Can I get good at MVC2 for PS3 on a PS3 controller (pad)?

This may be a silly question, but can I get good at this game on the pad? This game doesn’t seem to be controller friendly to me. For example. pressing triangle and x at the same time is a bitch. Is anyone here good at MVC2 on a controller or do you know anyone that is? And if they’re good how do they play on their pad?

If you’re going to play on a pad, you’re going to need to find a technique which allows you be comfortable in all situations.

That is to say, you need to find a way of holding the controller or a button scheme that you’re comfortable with. For example, many people don’t use their thumbs for the buttons, but instead their index and middle fingers, similar to a very tiny arcade setup. Likewise, I’m sure there are people who do use their thumb for the buttons, but change the scheme, so it might run something like this:




These setups allow you to hit both punches and kicks with your thumbs.

But most of all, you’re going to need to practice. Just take some time and experiment with what works for you. Don’t be afraid to move the buttons around.

Also, if you’re having trouble doing Lightning Attack or Smart Bombs, I’d suggest the 2 finger method. Otherwise you could do some wonky stuff and arrange the buttons just to do them.





As for anyone good on the pad, the only person I know (At least by hearsay) is Catigs AKA Baby Wolverine. He’s Rank 20 on the XBox Charts as of this post. I’m sure there are others, though.

uh, i honestly don’t like the playstation pad (haven’t tried PS3 yet), but yes it is very possible.

I play with a pad at the time being (will get a stick though very soon hopefully) and it isn’t as bad as people say.

Here is how I position myself on a 360 pad.

Left hand: thumb on d-pad or analog (duh lol) middle finger on LT.

Right hand: index finger and middle on XYAB buttons, ring finger on bumper.

After you find out how to position yourself, hit training mode and practice weird input specials (Lighting attack, smart bomb, Akuma’s lv3 hyper, etc.) and practice storm’s air BnB. Just keep doing it until you get it 10 times in a row. Then try it in a match. See how you can do.

It is possible to be good with a pad, but I would try to get a stick. It will solve your problems.

easy answer is… yes…

I used to play on pad and there isn’t anything you can’t do using it. You can rom… unfly… wtver. That being said my thumbs are big enough to hit any 2 buttons at the same time. I still ended up using stick just b/c it feels more natural and stuff like unfly tends to make your wrist want to die using a pad.

There was Fanatiq, placing in evo w/ a ps2 pad.