How necessary is the Wii U gamepad?

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2 years ago#1
Considering it's llike a two hundred dollar controller is it really necessary for games?
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2 years ago#2
It's packaged with the system - I'll give you three guesses.
2 years ago#3
Is it necessary? What sort of question is that? If it were necessary, than considering no other console has ever had one, the Wii U would be the first ever game console, wouldn't it?

Anyway, some games benefit a lot more than others. Having the inventory and HUD on the lower screen for a lot of games is a nice feature. Batman Arkham City was great simply for being able to look at the map without pausing. And of course, any game supporting off-TV play makes great use of the controller.
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2 years ago#4
C Redfield posted...
Considering it's llike a two hundred dollar controller is it really necessary for games?


Yes. Some games allow alternate playing methods, but a good amount require it.

Just look on the back of the games to determine.
2 years ago#5
w/Gamepad $300

w/o Gamepad $100

seemed like something to look into.
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2 years ago#6
It is the single thing holding the universe together without it the Cosmos would break down into chaos
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2 years ago#7
I really love the gamepad, watchin tv whilst playing
2 years ago#8
C Redfield posted...
Considering it's llike a two hundred dollar controller is it really necessary for games?


First of all, most reports peg it closer to one hundred than two hundred if it were actually to be available at retail.

Second, yes, it's necessary to have the gamepad for a number of functions on the Wii U. It comes packaged with the system, so unless somone on eBay rips you off, you'll have it when you buy the system.
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2 years ago#10
It depends on how much you like looking at a map.
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