Arcade Stick versus Gamepad


#1

Which do you prefer, arcade stick or gamepad?
(Now, I know this little topic has been absolutely driven into the ground, but I need this poll as hands on research for my public speaking class.)
I’ll gladly thank you now for a post in the future.
If your reply is really good, I might ask you for a quote!! :lovin:


#2

I don’t understand how you can compare AS and gamepad. It’s how you campare space ship and cycle :rofl:


#3

I just started playing with Stick 2 months ago. I bought an almost unused Regular HRAP for almost nothing, I’m currently awaiting 6 x Sanwa OBSF-30RG to replace those shitty Hori-buttons.
When I lose because of bad directional inputs, I tend to use pad. Also my stepping is very shitty with stick, though I’m slowly progressing. I prefer Stick over Pad in style, but at the moment I am much better on a pad ;.


#4

Hey, Riki, mind if I quote you on that? I can use your initials or whatever you please.


#5

Yeah sure.


#6

How would you like to be Identified? Your screen name?


#7

Yes, It’s hard to get away from what you are used to, for sure. After playing CvS2 on Gamecube for so long, I actually bacame accustomed to that terrible, crooked stick. Not that I think it’s a terrible controller, it’s just not too good for fighters (or shmups for that matter.)
Off topic: God that game had some butchered attack names (Fireball?)


#8

I recently dropped my pad habit. Had been using a pad since World Warrior on SNES, so you could say I was really used to playing pad.

I went out and got me a HRAP 2 and forced myself to use it all the time. It’s been probably 2-3 months and now that I’m used to it I’ll never go back. Everything seems easier from super motions to combo execution.


#9

I’ve heard somewhere on this very site, that HRAP’s should be the 3D fighting gamer’s choice apparently this isn’t true. I’ve seen Shady K use a HRAP when he fought against TDP, and you use a HRAP 2 yourself.

All circular motions seems to be enhanced greatly, especially 360’s which are 10 tmes easier to pull off on a stick.

I gotta try out a Seimitsu someday.


#10

I voted stick.
I had been using pads all my life too, but I modded some sticks and forced myself to use nothing but them. Now it has paid off.


#11

stick.


#12

HRAP’s come with Sanwa standard, unless it’s a special edition HRAP. I’ve heard people say the same thing that Sanwa’s should be used for 3-D games. Personaly I really like the square restrictor plates that come on Sanwa’s. For me it helps me hit corners better. I’ve never used a Seimitsu though so I have no basis for comparision.


#13

I prefer arcade stick. For years and years growing up i only used a game pad and thought it was the better option. However, in the little time I have had my own custom stick, i have really come to prefer it a lot more. Now I will only play fighters on a stick exclusively.

There are quite a few things that can only be done on a stick well. Like Dan’s bomb and akuma’s raging demon in MVC2, that require a quick ‘typing’ process to perfrom them. On a pad those moves were almost impossible! On a stick it is no problem. Also Iron Man and WM’s smartbombs are a pain to do on a pad.

Combos too. I love being able to ‘type’ attacks fast on stick.

I used to think the same thing, but now i can play fighters on a stick as well if not BETTER than using a pad. I can do stuff faster also.

The transition is tough as first but you will adjust before ya know it.


#14

yup, took me a while
but got used to it in no time :tup:


#15

stick


#16

Stick. I only recently got one, but execution in general is so much easier.


#17

whats your …paper/presentation about?
just sticks vs controllers?


#18

I play on whats available and right now that’s a 360 pad (RAWR), but im planning to get a stick ASAP


#19

Depends on the game, really.

I mean, a stick may be better for Virtua Fighter n, but I can’t imagine playing Smash Bros. with one.


#20

stick. HCFx2, HCBx2, 360s, and 720s are so much easier on a stick.
besides, does anybody want to give their thumbs blisters? not me. :cool: