Is the Wii U Gamepad comfortable?

#11The13DoctorsPosted 10/17/2013 8:00:00 PM
Surprisingly so. Even moreso than any 360 controller I've used. The sticks on top and position of the 4 back button feel incredibly natural to hold. You can comfortably lay 4 fingers on each of the back buttons allowing you to refrain from having to move your index finger often, giving you delays in your actions in game. A bit weird using your middle fingers for pressing buttons at first but that only lasted a few minutes.

This layout is definitely better for shooters and I actually found myself preferring the digital triggers over analog. I actually play a lot better on Wii U because of it all, digital triggers and the placement of the buttons utilizing four fingers instead of just the index fingers.

The buttons are great, responsive with a nice feel to them and I must say, this is Nintendo's best D-Pad, by far, and that's saying something. As for the screen, I never want to go back to playing without it. The buttons are always in reach. Can't say much for the TV button feature as I don't use it. Cut the cord on that a long time ago.

I'm sure everyone else has mentioned how light it is, very. Has a good weight to it.
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#12Motobug321Posted 10/17/2013 8:14:43 PM
Very comfortable. It's a lot lighter than it looks at first glance.
#13Galaxy_Nova(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 8:22:15 PM
I'm Very happy to here the good experiences
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#14IcedEarthaholicPosted 10/17/2013 8:27:29 PM
Quite comfy here, was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable this badboy is.
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#15Golden MavenPosted 10/17/2013 9:21:11 PM
It's comfortable to hold, but I find the back triggers a bit awkward to press considering you need to maintain a good grip to hold this thing.

I say this while freely admitting that no controller is perfect.
#16SyCo_VeNoMPosted 10/17/2013 9:25:55 PM
Galaxy_Nova posted...
@ strongo

Then that's good to know! I've tried it on display at the store but since it's hooked up to a security cord it adds extra weight, which naturally gives off the impression of a heavier gameplay experience.

Was verifying :)


That was what my sister said when I told her I ordered one a few months back. She was like YOU KNOW THAT GAME PAD IS HEAVY RIGHT

In all honesty it feels lighter then my original 3ds plus I find it very comfortable to hold as the control sticks, and the buttons are spread out due to the screen being on the controller
#17NJWrasslerPosted 10/20/2013 12:33:46 PM
You can also buy a cover for it at best buy for about 2 bucks thats adds a nice grip to it, only flaw is that the plus and minus buttons are just as hiugh as the cover so they are a little hard to tell which you are hitting. But the extra grip is so worth it.
#18DDP886Posted 10/20/2013 12:35:22 PM
It's ok, the ps3 controller is more comfortable.
Also the wiiu tablet buttons wear down and fall off easy so be gentle when you use the pad
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#19BlueInfinityPosted 10/20/2013 12:39:03 PM
DDP886 posted...
It's ok, the ps3 controller is more comfortable.
Also the wiiu tablet buttons wear down and fall off easy so be gentle when you use the pad


What?

That's so untrue, it's not even funny.
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#20HayashiTakaraPosted 10/20/2013 1:32:43 PM
BlueInfinity posted...
DDP886 posted...
It's ok, the ps3 controller is more comfortable.
Also the wiiu tablet buttons wear down and fall off easy so be gentle when you use the pad


What?

That's so untrue, it's not even funny.


Ignore DDP886, he's a troll here.