I never seem to see any topics regarding pads and the people who play on them. Since I’m a relatively new stick convert myself, I still find myself fleeing back to the comfort of a gamepad for SHMUPs and certain fighters like the Soul Calibur series and Gundam Wing: Endless Duel. It’s probably something I’ll ween myself off of in time, but until then, I’m just curious to know:
To those of you who still or did avidly use pads, what is your number one gamepad of choice for playing fighters?
I’ll start by saying that the N64 had the best controller for fighters in my opinion. It definitely wasn’t built with them in mind, but boy, Nintendo definitely put all the options in the controller in the event they were needed. This thing, from what I have observed, is highly under-appreciated as an effective gamepad. The N64 pad has a very well-built D-Pad for 2D fighters and a great, sensitive control stick for 3D fighting games. Not to mention it has 6 face buttons as well as 3 triggers, two of which are accessible at any given time. What more do you need, honestly? It’s got everything you need in a durable Nintendium shell!