D-Pad or Analog Stick?

#1 Posted by xyzygy (10032 posts) -

I've never played a Tekken game before and I'm really interested in getting it, but I'm just wondering if Tekken is a type of game that works better with the stick or with the D-Pad. I know that with SF4 and BlazBlue, I use the analog stick and it feels really great, especially on BlazBlue.  
 
For instance, does this game use the 236, 214, 41236, etc style movements (basically rotations) or does it use the back back, forward forward style?

#2 Posted by Baillie (4247 posts) -

It's more D-pad orientated as I can remember. Back and Forward motions! 
 
Don't quote me though, haven't played since Tekken 4. I'm a Tag whore.

#3 Edited by DarkPredatorUK (111 posts) -

I have a tendency to use analogue sticks with TEKKEN 6 mainly due to the 360's awful D-pad.  

In previous games however i have always stuck with the D-pad as the analogues can take too long to input fast combo back/forward/up/down commands.

#4 Posted by CSXLoser (582 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" I've never played a Tekken game before and I'm really interested in getting it, but I'm just wondering if Tekken is a type of game that works better with the stick or with the D-Pad. I know that with SF4 and BlazBlue, I use the analog stick and it feels really great, especially on BlazBlue.   For instance, does this game use the 236, 214, 41236, etc style movements (basically rotations) or does it use the back back, forward forward style? "
3d fighting games have less emphasis on circle notations. but then again, it can be based on the character you are learning as well.
 
Tekken is one of the few fighting games where there are a ton of people playing on both sticks and pads (yes even serious players)
#5 Posted by xyzygy (10032 posts) -

Cool... I used to use d-pad all the time because i thought it made more sense, but now after going to the analog stick I can't even think of using the d-pad again!

#6 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

I personally play with a SFIV fightpad. You should get that or a stick if you're even remotely serious about fighting games.

#7 Edited by AnnouncerGXZ (702 posts) -

you cannot play 2d fighting games / tekken with analog. but casual gamers dont know the difference. so yeah.
 
arcade joystick in the other hand.... its only good if you used to play at the arcade.

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