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What's wrong with the D-pad?

#1Matt_Man_2004Posted 4/26/2013 11:16:03 AM
People say it's awful for fighting games but I honestly have no idea why. What is it that's hard to pull off with that dpad?
#2flame030191Posted 4/26/2013 11:20:41 AM
It's the awkward disc shape and (IMO) the placement. It just feels clunky and never seems to do what I try to.
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#3AWarAmp84Posted 4/26/2013 11:23:02 AM
flame030191 posted...
It's the awkward disc shape and (IMO) the placement. It just feels clunky and never seems to do what I try to.

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#4DoukouPosted 4/26/2013 11:24:05 AM
What did you want at school? An A or a D?
So why would you a D-pad instead of an A-pad?
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#5AWarAmp84Posted 4/26/2013 11:26:22 AM
Doukou posted...
What did you want at school? An A or a D?
So why would you a D-pad instead of an A-pad?


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#6656stoogePosted 4/26/2013 11:27:12 AM
Not to mention the build quality is awfully imprecise. I own 8 360 controllers and only one of them has a d-pad that doesn't rub against the side of the raised circle it sits in, preventing that direction from working half the time.

And then it's inaccurate and very uncomfortable. I tried playing Shenmue 2 with it and my thumb was killing me after half an hour the edge is so sharp (not sharp as in it cuts you, but it digs into your finger).
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#7SunDevil77Posted 4/26/2013 11:28:44 AM
Transformers. Perfect controller in disguise!
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#8shivaPosted 4/26/2013 11:29:47 AM
It's the most terribly inaccurate d-pad of all consoles I own. I've had 'up' read as 'down', which shows how faulty the input recognition can get.
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#9shawnmckPosted 4/26/2013 11:32:05 AM(edited)
I don't get why people claim that the PS3 has the "best" D-Pad....To me it's a pain in the ass, because directional require more finesse. To me the XB 360 D-Pad is better.
But whatever.
Some people will piss & moan about anything.
#10656stoogePosted 4/26/2013 11:30:50 AM
SunDevil77 posted...
Transformers. Perfect controller in disguise!


Only they break on you after a few months and you have to shell out another $60. And before you argue that it's never happened to you, I've seen dozens of them broken among my friends and I've seen them returned at stores for the same reason.
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