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The Nintendo Wii Controllers? Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'Other Video Game Discussion' started by Polaros, Sep 16, 2005.

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  1. Polaros

    Polaros Jade Star Trainer

    I just saw nintendo.com and they put some pictures out of the the new controllers, Click Here For Link

    It talks about them and shows some pics
     
  2. Porygandrew

    Porygandrew Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I just saw this, too.

    I'm going to trust Nintendo with this one. I'm sure there are adapters to make the controllers seem like traditional controllers.

    I know one group of people who aren't going to be happy: The Button Mashers. SSBs is going to be an interesting game, though.

    One thing I'm worried about is being able to adjust your position. I tend to move around while playing games (and I'm sure it's the same for a lot of people), so if it's based on my movements, how can I make my little adjustments to my seating position not vastly affect the game?
     
  3. Tendo128

    Tendo128 R.I.P. Ridley

    YAY!!!

    This is more innovative than even the Nintendo DS (which is saying quite a bit), and I can't waity to see how developers will use it to it's full potential.

    My only real concern is if it will work when I'm playing in the car (which I have done with my GCN and PS2 a lot), but that's nothing that will stop me from picking it up as soon as possible.

    This basicly confirms my theory that at the very least, Nintendo should perform better this generation than it has in the last two.
     
  4. Blues

    Blues Monkey Dragon

    I still haven't seen have you use the controller exactly, but I like it. It may seem like a remote, but Nintendo knows what their doing... But I fear this may scare off new gamers. Because of the way it looks, people might think it's too bulky to use, and wont buy it. But, over I am glad Nintendo has decided to do something like this. When they said "Revolution" they meant it...
     
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  5. Project Alpha

    Project Alpha Recharged

    Whoa! Nintendo has done it again. A controller that looks like a remote, and makes you feel like you're in command. It's ingenius. Now I'm getting the revolution for sure. It's going to rock.
     
  6. Poke Freak

    Poke Freak Guest

    You gotta be kidding me. Ok, I do have to admit, it's kinda cool, but I'm so used to the two handed controller and I like them a lot, and I kinda expected a controller that was well... not a TV remote controller.

    Of course, as soon as I try it I'll probally like it, but still.
     
  7. P-fan

    P-fan Storm Trainer

    Interesting. I hope Nintendo know what they're doing
     
  8. Kez

    Kez Hoenn Champion

    I want to know what it is like to hold and play with, as I am used to the joypad controler, but I suppose that this will make games a lot more interactive and enjoyable. I still will not be able to make my miond up at the moment until I play a game with one, but my honest opinion right now is that it looks stupid, but time will tell.
     
  9. What the hell is wrong with Nintendo? What were they on? I mean, it looks like a sex toy/Very Very stupid! Original idea though, should give them some benefit of the doubt....
     
  10. The biggest thing that pisses me off here is the fans. If Microsoft or Sony came out with something like this you'd all be bashing it like crazy.. but the fact that it's Nintendo makes it all okay. Seriously, can any of you people say you'd like this idea if it was Microsoft?

    Anyway, at first I thought it was a horrible idea, but the more I think about it, it doesn't seem too bad. It has some real potiential for some games. Having lightsaber fights with some friends over would be hilarious fun. But at the same time it limits the system. There's not going to be any serious games for the thing, I can see it mainly only being mini games and gimmicky games. Like the DS, very few games are going to use it right.. And you can pretty much count out games like Final Fantasy, GTA, Resident Evil being ported now, games are going to have to made exclusivly for it, not ported. Whether you see that as a good or bad thing.

    I also don't always want to be throwing this thing around the room to play a game. It might be fun sometimes, but it's not something I want to be doing late at night, or early in the morning. And you can start bets right now on how quickly somebody will try and sue Nintendo for one of their friends smacking them in the face with the remote.

    I also don't like the idea of add ons for it.. Might seem like it could be good, but it's going to be another case of Nintendo releasing hundreds of pointless accesories that only one or two games are going to use.. I don't want to splash out all that money for a controller.

