control pad or stylus

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whitch one do you prefer?

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  1. vhunter
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    Witch one do you prefer to play games with.

    I personally prefer the control pad.
    I mario party I only like to play minigames with the control pad,only play some with stylus.
     


  2. myuusmeow

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    Control pad+buttons>stylus

    Unless it's a menu based game, then stylus>control pad+buttons.
     
  3. zeppo

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    It really depends on the game, but in the few games that have full functionality using buttons or the stylus I'll usually use buttons. Moonshell is an example of this.

    EDIT: actually, moonshell doesn't have full functionality with the stylus...
     
  4. Airsoft1117

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    I like the stylist just because it seems to make the games run smoother and at time is easier to use.
     
  5. zeppo

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    uhh... a stylist is someone who puts makeup on someone, does their hair, etc. ...
     
  6. oushi

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    Depends on the game really... but the control pad on the DS is so horrible that I usually opt for the stylus.
     
  7. mantizzle

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    unless it's a stylus based game (like kirby: canvas curse) I like to play my DS games with the buttons only.

    I'm not a fan of developers that throw stupid touch-based minigames in their titles to make use of the DS' gimmick.

    When done well, i love touch controls. Otherwise, I'm a button man.
     
  8. wohoo

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    Just look at Phantom Hourglass, great game with stylus controls.

    But if it's something that you want to be good, or even best at - the control pad is probably the way to go. At least in my case because a stylus circle can easily become a square or whatever in a hurry
     
  9. War

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    It depends what game it is. I usually use the stylus, since that's like the whole point of having a DS...
     
  10. JPH

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    Control Pad...your left (or right in some folks case), don't cramp from holding it after 10 minutes.
    It's more comfortable using the control pad...
     
  11. enigmaindex

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    Depends on the game, but ultimately control pad.
     
  12. sekhu

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    stylus here - I don't like the D-Pad on the DS, it feels cheap and you can't do proper diagonals on it (at least I can't)
     
  13. kikapo_O

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    I prefer D-Pad
    The Stylus is very innovative but in lot of games i have disadvantage as an left hand player -__- especially in shooter games i hate to control the protagonist with the ABXY Buttons
     
  14. TGBoy

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    Mostly Control Pad.. but again it all depends on the game
     
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    I love when the game can be played just with the stylus.. so I can play it in bed [​IMG]
     
  16. Grimalkin

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    Like: Games that are either Control Buttons only or Stylus Only.
    Hate: Games that are hybrid Control Buttons and Stylus.

    Example: NANOSTRAY. Seriously, the only functionality of the stylus was to change weapons... WHY? It made the game so much more gimmicky and annoying to play.
     
  17. azotyp

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    Think about FPS they would be nightmare without precision aiming with stylus.
     
  18. Seven

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    For the most part, I value both equally, but preferences tend to change in different games. There are simply games that make little use of the stylus and others that make little use of the d-pad. For example, I never use the stylus when I'm chasing after fish in Animal Crossing, simply because I can never estimate the best speed to run at without scaring away the fish. The d-pad is more exact with decisions like these.
     
  19. Grimalkin

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    I don't like FPS games on the DS. Sure, I'll play them and all, but I still think they suck. Although Dementium "kinda" made me like them for a moment.
     
  20. moozxy

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    Depends on the game but if there's a choice, like in picross I'd take the control pad +buttons.