Jump to content

Welcome to NiGHTS COMMUNiTY
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Analog controller , or D-pad?


  • Please log in to reply
40 replies to this topic

Poll: Analog or Dpad? (70 member(s) have cast votes)

Chooooose!

  1. Analog (49 votes [67.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.12%

  2. Dpad (24 votes [32.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.88%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1
Matthew29w12

Matthew29w12

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 106 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, Ilford Essex
  • Interests:Games
    Sleep
    Food
    Friends
I choose Dpad, I get A's on everything, I can seem to do smaller and faster loops on it too. I dislike the Analog controller.

#2
Chan Kaylore

Chan Kaylore

    Member

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPip
  • 89 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Australia
  • Interests:Long walks on the beach at sunset, stealing kisses from loved ones, terrorising small children with bees, holding hands and chatting.<br /><br />Did I mention children and bees? I meant hornets.<br /><br />Big ones.
I vote D-Pad because...well, it's the only controller I've ever used for NiD *fail* I'd like to take a whirl on the analog one though, just to feel the difference.

#3
animejosse

animejosse

    Dreamworld Police

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,692 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Sweden
Analog, because it spares my poor thumbs T_T

#4
Chan Kaylore

Chan Kaylore

    Member

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPip
  • 89 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Australia
  • Interests:Long walks on the beach at sunset, stealing kisses from loved ones, terrorising small children with bees, holding hands and chatting.<br /><br />Did I mention children and bees? I meant hornets.<br /><br />Big ones.

Analog, because it spares my poor thumbs T_T

That would also be a good reason to try the analog controller. My hands kill after two levels (and I'm sure the controller is feeling the pain also).

#5
Sairus

Sairus

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 448 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
Analog without question. Especially since the Saturn analog is one of the nicest I've ever used... such a large maximum radius...
For the game, I've never really played it super seriously... I just like messing around for the most part, so I can't judge if it's actually better or not, however, as Josse pointed out... I like my thumbs intact for most things.

#6
AirMax

AirMax

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 106 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Loserland
  • Interests:school-survival.net, NiD, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, anime, awesome, scoreattack.net
Analog, I couldn't play without it. Same reason, it saves my thumb. But it still hurts after 4 mares now. {I usualy only play Twin Seeds.}
It also offers better control, but my thumb slips off sometimes.

#7
viperxmns

viperxmns

    Crazy Regular

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,945 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Brooklyn, NY
Analog, yo. Smooth moves. That thing was literally made for NiGHTS. Haven't much bothered trying to play it with the D-Pad.

#8
~Tsuki~

~Tsuki~

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 412 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The moon
  • Interests:My main hobbies are reading, sewing, video games, manga, anime, and various other things. ^^
Analog hands down. Tried it once using the d-pad and it killed my thumb. lol Not to mention it's totally smooth like Viperxmns said. ^^

#9
DMN

DMN

    Member

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPip
  • 54 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere in the confines of my mind...
The analog of course! I need my thumbs!

#10
Huruyami

Huruyami

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 622 posts
  • Gender:Male
D-Pad. its for all the tough people who have had to play NiD without analog for like ever without complaining. Yeah, were the toughies. Wimpy analog wimpertons XD J/k, but i do like the D-Pad, its grown on me.

#11
Q-Lok

Q-Lok

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 120 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Interests:NiGHTS, dreaming, psychology, drawing, games (board and video), game design (board and video), photography, Sega, retrogaming, computer programming, and so on and so on.
Analog, without question. The D-Pad controller is more precise, but it lacks any kind of fluidity whatsoever. The analog stick is easier to work with, hurts less, and generally makes things more fun (for me, at least).

...Eh, I think I may have accidentally voted for D-Pad. Oops.

#12
Huruyami

Huruyami

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 622 posts
  • Gender:Male
Oh well, the D-Pad is awesome still. XP

#13
EZEKiAL

EZEKiAL

    Crazy Regular

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,996 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Central City, United Federation
  • Interests:What?
Analog. ALL THE TIME. I've gotten an A on every mare in the game thanks to old Anna.
I only use the D-Pad for 2 Player.

#14
Huruyami

Huruyami

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 622 posts
  • Gender:Male
Bleh. Who all can raise their hand saying they can get A's nearly every time with the ol' D-Pad? *raises hand* come on, you proud and few.

#15
Chan Kaylore

Chan Kaylore

    Member

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPip
  • 89 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Australia
  • Interests:Long walks on the beach at sunset, stealing kisses from loved ones, terrorising small children with bees, holding hands and chatting.<br /><br />Did I mention children and bees? I meant hornets.<br /><br />Big ones.

