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Miss Doronjo
July 12th, 2013, 02:10 PM
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Through the years, we played on different consoles, that come with unique different controllers. Some were easy to use, and some looked silly, but still appealing to control. Which controller do you remember using that you liked using the most, and why?

ShadowE
July 12th, 2013, 02:15 PM
I always used Sony's controller for the PS1, PS2 and PS3 and its hands down my favorite, tho the PS3 with its R2 and L2 buttons can be quite annoying since you can accidentally push them and at a slight push it activates whatever its linked to in the game (i wasted a lot of skill moves in Borderlands 2 cause of that).

Spartacus
July 12th, 2013, 02:17 PM
I really enjoyed using the Nintendo 64 controller because it was different from the rest of the others and I liked the way that the buttons were set out.

Also, I like the Xbox controllers, the new ones, quite a lot because I like to personalize things and you can do that quite easily with this controller and also I just prefer the buttons and where they are, I find them easier to use.

Cordelia
July 12th, 2013, 02:31 PM
The Playstation controllers were always my favorite. So much that I bought an adapter so I could use them on my PC way back in the day. xD

Purple Materia
July 12th, 2013, 05:51 PM
The Playstation controller.

It's just... perfect.

The Local Joke
July 12th, 2013, 07:39 PM
PS2 and Gamecube are the best in my world.

Olli
July 12th, 2013, 07:47 PM
I'd have to say the PlayStation controllers were some of my favourite. It just feels so natural holding them, and the buttons and analog sticks aren't positioned awkwardly like they have on certain other controllers. I've never actually used an N64 controller before, but it just doesn't look like it's easy to use at all. Having the analog stick in the middle along with buttons on both sides of the controller just seems like it requires a lot of shifting around, but I'm sure it was great for its time :p I also really like the Wii controller, because it's just so simple to use, since it's mostly just motion-oriented controls, with an occasional pushing of buttons. And for certain Virtual Console games it can just be used like an NES controller, which I reckon works just as well :)

Talli
July 13th, 2013, 12:56 AM
I have to go for the classic Genisis controller it just feel right in my hands.

Spartacus
July 13th, 2013, 02:11 AM
I don't know how one can favor the Playstation controllers. I really don't like them, everything about them isn't right. Could be because I've used many an Xbox controller in my day.

Olli
July 13th, 2013, 03:22 AM
I don't know how one can favor the Playstation controllers. I really don't like them, everything about them isn't right. Could be because I've used many an Xbox controller in my day.
I think it's just a matter of what you're used to. I've never used an Xbox controller before, so I can't really speak from a PS gamer's point of view on that, but it doesn't look like a kind of controller I'd really like to use, but again, I can't say since I've never used one :p But growing accustomed to using a different kinda controller is bound to be hard, if the layout is drastically different, so that's where the biggest issue lies.

Spartacus
July 13th, 2013, 04:16 AM
I think it's just a matter of what you're used to. I've never used an Xbox controller before, so I can't really speak from a PS gamer's point of view on that, but it doesn't look like a kind of controller I'd really like to use, but again, I can't say since I've never used one :p But growing accustomed to using a different kinda controller is bound to be hard, if the layout is drastically different, so that's where the biggest issue lies.

Yeah I totally agree with you, there was a lot of bias I put in that comment anyway. I am an Xbox person however I am getting both PS4 and XB1 so having to alternate controllers between the 2 won't be the best thing. I mean, I've played Xbox for a long time, got used to the controller and have grown to like it. But whenever I pick up a PS controller, I'm just like "no". I have used them a few times but, as you said, I'll have to get used to it before making a final judgement.

seeker
July 13th, 2013, 04:48 AM
I reckon my favourites were probably the GameCube controller and the Xbox 360 ones. It probably has a lot to do with the positioning of the analogue. As a kid I was a big Playstation gamer, but when the most recent gen arrived I opted to ditch it for the 360, to later replace that with a PC. In saying that, I still use my 360 controller on the PC more so than the actual keyboard and mouse. There's cases where I've really enjoyed the experience I found with other controllers, I reckon the most evident one would be using the Wii Controller and Nunchuck with games like Zelda: Twilight Princess, Zelda: Skyward Sword (although I did find that one to come out quite finicky at times), and of course everyone loves Mario Kart.

Like you Pave, I always feel awkward picking up the PlayStation controller again, my thumbs go exactly where they shouldn't be, as if I'm still using a 360 controller.

Miss Doronjo
July 13th, 2013, 04:54 AM
To be honest, nowadays, I've always had a soft spot for the N64 controller, mainly due to nostalgic reasons. I mean, personally, the N64 was always one of my personal favourite console, in which a lot of the great games on it were played with my trusty n64 pikachu edition controller of course.

I've played video games for Xbox and Playstation as well, and so, I can safely conclude that I enjoy playing with the Playstation controller more so than the controllers from Microsoft, only because that I felt more in tuned with playing with only controllers than Microsoft's controllers. It's just a personal preference. ^^;

Cassino
July 13th, 2013, 07:47 AM
The Dualshock 2 is all I've ever really used, beside keyboard & mouse which doesn't count.
But I always liked the look of the SNES controller. It doesn't have a stupid 'ergonomic' design; one holds it how they want, and that's great. It's a lot like the PSP, which I'm very used to. I'd want something like it if I ever got a controller for my PC.

