriend... :)
No, honest mate i never layed a finger in her.
several gaming sites that have had ACTUAL hands on have dispelled the "uncomfortable" to hold notion. And I know that from a company like nintendo who has been making games and consoles for way over a decade would know a thing or too about making a comfortable controller
yes but this is N4G (sony website)
I bet you would all take ubisofts word for it if they said 'dual shock is the best.' just admit it, nintendo struck gold with the wiiu controller. disagree now but when the next gen sony/microsoft come with the exact same controller you will sing its praises then. its 'motion control is crap until sony/microsoft do it' all over again.
They struck gold, but the system can only use one and you can't buy a second one.
Supposedly the system can support up to 2 according to Nintendo, but how you go about purchasing the 2nd is still up in the air, or for that matter if the second controller actually allows you to stream the same information to the controller vs. just functioning as a regular controller. Once again the Wii U has left everyone with more question than hype.
@ABizzel1 Actually Ninty said it can support 5(max amount of players the wiiu supports at one time) but they suggest that devs make games so they play with only 1.
The dual shock isn't a tablet. Nice try though. Struck gold how, exactly? Can you make me a believer in your own words, based on YOUR firsthand experience?
''The dual shock isn't a tablet'' did i say the dual shock was a tablet? No. my point is, you people who disagree with ubisofts statement would change your tune if they praised the controller to whatever console you own. But just because its wiiu, you want to disagree. ''Struck gold how, exactly?'' what other controller offers you the freedom to take the game away from the tv and continue playing the game...? i'm waiting? exactly none. That striking gold. plus the catalogue of other features. '' Can you make me a believer in your own words, based on YOUR firsthand experience?'' im not a salesman, i'm just pointing out the stupid bias there is in the forum. Can you prove the wiiu is not better than a dual shock or a xbox controller based on your first hand experience? Huh? can't hear you. if you actually listen to reports, the unanimous verdict is that the controller is great to hold, you will hear time and again people saying nintendo are onto something big with this. as i said before, disagree all you want now, when ps4/720 come with their inevitable rip-off versions of wiius controller, you will change your tune then. You will see past that wall of ignorance that blinds you from wiius PROVEN greatness :D
@ pcz "what other controller offers you the freedom to take the game away from the tv and continue playing the game...?" I believe the PSV will let me do that :)
Let's be honest here; the DualShock 3 is as light as a feather.
and also has the durability of glass
@rexbolt I wouldn't know because I take care of my gaming equipment.
There's a reason why the design of the dual shock hasn't changed much over the years. It's because it works well. Nintendo makes a radical change to its controllers with each system. Microsoft just made there's smaller. I would rather have a comfortable controller than a tablet. I understand it can help with info but I don't want to look down at my controller. I think it would be more of a distraction.
Your blatant generalizations and immature way of proving your point didn't help prove a thing. I never said another controller could do what the Wii U does, so you can move on from that. I don't WANT to leave my tv to play my game. That's what the tv is for. Don't you have to be in range if the console for it to work anyway? What would be the point? I don't WANT to game on a tablet. I couldn't care less what developers are saying, and I sincerely hope the other two manufacturers don't follow suit, contrary to your little belief. Past ignorance and proven Wii U greatness? Lmao I thought you said you weren't a salesman?
In terms of functionality, certainly. Built in motion sensors, built in camera, built in screen with touch functionality, built-in rumble feature, built in mic, built in speakers and standard buttons with dual analogs... What remains to be seen is whether or not it is better in terms of comfort. It look's quite bulky, but most hands-on users have said it's far more comfortable than it look's. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
I'm still unsure about the thumbpads. most games need tight controls and those thumbpads looked a bit loose.
@valk WTF! what has Sony got to do with anything go take a chill pill.
Wii U controller is 'not a huge improvement on current consoles' - Jdfoster00
Assassin's Creed does just fine on the current controllers. Beyond that, Ubisoft and their opinions are worthless to me.
Far Cry 3 though :D
The current consoles are 5 and 6 years old, so there should be some type of improvement. Why do they keep comparing wii u to current gen; isn't the wii u supposed to be next gen? How about waiting for the new xbox or ps4 for comparison?
