More than a year later, im still playing SFIV with a 360 control

#1 Posted by TheLastNeo (436 posts) -

How handicapped does that make me in comparison to using a Fight Stick / or Pad? 
 
Also, does this mean that im not a true "STREET FIGHTER"? 
 
lol... seriously , some feedback would be cool

#2 Posted by Jeffsekai (7025 posts) -

Some would say it give's you an edge other say you are holding your self back. What character do you use?

#3 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

I've had the game a month and I haven't bought a stick yet. Some of the ultras and supers are a bit hard to pull off with it but otherwise the analogue stick seems to be okay personally. I wouldn't really be able to tell since I'm kind of shit anyway, but hey.
 
So yeah, I'm kind of wondering the same thing and whether I should invest in a stick/pad at least for SSF4.

#4 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

I guess it depends on the person, really.  
Whatever feels more comfortable. 
 
But if you catch yourself saying, "Argh! I shouldve had that move, i did the input!" time and time again? Then maybe you should level up to a fightstick.

#5 Posted by lilbigsupermario (840 posts) -

I still use the PS3 controller :D 
 
But yeah, I've had a lot of moments where I get frustrated because I knew I should've pulled off the move, but it didn't happen hehe!  And my hands get twitchy at times when the fight gets intense especially with charge characters like guile hehe!

#6 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I still use one as well....but only because I cannot afford a stick.

#7 Posted by AjayRaz (12416 posts) -

aha you and me both duder. i can't afford a fightstick so i stick with my lovely PS3 and 360 controllers.
 
@lilbigsupermario said:

  But yeah, I've had a lot of moments where I get frustrated because I knew I should've pulled off the move, but it didn't happen hehe!  And my hands get twitchy at times when the fight gets intense especially with charge characters like guile hehe! "
same.. it's very frustrating :( 
#8 Posted by misterpope (379 posts) -

I use a pad. It works fine for what I'm doing, and I seem to be able to compete online. There have been some input problems, but whatever. good luck man.
#9 Posted by C2C (855 posts) -

A pad is just fine for most people.  If play for a long period of time and get really skilled though, there's gonna be a time when certain combos are just very difficult to pull off and other stuff like that. That's when you might think about getting a stick. 

#10 Posted by TheLastNeo (436 posts) -

I main Sagat... (as per my other thread.. lol) 
 
in anycase, shortly after I got my 360, I got SFIV.. I had just recently gotten rid of my ps3 (long story) 
 
So, adjusting to that controller after months of playing HDR was incredibly frustrating, but after a while, I've gotten used to it.   
 
There's been many a time that I know that had I had a "stick" that my inputs would have been interpretted correctly, instead I throw out the wrong f'ing move, which is super frustrating. 
 
Id like to invest in one, but I just dont have that kind of money to just blow on an "enhanced controller". 
 
 
One thing that I know NEVER EVER works, is Sagats Fake HK, no matter how quickly I pound on RH, he just wont do the fake kick... (granted, its not that important, but still... its one less move I dont have in my arsenal) 

#11 Posted by lilbigsupermario (840 posts) -

But in fairness to my trusty PS3 controller, I do feel like I'm more comfortable with the regular controller.  I've played in arcades before and it always felt awkward for me controlling other characters with the arcade stick.  I guess I do have to try playing SF4 with a fightstick, it might be better for me. ;)

#12 Posted by Skytylz (4025 posts) -
@TheLastNeo: Amazon has the Mad Catz tournament edition one for $99 right now.
#13 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

I'm using a pad, too.  I even attempted to use a FightPad and play with it, but I found the 360 controller more comfortable.  I'm planning on picking up a stick after SSFIV comes out, but I have no illusions it's going to take forever to get used to it.

#14 Posted by lordofultima (6204 posts) -

WestAB used the 360 pad for like a year, and his execution was pretty godlike. So I wouldn't really worry about it if I was you.

#15 Posted by JJOR64 (18882 posts) -

I think playing a non-charge character would be easy on a pad.  Just use whatever you feel more comfortable using.  Lately there have been pad-warriors arising so become a pad-warrior and dominate!

#16 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@lilbigsupermario: Want to play in a SF4 send-off tourny? I'm attempting to rally people...poorly.
#17 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@misterpope said:
" I use a pad. It works fine for what I'm doing, and I seem to be able to compete online. There have been some input problems, but whatever. good luck man. "
Same deal for me. I own a stick, infact it's modded out with Sanwa parts and all that beeswax yet I prefer the controller. It's much quieter (you ever hear the racket a stick makes!? I sometimes have to play at like 3 in the morning cos that's when I'm up and that's when I can play the USA and Canada guys and that stick is too loud) and it's more comfortable for me in long sessions. I sometimes have trouble executing moves sometimes but I execute enough to get me by.
#18 Posted by Th3_James (2576 posts) -

I use Cammy with 360 controller. Would love a fight stick, but it is not a priority.

#19 Posted by Drifballoon (30 posts) -

I'm also a 360 controller user. I don't even know if I can successfully switch to a pad or stick after all the time I've put into this game XD

#20 Posted by squirtle_squad (266 posts) -

i use my ps3 controller and i get the occasional urge to go out and get one but never do.
#21 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" WestAB used the 360 pad for like a year, and his execution was pretty godlike. So I wouldn't really worry about it if I was you. "
West is a natural beast. He probably could hit his links with a DDR pad.

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