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Great Controller with great battery life.
on November 20, 2012
Some people are a little clueless.
The WiiU was intended to use the Gamepad and your existing Wiimotes/nunchuks. Nintendo then decided to make this Pro controller for the many games that won't really need the Gamepad's screen but still might be better suited for dual analog typical controller (hello Call of Duty and really any AAA 3rd party game).
NintendoLand was made for Gamepad Wiimote as it requires motion and many times touch screen.
NSMBU was made for Gamepad Wiimote as it requires motion.
Both of those games were made for the original idea behind WiiU and its new user interfaces. A more classical controller simply wont' work.
Now, all the other big games: Black Ops2, Assassin's Creed 3, Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, ZombiU, Madden, FIFA, Rayman, Trine2, Bayonetta2, and I could really go on with a long list of AAA 3rd party games here... all work perfectly with this controller OR the Gamepad alone (off TV play is sooooo awesome).
So any reviews saying its limited or useless are 100% wrong and plain out ignorant.
The controller is VERY comfortable. Has superb battery life of ~80hrs. Has a long USB cord for charging. Has rumble. Its simply a perfect "traditional" controller. The only negative is people who love simulation racing will want a wheel as the triggers are digital on this controller. But really, who loves simulation racers and doesn't already buy wheels/pedals?
My only complaint is really on Nintendo for not allowing this controller to be used in place of the Wiimote/classic controller for all the virtual console content. But I am looking at a 3rd party controller that claims to have this functionality. (its here on amazon too)