I will never, ever, ever use the Joy Con Grip. I mean, never say never, but NEVER.
The ability to use detached controllers with an even greater degree of freedom of movement than the Wiimote & Nunchuk might be my favorite feature of the Switch. Man, do I miss loungin' on the couch and groovin' on some games, Koizumi-style. When I saw that part of the presentation, I cheered internally. It is how I will play every game. No more holding my hands rigidly together in front of myself like an uptight goddamned robot.
Free at last, Free at last, Thank God(s) Almighty, We Are Free At Last!
How about you guys? 'Core' Gamers may scoff, but you've experienced the two-handed gospel. Do you, like me, yearn for that Wiimote & Nunchuk feeling?
@cooliocuneo Hmm... This discussion could get real philosophical-like.
Roundtables are questions thrown out for group discussion. Except yours was a poll, which is pretty similar. I think Roundtables are actually public. That's not why I make them, though. I just love Roundtables.
Anyway, don't worry about it. You just keep to your threads. Leave the Roundtables to me!
Why use the Joycon Grip when the Pro Controller is a thing?
Because the Grip isn't sold separately for 70 bucks!
This, 70 times over!
Honestly I'd reverse the question myself. Why spend 70 dollars for what comes in the box? (Answer, apparently a Dpad is worth $70 to some folks...)
For me I will start with it in the grip and see how it goes. But if the Joycons alone separated work well, I've got no problem going two-hand freestyles. I just think I'm going to prefer having a little more to hold onto that the Grip provides.
See them there handles on the sides? That is why I want the grip. My hands are freak-hands, all gangly and requiring of more plastic to fondle.
I assume that I'll mostly use the pro controller, but when using the joy-cons, it'll probably come down to how comfortable it is. If it's not more uncomfortable for some reason, I'd probably prefer to not use the grip most of the time.
Driving to work today, I said in my head "whats a Joy Con?" I don't know why, but nothing about the Switch is sticking in my mind. I guess I'll get what I get on Day 1, and figure out afterwards if I need more stuff or not. Blech.