My theory about joysticks and controllers

Discussion in 'General' started by jon948, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. jon948

    jon948 New Member

    Anyone can be good in the arcade version as long as they know the moves and their good with a controller. Sure the joystick gives an "arcade feel" but its about memorizing moves and know what combos to put together, as long as you have that you beat anyone on any arcade machine! /versus/images/icons/smile.gif
  2. Myke

    Myke Administrator Staff Member Content Manager Kage

    My theory on..

    oh never mind. *yawn* thread moved to General.

  3. nxw0016

    nxw0016 Well-Known Member

    this theory is wrong.
  4. Tetra

    Tetra Well-Known Member

    doing SPoD and DLC on a controller is totally different from joystick.... not to mention crouch dashing and loads of other stuff.

    I can do spod on joypad sometimes it feels REALLY different from joystick.
  5. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    There's much more to the game than knowing movelists.
  6. stompoutloud

    stompoutloud Well-Known Member

    My theory is this. I can play on either at any setting. Arcade or console. So it doesn't really matter. It's just a preference I believe for some people and for others, they just simply are not comfortable with the control pad. which is fine.
  7. gaishou

    gaishou Well-Known Member

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    but its about memorizing moves and know what combos to put together, as long as you have that you beat anyone on any arcade machine!


    sorry, but WTF ARE YOU SMOKING??? hell i guess now that i've memorized some c++ coding i can get a job as a programmer anywhere eh???
  8. ken

    ken Well-Known Member

    Physical conditioning is also important. The tendons and muscles required to input particular commands is important.

    This is especially the case with Akira. After dropping Arcade games altogether and playing purely PC games my tapping speed has reduced significantly. My tapping speed is even worse on joypad. I can't even accurately execute diagonals on pads.

    After a few months of regular play with arcade sticks my tapping speed has almost recovered but its still far from my peak in VF2 and VF3 in terms of #taps per second. Even endurance is a factor. It suprises me how people can get the 100 win item with Akira. After 15 mins of play my hand starts to tire.

    If you want to play with pad or joystick that's fine. If you ever play vs others who have sticks and ask if you can change the controllers expect to be bashed. You also can't change controllers at the arcade. Most people want to use sticks so that their skill can be directly transfered to the arcade should they play at an arcade.

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