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Poll: Controllers for NiGHTS into dreams (8 member(s) have cast votes)

Which controller do you use for NiD?

  1. Sega Saturn standard model 1 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Sega Saturn standard model 2 (2 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  3. Sega Saturn 3D controller (7 votes [77.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 77.78%

  4. Other (please specify) (0 votes [0.00%])

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I don't think this topic has been brought up before, and I didn't find a search tab, so here goes!

I've been really curious about the 3D controller, 11 years of seeing that little picture of the controller on the back of the boxart of the game, but I never got it.

Until today. I just got a mint 3D controller on the mail, and it's really cool! However, 11 years of developed skill with a normal model 2 controller really doesn't come into play when you have a super-sensitive analog-like stick. It's so hard to control, I feel like I have to relearn NiGHTS altogether! =P
After reaching Mystic Forest (I do the levels in order like so: Claris (SV)>Elliot (SG)>Claris (MF) and so on) I was already getting the hang of it. It definitely requires a big steep learning curve, after such a long time playing with a normal D-Pad. Even the 3D's D-Pad feels different. It certainly helps in a lot of stuff, though. Tight maneuvers are easier to perform and acrobatic movements are infinitely more comfortable with the push-in shoulder buttons. I almost got a 2.0 on Puffy before I completely messed it up like seven times.

I'll continue to use it, as I kind of think that it's the way that NiGHTS should be played.
But what's your opinion? What controller do you use? Why? Would you use another if you had the chance? If you have the chance, why do you not use the others and use the one you use? Heh.


Let's have a small discussion, here ^^

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I'd love to play with a 3d controller, but my saturn came with type two and I like it as is.

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I bought NiGHTS bundled with the "3D Control Pad" back in the day. It's all I've ever used outside of briefly experimenting with other controllers.

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I bought NiGHTS bundled with the "3D Control Pad" back in the day. It's all I've ever used outside of briefly experimenting with other controllers.


Oh, cool, and what did you think of the other controllers (and what controllers were they?)

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The second model American control pad worked alright, but I preferred the analog experience, so I only used it a few times.

I also decided to attempt the arcade stick, just for fun... it wasn't so great. :P

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The second model American control pad worked alright, but I preferred the analog experience, so I only used it a few times.

I also decided to attempt the arcade stick, just for fun... it wasn't so great. :P


Hm, wouldn't it make sense that it would work like the analog controller?

(added an extra option to the poll so that people can talk about another controller, such as the arcade system, mentioned ^above^.)

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I only use the 3D controller. I have the American second model, but the directional pad is too clunky for 3D games.

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3D controller is da bomb! :)

I agree it takes some getting used to, as it's a little touchy, but once you're used to it you can be really precise with your movements.

The only time I use the standard controller (the original one that came with the Japanese system, not the plastic US version) on NiGHTS is when I'm trying to do a lot of spins in Soft Museum. The dpad is amazing for doing fast little spins. I also use the standard controller for all my shmups. It's probably the best dpad I've ever used on any system.

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I think somebody asked this years and years ago. XD

Anyway, I think the 3D controller is vastly superior for NiGHTS. It simply offers much more precision than original. Other than that you still have the option to use a D-pad so I don't see any reason to pick the others above it.

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I think somebody asked this years and years ago. XD

Anyway, I think the 3D controller is vastly superior for NiGHTS. It simply offers much more precision than original. Other than that you still have the option to use a D-pad so I don't see any reason to pick the others above it.


Well, if you compare the the D-Pad on both the model 2 and the 3D controllers, you'll see that the 3D's d-pad is a touch bigger and its center point is a bit deeper in comparison to the other one on model 2, so it feels a bit weird to me, yet =P

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I also got NiD bundled with the 3D controller. I play NiD with the 3D controller. I've played other games here and there with it though. I have a model 1 Saturn otherwise, that model 1 pad is one of the best 6 button pads in existence, besides the 6 button Genesis pad. (I've never gotten my hands on the Japanese Saturn pad though, and don't own any model 2 controllers.)

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I think the 3D pad could really improve my high scores. Because i barely beat the game as is <_<

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3D controller.

If I had to play a friend in 2-player, then I would use the standard model 1 to try and give my opponents an advantage, but I still crushed them. ;)

Back in 2004 though, I bought an extra 3D controller off of Ebay, so now I no longer have to make that "sacrifice."




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