Dual shock vs Xbox Controller: The Verdict

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#101 Posted by Frostbite24 (4534 posts) -

If I want to play fighters I'd use a fighting stick. Since I don't play fighters, the 360 gamepad is better than the DS3 for everything.

heretrix
This. The only thing a d-pad is good for is fighting games and if I'm playing a fighting game I'm going to be using an arcade stick so 360 all the motherf^cking way. Dualshock isn't terrible but switching between the two controllers I really notice a huge difference in quality.
#102 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="heretrix"]

If I want to play fighters I'd use a fighting stick. Since I don't play fighters, the 360 gamepad is better than the DS3 for everything.

Frostbite24

This. The only thing a d-pad is good for is fighting games and if I'm playing a fighting game I'm going to be using an arcade stick so 360 all the motherf^cking way. Dualshock isn't terrible but switching between the two controllers I really notice a huge difference in quality.

D-Pad is also great for RPGs (Grid Based) and 2D Platformers (It is hard to be precise in 2D Platformers without a D-Pad.)

#103 Posted by megaspiderweb09 (3686 posts) -

Dualshock for everything. 360 pad is just uncomfortablecampzor

The 360 controller was a major upgrade from the first Xbox controller, i found the use more user friendly in comparison, however given extended use, it still fatigued my hands. This was also mentioned in the video i uploaded, the buttons are hard, the size strains the fingers

#104 Posted by AdobeArtist (22937 posts) -

[QUOTE="heretrix"]

If I want to play fighters I'd use a fighting stick. Since I don't play fighters, the 360 gamepad is better than the DS3 for everything.

Frostbite24

This. The only thing a d-pad is good for is fighting games and if I'm playing a fighting game I'm going to be using an arcade stick so 360 all the motherf^cking way. Dualshock isn't terrible but switching between the two controllers I really notice a huge difference in quality.

Yeah, the d-pad has less application as the primary input than the analog stick. For games other than fighters, it's used for secondary functions, like weapon select or other quick menus.

Granted the 360's one achilles heel is its d-pad, but now I'm using the Tomb Raider edition controller with dat transforming pad. And it is so sexy :)

#105 Posted by SolidTy (43659 posts) -

[QUOTE="ImBatman-"]

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"] Lol what? You can get rechargeable packs.Michael0134567

Yep, for money.

Duh :|. It's called the Play and Charge Kit.

Just for the record, I've had four of those recharge kits go bad after a few years.

It sucks having to replace those.

#106 Posted by SolidTy (43659 posts) -

For thread : I have giant hands and I slide between both controllers seemlessly. One look at my Atari/NES/SMS controllers reminds me of how far we have come. I do sincerely hope the 720 has a far better Dpad though.

 

Yeah, the d-pad has less application as the primary input than the analog stick. For games other than fighters, it's used for secondary functions,

AdobeArtist

That's incorrect.

2D games like Castlevania, Megaman, Pacman, Bionic Commando, R-Type, Gradius, Galaga, etc. also operate far better with a Dpad than an analog stick. None of those above are "Fighters".

Of course, it's true that Fighting games (Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, BlazBlue, Marvel, etc) the Dpad is a must if you don't want to break out an arcade stick everytime. Another problem is if you have a party and you have only one $100 stick, and you force your friends to use a regular 360 controller with bad Dpad, that's also a bummer for them, and will kill the fun fast.

My main point though is that the Dpad is not only PRIMARY for "Fighters", the dpad works across most 2D type games as well not just for Fighting games. Look above in red for some examples. Clearly in 3D games and shooters, it is a secondary feature for weapon select though, I'm not disputing that as it's obvious for anyone that has owned a 360 since 2005.

Side Note : I have a transforming Dpad controller I got a few years ago, but the functionality still isn't good and responsive like it should be for those games, but it looks cool.

#107 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="ImBatman-"]Yep, for money.

SolidTy

Duh :|. It's called the Play and Charge Kit.

Just for the record, I've had four of those recharge kits go bad after a few years.

It sucks having to replace those.

Same here, but still.
#108 Posted by SolidTy (43659 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidTy"]

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"] Duh :|. It's called the Play and Charge Kit.Michael0134567

Just for the record, I've had four of those recharge kits go bad after a few years.

It sucks having to replace those.

Same here, but still.

Yeah, the dang red light kicks on after a few seconds...:cry:

#109 Posted by SolidTy (43659 posts) -
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