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Anyone else actually prefer virtual control-sticks?

02-07-2011, 05:40 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 632
Anyone else actually prefer virtual control-sticks?

To me, it's a lot easier to control with percision.

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02-07-2011, 06:51 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 202
No, not a chance in hell!

02-07-2011, 10:15 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 186
i prefer analog nubs myself, but a virtual joystick is an acceptable compromise

i wouldnt go far as say virtuals are more precise though, far from it
02-07-2011, 11:17 AM
#4
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Yes? I love dual sticks, fps, and action RPGs on the idevice. Not sure about whoevers complaining. I'm guessing their gaming skills are really lacking.

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02-07-2011, 11:54 AM
#5
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Well, after Dead Space, I am beginning to like/get use to virtual control stick! Plus it depends on what kind of games you're talking about. Look at BFBC2, it was a pain in the ---, but in other games it worked flawlessly.
02-07-2011, 12:02 PM
#6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wediafom24 View Post
Well, after Dead Space, I am beginning to like/get use to virtual control stick! Plus it depends on what kind of games you're talking about. Look at BFBC2, it was a pain in the ---, but in other games it worked flawlessly.
Those two games don't have any virtual control-sticks (I'd call them pads in those games.)

What is meant here is how it is in Modern Combat 2 for example.

Personally I think they work great when the developer does it right. (gameloft pretty much always does)
02-07-2011, 02:23 PM
#7
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Location: Houston/Austin, TX
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottColbert View Post
Sounds like your intelligence is lacking with that ignorant comment.

virtual joysticks work okay but will never be in the same league as analog controllers.
Been playing ps2 since I was 10 and ps3 for 2 years, shooters that is. Clearly, I have something to support my statement. Learn to play, etc.

Haha not trying to pick an argument though. It's just my opinion. I love the virtual controls on the idevice.

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Last edited by backtothis; 02-07-2011 at 03:04 PM.
02-07-2011, 02:29 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2009
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I just got a Xbox 360 a little while ago and at first I really preferred the controls on iphone because it was a lot more like mouse and keyboard on the pc (although I prefer a virtual joystick/analog stick for moving then arrow keys/wasd) but the more I play the xbox the more I got used to the controls and now I'd say there probably even in my book, they both have there pros and cons.

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02-07-2011, 04:51 PM
#9
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Location: NY
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Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
Yes? I love dual sticks, fps, and action RPGs on the idevice. Not sure about whoevers complaining. I'm guessing their gaming skills are really lacking.
You bastard...
02-07-2011, 05:07 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 957
I woudln't say I "prefer" virtual sticks, but I don't have any real problem with them. If done right they work just fine. You can say pretty much exactly the same thing about any game control methods. I've played games on consoles with digi pads that were awful to control.

Interestingly though, both my 9 yr old and my 5 yr old boys have adapted quickly to virtual controls. They'll likely grow up thinking v controls are no more unusual than joysticks and mice...