Is the Gamepad uncomfortable to use for anyone else?

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2 years ago#1
This is actually a rather new occurrence for me, but I used to be very comfortable playing with the Wii U Gamepad. But it seems like the more Mario-like games I play, where I have a habit of holding down the run button and pressing jump while still holding it, the more my wrist starts to hurt a lot.

It never feels this way when I play on my 3DS, 360, PS3, or One, nor when I'm typing on the computer. This is a completely unique occurrence with the Wii U Gamepad.

Playing with the Pro Controller obviously doesn't net me the same pain, but games like Rayman Legends require the Gamepad, which makes me a sad panda bear. :( I love Rayman Legends, but I can't play it for too long at a time, now, because my right hand just starts getting really uncomfortable.

Anyone else here have issues with Gamepad control hurting their wrist? Any tips to rectify this?
2 years ago#2
Actually yeah, noticed it recently. Playing metroid fusion for prolonged periods makes my hands ache but the worst bit is the right trigger brings up the wii u menu and I'm forever pressing it when I want to equip missiles or power bombs :/ there is a reconfigure option which should sort it :)
2 years ago#3
Discomfort in hands and wrists just tell me it's time to stop playing and do something else.
2 years ago#4
Nope, I think it's really comfortable to use.
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2 years ago#5
No issues. I used it almost exclusively my first few months then I got tired of getting up to get it off the charger and mostly just use it for things that require it plus Wind Waker.
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2 years ago#6
Most comfortable controller ever, imo.
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2 years ago#7
I enjoy the gamepad but I noticed with games like Revelations I cannot adjust to it as well while I felt much more natural with the pro controller despite only having it for like 2 days. But with Mario, Zelda and Sonic I have zero problems with either controller. Weird
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2 years ago#8
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2 years ago#9
Dark_guyver posted...
Nope, I think it's really comfortable to use.
2 years ago#10
I prefer the Wii U pro controller, but have no issues with using the gamepad.
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