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- Wii U Pro Controller - Black
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Your games, your way. However you think of your gaming style-hardcore, old school, or purely nostalgic-the Wii U Pro Controller puts you in the game. Designed for accessibility and extended gameplay comfort, the Wii U Pro Controller features the dual analog sticks and ergonomic button layout that you’ve come to expect, as well as a rechargeable battery that can last up to 80 hours on a single charge. The Wii U Pro Controller can be used for playing a variety of games-from packaged games at retail to downloadable games from the Nintendo eShop. Look on the back of Wii U game packaging to see which games use the Wii U Pro Controller. Not compatible with the Wii system or games.
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And like most of Nintendo's products, it's very sturdy. I was babysitting an eight year old and we were playing Mario Kart, and he got upset when he lost and threw my controller against the wall. It survived unscathed!
If you're looking for a good controller, definitely go for this. It's so worth the $50.
I really do think the price is a bit steep but beggars can't be choosers and I've learned to avoid third party controllers. The controller feels very nice in my hand. I've heard some complaints that it feels light and cheap but I don't really agree. I don't know that I necessarily improved my MK8 game playing but my thumb stopped getting fatigued.
So here are my complaints. The Pro Controller uses a different charger than the Gamepad and it's strictly for plugging into a USB. Not so bad since I have an adapter that can plug a USB charger into a wall socket but I take it most people probably charge off a computer. I wasn't thrilled that I now have to have TWO chargers. Oh, did I say two. It's actually three since the Pro Controller and Gamepad both use a different charger than the 3DS. Seriously Nintendo? Why? They look ALMOST the same but each one is a slightly different size.
So no worries because you can just store your Gamepad away, right? Nope, you need the Gamepad for getting into the game. Then you switch to the Pro Controller and somehow the Gamepad seems to eat through the battery even when it's just sitting there so I STILL have to charge it. I will admit that maneuvering through the Wii U main screen is a breeze with the Gamepad as compared to doing it with a controller as is done with the XBox or PS game systems.
I really prefer MK8 with the Pro Controller and I'll probably update my review as I try more games.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted: Controlling the car can be a major challenge and I think I've found one of the culprits. The right shoulder button, which works as a gas pedal, is digital which means I'm either pedal to the metal or no gas which causes jerky motion. It's fine when racing at top speed but not so much when trying to cruise at a modest speed. The optimal control would be steering wheel with an analog gas pedal but I cannot find any that work with the Wii U.
Super Mario 3D World: Works great except some levels REQUIRE the Wii U Gamepad so I tend to switch back and forth
Rayman Legends: Cannot use the Pro Controller. Bummer.
Call of Duty Black Ops II: I use the Pro Controller exclusively and love it
Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD: The Pro Controller has a huge advantage over the Gamepad. WHen I bring up the map or items screen it appears on the TV rather than on the tiny Gamepad screen which I find harder to see without my reading glasses. I've had some times where the menu stopped working with the Pro Controller which I assume is a bug in the game. Still, I prefer the Pro Controller.
It doesn't feel too cheap. The ZL/ZR buttons aren't analog (oh well), but that doesn't bother me too much, since I don't have any games that would require analog buttons.
Its main shortcoming is its D-pad: it's a little better than an XBox 360 controller's D-pad, but it's not nearly as good as the ones Nintendo made in their heyday: the D-pads of the NES, Super NES, and even Nintendo 64 all beat out the Wii U Pro Controller's D-pad.
That said: if it had a better D-Pad, and stronger force feedback vibration, it would be PERFECT. The rumble feels wimpy to me, but that might not bother other people so much.
If you can get this controller for half price ($20 to $25 dollars), it's relatively worth it; third-party controllers are notorious for usually being made much more cheaply than first-party ones, but this controller isn't really worth $50 or even $40 — even if it's brand-new.
Still, it suits MY needs! :)
This is the adapter I bought, by the way:
Mayflash Wireless Wii U Pro Controller to PC USB Adapter
It works great; use the X-Input mode on the PC to fool games into thinking you're using an XBox 360 controller, or use the D-Input mode on the PC (or PS3) for older games that don't support X-Input. :)