Once the king of control, the D-pad is now insignificant today. What might the future hold for our beloved directional pad?
It also stands for "Depressing". I mean, look at it...it's like an old person in a crowd of young, hip kids.
Every tried BlazBlue with the analog stick? Does not work to well, and even in shooters it makes a good inventory control. It needs to be there. That is all.
I still have no idea what Nintendo was thinking when it made the N64 pad.
Yeah that really was useless. I hated the N64 controller. The C buttons just felt too much. And the three handles ... I wasn't born with three hands so yeah lol.
I remember playing an old N64 at my grandad's house playing Mario Kart. Back then, the controller looked so confusing and convoluted, lol.
I obviously didn't realize fighting games weren't being made anymore, obvious. LOL
Dead?! Well maybe to the Xbox 360 controller......
Ha! Anyone who plays ssf4 on 360 will understand just how funny that comment was.
Thanks for reminding me why I don't click on Bitmob articles...
Mortal Kombat says hello...
I use it in Mortal Kombat over the stick. The moves are just easier to pull off. Not dead to me.
I can see that. Trying to judge how far to push the slower analog stick can make pulling of rapid combinations nigh impossible.
So you use the D pad for one game out of hundreds -_- sounds dead to me. Also if you have the extra cash try one of these bad boyz for the 360 or PS3. PDP’s official Mortal Kombat Fight Stick
If I had a dune buggy, lived in a city and used it once every few months, I'd still say that is not dead.
It's not as dominate as it once was back in the day but it still holds true for fighting games, 2d platformers and design controls in game.
It's actually nice to have the D-pad mapped to select different grenades/powerups for various games. Other than that... I never actually use the D-pad for basic movement, etc.
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