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Question about Razer Nostromo joystick and has anyone here used one before?

#1Star_NutsPosted 8/18/2013 12:26:22 PM
The joystick can be used to movement keys, correct? It seems like that's the case but I just wanted to make sure before I purchase it. If you have used one, what do you think about it?

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Nostromo-PC-Gaming-Keypad/dp/B004AM5RB6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
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#2Greendragon854Posted 8/18/2013 1:28:22 PM
you can map the keys/joystick to anything you want. People do use the joystick for movement I believe, though I've heard the joystick is a little bit iffy
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#3TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 8/18/2013 1:31:14 PM
The joystick is a d-pad with a cover over it. I don't own a Nostromo, but I've used one. IMO, the d-pad sucks and it's uncomfortable. I couldn't deal with using it constantly for movement. My friend only uses it for macros.
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#4Lemur_HPosted 8/18/2013 1:54:22 PM
TheC0ndemnedOne posted...
The joystick is a d-pad with a cover over it. I don't own a Nostromo, but I've used one. IMO, the d-pad sucks and it's uncomfortable. I couldn't deal with using it constantly for movement. My friend only uses it for macros.


This.

And the Logitech G15 isn't any better. It's also just a fancy d-pad that looks like a joystick. It seems like it would be useful, but it isn't. It's digital, not analog. It's terrible for movement.

If you intended for the "joystick" to replace WASD, you'll be disappointed.

If you intend to use the device as WASD + macros and such, they can be quite useful and fun for that.