Umm.. i don't know if it's a "Huge improvement" but it sure does look fun
I'm having a hard time understanding their business model. Step 1 - use Wii to bring family gaming to the masses Step 2 - use Wii U to let families watch one person play Hope the family likes watching me play - NO Wii U controller for U
Looks like someone made a kindle into a controller... Seriously though, and this is not groundbreaking... The dreamcast had a screen on it, and but the only thing it was good for was picking plays secretly on NFL2K, and since EA does all nfl games now that's a moot point
Kindle?! C'mon give it a little more credit than that! Think of it as an iPad without the multi touch functionality. Dreamcast did it but like you said, how well was it executed and supportive. Hell Sega did a lot of things first but it wasn't done right.
Heh heh, I will admit that nintendo has the 1st party clout to do interesting things with the controller... But I won't buy it... Got stung with the wii... Won't be going back for seconds
I find it ironic that you will probably need to buy older Wiimotes, nunchuks, and classic controllers, which don't come with the console, to actually enjoy gaming on the Wii U. In a sense, Nintendo has discovered a way to *force* the console owner into buying more accessories, by not including a viable controller for most games in the package, and all the while claiming its "revolutionary". Business genius. Nintendo is truly the master of selling game hardware for profit.
I have to admit nintendo always changes the game in regards to controllers. This one looks to do the same. My imagination is running wild with all the things you can do with a second screen at your disposal. Edit: Awesome i got a disagree! Under a full moon and when the cherry blossoms are ripe, the disagree fairies will fly high at night.
they invented the controller remember, now they are farther innovating it. we know the rest will copy for sure this is the way forward not major graphics improvments. give me a wiiu tablet over any of the current gen controls they are dated looking now to be honest compared to the wiiU setup
no doubt about it the wiiu controller to me is a huge advantage for nintendo....they need to release as many hot games as possible within the first year on sale...cause im almost positive sony and microsoft will copy it.
Uhn-uh!!! I like playing with the same controller I've been using for over a decade!!! (Dual Shock) LMAO, it's so funny how people hate change and like playing with the same goddamn controller all their lives. You're not playing your games any differently people. Im glad Nintendo invented some crazy controller. What would be the point of 3 HD systems that play the same? It would be pointless.
Huge is the correct word, but improvement, that would be arguable.
the only improvement I see is being able to use it for RTS games such as shogun 2 total war aside from that its actually worse than current controllers because of its size and its also more fragile because of the screen on it.
People are so gullible. Ubisoft is the one who has been most vocal about next gen consoles. They are just trying to kiss up to Nintendo and get all chummy when they start making games for them. They will say it can fly to the moon if it will get them in good graces with Nintendo. Huge improvement? Was the Wiimote a huge improvement over a normal controller. No. More then half the time you used it like a normal controller pad. The the new Wii U controller looks bulky, unconfortable and unecessary. Time will tell if it isn't
i cant remember back that far, was the whole industry making the same claims when the wii original came out?
The Wii was a huge success, and the WiiRemote works, well. What are you talking about? And the Move exists, does it not?
I mean was the whole industry saying the wii remote was a huge improvement over what ps2 had back then? In other words is this history repeating itself?
Oh I see what you're sayin dude. Ok lol
Ergonomically speaking? Erm NO, it's a BIG STEP backwards. THe current controllers (DS3 and 360 controller) are suited extremely well for FPS/TPS/Racing The Wii:U controller is not. Again, the whole screen on the controller is a gimmick. Why would I want to look at the screen of the controller, (map or stats for example) when I can view it on the TV and no need to take my eyes of the screen? Like I said, it's a gimmick. Most likely won't be as effective as the Wii's motion controls, but there will still be dumbasses out there that fall for it. Human intelligence FTL
If the price is right, I plan on getting one. I haven't had a Nintendo console in a long time. ....The controller still looks stupid in my opinion though. My hands will be 10 inches apart when playing games. It really is sort of like play on an iPad with buttons. Also, I hope it's not true that the screen isn't multi-touch, talk about limiting the screen functionality if so.
haters will hate just like motion control untill the rest followed with there own versions, then its a great idea lmfao
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