Classic Controller - Too Late to Buy?

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  1. IBNobody
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    I've had my Wii since launch, but I never bought a classic controller. I've been able to make-do with a Wavebird for GC/Emulators, and I've been extremely satisfied with it.

    I finished Xenoblade with the standard Wiimote/Nunchuck. I was on the cusp of buying a classic controller then, but I figured that Xenoblade would be the last game I'd play on the Wii that supported the classic controller. The Last Story came out, and now I'm re-evaluating my decision. With TLS and possibly Pandora ahead of me, should I fork over the $15-$20 and buy a classic? Or do you think that it's too late in the Wii's lifecycle for me to get much use out of the classic?

    Money isn't a problem, but I don't like buying one-off controllers that I use infrequently.
     


  2. Clarky

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    well if you plan on buying a wii u it should be compatible with that a well, plus for emulators the d pad is great
     
  3. Lucif3r

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    Pandora's Tower will most likely not be classic controller supported, as you actually use the wiimote to aim and do some other things that requires motions.
     
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    Whoops, wrong game.

    Someone kill that post, please.
     
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    The Classic Controller is personally my favorite peripheral. I use in conjunction with Mario Kart Wii, and place in the top half of the race almost every time, and do set faster than average time trials.
     
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    the wavebird is better and cordless
     
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    But probably won't be compatible with the Wii U.
     
  9. tbgtbg

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    Only better in your opinion. Personally, I find GC controllers (wavebird included) aren't great for anything using the D-pad, whereas the Classic Controller is perfectly fine for both D-Pad and analog stick based games. Only thing I don't care for on the CC is lack of rumble, but wavebird wouldn't have that either.
     
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    Oh, I know this is probably a given, but make sure you get a CC Pro instead of the regular version. It's far more comfortable because you have something to grip onto.
     
  11. Nah3DS

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    the d-pad placement of the gamecube controller is just wrong
     
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    The classic controller is god awful but it's better than the wiimote for the few games that support the classic controller but not the gamecube controller.
     
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    dont use it than i've always used the analog :P
     
  14. Lucif3r

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    Analog on NES/SNES/GBA/etc is just pure fail.
     
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    to those who dont know how to use it properly
     
  16. Lucif3r

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    Using analog on games designed for dpad is fail because it takes away the whole retro feeling, not because its harder or anything (which it isnt).
     
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    who cares i've always hated using the d-pad even though i grew up with it and it's especially a pain in the ass in games where you need to aim diagonally
     
  18. Nah3DS

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    try to play tetris with an analog stick haha
     
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    easy i play mario, sonic, chrono, metroid any game all with the analog easily. you need more practice!
     
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    I don't get why someone else's preference is taking over a thread that has nothing to do with it. Some people like analog, some don't.

    Anyways, no, it is not to late to get a Classic Controller. I've managed to get a deal for two on Craigslist for 8 dollars awhile ago and I've loved them to bits and pieces. I might be picking up the bulkier model in a week or so, but we'll see. As far as getting a Wavebird over this - no. The Wavebird is so amazing bulky and unnatural for gaming that is annoys me to no end.