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Again, I agree to a point. It shouldn't be forced by a new game system. The Wii's failure includes the default "radical" controls. No serious game wanted to support it. You could say it was the 480p, but it is easy for a game to port to a lower graphic standard. It is harder to support a completely new controller.
Now if the Wii default controller was a standard GameCube controller, and the magic wand controllers were optionally, the system wouldn't have done well at first, but would have done better over time. I am afraid they are doing the same thing again, and soon they will only be a video game developer only.
I don't know what you mean about being forced to buy a new game system. This generation has been going since 2005, with two new control types introduced only a few years back. It's time for new systems. This is the first generation where you can well and truly say we've maxed it out and it times to move on since WE'RE ready, not the manufacturers forcing us.
As for the Wii thing, well, your wish is Nintendo's command with the Wii U. The default, stock controller has all the traditional controls you could ever want, the touchscreen and motion stuff and the other stuff built-in is just an enhancement. It's also in HD, so it will be properly supported. Except for - in my opinion - needing to have just a bit more horsepower, it really sounds like an ideal system at this point.
I was talking about the current gen. The Wii forced you to play with alternative controllers. You didn't have a choice. You bought the system, and that is what you got. Bad, bad move. This never works.
Look at Kinect. It is optional, in the sense that developers don't have to support it if they don't want to. They know that all XBox's come with standard controls. That is why the XBox, and to some degree, the Kinect is doing well.
I agree with the Wii U. They do kind of have it all in one controller. The controls do look bulky, but hey - it might work.
I love your wisdom on retro and modern gaming. I consider you an expert in the field. Maybe you are right, but my gut feeling tells me differently.
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