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Topic: Do you recommend buying a Wii U Pro controller now?

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shadow-wolf

Hi everyone,

I'm a Wii U owner, and I played all my Wii U games (such as Mario Kart 8, Wind Waker HD, Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, etc.) with the Wii U GamePad. I never saw the need for the Pro controller since not all games used it, it didn't have gyroscope aiming, and games that did allow it usually used the GamePad better (due to its second-screen capabilities).

However, with confirmation that Breath of the Wild won't be using the touchscreen of the GamePad, I was wondering if it's worth it to get a Wii U Pro controller now. I know Switch is coming very soon, but I actually won't be getting one until late 2018 (gotta focus on school/career stuff), so I'll be playing the Wii U for a while from now. What do you guys think? Is the comfort of the Pro controller worth the lack of gyroscope and extra cost?

Also, do any of you know places that often have sales or discounts on the Pro controller (if I choose to get it)?

Thanks!

shadow-wolf

blaisedinsd

When was that confirmation of no touchscreen? I actually feel that would be a slap in the face to Wii U owners considering this game was in development from the start for Wii U and many people bought a Wii U for this game. If they can slap touchscreen functions in to Ocarina, Majora, Windwaker, and Twilight Princess is Breath of the Wild going to be the only 3D Zelda with no touchscreen functionality? All those games have gyro aiming as well. The switch has a touchscreen and gyro as well.

I am a fan of the pro controller. I don't think in your case it makes much sense. If you love the gamepad as your primary controller all this time why change now? If you want a smaller lighter controller with much better battery life get the pro.

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shadow-wolf

@blaisedinsd

You make a valid point. I tried a Pro controller recently and realized how much lighter and more comfortable it is to hold than the GamePad. But I wasn't a fan of the lack of gyroscope features.

They said in order to level the playing field, the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild won't use the second screen of the GamePad. I'm not sure if it won't be used whatsoever (left blank), just mirror what's happening on the TV (which IMHO is worse, does nothing but drain the GamePad battery), or use it for a basic map.

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Octane

@blaisedinsd @smm1 The GamePad isn't support in Breath of the Wild (don't ask me why!*). If you remember the first demo from the Game Awards: http://www.zeldainformer.com/images/uploads/31771/wiiu_zelda_... Yeah, that's not in the game. I believe it's just a black screen, but don't quote me on that.

*Actually, Aonuma compared playing Zelda with driving a car, his argument was that you don't have your GPS on your lap either while you're driving. Not my words though.

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spizzamarozzi

blaisedinsd wrote:

When was that confirmation of no touchscreen? I actually feel that would be a slap in the face to Wii U owners considering this game was in development from the start for Wii U and many people bought a Wii U for this game. If they can slap touchscreen functions in to Ocarina, Majora, Windwaker, and Twilight Princess is Breath of the Wild going to be the only 3D Zelda with no touchscreen functionality? All those games have gyro aiming as well. The switch has a touchscreen and gyro as well.

Aonuma said that all of the GamePad functionality were removed once the team was told that Breath of the Wild was supposed to come out for the Switch aswell (it was an interview with some french magazine*). He clearly stated the game was supposed to be a lot more based on the interaction with the GamePad but that was scraped once the Switch came into play. I guess, although the Switch shares many similarities with the GamePad, they didn't have the time to implement them in time for the Switch launch, so instead they removed them from the WiiU version so that the two games would be almost identical. That's how much Nintendo cares about you, dear customer.

To answer the OP - I wouldn't go into the trouble of buying the Pro Controller JUST for BotW - but if you have other games (more specifically, action games like Bayonetta 2, Smash Bros, Super Meat Boy, Ninja Gaiden, Devil's Third and the likes) then the Pro Controller is not a bad investment. I would keep an eye out for Amazon's daily deals, or those huge chain stores like Walmart or Target - I mean, at some point they are probably going to offer those WiiU accessories at a sale price to make room for all those Switch carrying cases**.

EDIT: *it was an interview with a website called jeuxvideo
EDIT 2: **I would like to add that if I could stick Aonuma's head in one of those carrying cases and slap him with a GPS, I would pay €329.99 for the priviledge.

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gcunit

No. You never saw the need for it before. Nothing has changed in that respect. Stick the money saved in your Switch savings account.

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skywake

Is there any confirmation that BotW will even be playable with the Pro Controller? I know it works with the Switch Pro Controller but the Switch Pro Controller has motion controls. The Wii U Pro Controller doesn't. And there are definitely some parts of the game that do use Motion Controls. I wouldn't at all be surprised if this game only supports the GamePad on the Wii U.

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sentiententity

That's a bummer BOTW doesn't use the touch screen on the wii u.

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skywake

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Interesting. I wonder how the magnesis stuff they've shown will work without motion controls....

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FGPackers

I don't think it's worth buying one since it seems you will use it just for BOTW. Keep using gamepad and save money for Switch

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Atariboy

Walmart has these on clearance for $37, just so you know.

And unlike online, you can be reasonably certain you're not buying a knockoff when buying one at retail, like you could end up with buying from something like a 3rd party Amazon seller.

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blaisedinsd

I don't need much gamepad functionallity, I mostly played wind waker with the pro controller. I just think it would be ridiculous to mute the game compared to other 3D zeldas that were originally for other systems when this is the only one that was originally for Wii U. Just give us the basics like WWHD and TPHD had geez. Hopefully they just removed things like blowing in the microphone or drawing pictures

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shadow-wolf

@spizzamarozzi

You make a good point, as of now I'm planning on using it for just BotW, but I could maybe use it for Super Mario 3D World and maybe Smash (I currently use Gamecube controllers for Smash but they are wearing out a bit).

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@McGruber

It's definitely at a much better price, but how is its quality? Do you own one, and if so how is it? I bought some cheap third-party Wii remotes and classic controllers a couple of years ago and they weren't that great, so I'm hesitant to buy third-party.

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@gcunit

Frankly that's what I thought too, plus the Switch Pro controller has all of the features sans IR sensor of the Joy Cons so it should be supported much more than the Wii U Pro controller.

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@FGPackers

Yeah as much as I'd like a smaller and more lightweight controller, you're probably right. Plus the Wii U pro controller lacks gyro, so aiming with the bow with the Pro controller would be a bit of a pain in BotW

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@GoneFishin

Where on Walmart is this listed? I just checked and they are selling for $45.

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Octane

@smm1 Please don't multi-post, you can edit your posts to include more replies.

Octane

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