Worst D-pad ever?

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  1. dinofan01

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    enough said.
     
  2. Ferrariman

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    I liked the shell of the controller, it felt good in my hands.


    ...now the buttons are a different story. Urrrgh.
     
  3. m3rox

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    joking, right?
     
  4. hdofu

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    psp is the worst one I've used
     
  5. Tanas

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    How can the PSP Phats DPAD not be the worst? you cant even make diagonals with the peice of shit ffs.
     
  6. AXYPB

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    Not in the least.
     
  7. Hehe Moo

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    LOL, when I was about 7, I used to play Street Fighter on my PSX. My hands were blistered and bleeding from using "hadouken" over and over again xD

    So I'd have to say PSX for the worst D-pad. Ever.
     
  8. JPH

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    Hands-down, the Xbox 360 has absolutely the worst D-pad on any gaming controller.
     
  9. Tanas

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    The xbox 360 controller can do diagonals unlike the PSP Phats, so how can it be the worst? second worst maybe.
     
  10. Goshogun1

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    3DO. What a piece of garbage! I can't imagine anything being worse than that D-pad.

    The gamecube D-pad isn't the greatest, but I have grown used to it so it doesn't bother me as much.
     
  11. Big Green

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    Original GBA d pad since over time it just stops working just like the SP DS and DSlites R and L buttons. But blowing in it doesn't help it out.
     
  12. xalphax

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    psp dpad is shitty.
     
  13. Doomsday Forte

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    Original Crossbox and the 360, really. I don't really mind the PSP's as much as I should, apparently.

    The GC one wasn't too bad, but I really didn't use it so much. Truth be told, the direction used the most was up...unfortunately, it was awkward in its positioning.

    I'm not terribly fond of the Classic Controller's pad for some reason.
     
  14. ArchangelX

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    The pits of hell.
    Agreed.

    The PSP Slim though has a great DPad.
    I don't know why you people don't like the 360's DPad. I do use it occasionally, and I haven't gotten _nearly_ as angry at it as I have the PSP Phat's.

    Although, if you still have SNES Pads, if the little plastic part that makes it actually hit the buttons rips inside (not too hard to do really) then the DPad becomes practically useless. Which sucks because that's the only way you can move.
     
  15. Hadrian

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    CD-32 had the worst d-pad.
     
  16. GexX2

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    At least the PSP pad you know for sure that when you press up, up is whats going to happen. With the 360 D-pad, you have no idea. It's ok if you like surprises I guess, but personally I like my d-pads to be functional.
     
  17. Sir-Fritz

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    Why is the psp dpad so bad? Isnt it essentially a ps2 dpad?

    Only bad thing about the gc controller is the dpad, its just so SMALL! that some games recognise you pressing say up when you quickly go right left.
     
  18. Styles420

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    Well I think we can address the other side of this issue, since I didn't see any complaints I think it's a reasonable guess that you all will agree with me when I say that the original NES had the best D pad - they did kinda corner the market on that one. Many have tried to copy it since then without breaking copyrights, but none have perfected it.

    As far as the XBox and 360, PS1-3 etc. - I think it almost always doesn't matter, joysticks are generally so much better for today's games. I didn't really play PS1 before the DualShock arrived, and I think the D pad is a big part of my reason - next gen 3D games just don't seem to work as well with D pads in most cases.

    Back on topic, I don't have a lot of experience with the BOX D pad (always used the stick), so my vote goes the PS1-3 pad - that gap in the middle kinda hurts in fast paced gameplay
     
  19. Vater Unser

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    Wrong.
    It sucks pretty hard, but have you ever tried playing a Sega Master System game using the original controller? That's next to impossible.
     
  20. Midna

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    The D-pad on those tiny madcats gc controllers.
     
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