Main Waggle Discussion

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10:51:13 AM Jan 26th 2013
This page should be deleted. It is not objective, it has no You Know That Thing Where, and about complaints instead of an actual trope used by anyone.

If this can be remade into a non judgmental, non subjective page that has five You Know That Thing Where hats after at least three days it could be a worthy page but as of now it is a waste.
05:22:37 PM Apr 30th 2011
Why doesn't this page link to Some Dexterity Required, which lists examples of Waggle thought to detract from the game experience?
10:53:10 PM Apr 15th 2011
This page explains very little. The laconic explained what the page was completely unable to.

I suggest you at least add examples of the kinds of "new hardware" that is generally used with this trope(Wii Mote, Mics, Cameras) because honestly I couldn't tell heads or tails what the main page was talking about.
09:11:48 PM Sep 29th 2010
Locking the page and nuking the examples wouldn't have been necessary if the trope was renamed.
07:12:08 AM Jan 30th 2011
Locking the page and nuking the examples is necessary when you are a wii fanboy
11:30:20 PM Mar 21st 2011
True. The name "may" have been popularized by the Wii, but it's most definitely something that affects other systems (even as far back as the N64).
08:57:24 AM Apr 5th 2011
Adding a gameplay mechanic solely to take advantage of a new piece of hardware is a trope.
08:57:25 AM Apr 5th 2011
edited by Redhead
01:24:52 AM Apr 27th 2011
Perhaps it needs a slight edit to signify that's it's not just about the Wii in general.
06:13:24 PM Dec 22nd 2011
In that case, maybe it needs to be renamed to something less Wii-specific, like Tacked On Control Scheme or something similar.
03:16:36 AM Jan 3rd 2014
I like it!
01:45:35 PM Apr 5th 2010
Is the concept of Waggle really all that subjective? Whether or not people like it it's always sounded, to me, like it was any game mechanic that involves, well, waggling the Wiimote.
01:22:12 AM Apr 27th 2011
It is simply because not everybody will agree that the controls are bad. It's a serious case of YMMV overall.

Some Waggle controls were for some games. Others don't. Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 as well as Super Paper Mario, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon all have pretty responsive controls, where games like Sonic & The Secret Rings and a lot of other shovelware do not. Hence, subjective.
04:10:19 PM May 30th 2011
Even Ape Escape could be classified as Waggle for its day, even though it was only using the right analog stick to use items instead of hitting buttons.
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