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I'm so glad I got this controller. I bought it about a year ago bundled with Monster Hunter Tri and I've never looked back. Since I purchased this controller I have used it for all of the wii games that it is compatible with. The game which it helps the most on is FIFA. If you have played FIFA on wii, you will know that the controls can be fiddly to say the least. But I have found that while obviously the game is definitely no comparable, the controls are very similar to the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. I also find this controller exceedingly more helpful for shooting games such as Goldeneye and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Obviously, when using this controller you don't get all the fun of being able to point at the screen, but it makes the games much easier to play. The only downsides I can really see that this controller has is that it doesn't have a brilliant amount of grip and if you're hands are a little slippy it can become harder to push the buttons and use the analogue sticks. Also, its quite annoying that it has to actually be plugged in to the basic white remote because depending on were you're sitting you could struggle for a place to put the remote.
In conclusion I think that this is a great controller, but if they would have put a bit more time and effort into it, it could be quite a bit better.
I always have trouble on shooting games on the Wii, my hands aren't steady enough and I'm just too used to the Xbox 360 controller ways ot shooting and aiming crosshairs on screens. Last christmas my brother got James Bond 007 GoldenEye on Nintendo Wii and I could not play it! It was so hard to play, the aiming was difficult, using the Wii remote to point at where you waant to shoot, it's just too difficult and less conventional. So I thought of buying a classic controller to make it easier for me, so I was able to aim using an analog stick, like you do with the PS3 and Xbox 360. I bought the classic controller from Game it was about fifteen pounds at the time.
The classic controller lets you use all the buttons on the Wii remote and the nunchuk in one controller, so the wire from nunchuk to Wii remote is now obselete, as is the additional device for the other hand (nunchuk) itself. It's really good for anyone who's used to playing with the normal style controller, like the PS3 and Xbox 360 users there are in the world who also own a Wii. It also gets rid off the annoying mis-matched movements on screen created from your movements with the Wii remote. You no longer have to point at the screen to aim (which is often irritably hard and badly calibrated), you use the analog sticks instead.
The controller size is quite large, and I'd say smaller children would find it harder to hold and use, however I'd expect them to prefer the fun nature of pointing a remote at the tv and actually hacking and slashing with their remote ather than pressing buttons.
To be honest this is the best buy for the Wii I have made! It's made it possible for me play some games that I haven't been able to play before. The buttons are nicely positioned and it's comfortable to hold. If you're finding it hard to use a Wii remote and nunchuk then I recommend you buy a classic controller and witness the ease of it!
I bought this controller to help with the game play of the Wii's 'MonsterHunter Tri' game.
It brings all the buttons and controls of the Wii remote and its nunchuk into one more conventional device. This is good for people who are used to that style of gaming, and also for the more complicated Wii games where the response of the Wii doesn't satisfactorily match your movements (or at least the ones you thought you made)! This was the problem I was having with MonsterHunter: I thought I swung the war-hammer one way, and the Wii often disagreed! (I don't know who was right - I like to think it was me).
The controller's quite bulky compared with, say, a Playstation controller, but it feels well-made and sturdy. It's definitely made more for adult hands than for children's. The buttons and joysticks are responsive and well-positioned for adults; it's tactile and comfortable to hold for long periods.
When I bought it, I didn't pick up on the fact that it isn't actually, strictly speaking, a *wire-less* controller. I'd really been expecting it to *replace* the Wii remote, not plug into it via a wire. (It probably is said somewhere on the packaging, but I must have missed it. I do remember the picture did show a glimpse of wire, but stupidly I assumed it was an aerial rather than a length of wire to link into the Wii remote... This will be a lesson to me to look a bit more carefully before I buy).
The wire is fine and doesn't get in the way too much if you're sitting down and can put the Wii remote beside you. If you want to stand and play, however, it isn't long enough: you can't put it on the floor, it won't reach (and that's probably for the best as you might step on it, I suppose). I had no likely tables or shelves nearby nor pockets large enough to accommodate a Wii remote, so I ended up dangling it from my waistband. Which was slightly ridiculous and pretty annoying.
Overall it is a decent accessory to have for the fiddlier games and for the armchair gamer, but given that it is for the Wii, I did expect that I would be able stand to play.
I picked up the Wii Classic Controller Pro to use with No More Heroes 2, as I found it literally impossible to play the game with the standard waggle controls. Fortunately, the more traditional gamepad made a world of difference to my experience.
The pad is surprisingly well constructed - it feels sturdy, and the buttons feel quite tough as far as pressing them goes - reminiscent of the XBox 360 pad, and in contrast to the Playstation pad, where the buttons feel quite loose. Thanks to the added grips that the Classic Controller Pro features, the pad is easy to grip and feels very comfortable to hold. It's also very responsive - I had no issues with lag or the Wii not recognising button presses - in fact it works exactly as you would expect.
My only gripe would be that it's not strictly 'wireless' - as with the original Classic Controller, for some reason it connects to the Wiimote via the nunchuck port, meaning you have to find somewhere to place your Wiimote whilst using the pad. Surely it can't have been that difficult to make the pad completely wireless? Perhaps though, that's helped keep the cost down.
In summary though, this is an excellent controller, and one I'd recommend to any gamer wanting a more traditional gaming experience on Wii.