Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:18 PM
I don't have enough stick experience to justify getting one, but if I'm going to be using a pad, it has to do two things that have held me back in the past:
- Make rotational moves - quarter/half/full circles - easier to pull off. When playing 3S on Xbox and 360 BC, I found the D-pad to be too finicky and stiff to register such moves, and whilst I could opt for the analogue stick (which pulls off such moves with ease) it's hopeless for "tap" manoeuvres such as Ibuki's dash in 3S, so ideally I need something that can do both. Word is that 1) SF4 offers more leeway in it's move interpretation and 2) the FightPad D-pad isn't as sticky as standard Xbox D-pads, so I'm hoping that it won't be such a nightmare.
- Have more than four face buttons. Ever tried performing a Raging Demon with the 360 controller? I did, and it was more than a bit awkward after I'd been so use to the six-button configuration of the burger pad. I'll admit that with sticks you have the advantage of more than one finger covering the buttons, but I'd rather that than have to think about shoulder buttons as well. And again, the FightPad delivers here, with a standard six-button configuration, so hopefully my hand cramps won't be so bad.