    So yeah, basically there's some good points and some bad points. In my opinion it looks fun, but I think it will be better to have as a secondary console, alongside the Xbox or PS3.
     
  11. Golden Lugia

    Golden Lugia Guest

    OMG this is the what nintendo made us wait for!?! This is the Revolution? i really thought nintendo were goin to make THE pad but this is what will waited all that time for......a remote with a D pad and 6 buttons....... and in the other hand a control stick that looks like its got a z button on it. wow nintendo are goin to win the console war now......i've been with nintendo all my life defending it againist xbox and playstation fan boys and after all them years it come up with IMO the worst pad i have ever seen i mean how are you goin to play games like Zelda, SSM,star fox,Res 5,and Mario with this!?!
     
  12. Hao Kaiser

    Hao Kaiser Aww... Crap.

    Well, no one expected that.

    Honestly, that seems much more sutable as a secondary controller. Kinda for certain games. But it'll be much easier to play the few RPG's we'll get.
     
  13. Darato

    Darato (o,..,o)

    Hey as long as it can still hurt peopel. When i hit them with it i say it's ok.
     
  14. Smile Guy

    Smile Guy Keep Smiling...

    YAY!
    Imagine the possibilities. In Zelda, swinging your sword. Bowling! Golfing! Oh, it's gonna be great. I saw it and I knew it was good, no other thoughts.
    Oh and Golden Lugia, it's not just THAT. It's motion-sensitive and everything. And you can connect other periphals!
     
  15. I'm thinking that there will be diferent ways to use it other than swinging the thing around. With the add-ons, Im sure that there will be some sort of "standard" controller implimentation, like with the joystick (which has 2 z buttons on it, BTW) you could use the joystick to move your character around and use the main part to select things to attack. And yes, there may be some attachments that are game specific (i.e. bongos) however, they will probably be rather affordable.

    As far as there only being "gimicky" games, I don not think that will be the case at all. THQ, Activision, Ubisoft, and heres the big one, EA all said that they all will support the Revolution completly, and already have games in the works for the system. I'm sure that some of the release games will be sort of like the DS release games were, but also like the DS, the games will grow up as the hardware grows more familiar. We have quite a few great games on the DS already (I personally own 16 individual titles and have liked each and every one of them).

    I think that you need to see the broad picture here, and that is that Nintendo knows what they are doing, I WOULD say the same for Sony as well because they are an industry force too, (I'm not so sure if I would back M$ on something like this, due to the fact that they suck out loud). I think that we should just wait and see what happens, I'm sure there will be more info released this weekend at the Tokyo Game Show.

    Do not fear change, embrace it.
     
  16. Euphoria

    Euphoria Guest

    Ahh! Those look freaking AMAZING! X3 I am definately getting the green one. Hehe. But seriously.. those look really cool. Nintendo has done it again, they rock!
     
  17. USCoaster

    USCoaster Boulder Trainer

    If you skip to about 29:00 in the Keynote speech linked at the bottom of the article on Nintendo's site, they have a 2 minute video of the controller in action and it really explains a lot and makes it that much more appealing. I know my first reaction was "cool, but weird, and I don't quite get it" but now I think it is awesome and could enhance the total experience.
     
  18. Celebii

    Celebii Rose > your mom

    I really like the controller. At first, I thought it sucked and that Nintendo should die. But after I thought about it for a little bit... I fell in love with it. The controller has so much potential! If you think it will only work for gimmicky games, you are soooo wrong. You shouldn't even say that because you havent seen what it could do >_>. For example, The controller is perfect for FPSes. You can move the camera around so easily. It will feel like you are kinda holding a real gun >>;. In my opinion.. the controller will do great
     
  19. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Plus accordin to Iwata you can plug it into another shell for mainstream generic games
     
  20. clengio

    clengio Guest

    Wow, this is the best controller I have ever seen, Before I heard about this I had no intention of buying a Revolution but now I can't wait! :)
     
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