You have more punch options and controll with the stick. The game was intended to be played wtih the stick, so I would just get used to that. Once in a while I will use the face button for some really quick jabs, but that is it really.
My controls are set up to punch from either the stick or the buttons.
I use the buttons when I am boxing on the outside because there is no quicker way to lose control of a fight then to throw a hook when I wanted to throw a jab/straight. My button combinations are pretty much double jabs or jab straights.
When the fight gap closes I switch to the stick for this reason. To be able to combo and hit a guy while not getting hit at the same time involves alot of decision making. In some situations if you throw a hook you'll take a punch, but if you threw the uppercut your opponent would miss. From the stick you have alot more punch options quicker. Also my combos from the stick are usually 3-4 at a time so the flow is alot easier when you use the stick. --- PSN ID: Jason_Violation
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I like using the Full Spectrum Control just like I used the Total Control scheme from FNR4. It takes a little practice, but you'll get the hang of it. Try it on the Heavy Bag Combo game. You can learn the art of Full Spectrum Control there.
I always used buttons in previous FN games, and a combination of both in that great FN3, but now that they simplified the TPC system i don't see the point in using buttons anymore.
The more you practice with the stick you can become a master with it, throwing all sorts of combos; with the buttons you are taking the risk of button mashing, foolishly wasting your stamina. I feel it's almost the same case with the combination of buttons / stick.
Even more, having to press two buttons for uppercuts makes possible to miss an uppercut chance in the heat of battle; with the stick it's a mere flick on it.