Is it a controller? Is it the console? Who knows and who cares in the end because in my mind, although this thing looks like a tablet and a controller made sweet love, it does a pretty damn good job at both. So without rambling on for any longer, let’s have a look at the WiiU Controller:
|Connector:||Proprietary wireless (IEEE 802.11n), NFC, Infrared, Extension Connector|
|Dimensions:||13.5 × 2.3 × 25.9 cm|
|Features:||Motion sensing, Touchscreen (854×480, 16:9@158ppi), Microphone, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Mangetometer, 1.3MP Front-facing Camera|
|Controls:||2 Analog Sticks, D-Pad, 13 Digital Buttons, Stylus, Touchscreen|
If you’re strictly talking which is my favourite game to play with this controller, and it has to use some of the features of the controller as well (and not just as a screen mirroring device) i’d choose The Legend Of Zelda – Wind Waker HD in a heartbeat. Just because it is such a relief to navigate the map or assign items with the stylus or with your own fingers.
This Gamepad looks like a lot of things it is not. First: it is not bulky or unhandily or too big to hold and impossible to control games with it. Actually from my point of view it does a fantastic job as a gamecontroller. It is light, reliable and you can hold it for hours without getting tired. I’d never believed i’d say this when i saw the WiiU Gamepad for the first time but there you go: an all around good controller. I hope they (hello Shigeru?!) find some additional and more creative ways to implement the controller into a game. Amiibos seem like a good start for example.