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Topic: Plethora of Controllers - a problem?

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Scollurio

21. Posted:

skywake wrote:

Since when has a console ever come with "all the controllers needed" for a full multiplayer experience? It's no different than when the Wii launched and required four remotes and nunchucks for some of the games. Or even back on the N64 when to get the full Smash Bros experience you needed four controllers. Only difference is that now it comes bundled with a "special" controller and supports five player multi instead of four.

I'm sure when Mario Kart Wii U and Smash Bros U come around people will be running for the Pro Controllers.... but even that's not new because we all did the same for those respective games on the Wii. Nothing's changed and it wasn't a problem before so I don't see how it could possibly be a problem now.

I get your point but I meant this:

  • Mom got gamecube for boy
  • boy plays with friend from next door
  • boy sad because he can't because he only got one controllers
  • Mom goes to store says 'Me want controller for gamecube'
  • Mom brings controller home, boy happy

Situation now:

  • boy wants to play multiplayer on Wii U
  • Mom walks to store says 'I want controller for Wii'
  • storeclerk says 'Wii or Wii U' (because he's an idiot)
  • Mom confused, eventually she remembers the package and says 'Wii U'
  • storeclerk says 'which one?'
  • O_0
  • storeclerk says 'need a nunchuk too?'
  • X_x

That - or similar scenarios is what I meant.
The different KINDS of controllers not that the system doesn't come packed with all of them for Multiplayer.
Or like parents buying a game for the Wii U the boy most likely can't play because he's lacking the right kind of controller.

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As someone who never owned a Wii you're right. I can't play any of Nintendo land's multiplayer since I don't have a Wiimote. Now I need one just to try out the rest of he game with my brother. I can't even access Wii mode without apparently. So if I wanted to play multiplayer in a Wii game I'd need to buy two. Then there's nun chucks. Ugh, come on!

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While it will be very amusing to see all the people who sold the Wii and Wiimotes because 3rd party games don't exist apparently completely unable to play multiplayer without spending more quite a bit more money, I do agree this is a problem in ways already stated in this thread.

I don't have as much of a problem with it personally though. Like the Wii, the variety of different controllers and ways to use the controllers (sideways Wiimote vs. Wiimote + Nun-chuck, etc.) is something I'm really glad is around. I might have gotten sick of the Wii if a decent amount of the games didn't let me just play with a GCN controller like it was a GCN game, and likewise I hope there's a decent amount of games where I can just go back to the Wiimotes (mainly FPSs hopefully).

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skywake

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@Scollurio
but the same was true with the Wii so I still don't see what the big deal is. What happened when the kid asked their parents for a Classic Controller? Was there the same confusion? I don't see how this is any different. The only "problem" is that the "default" multiplayer controller is a Wii Remote and not a Wii U Remote..... although I'm not sure where the confusion is given how obvious they are making it.

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ToastyYogurt

25. Posted:

There could be a bit of confusion, actually. Some of the less mindful third party games like NBA 2K13 only support Pro Controllers for multiplayer. So no matter how many Wiimotes you have, if you haven't shelled out $50 for a new Pro Controller, you're going to have a hard time playing multiplayer on lazy ports and games that just don't give a crap.

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kkslider5552000 wrote:

While it will be very amusing to see all the people who sold the Wii and Wiimotes because 3rd party games don't exist apparently completely unable to play multiplayer without spending more quite a bit more money, I do agree this is a problem in ways already stated in this thread.

I don't have as much of a problem with it personally though. Like the Wii, the variety of different controllers and ways to use the controllers (sideways Wiimote vs. Wiimote + Nun-chuck, etc.) is something I'm really glad is around. I might have gotten sick of the Wii if a decent amount of the games didn't let me just play with a GCN controller like it was a GCN game, and likewise I hope there's a decent amount of games where I can just go back to the Wiimotes (mainly FPSs hopefully).

The problem the Wii faced was the lawsuit that halted the production of Gamecube controllers (temporarily because Nintendo won the appeal), so that's most likely why it wasn't supported that much.

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