Am I wrong in thinking this game is almost unplayable with anything other than an arcade stick? I'm on the last fight in story mode which is brutal and unfun but mostly because my moves never seem to come out the way I input them. Teleport almost always ends up as a jump, lightning almost always ends up as a front punch. Is this controller horrible garbage or am I a fat thumbed idiot who sucks at games?
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A lot of top level players actually prefer the PS3 controller over their custom arcade sticks. The game was never in arcades so it was designed with pads in mind as the primary input device. If you are having that much trouble, there is either something wrong with your's, or you are misunderstanding something about how the game works.
I know what you mean. When I began to play MK a lot, I noticed that the d-pad isn't made with four separate inputs. If you press one of the directions, you can see the others depressing/shifting as well. You just have to be a little forceful and be careful about dragging your thumbs in a certain direction. Once you become consciously aware of your technique, it gets easier.
Best way to play is with a d-pad. Make sure you are using hard directions and not rolling(like a fireball in SF). You literally want to be pressing down and then left or whatever and not rolling your thumb over diagonals.
I would disagree with that statement. Sliding across the directions is faster than tapping and, since the game only registers cardinal inputs, is just as accurate.
As far as pad vs. stick is concerned, it really depends on the player. Personally I use stick for games like SFIII, SSFIV, BB:CS and KoF12 and pad for games like MvC3, SC:IV and MK9. But (shameless plug) as you can see by viewing the Whiskey Media FGC YouTube channel, very high levels of execution are possible with a Sixaxis controller.
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