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Samurai_Goroh

41. Posted:

I'm bumping this a bit because I feel like giving the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls some due praise.
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Granted, it has its flaws, few buttons and inadequate button placing and whatnot, but it truly opened up a brave new world of gaming. It's not the best controller for some types of games like fighters, but it is the best controller for shooters, as far as I'm concerned. This is how I want to play FPS, hope 3rd parties continue to support it on Wii U for a long time.

Also, I agree the Saturn controller was really nice and as a kid I just loved how cool it looked. I watched ads on TV and wanted to have a Saturn just by the look of it. All I got was a Nintendo 64 (borrowed), but I'm by no means complaining.

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Samurai_Goroh wrote:

I'm bumping this a bit because I feel like giving the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls some due praise.

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CorporalPegasus

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Ugh, Wiimote and Nunchuck. Thanks to those things, i was unable to play Mario Galaxy, Skyward Sword and every other game that required it >:[

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Samurai_Goroh

44. Posted:

Oh, the knee-jerk reaction of the elitist "hardcore" gamer. How amusing. If you can't play some of the Wii best games because of the controller, I can't help but think there's something very wrong with you, not with the Wii Remote.
I feel sorry for you, people. But in the meantime I'm playing Mario Galaxy again, you know the best game of the generation?

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CorporalPegasus

45. Posted:

@Samurai_Goroth You understood my comment wrong. I have a physical handicap (erb's palsy); But i can properly use every game controller I've used thus far, expect for the Wii Mote + Nunchuck. That is why I dislike it a lot, I cannot play Mario Galaxy and the like despite I really want to. The controller just kept me from enjoying the best the Wii had to offer.

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Learn to take a joke, man.

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Samurai_Goroh wrote:

If you can't play some of the Wii best games because of the controller, I can't help but think there's something very wrong with you,

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I have a physical handicap (erb's palsy)

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CorporalPegasus wrote:

@Samurai_Goroth You understood my comment wrong. I have a physical handicap (erb's palsy); But i can properly use every game controller I've used thus far, expect for the Wii Mote + Nunchuck. That is why I dislike it a lot, I cannot play Mario Galaxy and the like despite I really want to. The controller just kept me from enjoying the best the Wii had to offer.

You could of mentioned that in your previous post so you didn't sound like an elitist jerk.

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Interestingly enough, that problem never happens to me, having played many games on Nintendo, Sony and Xbox 360. I seem to adapt to the right button layout straight away without thinking.

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Gamecube controller is the best controller ever!

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Gamecube controller is the best controller ever!

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52. Posted:

I have to agree the GameCube is the best controller. It fits into your hand, the analogue never slips, and the shoulder buttons are just perfect. It's a shame Nintendo didn't use them again. The only controller I'd say even gets close to the GameCube is some 3rd Party Dualshock 2's. I figured out a better way of holding a Dualshock (my Analogue Stick was worn smooth) one day, and have used that grip ever since. Oh and I hate the 360 controller. Every time I use one, the buttons are mushy and I can only use my pointer fingers on the shoulder buttons. I typically use my middle finger to use shoulder buttons (it's a part of my Dualshock, GC, and Dreamcast grip) but the 360 makes that impossible, and very uncomfortable.

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PlayStation is worse. I don't know how people can play with two joysticks on the bottom and the D-pad on the top. I prefer a joystick, and I use my index fingers for triggers, so the Xbox 360 is actually my main and favorite console. Until the One comes out, I am so buying that.
@SomeBitTripFan The 360 was made for the people that use the regular layout that everyone uses for an Xbox. Index fingers for triggers, thumbs for analog sticks, and switch out your right thumb for buttons A B X and Y. I have never heard of anyone using that layout, so nobody can really complain.

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54. Posted:

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PlayStation is worse. I don't know how people can play with two joysticks on the bottom and the D-pad on the top. I prefer a joystick, and I use my index fingers for triggers, so the Xbox 360 is actually my main and favorite console. Until the One comes out, I am so buying that.

How do you stand using an analogue on the bottom and buttons on top? It's the same concept. Honestly, I don't think it matters where the analogue stick is positioned, so long as it's a good stick.

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CanisWolfred wrote:

0Games wrote:

PlayStation is worse. I don't know how people can play with two joysticks on the bottom and the D-pad on the top. I prefer a joystick, and I use my index fingers for triggers, so the Xbox 360 is actually my main and favorite console. Until the One comes out, I am so buying that.

How do you stand using an analogue on the bottom and buttons on top? It's the same concept. Honestly, I don't think it matters where the analogue stick is positioned, so long as it's a good stick.

The layout is why I'm not the best at PSP games. Being a Microsoft gamer I have to shift with my thumb and it gets tiring when on a road trip in a stretch of hours. Somehow Sony gamers play well with it, I don't know how.

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0Games wrote:

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0Games wrote:

PlayStation is worse. I don't know how people can play with two joysticks on the bottom and the D-pad on the top. I prefer a joystick, and I use my index fingers for triggers, so the Xbox 360 is actually my main and favorite console. Until the One comes out, I am so buying that.

How do you stand using an analogue on the bottom and buttons on top? It's the same concept. Honestly, I don't think it matters where the analogue stick is positioned, so long as it's a good stick.

The layout is why I'm not the best at PSP games. Being a Microsoft gamer I have to shift with my thumb and it gets tiring when on a road trip in a stretch of hours. Somehow Sony gamers play well with it, I don't know how.

That's because the PSP's D-Pad and analogue are terrible, not because of the placement. The D-Pad's so stiff it's like you're fighting it. It's my biggest complaint with the PSP, along with the nub just being a terrible idea and the battery being too quick to die.

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57. Posted:

N64 and GC controllers are brilliant to use. As someone has mentioned they do look daft but they work brilliantly!

I love the NES pad too. I've never been a fan of the SNES one, I was a Megadrive fan during that time and got on with the pad better.

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58. Posted:

CanisWolfred wrote:

0Games wrote:

PlayStation is worse. I don't know how people can play with two joysticks on the bottom and the D-pad on the top. I prefer a joystick, and I use my index fingers for triggers, so the Xbox 360 is actually my main and favorite console. Until the One comes out, I am so buying that.

How do you stand using an analogue on the bottom and buttons on top? It's the same concept. Honestly, I don't think it matters where the analogue stick is positioned, so long as it's a good stick.

I'm with him. I think the offset sticks is far more comfortable to use. But, that's what this thread is all about, personal preference.

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59. Posted:

The GameCube controller is actually incredibly comfortable. The N64 one is odd in its design, I admit, but I don't have a problem with that either.

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CapnPancakes wrote:

6ch6ris6 wrote:

at topic:
i am more concerned about the placement of A B X Y. the xbox layout is way better. i am still confused on nintendo systems. A and B need be to changed. X and Y need to be changed, too.

Uh, why would Nintendo change the button layout when it's been like that since the SNES?

But it hasn't.
SNES:
Y X
B A

N64 (note that A now takes primary position):
B CL CU
A CD CR

GC (again, A takes primary placement):

Y
B A X

Wii (again, A takes primary placement):
A (with B on back)

Wii U: Back to
Y X
B A

Now, the GBA kept the NES/GB's B A placement, and (3)DS was in keeping with the SNES, but Nintendo's consoles have not used the same button layout as any previous console until the Wii U reused the SNES button placement.

Classic Controller's etc. aside, mind you.

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