Is a controller good enough to be a goodVF4player?

Discussion in 'Console' started by thaininja, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. thaininja

    thaininja Active Member

    i'm getting my ass whooped lion and akira.....i play as jacky and i'm at dan1 and i want to move up but i keep fighting all these kyu and non dan1's.....its getting annoying........and when i do fight a dan which is far and few i lose or i win...i ussually win.....but its getting to annoying i'm already at like 250 fights already my win ratio is like 70% i'm tired of fighting kyu! get these kyus out of here i mean i ussually win but i gotta put mad effort sometimes on the kyu 1.....

    and i know this question has been ask to death but lets just state the fact right here.....

    what is the best joystick for VF4 and maybe SF to just in case i get a Street fighter game in the future.....
  2. ken

    ken Well-Known Member

    Real tourneys are played on joysticks on an arcade machine.

    The best players in the world will compete on an arcade machine.

    Unless you want to play in your own little hole and not go challenge others by all means use pad.

    A brilliant pad user does not mean you can use a joystick and vice versa. You go figure which you want to use!
  3. Blondie

    Blondie Well-Known Member

    Ken you just helped me remember to mention this. Newbies, you can play on a pad. But You might have played on VF machines in the past where the buttons were straight across. If you get a Joystick, as wierd as it may seem. Play Japanese style. Most tourneys and circles will be using this layout. I'm encouraging it to all the guys here to try. It will help you in the long run.
  4. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    I finally tried to play VF4 on a pad and I can say the game is generally playable on a pad. Depends on the character for the most part (sounds like the VOOT Twinstick question).

    I highly recommend a stick, but nearly all good sticks for Playstation and PS2 can only be found by buying them used from others or onine or mail order (import game shops). The Pelican and Shadowblade sticks suck and they're the ones that are available in various game stores in the US. I advise against these.

    What I do advise is that if you can afford it, order a Hori or Ascii brand stick from any of the import gameshops or even on ebay. Some places to look at: and there are many more.

    Back to pads... If you're going to use a pad, I recommend you place buttons for P+K+G and K+G in convenient places like R1 and R2. Most techniques can be done on the pad quite easily. Some techniques such as the Akira specials or rapid stance switching with Lei Fei and what not can be a hassle on a pad. Anything with very strict timing will also probably be difficult on a pad. But the simple aspects of the game are relatively easy on a ps2 pad.

    IMO, sticks are the way to go by a long shot. But it's not like everyone can get sticks whenever and wherever they want.

  5. jon948

    jon948 New Member

    Official joysticks are availible at for $60.00
  6. BentLee

    BentLee Member

    Yes, but therein the problem lies. It's
  7. thaininja

    thaininja Active Member

    i went to ncsx and i want to get the ASCII controller but 70 bucks is to much and then you add shipping and tax it would be like buying the samba maracas those were expensive....

    and dreamcast to psx controller converter would be nice, i do have a psx to dreamcast controller converter and a DC arcade stick if i get the psx arcade stick i can play with two arcade stick verse which is nice..

    anyway does anyone know where i can get the ASCII stick for cheaper?

    i'm not getting the official because buying it just for oen game is a waste and its expensive if it was like 20 bucks sure okay but 60 bucks give me a break i rather buy something else with more buttons and i can play it with other games like tekken 4 when it comes out....
  8. thaininja

    thaininja Active Member

    can someone comment on my choice of joystick and where i can get it cheaper?
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Buyrites shipping is like $25 for regular shipping. What a rip!!!
  10. matt_a

    matt_a Member

    The flip side for pad users is, if you get beat you have an excuse /versus/images/icons/smile.gif
  11. stompoutloud

    stompoutloud Well-Known Member

    Blondie- I can still beat you sometimes with a pad! lol. Just remember that! hahahhahaha. :) J/k.

    Another pad configuration to try out if ChanChai's does not work for you is to try this....

    p and k on the top
    g and p+k+g on the bottom. All shoulder buttons turned off. It's a good setup if you play with your fingers instead of your thumbs on a pad. Just imo. Later.
  12. imf

    imf Well-Known Member

    No. It's good enough for playing Kumite though. But if you ever plan on playing people at a high level you're gonna want to buy a stick. I'd recommend going with the Hori Tekken 4 stick.

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