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Wii U Tablet Controller - Why it may be the best controller around (Shortblog)

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It didn't take long for the Nintendo haters to come out of the woodwork after the conference this morning -- "Oh, the controller is going to cost so much, oh, it's uncomfortable even though I've never used one, wah!" Well I'm here to tell you that I think this couldn't be farther than the truth, and I think Nintendo's new tablet controller may be one of the best control solutions we've ever seen.

You know what excites me about Wii U the most? The fact that they NEVER ONCE showed more than one tablet in the same room. This tells me that youíll only ever need one tablet, no matter how many people youíre playing with Ė It was always one tablet and four Wii Remotes. This means that people donít have to break the bank spending money on controllers, since theyíre all backwards compatible and the one necessary tablet comes with the console. For all intents and purposes, itís literally just a Wii HD, which is EXACTLY what Nintendo needed to do (Did you see the Zelda clip? GAWD.).

And speaking of controls, those people worried about more waggle shouldn't worry, either -- If most games use the traditional controls of the tablet controller and Wii U supports the original Wii Remote, wouldn't that logically mean that the original Classic Controller is supported, too? All you lose is the screen, and something tells me you don't actually REQUIRE the screen to play a lot of those games, especially the multiplatform ones.

This is obviously all just my own speculation, but I sincerely would bet money on it. One tablet, four Wii Remotes, and everyone is happy. And games like Arkham City, Assassinís Creed, Ninja Gaiden 3... Itís Nintendoís answer to the 360 and PS3, but they take it a step further with the shared tablet. This is truly an HD version of the Wii, but with more traditional controls.
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About pedrovay2003one of us since 2:15 PM on 11.14.2006

Name: Peter
Home State: New York
Currently Residing In: Missouri
Birthday: October 13th, 1985 (I'll always secretly consider the NES to have been a five-day late birthday present to me from Nintendo.)
Degree: Communication (with a writing emphasis)

CURRENT FAVORITE GAMES/SERIES:

Fatal Frame Series (PS2, Xbox, Wii, Wii U, 3DS)
Metroid Prime Series (GameCube, DS, Wii)
Zelda Series (Various Nintendo Platforms)
Journey (PS3)
Dishonored (PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Metal Gear Solid Series (Everything)




My most prized gaming-related possession: A factory-sealed copy of the original Famicom Disk System version of The Legend of Zelda.




Mario and I were tight back in the day, yo.


I've had a few articles promoted on the front page... Check them out if you want. (Thanks, Hamza! :D)

Good Idea, Bad Idea
The Start of the Affair
Expanded Universes
Other Worlds Than These
I Suck At Games
Love/Hate
The Future
Digital Distribution


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