Two weeks ago I asked you to look at 360’s controller and suggest your tweaks. Replacing the Xbox 360 controller with something identical to the DualShock 3 is not a tweak. Tweaks are by definition small adjustments and throwing away the controller and starting again is a somewhat more significant adjustment.
The tactile feel of something that you hold for what may be hour after hour is critically important and that is especially true of the buttons. In many games the tactile feedback from the button itself will tell you that your command has been registered long before the result is visible on screen. This was something you were certainly keen to comment on with the 360 controller, with two of you saying parts of the controller just didn’t give you enough feedback.
- Improve the bumper buttons, they lack any sort of tactility. ~ bunimomike
- Soften the “bumpy” profile of the ABXY buttons. ~ A2J7C
This generation’s third and by a large margin its biggest selling console is Nintendo’s Wii. Years before the advent of Kinect and Move the Wii offered gamers many more options for an official controller to suit different games.
Not only did it offer the Wii Remote that could be combined with the Nunchuck but there was also the Classic Controller for the tradition twin-stick DualShock 3-like layout. For those of us upgrading from the GameCube we can also connect that console’s controllers that share the 360’s ‘offset’ analogue stick layout.
As if that was not enough Nintendo have subsequently produced a revised version of the Classic Controller in the Classic Controller Pro that rearranges the shoulder buttons into familiar vertical pairings and added two ‘prongs’ for you to wrap your palms around.
With so many controller choices available, so that we can get a good collection of tweaks this week you are invited to comment on all four of the official Wii controllers excluding the GameCube’s.
So how would you tweak them?