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SteveW

1. Posted:

The Wii U game boxes are misleading, they show that they support controllers like the Pro Controller but then won't let you use it for a single player game... which games will let you use it for single player?

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Schprocket

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Have you got a list of the offending games where you've seen this because it'll help narrow your request down and we can see whether you've possibly confused the Wiimote-dependent Classic for the Classic Pro?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, is one game, btw...

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SteveW

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Well, I don't have a Pro Controller yet, I was asking to see if it would be worth buying one. I don't want to buy one and then find that I can't use it for anything.

I know that Tank! Tank! Tank! refuses to let you use anything other than the Gamepad for single player even though it shows other controllers on the box. Also Epic Mickey 2...

Call of Duty may use the Pro but I'd rather use point and shoot with that game I use the Activision Top Shot Elite rifle with it.

I just find the Gamepad controller with the screen useless for some games, what is the point of having your game mirrored on the gamepad screen by games that don't make use of the second screen for anything else? besides offline play of course... but I'd rather just play on my TV with a controller that doesn't run down every 3 or 4 hours.

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KaiserGX

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You are playing too much if you are draining the battery in 1 go...

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SteveW

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Has anyone used the Pro controller for single player Sonic All Stars racing? I would get it if it works with that one, the gamepad screen is useless, who can take their eyes off of the screen during a race long enough to look at the map, and why bother?

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SteveW

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KaiserGX wrote:

You are playing too much if you are draining the battery in 1 go...

I don't disagree with that, lol, but mostly just on the weekends

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KaiserGX

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3 seconds max man...

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SCAR392

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SteveW wrote:

Has anyone used the Pro controller for single player Sonic All Stars racing? I would get it if it works with that one, the gamepad screen is useless, who can take their eyes off of the screen during a race long enough to look at the map, and why bother?

Yes, you can play Sonic with the Pro only, but the Gamepad will still be on, and display the map. There's no way to completely exclude the gamepad from your games. You just need to press start at the title screen with whatever controller you want to use. Gamepad will still be on regardless though.

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SteveW

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I might have a way around that... when I play Skylanders with the WIi remote and Nunchuck I start the game and then take the gamepad into another room that is out of range so I can turn it off without the Wii U turning off.

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SCAR392

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Meh. I use the gamepad to play anyways. The pro controller is just a gamepad when it comes to button layout/function, besides the screen and cameras. I don't get why people dislike the gamepad over 'regular' controllers...

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SteveW

11. Posted:

Battery life mainly... also some games are better with other controllers, like Call of Duty with point and shoot.

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SCAR392

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SteveW wrote:

Battery life mainly... also some games are better with other controllers, like Call of Duty with point and shoot.

Just put the gamepad on the charger stand if you have that. The gamepad shows you the map on hardcore, that doesn't show up on screen.

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rallydefault

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SCAR392 wrote:

SteveW wrote:

Has anyone used the Pro controller for single player Sonic All Stars racing? I would get it if it works with that one, the gamepad screen is useless, who can take their eyes off of the screen during a race long enough to look at the map, and why bother?

Yes, you can play Sonic with the Pro only, but the Gamepad will still be on, and display the map. There's no way to completely exclude the gamepad from your games. You just need to press start at the title screen with whatever controller you want to use. Gamepad will still be on regardless though.

You can turn the gamepad off. I do it when I play Sonic and Ninja Gaiden. Just hit the Home button, go to Controller Layout (or something along those lines), and then it will give you an option to turn off the gamepad's screen. The gamepad will still technically be ON, but it won't display a picture or produce sound, saving lots of battery and taking away any distractions.

Also- I freaking love the pro controller. So comfy. I haven't had to charge the darn thing yet, and I've been playing way too much lately lol

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SteveW

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Doesn't help me much, turning of the display still runs the battery out pretty quick. I know.. I know.. leave it on the charging stand, lol

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TheKingOfTown

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Can you use just the Wii Remote in single player on NSMBU?

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Schprocket

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Steve - great name, btw :) - I have one of those third party polycarbonate cases for the Gamepad so I have to plug the pad's charger directly into to pad.

Where I sit, the lead is just long enough to leave plugged in while playing after the low battery LED comes on.

Up until yesterday I used the Pro controller with Black Ops and used the Gamepad for the items that I couldn't be bothered remembering the button-commands for, and I found the Pro much easier to use than the Classic (as I remember BlOps 1 on the Wii).

I started using the Gamepad totally in BlOps2 yesterday and it's not too different to using the Pro controller apart from having the hands slightly further apart.

I've also only ever played Sonic Transformed with the Gamepad so I can't help you there.

@TheKingOfTown Yes, you can use Wii-motes for the game-characters.
[edit] In the 'who uses the Gamepad?' thread people reported using the pad with NSMBU for single-player, off-TV play, so what do I know?... LOL!!![/edit]

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skywake

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From what I can tell Nano Assault Neo doesn't support the Pro for single player even though it says it does in it's specs. Just multiplayer support I assume, I haven't tried multi yet.

As for why you'd want to use the Pro controller... it's just a tiny a bit more comfortable mainly. When you don't need the screen for the game in question why would you not want to use the Pro controller sometimes? It's easily the most comfortable traditional controller I've ever used and it's probably about on par with the WiiMote and Nunchuck with your arms just in whatever natural position they land and KB/Mouse which is the same again. I've haven't really had battery issues yet so comfort is the only reason.

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Sjoerd

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I got one with ZombiU for multiplayer, wich is awesome. I also use it for CoD and Sega Racing. I played Nano Assault with it, but multiplayer isn't that great. It's worth the price for ZombiU, CoD and Sega Racing. Also bought it for Rayman Legends, but that's not out yet.

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