Controller look very uncomfortable

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Jan 11, 2017
  1. Youkai
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    I wonder why noone has made a thread about it yet ...
    For me it looks like the Controller will be VERY uncomfortable.

    Even when it is stuck together it looks kind of small and weirdly shaped but if you take them off and have this thing in your hand which looks like you have to search for it with a microscope (yeah I know I am overdoing it a little) I doub't it feels good to have those in your hand and try to controll the game with it.

    Like if you sweat a little and it slips around in your hand you would have more work not letting it fall out of your hand than anything else ...

    I'd probably only buy the Switch if there are classic controller or I could test the controller and see for myself that it is not half as bad as I assume it to be
     


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    Yes, could be an 'interesting' mix of Pokémon Mini handheld and original NES controller ergonomics. ^^
     
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    i agree with the op.
    the on screen controllers look so tiny and fragile ( i hope that will not be the case on the actual thing )

    best would be to actually hold it to feel it in the hand.

    for example some people dislike the WiiU gamepad maybe becuase they feel like it is uncomfy for them or that it is too heavy? so they go on and purchase a pro controller to fix that issue.

    i personally love the WiiU Gamepad, it is comfy to me and not that heavy.

    (the switch on screen controller) will come down to how it will feel for us in the end i suppose.
     
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    Nintendo is very good at making controllers that look awful and uncomfortable but are actually surprisingly ergonomic. I wouldn't fret because I suspect that's the case here as well
     
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    Remember the N64?
    Remember the Gamecube?
    Remember the wii and wii u?
    All had some sort of weird controller design yet Nintendo made them feel comfortable, at least that's how I felt everytime I picked up any of the controllers.
     
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    Indeed, the Wii U gamepad seemed very uncomfortable and I was really surprised when I purchased my Wii U. So about the Switch controllers, I just would say 'wait and see'...
     
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    It does look uncomfortable. The GBA SP was uncomfortable, the DS was uncomfortable, and the 3DS is uncomfortable, and the Switch will probably be uncomfortable. Comfortable controllers are large and chunky, and you can't have that on a device that's supposed to fit in your pocket (not that any handheld after the GBA SP fit in any of my pockets, but that's another story). So yeah, it will be hand cramp land until you get used to it.
     
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    Well you know nintendo isnt about comfort, there about making new controllers ever system lol....

    But really i would have to hold it and see.
    I thought the wii u gamepad would be a bit off but after a few days it was all good. And i went back to a ps3 controller at the time and it felt really small to me.

    So i just gotta wait till i can hold one and see how it feels
     
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    And they ruined good idea of playing on dual screens...
     
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    Classic Controller is confirmed since well... The trailer.
     
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    Well, I been playing portable and console gaming since most of my whole life, and well, I don't remember ever having problems with the controls. Except maybe "the claw" with the PSP. So, I'm sure I'll be fine. I guess they could have made them a bit wider for other people tho.
     
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    Well I liked the Gamecubes controller design ^^V and even though they N64 one was very weird it became one of my all time favorites ... Wii ... well the Wii is the reason I did not buy the WiiU so no idea about the controller (Wii mote and nunchuck is the worst controller ever made)


    I guess with small Hands like the japanese probably have it could be good but if you have big bear pranks like me you could have lost in the switch :/
     
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    Fixed for you. The classic controller is completely different from pro.
     
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    many said they wiimotes looked uncomfortable before release until they actually tried them..
    same for the wiiu gamepad many said it looks big & heavy before release, but when actually trying it, said it was comfortable & light.

    have a feeling same with joycons, they look small on paper but in person will most likely feel just right. dont think nintendo releases these things without them being tested for feel & comfort.
     
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    None of the systems you speak of are uncomfortable. It's just you.

    Anyway don't really care what the joycons feel like, i won't be using them. Hopefully Pro Controller support is system wide.
     
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    Question: Have you actually held a Wii remote/Nunchuck for an extended amount of time, or are you just basing this off of looks?
     
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    I guess I know know because I have never held one, but playing with the single switch paddle looks like it will cramp my hands.
    Not to mention my styleee
     
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    Yeah, I held it with my imagination too and I can confirm it's pretty uncomfortable.
     
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    Yes I owned a Wii for 2 years until I gave it to a cousin and never got it back.
    I really didn't like it at all and always used the Gamecube Controller with Compatible games.

    Smash and Mario Kart were just unplayable for me with that stupid wiimote. That thing was not a controller it was some weird stick you could put elsewhere and tha nunchuck was bad too as you had 2 seperate parts which was very annoying.

    They should just do a Proper Controller like Playstation or the old ones like SNES or Gamecube
     
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    The Wii U GamePad is uncomfortable and hard to reach the buttons on.
     

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