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I still think Microsoft made the d-pads crappy on purpose.

#1BlueFlameBatPosted 5/7/2013 3:22:26 PM
I just recently played Injustice and Mortal Kombat, both of which are stiff enough on PS3, but when played with a 360 controller, it's a nightmare. I've always had problems using a standard controller with games on XBox 360 where movement is pretty much digital. Even when the dead zones on the control sticks are not too wide, they still just feel awkward, especially in side-scrollers where movement is typically restricted to left, right, crouching, and jumping (as opposed to games like Final Fight and Konami's X-Men Arcade). And what usually happens when I complain about this? People bring up the arcade sticks. "Just get an arcade stick." I'm pretty sure that's exactly what Microsoft had in mind when making these d-pads which are grossly inferior to the ones on the XBox S ones. Even if the good ones weren't pricey, I still don't like using them because they just don't feel right. The only time I would ever want to use an arcade-style controller is when I'm playing an arcade-style game where a certain special move requires at least three different buttons to be pressed simultaneously. I have owned an arcade controller for Dreamcast and Super Nintendo and ended up using them probably less than ten times. I resent people suggesting that I try to solve the d-pad problem by throwing more money at M$ or a third-party where portion of the money goes to M$ for licensing BS. Whenever you suggest an arcade-style controller, I think of you as either a loyalist/fanatic or someone who has something to gain personally from someone buying one of these sticks.
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#22NIKNIMPosted 5/7/2013 3:30:12 PM
Paragraphs dude, your Return key can be used for them!

Anyway, your frustration is shared by many others too. It is not that conveniently placed for beat 'em ups.
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#3Link43130Posted 5/7/2013 3:31:16 PM
that takes too much effort to read
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#4xiTz_RyaNxPosted 5/7/2013 3:37:07 PM
I know it's an additional $50 for the controller, but the Razer Onza controllers make MK and Injustice so much better.
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#5TheBlueStigPosted 5/7/2013 3:49:42 PM
xiTz_RyaNx posted...
I know it's an additional $50 for the controller, but the Razer Onza controllers make MK and Injustice so much better.


Or you could spend just $30 for the MadCatz FightPad SE.

6 buttons on the face, and a proper responsive DPad that doesn't drop inputs randomly.
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#6xiTz_RyaNxPosted 5/7/2013 3:58:33 PM
TheBlueStig posted...
xiTz_RyaNx posted...
I know it's an additional $50 for the controller, but the Razer Onza controllers make MK and Injustice so much better.


Or you could spend just $30 for the MadCatz FightPad SE.

6 buttons on the face, and a proper responsive DPad that doesn't drop inputs randomly.


True, but with the Razer you can use it for any kind of game and be successful, not just fighting specific. Using the fight pad on anything other than a fighting game is like using the guitar hero guitar on Halo... It doesn't work xD
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#7NeVaRmoorePosted 5/7/2013 4:05:43 PM
You think the xbox d pad is bad, go play a Dreamcast. Love the system, my thumb doesn't.
#8TheBlueStigPosted 5/7/2013 4:07:30 PM
xiTz_RyaNx posted...
TheBlueStig posted...
xiTz_RyaNx posted...
I know it's an additional $50 for the controller, but the Razer Onza controllers make MK and Injustice so much better.


Or you could spend just $30 for the MadCatz FightPad SE.

6 buttons on the face, and a proper responsive DPad that doesn't drop inputs randomly.


True, but with the Razer you can use it for any kind of game and be successful, not just fighting specific. Using the fight pad on anything other than a fighting game is like using the guitar hero guitar on Halo... It doesn't work xD


So you're going to wear out the pad faster the more you use it.

I would prefer that things lasted as long as possible, and there's a ton of reports about the Razer stuff breaking easily.
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#9Enix BelmontPosted 5/7/2013 4:08:30 PM
I do just fine with the d-pad with the controller that came with my slim, to be honest...I really don't think it was microsoft's plan to make people buy an arcade stick. They wouldn't have upgraded twice(first with the much looser current d-pads, second with the transforming d-pads.). Both are just fine and I'm better at fighting games than 90% of people who say it's total trash. I understand finding it less comfortable and harder to get used to but I don't have anywhere near the problems some people claim. I think it's a matter of getting used to it.

Keep in mind the original d-pad on my old controllers were legit trash
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#10GuideToTheDarkPosted 5/7/2013 4:10:30 PM(edited)
Use the analog stick. Majors have been won using em.

Oh, and if you're going to bother getting a special controller all-purpose controller, get a scuf. You could crack skulls with the thing and it wouldn't even dent.
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