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#1 Edited by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

So contrary to what I would've thought from Nintendo, they actually do a straight-forward outline of the supported controllers here:

○Wii U GamePad (Max 1)

○Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus* (Max 7)

○Wii U Pro Controller (Max 7)

○Nintendo GameCube controller** (Max 8)

○Nintendo 3DS series system*** (Max 8)

* Includes expansion controllers (such as the Nunchuk or Classic Controller Pro).

This is good news, as it means I can buy more Pro Controllers instead of investing in Gamecube controllers just for this game, but I'm still confused on whether the Wiimote requires a Nunchuk or not.

I wonder how they display the player numbers on the devices.

EDIT: The "Controllers" page there actually outlines that you can use just a Wiimote, which seems crazy but awesome.

#2 Posted by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

@quantris: I'd appreciate being able to buy some more Pro Controllers to get to eight, since I already have four wiimotes and a Pro Controller, but I doubt Nintendo is going to denote "player number" in binary in the four lights on the controllers(though that would be super fucking cool!), so I'm assuming it's only possible via the Gamecube Controller adapter.

Man, Nintendo really has some issues when they actually think more controller options is a good thing. Shit is super fucking confusing when I can't just go into a store and buy a game since I don't know if I've got the appropriate peripherals for all the modes.

#3 Posted by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

I suppose the 8-player mode requires four gamecube controllers. Anyone know for sure?

#4 Posted by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

I've always played inverted, but recently I've gone to un-inverted when playing with a gamepad just because you're more likely to be passing a controller to or from a person who doesn't play games LIKE THEY SHOULD BE. Just to avoid the hassle of having to change settings back and forth. Also the arguments.

#5 Posted by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

I feel like I've seen that logo someplace before.

#6 Posted by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

Hellz yeah, looking forward to this. I'm wondering how my connection is going to fare for online play, though. I've been having issues with all online play(Mario Kart, Wii Sports, etc.), and I'm beginning to think there's no way to solve that stuff short of buying a new router. Anyone else having those issues?

#7 Posted by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

I'd say Obsidian has had a pretty good track record lately. I seem to remember them publicly saying that they would avoid shipping games like before, and considering South Park and Dungeon Siege 3 it seems like they've succeeded. Those games may have had their issues(I fucking loved Dungeon Siege 3, though, and am super sad about not having been able to play it co-op), but they were far from buggy.

#8 Edited by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

You're the coolest dude, Jeff.

#9 Posted by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

Being able to filter out early access games is fantastic.

Now all they need to do is add the ability to filter out Free to Play games and I'd be set.

The first game in my queue was DOTA2. That, combined with TF2 being Free to Play, means that will never happen. Sadly.

Maybe they could add the ability to filter out non-Valve Free to Play games, or is that making things too obvious?

#10 Edited by Hugh_Jazz (363 posts) -

@gerbilsinspace: While I do agree that Carcassonne is enjoyable without any expansions, I have found that it gets stale pretty quickly(not in the course of a single weekend, for sure). I've found that of all the expansions only the first two are worth getting(to an extent). They add a bit more complexity in the different followers you can place, add some more tiles and followers for a sixth player. The problem with that value-proposition is that the base game and two expansions, while certainly not expansive, starts to get close to the cost of a Big Box with all of the expansions included. So while vanilla Carcassonne would do you for a while, if you enjoyed it then you'd want at least two expansions, and at the point you'd be better off getting the Big Box. Buying a Big Box at the outset, however, is pretty crazy stuff :).

Oh, and hey, if you're making a bulk order you should get Love Letter as well, as that's a really simple and smart card game for 2-4 players that is good as a palate cleanser.