Hi. I have an EMS USB2 adapter and an old Dual Shock 2 for playing fighting games on my PC, but I rather dislike its d-pad. I don’t know if it has to do with the fact my hands aren’t as small as they used to be some twelve years ago (random thought). Perhaps an Snes d-pad would make me more satisfied, but it’s not really practical to cling to this idea.
Well, I created this thread here to ask you for opinions on good PS2 gamepad controllers. I should probably elaborate a little on what troubles me: while I can perform all of Ryu and Ken’s special moves and super combos with great ease (SFA3, CvS2), things get ugly when I wanna perform, say, Gouki’s Messatsu Gou Hadou (HCB x2 + P) or Geese’s Raising Storm in a second or less - there’s a good chance I’ll screw up. It obviously sucks a lot when you don’t find yourself in control of your own actions in a good match.
I intend to use the new controller both on the PS2 and the PC (using my adapter, if necessary). Once upon a time I got curious and bought an Arcade controller reasonably similar to this (mine’s all white, with blue and yellow buttons). While I find the button placement preferrable to the Dual Shock’s, I’m horrible with a stick - hell, I even tried using the Dual Shock’s d-pad with my left hand and the Arcade buttons with the other, and it felt like a good idea (:wgrin:). Always bound by the move constraints I described though.
So, what are your thoughts on this? Thanks!