Joycons or Pro Controller?

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    Hello everyone! In a few days, I will be purchasing my Switch along with Breath of the Wild, and I'm having a huge problem making a choice. Now, I think that the blue joycons look beautiful with the console, but I know I would enjoy using the pro controller once Splatoon 2 is released. I need you lovely Tempers to tell me what the better choice would be! Joycons or Pro Controller?

    (I'm going to buy the Neon Switch, so if I DO get the joycons, I can get the neon set, and have two blue, and two red.)
     
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    deff the pro con nothing else compares playing zelda with it.

    tried the joycons it sux trying to push the z buttons damn things are too small. than you got the sync issues.

    tried the joycon grip holding it is pretty uncomfortable after a while.

    pro con = WIN
     
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    How does the material feel of the pro? My hands tend to get a little sweaty when I'm playing games.. (Especially if there's something intense going on in-game)
     
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    feels good my hands have prob been sweaty too but you don't even notice it. you can get a real good grip on the pro con.
    the joycons are hard to keep a grip on i'm sure they will be fine with other games that they were designed for (1-2) and in portable mode but for zelda playing on the TV you deff want the PC.
     
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    Alright! Thanks for letting me know! Definitely will keep this in mind. I won't really be playing with people for awhile, so I don't really NEED the extra controllers anyways!
     
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    also the pc has motion controls so you can aim your bow in botw as well as do some motion puzzles even a way to cheat a few of them :P
     
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    The dpad is a little bit stiff and the 4 menu buttons are a little too close together compared to the joycon grip controller.
    Also it's a little bulky and heavy and my palms get hot with it

    Despite all this, it's a really high-quality feeling controller and the battery life is great. Just nit-picking.
     
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    That gets me hyped up! I've played BotW for about an hour with joycons at the game store we have here, but I made myself stop because I want to play the game on my own console!

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    Hm... How hot do your palms get? I don't want it to be TOO uncomfortable. I don't like my hands feeling all sticky and slippery on the controller. Whatever choice I do make, it will be okay because later I will get one or the other controller.
     
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    They get hot enough to get slightly moist. It doesn't have anything to do with the controller radiating heat or anything, I think it's just the way it fits and its weight. I don't recall having this issue with any other controller, PS4, PS3, X1, or otherwise.

    That said, it's bearable and there's no slippage. And it's got major pluses like perfect sticks and face buttons.
     
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    the two handles actually have tiny little grooves in them to prevent slippage.
     
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    It sounds like it would be really nice! Two votes on the pro controller! I guess that's what I'll be going for! Thanks a bunch you two!
     
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    The joycons are not great in the controller dock with the switch, not even when they're working. And I had tons of times that they didn't, because my foot/leg was between the joycon and the switch.
    Since the buttons/pads are all aligned in a straight line on the joycons, and the joycon dock docks them in a straight line as well, it's not ergonomic for your hands.

    The pro controller on the other hand is really nice, I've had zero issues with it, and it lays in your hands nicely.

    Get the pro controller!
     
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    Pro Controller all the way.
    I've played a lot with both joycon and Pro Controller.
    The Pro Controller is just more comfortable and a better input device for gaming.

    Just from my experience, playing Fast RMX in your average race I go from 9th position using the joycons, to 1st position with the Pro Controller.
    For me, it is a big difference regarding how well I can play.