I could knock you out with the new Wii U controller

Do I really want to a Wii U?

Yeah I’m intrigued, I’ve watched the demos, but the thing is huge and where would I put it. We already need a charging docking station for the four remotes we have for the Wii. Not to mention the storage we need for the Wii wheels. Plus you have all the games, the nunchuks, the Wii Fit board and any other accessory you may have picked up with other games like the Zumba game for instance.

So what’s the big deal about the Wii U and will it be successful?

I’m not so sure.

The Nintendo website describes the new controller as such:

The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.

I just can’t get over how huge this controller is, the thing is massive. I’m not sure I think we need to have a video game controller with the game in the controller if we are playing the video game on the TV. This isn’t supposed to be a hand held game. I mean I guess I can see how you could get some perks in games and sort of hide out from other players in multi player games, but I think that would eventually get old. And how the heck do you hook this thing up to a nunchuk and use both?

The only other way I think a controller like this would be useful would be in games where sketching would be necessary. Like a Pictionary game or some other sort of drawing game, but in terms of any type of action game that wouldn’t really be the case, right? So why would you need an in-controller screen? Especially one THAT big? And damn, what if it cracks or malfunctions? Replacing a controller is no longer going to be a $40 replacement.

I don’t think there are enough types of games to be made to fit this type of controller. But hopefully I’m just lacking in imagination compared to the folks at Nintendo.

I’m sure all of this will make more sense as I see it being used in more demos. Right now I’m just in video game shock.

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2 Responses

  1. Lynne says:

    It looks like a DS, not a remote control! I’m not sure why we would need it either. Guess we’ll have to wait & see…

  2. scrInk says:

    I feel the same way Lynne, I guess we’ll hear more soon.