Best controller to play with??

#1 Posted by Filch (27 posts) -

I've been playing both with the d-pad and analog stick on an original 360 controller and I'm not happy with either so far. Both have their problems and don't offer enough fine control to make me happy with this game. What has everyone else been using that they are happy with? I'm sure there's plenty that will say the original controller works fine for them, but it's not for me. 
 
Although, I can't see myself purchasing another controller just for this game, but I'm curious....

Online
#2 Posted by takua108 (1478 posts) -

Kick it old-school, get a fight stick.

#3 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -

I have several of the top 10 scores in the world and last I  checked, I was ranked third in the game overall (dammit, I used to be first!).  I use the regular analog stick on the 360 controller and it works wonderfully. 
 
But yeah, the D-pad on the 360 controller is a piece of shit. Avoid at all costs.

#4 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Get the new 360 controller with the pop-out d-pad. It is definitely an improvement.

#5 Posted by SuperEvilDOOM (30 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:
" Get the new 360 controller with the pop-out d-pad. It is definitely an improvement. "
I don't think it's that much of an improvement to be honest. 
 
Maybe get a cheap arcade stick. That's what I've been using since when the speed picks up, traditional controllers just don't cut it.
#6 Posted by GlenTennis (3144 posts) -
@takua108 said:
" Kick it old-school, get a fight stick. "
What he said. It's really fun and a good way to justify my purchase of one.
#7 Posted by Heartagram (1181 posts) -

I have a street fighter fightstick and i feel like it doesnt work very well with most arcade games....maybe i should try it with this. What setting do you guys use it has left stick right stick and dpad settings

#8 Posted by BBQBram (2212 posts) -

I've been rolling with the analog stick, pretty good so far but when the game picks up speed it seems to cause indecision on Pacman's (or my) part. The fact that it's analog isn't exactly helping at umpteen miles an hour. Yet to try my Fightstick.

#9 Posted by Drumminjay108 (93 posts) -

I was using my mvc2 fight stick on this game last night and it did not work for me at all.  Analog stick all the way.

#10 Posted by JokerSmilez (1293 posts) -

I've used my fightstick with this, original Championship edition, original Pac-Man, and Ms. Pac-Man. It's not very good. It has the same problem the analog stick has in that if you're pressing two directions at once (mostly down but slightly right) it can think you mean the wrong direction. I even ordered a replacement stick with a 4 way gate ('+' sign) and I still preferred the xbox's analog stick over that.
 
The analog stick isn't great, but it's the best available once you get used to it. Short of getting an authentic Pac-Man stick modded (which I've contemplated doing, since I'm building myself an original Ms. Pac-Man machine), it's probably the best you can get.

#11 Posted by Filch (27 posts) -

I'll have to borrow my friends Street Fighter stick and give it a go myself and see. Thanks for everyone's input on this. 
 
On a side note, while it's not hard to get in the first place, but a cheap achievement get for No Mistakes is to set it on beginner and head yourself in a direction with a straight tunnel through the maze and just let it run.

Online
#12 Edited by A_Cute_Squirtle (684 posts) -

The 360's (old) d-pad has fucked me on several occasions already. Just use the analog stick, it works just fine. 

#13 Posted by Eristocrat (440 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:
" Get the new 360 controller with the pop-out d-pad. It is definitely an improvement. "
Nope.  

@takua108 said:
" Kick it old-school, get a fight stick. "
Yep.
#14 Posted by Chop (1996 posts) -

PS3 D pad. It was worth waiting a week just to avoid the shitty dpad on the 360.

#15 Posted by Redbullet685 (6031 posts) -

I just use the analog stick, that works for me.

#16 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

I like playing using a Street Fighter IV 360 Pad.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.