The new Nintendo Wii controller has seen some action over at E3, and the gaming crowd’s feedback has been positive so far.
Hiptechblog, for one, finds the motion-detecting controller innovative.
Looks cool and all, swinging the Wii Remote around as if you’re actually playing the real golf/tennis/FPS. But really, we’ll only know how well it’ll catch on when it’s eventually released. Home console input devices that require exaggerated movements have never ever really caught on.
The controller will also feature a built-in speaker, in an attempt to up its degree of in-game immersion. The twang of a bowstring or the clang of two clashing blades is the kind of “close-up” sound you’ll expect to hear through the speaker.
ForeverGeek likewise finds the controller interesting, especially with how gameplay is drastically improved with motion-detection.
… a few more details about the controller were released, and it seems that the Nunchak add-on for the controller is also motion sensitive, which besides adding a bit more value to it will also allow for better gameplay options, given the controller’s very limited button numbers. Also, the controller will feature a small speaker. Though that mind sound a bit silly, one of the great examples of how it is applied, was on Zelda, when he fired an arrow with link and you could hear the bow string being let go on the controller and then the impact sound being heard on the television.
But we agree wtih Hiptechblog that we also find quite comforting the fact that Nintendo will release a more conventional type of controller for the Wii, for use with N64 games and for people who prefer just that–a conventional console game controller.
What’s comforting to know is that Nintendo will be releasing a Classic controller (pictured right) that will work just like our typical and familiar controllers. No needs to swing the Wii Remote around like a nunchaku.
Just like the PS3’s main controller, which was retro-inspired (but definitely updated with the modernities of the latest console systems, this one’s reminiscent of the PlayStation’s dual-shock controller set, with the two analog sticks.