Bleh. Who all can raise their hand saying they can get A's nearly every time with the ol' D-Pad? *raises hand* come on, you proud and few.

AHAHAHA- no.

I fail to get anything higher than a C rank due to me flying around with the aim and grace of a drunken spoon.

I fail so hard at this game XDD But dammit, it's so fun to try all the time (and then I watch those link attack vids with ENVY).

#16
Huruyami

Huruyami

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 622 posts
  • Gender:Male
Drunken Spoon? I like that chan. XD :P But yeah, I wonder who else can do that...

#17
KyraWolf

KyraWolf

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 128 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:IN SIDE YOUR COMPUTER. :|
Analog. I tried the D'Pad so many times and FAILED. Miserably. I second whoever said they fly like a drunken spoon. :3

#18
Sage

Sage

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 165 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:USA
  • Interests:Books: all kinds of fantasy and science fiction<br /><br />TV Shows: Star Trek (any season), CSI Las Vegas, Knight Rider, Avatar: Last Airbender, various old Disney series (Darkwing Duck and the like)<br /><br />Video games: NiGHTS into Dreams, Megaman Zero, Fatal Frame, Sonic series (including the 3D ones =P), Kingdom Hearts, Silent Hill, Sly Cooper, and still more...<br /><br />Music: Pretty much anything, though I'm definitely not big on rap.<br /><br />Other: free form roleplaying, fanfiction, getting lost in my latest obsession, and so much more... ^^
Analog for me. I can work with the D-pad but it's much harder.

Now my friend Kii-chan on the other hand... XD She's the only person who can kick my butt on two player using the D-pad while I'm on the analog. And she's never played the game as much as I have!

#19
Huruyami

Huruyami

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 622 posts
  • Gender:Male
Kii-Chan sounds like my kinda person. *woo for d-pad*

#20
Kraken

Kraken

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Running (Cross Country), video games (especially NiGHTS, of course), and other various things.
I've always used a D-pad...one, because I dont have an analog pad, and two, the D-pad's always served me well. It's no good for the competitive level that Scoreattack's at now...I can only boast about getting to 700k on Frozen Bell, and now everyone's blown that away with their fancy analog pads and stunts, haha. =D But the D-pad pioneered the way. Sorta.

#21
Guest_Vampire Killer_*

Guest_Vampire Killer_*
  • Guests
I always played the game with the D-pad, I never used the analog controls.

#22
Tangocat777

Tangocat777

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 940 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Louisiana
  • Interests:Pokemon and sonic team games.
anolog rocks hard.

#23
MiDNIGHT

MiDNIGHT

    Lurker

  • Visitor
  • PipPip
  • 22 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:missouri...D:
I found the analog pad made it harder to play T___T

#24
iLLViLLAiN

iLLViLLAiN

    Crazy Regular

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,989 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA
  • Interests:Mainly video games although I'm also interested in art, poetry, and the occasional political story. Oh wait I forgot anime XD
D-Pad all the way.

#25
Wizeman1213

Wizeman1213

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 179 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA
  • Interests:NiD, NiD, and more NiD
definitely analog pad because it adds to the 3d feel of the game.

#26
iNSOMNiAC

iNSOMNiAC

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 660 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Floriduh
Analog Pad plz. I can't play with the D-Pad, it makes paralooping hard for me. D= VERTiGO always manages to kick my ass in 2P with it though. xx' *snuggles her Analog Controller*

#27
YamiLover13

YamiLover13

    Crazy Regular

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,387 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:United States
  • Interests:Video games, NiGHTS, Sonic The Hedgehog, computer, drawing, reading, Egypt, more video games...
I bought the game on the internet without the anolog pad, so now I don't have one. Its hard to find an anolog pad without the NiGHTS game. And when I do find it, its pretty expensive. I think I will save my money and just stick with what I have. Maybe I can be more pricise with the D-Pad.

I have also heard that several people with the D-Pad have made really good scores and there are some things the D-Pad helps with.

#28
Guest_submas13_*

Guest_submas13_*
  • Guests

I bought the game on the internet without the anolog pad, so now I don't have one. Its hard to find an anolog pad without the NiGHTS game. And when I do find it, its pretty expensive. I think I will save my money and just stick with what I have. Maybe I can be more pricise with the D-Pad.

I have also heard that several people with the D-Pad have made really good scores and there are some things the D-Pad helps with.

Actually, I saw a seperate analog controller on eBay, and it was only $10.

By the way, w00t! I have 400 posts!

