More Reviews
REVIEWS Titan Souls Review
Titan Souls isn't much like Dark Souls, but the Prepare to Die tagline still works.

StarDrive 2 Review
A 4X strategy game in space. Sounds like a perfect match, right?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Preview
Vergil, Lady, and Trish take the stage in this re-enhanced version of Devil May Cry 4.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
Release date: Out Now

Farming Simulator 15
Release date: 05/01/15


LATEST FEATURES Star Wars: Battlefront Impressions, Triumphs, and Disappointments
Developer DICE unveiled Star Wars Battlefront at this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA. But is it shaping up to the Battlefront we’ve been looking for?

Dragon Quest Heroes: It's Warriors, It's Action RPG, It's Tower Defense, It's Damn Fun [Hands-on Preview]
I'm not a fan of Warriors games, but I sure dig the hell out of this.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Old Before Their Time
By oblivion437
Posted on 04/13/15
Bloodborne's apparently successful launch (see note below) has yielded two interesting points, for me.  One is that it's being hailed as the PS4's savior (see note below) and the other is that it seems to have serious technical problems.  Conversations erupting around...

Wii U Hardware Preview: Everything You Need To Know About The Wii U

Posted on Monday, June 11 @ 12:49:03 Eastern by

Wii U Pro Controller

Is this an Xbox 360 controller? It sure looks like it, in nearly every way. It was smart for Nintendo to emulate what many feel to be the best controller on the market, but they made one major alteration to the design. The left side of the controller and the triggers are arranged in the same manner as the 360 controller. But the right side swaps the face buttons and right analog stick, so the analog stick is where the face buttons would/should be, and vice versa.



The configuration really feels weird in the hand placement, and reaching for face buttons is slightly uncomfortable. I didn’t get enough time with it to say if it’s something you could get used to quickly, but if the 360 controller's placement of the D-pad is an example, it should be fine within a week of playtime. I believe the decision was made because a lot of Nintendo’s games use the D-pad and face buttons, and admittedly, using those two in combination was more comfortable than analog sticks and face buttons or D-pad.

Aside from that, it’s a familiar controller and a stroke of genius for Nintendo to offer an alternative to the Wii U Gamepad that more closely emulates experiences found on Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. It provides a more even third-party experience across platforms and will work well with any genre. The one issue I take with it is because the Wii U can use Wiimotes, the Gamepad, Classic controllers, nunchuks, and now this, I feel like my entire living room is going to be filled with controllers—not even counting my other consoles.

Page 4: Wii U Console Technical Capabilities Preview>>
 

Tags:   Wii U, Nintendo, E3
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

comments powered by Disqus




More On GameRevolution