The Great Controllers Of Our Time: A Debate
Is this just turning into a Nintendo fansite, or something?
Oberon: Nintendo GameCube controller (in Spice Orange, of course)
...and a loud sigh is heard from the Nintendo table. Why, Sony? Why must you copy every innovation that Nintendo have ever introduced? Look at your supposedly 'revolutionary' PSX pad. You said it yourself, it was a complete rip of the SNES.
And when Nintendo introduce their N64 controller, sporting a nifty analogue stick, and the Rumble Pak for force feedback, what happens? The 'Dual Shock' arrives, again stealing from Nintendo. Are their lawyers awake?
But, seeing as Sony are quite obviously too lazy to improve 'their' controller, Nintendo have taken the initiative and released yet another masterful controller for the GameCube. I present to you, sheer unparelleled genius.
D-pad? Check. A little small but it's still got the advantage over the horrible effort by Sony. Sticks? Count 'em - two, the analogue main stick and the C-stick, both perfectly placed - and unlike the PS1, both sticks are _actually used_! Yes, I know that's quite a shock.The button arrangement - A, B, X and Y - may look odd, but once you get to use it, you'll not want to go back to the traditional SNES-style arrangement. And then there's the two analogue shoulder buttons, a convienient - if under-used - Z button, plus the ubiquitous Start button.
The pad's also the most comfortable I've ever used. You won't want to settle for anything else after you've given this baby a try. But hey, it's not all bad, I guess you could buy an adaptor so you could use this work of art on a Playstation.
Mad Paddy O'Semtex: Anything but the Playstation
it's because of my Megadrive and N64 upbringing, I didn't own a Playstation
2 until I saw MGS2 and REZ, but I've always found the Playstation
pad incredibly uncomfortable to hold. Were you supposed to have one
finger on each shoulder, or two? I never knew, but either way it bent
my fingers around it,
as opposed to it moulding around them like my beloved gold edition
N64 pad. I maintain that the only pad more comfortable is an early
Sidewinder, borrow mine and see what I mean.
Oberon: Well, I'm not going to argue.