#29
Guest_DreamWeaver_*

Guest_DreamWeaver_*
  • Guests
Analogue for the feeling of freedom, D-pad for Twin Seeds cuz I can't loop those damned chips near the start with the analogue lol. D-pad does get tighter paraloops but I like playin with the analogue and have got some pretty decent scores with it.

#30
Xenon

Xenon

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 256 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Port Matilda, PA
  • Interests:NiGHTS, Automotive, Anime, Video Games in general, Drawing, Driving, Bowling, Snowboarding, other such funstuffs ^.^
I'd have to go with analogue. D-pad just feels too clunky for a game like NiGHTS... I think it's just because the controls with D-pad aren't quite as fluid-feeling... though that is just personal opinion.

#31
charlie

charlie

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 465 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
Analogue all the way. I originally started with the D-pad as I waited to get the 3d controller, and man my thumbs got sore quick. The analogue is so fluid and smooth, perfectly designed for NiGHTS. It did take a while to get used to, as it is quite different when compared to other controllers (ps2, gcn), but now I use it all the time. I like the L and R buttons better on it too.

#32
Ronnie

Ronnie

    Member

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPip
  • 97 posts
Sadly I was one of the D-pad possy back in the day :P; If I could i would go back in time slap my past self and switch the controller over to analouge to show how much better it was! I mean growing up addicted to the Mega Drive and being used to trusty up,down,left,right just felt so natural.

Summary - I'm a shamed D-padder T_T

#33
SCRiBBLER

SCRiBBLER

    Lurker

  • Visitor
  • PipPip
  • 40 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dunblane, Stirlingshire, Scotland
does anyone else reckon the japanese anologue looked so much sexier than the uk one? all white with red triggers and stuff. mmm. tasty.

#34
Ronnie

Ronnie

    Member

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPip
  • 97 posts
Nah I prefered black, it matched the Saturn ^^ I beleive the Saturn JP was white though?

Besides we have a white controller similer thanks to the Dreamcast :3

#35
SCRiBBLER

SCRiBBLER

    Lurker

  • Visitor
  • PipPip
  • 40 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dunblane, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Nah I prefered black, it matched the Saturn ^^ I beleive the Saturn JP was white though?

Besides we have a white controller similer thanks to the Dreamcast :3

yeah it was white.

personally i think the japanese get everything better. like awesome NiGHTS merch and lovely white saturns...and awesome crazy overdramatic anime games. and samurai. and suchi. and political incorrectness (f*** the whales, me want BLUBBER ._.) and smoking hot chicks.....

QQ

#36
DMC_Dreamer

DMC_Dreamer

    Lurker

  • Visitor
  • PipPip
  • 40 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kalifornia Desert, near an adqueduct
  • Interests:Much...but it changes everyday. Currently Dark Souls and Tokyo Jungle. Oh, and NiGHTS, duh!
I preferred the analog...however, as of recently, I have had to depend of the standard d-pad controller since my original NiGHTS pad broke.

*off-topic*: Oh, and having a Japanese Saturn, I prefer the gray over the white...just preference. (although, a Hitachi-Saturn would be good in any color!)

#37
Tsunami

Tsunami

    Dreamer

  • Visitor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 138 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:Ecology, biology, wildlife studies, art (including sculpting, photography, illustration, and animation), video games
D-Pad, because that's the only controller type I owned for the Saturn.

#38
Jackle's best friend

Jackle's best friend

    Lurker

  • Visitor
  • PipPip
  • 30 posts
Why do some people have a difficult time getting A-ranks at all? it took me like 2 months to get all A-ranks, and after my memory died I got them all in 3 days. I rarely get under an A now a days, even when screwing around.

#39
Minimanasama

Minimanasama

    Lurker

  • Visitor
  • PipPip
  • 48 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Bedford, MA
  • Interests:NiGHTS of course!<br />Visual Kei,<br />Guitar, Bass, and Piano,<br />Computers-Software Hardware and Programming,<br />Martial Arts<br />and /b/ =]
D-pad ftw! i just do better with it.

#40
Dreas

Dreas

    Newbie

  • Visitor
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:the Suburbs of Copenhagen
  • Interests:Nights fan ever since the original game<br /><br />I only recently found this community by accident, and then I immideately knew I had to join.<br /><br />Proud owner of the Wii, Sega Saturn and Sega Mega Drive (Genisis) consoles and all three NiGHTS games. Feel free to write. I'd love to hear from you.
I don't like any of them.
I have always played NiGHTS into Dreams using a Virtua Stick controller. It offers SO much more control than any of the regular controller options.
Unfortunately that option is unavailable on the Wii, thus my performance in Journey of Dreams isn't nearly half as good as when I play the original game.
I still own an analogue controller, and have only used it a few times.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users