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Offline Halberto
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Analog stick or D-pad?
« on: December 24, 2000, 09:49:19 AM »
I noticed that when I\'m playing with my friends that I am the only one that uses the analog. I am the only one? My friends call me wierd :( ...

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Analog stick or D-pad?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2000, 09:56:29 AM »
depends what game you are using..if using analog for RRV then i use it..if for sports then i use d-pad

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Analog stick or D-pad?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2000, 10:46:57 AM »
I use the D-Pad for about everything.

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2000, 11:19:50 AM »
analog is the devil because mamma says so.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2000, 11:36:45 AM »

Analog\'s the way to go folks, especially for GT and NHL.  For a lot of games I use a combination of both, playing the games in analog and navigating the menus with the D-Pad.  There are some games that don\'t work with the analog stick well, like all of the Tomb Raider games... Lara\'s a pain to control regardless though.

Pretty much it depends on the analog support of the game, there are some games where it\'s beneficial to use the stick only SOME of the time like RE games or MGS and Syphon Filter (especially for the first person views and lining up head-shots).  Other games are just pleasant to use the analog support on like Spyro and the newer FF games, because of the sheer amount of walking around you do, using the stick is easier on your hand in the long run.

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2000, 11:37:58 AM »
I use the analog-stick whenever I can..
I use the analog-stick in Smuglers Run, SSX, Fifa 2001, TimeSlitters(DUH!)

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2000, 02:14:53 PM »
like 95% of all n64 games use analog MANDATORY

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2000, 02:20:25 PM »
D-pad

TTT
SSX

Analog

Rayman Revolution
Timesplitters ( obvious, isn\'t it? )
RRV

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2000, 04:25:39 PM »
I only use the D-Pad for fighting games. Everything else, analog.

There\'s always an exception however.

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Analog stick or D-pad?
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2000, 06:36:31 AM »
I always use the analog sticks. Except for TTT of course.

My brother (who doesn\'t know much about gaming) always uses the D-pad. :)

I guess some people like the \'hard\' control of the D-pad while others like the \'soft\' touch of the analog sticks.
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2000, 08:53:19 AM »
yeah, I only use D-Pad for fighting games, analog controller rocks!!!
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2000, 11:13:17 PM »
I\'ve always hated joysticks, so I don\'t have a high opinion of using the Analog sticks for movement and interaction with most games. However, the sticks are EXCELLENT when combined with the D-Pad for shooters like Apocalypse and Metal of Honor since they offer far superior aiming control. The rubber tipped Dual Shocks are also much more comfortable when changing targets or changing the direction of fire than the D-pad is.
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2000, 08:57:39 AM »
My younger brother always uses the D-pad while playing SSX, and every time he goes over a bumb he does a face plant in the snow.  I tell him that the D-pad is for tricks and the analog is for moving, and he would stop face planting if he uses the analog stick, but he won\'t listen. :)
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2000, 11:07:05 AM »
For fighting games the D-pad\'s the perfect choice, but anything that needs precision control (racing games, SSX, Fantavision, platformers), I couldn\'t live without the analog sticks. Well... R-Type needs precision controlling but I can\'t imagine playing a shoot-em-up with an analog stick for some reason.
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2000, 12:00:09 PM »
I use the stick for just about everything.Its just more presice,more advanced than the D-pad.I only use the D-Pad with figthing games,wrestling games,and thats about it. Analog is the way of the future,it just bugs me using the D-pad.:)

 

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