It is extremely frustrating when we are forced to play almost every single Wii game with the Wii Remote/Wii Remote Plus. Sure, I don't mind "innovating" with the system, but either give me the choice on how to play or don't throw everything on the Wii Remote just because. Not all games work well with those types of controls.
How is it going to be with the Wii U? Will companies be doing the same thing, just to use the GamePad? If it works well, I'm all for it. If it's not, I'm not going to be upset that it's not utilized. I'm sure many of you will agree with me when I say that I would rather have smooth and fun gameplay, rather than say, "Hey, I'm using my GamePad!"
It seems like developers may just take that stand if they know that the audience for their game will just not go for the GamePad controls. In speaking at Develop in the UK last week, VG247 shares that Michael Pachter Wii U’s Pro Controller was only created after Activision threatened to leave Call of Duty off the machine unless it has a traditional input method.
Edge reported Pachter stating:
I think that essentially this is a solution in search of a problem. I mean, somebody had an idea – ‘let’s make the controller a tablet’ – and there aren’t many games that are going to take advantage of that. Activision never said anything to me, but I know that [for] big games like Call Of Duty they said, ‘No, we’re not putting it on there if you don’t give us a conventional controller’. So they gave in.
I don’t think they suck – I just think that they really believe that, ‘If we’re still novel, everything we do will work’. This isn’t going to work. Hardcore gamers will buy them; hardcore Nintendo fanboys will buy it. They could put out a piece of cardboard and say that it’ll play Mario and they’ll buy it.
Also, did SEGA confirm the Wii U's release month? Read all about it HERE.