I was recently in an argument that stemmed from playing SSB on an arcade stick and it went to this. What is your position on the manner?
I think that doing stuff like retreating aerials is great and all because of the C-Stick, but I feel like this is messing with the game by letting you do what’s otherwise impossible. You could get rid of this of this issue by having something in the game maintain the momentum for you for a certain amount of frames (let’s say five for all intents and purposes) so you could do stuff like FAirs while jumping backwards. This then gets to the next point I want to make.
People who live by it will ask, “Why get rid of something that made it easy in favor of something harder?” I believe that the C-Stick, when used in this fashion, is just a crutch for poor execution. It’s totally possible to do a Hypen Smash (dash, then do a USmash while sliding) without the need for a C-Stick; I can pull it off consistently, and I do it while charging.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a catch for using the C-Stick like the easy specials in other games (you only have access to one version in at least some) as you can do everything on a C-Stick that you can do otherwise.