WiiU button layout

#1 Posted by Zohar (116 posts) -

Am I the only one scratching his head over the layout of the thumbsticks relative to the buttons?  Directly above them.  Did anyone at Nintendo put any thought into that?  It's really not a natural or ergonomic place.  I can't see how an FPS game could be played like that, but maybe I'm just being nit picky.  The PS3 and 360 controllers have the four face buttons at an offset, which I find to be a more natural position.
 
Speaking of which, do we even know if the "new controller" design is even finalized?

#2 Posted by FreakAche (2954 posts) -

I definitely noticed that too, and I think it's a really bad design. I made a thread about it a little while ago.

#3 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3819 posts) -

Most people that have been hands-on with the controller say that it's surprisingly comfortable with that layout due to the position of your hands and the size of the controller. The best way I can visualize it is looking at the sides of the controller; they go straight up and down, like a DVD case. 360 and PS3 controllers rest in your hands on an angle, which put your hands in a different orientation.

#4 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Yeah, looks fuckin' awful. And the tiny buttons, the fuckin' analog pads. Honestly, the whole thing looked awful.

#5 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

@MordeaniisChaos said:

Yeah, looks fuckin' awful. And the tiny buttons, the fuckin' analog pads. Honestly, the whole thing looked awful.

And yet, pretty much everyone that's reported using it has said it feels just fine.

#6 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Hailinel: I know, but I'm waiting till I can be sure they aren't saying "hey this isn't worse than the 3DS."

#7 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

It's like jacking your nuts and wondering what your penis is. Crazy shit. I'm there.

#8 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@Hailinel: I know, but I'm waiting till I can be sure they aren't saying "hey this isn't worse than the 3DS."

...The 3DS controls are actually pretty good.

#9 Posted by Th3_James (2579 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@Hailinel: I know, but I'm waiting till I can be sure they aren't saying "hey this isn't worse than the 3DS."

...The 3DS controls are actually pretty good.

Yeah, I was suprised how much I like that little analog nub on the 3ds and feels good in my hands.

#10 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Hailinel: Yeah, it feels good. But I would EASILY take a proper analog stick over the nub ANY day.

#11 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@Hailinel: Yeah, it feels good. But I would EASILY take a proper analog stick over the nub ANY day.

Why? They do the same thing and the pad on the 3DS feels comfortable as is.

#12 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Hailinel: I feel like the movement on the nub is a bit off, and not just in a "need to get used to it" kind of way. I can't really describe it, but I don't like it as much as an analog stick. It's better than the PSP nub but still not fantastic.

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