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« on: December 02, 2005, 05:04:18 AM »

This is taken from the Playstation forums.  It seems like the PS3 controller may not be as bad as originally thought.  It looks comfortable enough to hold and to use the analogs, but the face buttons still look tricky, especially the circle button.

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2005, 06:12:01 AM »

I think it's going to be like the Revolution controller - you won't really know how it works for you until you try it.  All I know is that those hands in that demo are a lot larger looking than mine.  I feel like the "wing-tips" on the Bat-a-rang are going to be halfway up the inside of my forearm.  Not that that's necessarily a bad thing - wrist braces might help!  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2005, 06:54:40 AM »

I don't think it looks comfortable, even showing the way it is supposed to be held.  I will wait for judgement until I actually get to hold one, but I really don't like how the weight will fall.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2005, 08:28:13 AM »

Yep, need to hold it in my hand to see how it really is.  Besides, you know somone will make a classic dual shock 2 that's compatable with the system.

What were the changes to this controller besides the shape?

Wasn't there some sort of trigger for the right index finger?
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2005, 11:22:22 AM »

The boomerang looks really comfortable in that gif.  It looks a little smaller...which sort of gives me the feeling of really precise control.  Don't know why, just does.

Then again, I really don't *dislike* any controller I've used, so whatever.

Oh, and PS3 FTW!  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2005, 11:25:14 AM »

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Then again, I really don't *dislike* any controller I've used, so whatever.


Ugh...Shamecube for the Lose.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2005, 12:21:48 PM »

I'm going to keep an open mind about it.

And I'm going to keep an early preorder for it.  :p
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2005, 12:53:35 PM »

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I'm going to keep an open mind about it.

And I'm going to keep an early preorder for it.  :p


Good man!

Hopefully more people will listen this time when told to preorder the PS3 early, than listened to me with the 360 preorders.  Tongue

I know that I am going to be prerordering the PS3 the first day it's available. I can always cancel later if it looks like it's not much of a step up from the 360.

Oh and the controller? It still looks horrible to play with. 360 FTW!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2005, 02:25:21 PM »

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Then again, I really don't *dislike* any controller I've used, so whatever.


Ugh...Shamecube for the Lose.


I actually really like the Gamecube controller.  Well, except for sports games, but who plays those on the Gamecube?
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2005, 03:48:13 PM »

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Then again, I really don't *dislike* any controller I've used, so whatever.


Ugh...Shamecube for the Lose.


I'd take the Cube's controller over the Box's in a heartbeat for anything other than a FPS.
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2005, 03:50:22 PM »

I would take an atari 2600 controller over a gamecube controller anyday.  One button FTW!
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2005, 04:34:32 PM »

Sony has always had solid controllers (of course, they hadn't really changed their design until now).  That being said... I cannot see how they can top the perfection that is the 360 controller.  That thing RULES.

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2005, 04:44:38 PM »

I agree with Graham, have to try out the controller at a Kiosk or something first.
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2005, 12:02:39 AM »

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Then again, I really don't *dislike* any controller I've used, so whatever.


Ugh...Shamecube for the Lose.


The GameCube controller has the best use of triggers as well as analog stick of of any controller that I've used.  The triggers are so perfectly placed, it feels completely natural, unlike other controllers I've used.

And I really love the analog stick as well.  Not the c-stick, mind you.  In fact, the whole right side of the controller is sorta, meh-ish.  I couldn't imagine playing sports games on it.  But for the wacky, original titles the GameCube offers, it works great.

But come on!  The thing is so damned comfortable to just HOLD!  I couldn't even think about using any other controller for Super Smash Bros. Melee - it's PERFECTION.
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2005, 12:57:00 AM »

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Then again, I really don't *dislike* any controller I've used, so whatever.


Ugh...Shamecube for the Lose.


The GameCube controller has the best use of triggers as well as analog stick of of any controller that I've used.  The triggers are so perfectly placed, it feels completely natural, unlike other controllers I've used.

And I really love the analog stick as well.  Not the c-stick, mind you.  In fact, the whole right side of the controller is sorta, meh-ish.  I couldn't imagine playing sports games on it.  But for the wacky, original titles the GameCube offers, it works great.

But come on!  The thing is so damned comfortable to just HOLD!  I couldn't even think about using any other controller for Super Smash Bros. Melee - it's PERFECTION.


So true about the gamecube controllers.  It works perfect for Nintendo games, but there is no way I could play sports games or especially a Tony Hawk game on that thing.  I dont really like the boomerang look of the PS3 controller.  The analog stick looks to be too low.  That is the problem I have with the current PS2 controller as well.  One other thing, I notice that the dpad is angled, that is a pain in the ass.  I had a sidewinder controller for my PC that had a angled dpad and it made diagnol commands frustrating to input.  The whole thing just looks too small and cramped to me.  Hopefully it will feel better when it is actually in my hand.
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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2005, 02:59:40 AM »

Huh, I've always found Hawk super easy to control with the Cube. And I love the central Cube button. It makes perfect sense to me, since most games do have one button that gets a hell of a lot more use than the rest. The C stick sucks (should've been a second topped analogue stick), as does the Z button, but I love the feel of the controller.

To each his own.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2005, 03:31:21 AM »

The Gamecube Wavebird is the best controller I've ever used.
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2005, 05:21:58 AM »

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Huh, I've always found Hawk super easy to control with the Cube. And I love the central Cube button. It makes perfect sense to me, since most games do have one button that gets a hell of a lot more use than the rest. The C stick sucks (should've been a second topped analogue stick), as does the Z button, but I love the feel of the controller.

To each his own.


It would just be super hard for me to play Tony Hawk on anything but the PS2 controller.  I am bad at playing it with an analog stick and I cant stand where the dpad is on the cube controller.
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2005, 05:40:18 AM »

You play the game with the PS2's D-Pad?? Madness!
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