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Left-handed people are screwed?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Wiierd, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Wiierd

    Wiierd WiiChat Member

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    I'm left handed and I find it difficult to use the pointer on the wiimote with my right hand.

    I could use my left hand to control it but in games like Medal of Honor and Super Mario Galaxy, I need to use my left hand to control movement with the nunchuk. I have tryed using my right hand to control movement in Zelda:TP but it's even harder...

    Is it just me or are all left-handed people permanently screwed?

    Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

    EDIT: the wii zapper would help in FPSs but not in SMG
     
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  2. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    The wiimote and nunchuck are specifically made to be ambidextrous (both handed). Just get used to using then wiimote in your left hand and the nunchuck in the right.
     
  3. Wiierd

    Wiierd WiiChat Member

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    For me, its even harder to try and use the nunchuk with my right hand than using the wiimote with my right hand. I would have to sacrifice aim or movement. Either way, i would be permanently handicapped compared to right handed people in games like Medal of Honor.
     
  4. Wiierd

    Wiierd WiiChat Member

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    I'm thinking of Nintendo making a another remote with the pointer on the nunchuk rather than the wiimote for people who are left handed?

    Or they could put the analog stick on the wiimote
     
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  5. YOWORD

    YOWORD WiiChat Member

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    yea in the bigs im screw because i could only throw fast balls and change ups -other pitches you have to move the wiimote and when i do it i just throw a meatball :(
     
  6. Kingston

    Kingston Mohh2 Name: TheHater

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    I'm left handed and I hold my nunchuck in the left and pointer in the right.... It works fine for me, but I occasionally get a little sore in my right hand....
     
  7. sagema

    sagema 3D Artist

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    Um... Most control setups force you to use both hands. From the NES to present you had to use left for one side of the controller, and right for the other. The adjustment to the Wiimote shouldn't be that hard if you've been playing games for years.

    It's the same learning curve as getting used to not looking at the buttons. You can't really call yourself left or right handed fully. Unless you are crippled on that side of the body it's not that hard to teach the other half to move, or I'd question how you'd even walk.
     
  8. KyleForMe

    KyleForMe Don't believe his lies.

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    If you ask me this is the first system to not "screw" left handed people. If you want to be mad at anyone, be mad at every other system for forcing you to get used to using your dominant hand for movement.

    How are you screwed anyway?

    all the righties have to use their left non-dominant hand to control analog movement, so why cant you just reverse and use your right non-dominant hand for analog movement.

    I just don't see how your complaint makes any bit of sense (unless your arguing being a lefty is just all around more difficult for any coordination)

    EDIT: it seems that you clearly have experience using normal controllers forcing you to use your left hand for analog movement. So get over it... the controls are as neutral as any controller is going to be.
     
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  9. Marc

    Marc SuperWii

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    I'm left handed and have no preoblem playing the games I have.
     
  10. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    wanna hear something worse, its been said that left handed people die 8 years earlier then right handed people
     
  11. Frogger

    Frogger God Complex

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    I'm right handed and I can play with the wiimote and nunchuk in any hand... It's designed for being ambidextrous, and some games I even swap if it's easier...
     
  12. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    Yeah same with me.
    Its all a matter of getting used to it.
     
  13. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    its not hard to at all it wasnt hard at all adapting to using an analog stickfor my GCN from using the d-pad on my GBC and GBA. and I like the DS lite as the D-pad feels more softer and not stiff. Im guessing the same thing applies to the wii-mote and nunchuck seeing as I dont have a wii at all =(
     
  14. laurie_lu

    laurie_lu WiiChat Member

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    My son is left handed and he doesn't have any problems using the pointer and nunchuck.
     
  15. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Use your left hand then. The pointer is more "spacially specific anyway (meaning your aimer has more information to send than the nunchuck does).

    Sounds like it's a case of you've got used to being forced to use your left hand for navigation. Try putting it in your right hand. The weaker hand should have the nunchuck.

    Nah, just do what I've said, and you should be well away. It's your prior achievements of playing computer games in the "right handed way" that's screwing you up.
     
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    Yepp its true:lol: :aureola: +:yikes: =:sick:
     
  17. Vigilantiast

    Vigilantiast ROFLCOPTER

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    Being left handed i had the same problem. I just put my remote down and left it for half an hour or so and without thinking just picked it up and started using it how i picked it up and now im fine with it.
     
  18. SantaClaws

    SantaClaws Go Win a Darwin Award

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    Why should this be a problem?

    If your left handed hold the wii remote in your left hand... simple

    I don't see how you can possibly complain about this.

    Just because there's fewer left handed people shouldn't mean it will be harder.

    I myself am ambidextrous so don't tell me I don't get it. I've played all my games with swapped controls.
     
  19. oxhaker

    oxhaker ...no good titles

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    do you mean its set up for righties.....well in wiisports and stuff just goto optoins and switch it....otherwise in general it totaly ambidextrous
     
  20. romj

    romj WiiChat Member

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    When I fist began using the wii. I had the same problem, as I am left handed also. Something about the controller being devided into two peices makes it weird to handle. I have gotten used to it more, but it still feels odd to me. The wii is definaly different from traditional games machines which gives it a higher learning curve, I think.

    I don't know of a way to make it easier for you, but to get used to it. It might be easier to me cuz I can use my right had to do most things also, including drawing.
     

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