A lot of debate has generated over the last few years about what makes the perfect gaming console controller. While many swear by dual analog sticks over something like say, the Wii-mote, it’s hard to ignore how overly complicated and cumbersome some controls have become.
On the flip side, the Wii needs a ridiculous amount of accessories and peripherals to even play all of the games you might want to buy. And not everyone likes waggling. So, what’s the perfect controller look like? The guys over at NintendoWiiFanboy have tried to put that together.
Their ideal controller ditches analog sticks in favor of the classic d-pad, added some digital buttons on the bottom and kept the motion control. Instead of the analog sticks, two small touch screens exist on the controller itself, for the user’s thumbs to navigate games, interfaces, etc.
It’s a unique concept, but in my mind, if it does the same thing as the analog stick, what’s it good for really? What are your thoughts on controllers in this gen? Who’s got the best, and do you think they’re getting too complicated?