Originally Posted by TheLongshot
Yet, many of those people embraced the Gamecube controller, which is still an odd bird. Personally, I like the Wii controller - Nunchuk combo even without motion controls.
The GC was still mostly a flop with core gamers. Nintendo hasn't really succeeded much with core gamers since the SNES. N64 got beat soundly by the PS1, GC was way behind the PS2 in sales.
But even being odd, the GC controller was still a pretty standard controller. Only major flaw as not having a standard second analog stick. The right stick was pretty crummy.
I'm not a fan of the Wiimote/nunchuck combo personally. Just doesn't work as well as standard controller IMO--especially for the genres I play like FPS (don't care for pointer aiming) and WRPGs. Just not enough buttons and really need two analog sticks or you end up having a crummy camera like in Skyward Sword since you don't have camera control.