Aeon
July 13th, 2013, 09:56 AM
N64 Controller for me is perfect for games that don't need fifty billion buttons. GameCube controller is nice for some games as well as the 360 controller. I really like the Classic Controller Pro, but the lack of analog triggers kinda of keeps me away from using it as a PC gamepad.

I cannot stand at least the Dualshock 3 though. I just have so many gripes about it. But I guess it should be blamed on the fact that I didn't pick up a Sony controller for the course of 4-5 years.

Actor
July 13th, 2013, 10:48 AM
I have never liked the Xbox controllers. They always felt fragile, and they had awful d-pads and trigger keys. Plus, it's too large for a controller of it's kind.

I am very partial to the Dualshock 2 and Classic Controller. I find the Dualshock 2 the perfect fit for my hands - everything just feels so right about using it. The classic controller is also a very likeable controller as well, and I found the different grip design surprisingly hand-friendly.

I even have a cheap GAME own-brand PC controller which is just a very slightly chunkier DS2 controller, which I try and use with all of the PC games I play.

Freezer
July 13th, 2013, 04:21 PM
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AWW YEAH

Most comfortable controller ever! Disagree? Play the thing!

Honorable mention to Xbox 360 pad, Gamecube controller and Wii U game pad.

Cherrim
July 13th, 2013, 06:50 PM
My favourite is probably the PS3 controller because it's so light, easily chargeable, and I really like the shape. The buttons are easy to press down (which is an issue I have with the 360) and I really appreciate its d-pad.

My second favourite is likely the Gamecube controller.
AWW YEAH

Most comfortable controller ever! Disagree? Play the thing!

Honorable mention to Xbox 360 pad, Gamecube controller and Wii U game pad.
The Wii Remote is absolutely the worst controller I've ever used. (Admittedly I've only had consoles from N64 onwards.) If you have small hands, you can't really press half the buttons on it when you're holding it upright and so, so many games try to use all the buttons (because it's so lacking in them) when using remote+nunchuck controls. Uggh.

Morkula
July 13th, 2013, 07:29 PM
I actually find the DualShock to not be that comfortable. The shape of it and some of the button placement is awkward. Also not a big fan of the analog sticks.

The 360 controller fits in my hand the best and is the most comfortable to me. The only complaint I have about it is the d-pad. The Gamecube controller is a close second comfort-wise, but the d-pad, C-stick, and triggers leave a lot to be desired.

Osiris
July 14th, 2013, 10:30 PM
My preference has always leaned towards the Playstation controllers, specifically once the DualShock was introduced (going back to holding one of the original controllers just feels a little odd). I've always preferred the way the analog sticks are laid out compared to the asymmetrical layout of the Xbox analogs, even if I prefer the shape of the Xbox controller. If the Xbox controllers adopted the layout of the Playstation ones, though, they'd easily top my list for favorite controller., as I find they fit in my hands slightly better.

Squirrel
July 15th, 2013, 04:38 AM
This won't be a popular opinion, but I personally love the 'Wiimote' controller. I love the freedom it gives and the much more varying styles of control you can use with it, plus the ability to use it like a sword/wand/etc is remarkable. I love the PS controllers and they're better for FPS games like Borderlands, but in general for the kind of games I play the Wii controllers are best. Plus the ability to attach new controllers to them like the nunchuck add-on makes it pretty limitless, I'd say.

Limerent
July 15th, 2013, 07:19 AM
I'd have to go with the crowd and say Playstation 3 Dualshock controller, admittedly I do pretty much only play Sony and Nintendo hardware but I find that the small size and shape fits my hands perfectly and I can reach any key in an instant. It's also very lightweight. With the Xbox it's way too big and very clunky, the Xbox analogue sticks do feel more comfortable in movement but it's sorta slow to aim and I can turn quicker with the PS3, which also has better buttons and bumpers to press which are easy to hit cause they're pretty much flat and only need light pressure to use. The design is more appealing overall and what's the word? Ergonomic. In my opinion. :)

Freezer
July 15th, 2013, 08:51 AM
I grew up with Playstation but to be honest I never found the dualshock anything special. It's always been a jack of all trades;master of none controller to me. Well, the Dualshock 3 sucks though, way too light and the triggers are terrible. I'm not gonna start on the D-Pad. (Kinda funny Sony never got the D-Pad right until the Vita.) Or maybe it was because I was used to the 360 pad by the time I held a DS3, which was superior with its ergonomics and buttons.

The Wii Remote is absolutely the worst controller I've ever used. (Admittedly I've only had consoles from N64 onwards.) If you have small hands, you can't really press half the buttons on it when you're holding it upright and so, so many games try to use all the buttons (because it's so lacking in them) when using remote+nunchuck controls. Uggh.
I have VERY small hands and never had a problem. The controller was very comfy for me and it allowed me to feel relaxed while playing most simplistic games on the system. (see: Mario Galaxy, Zack and Wiki, Rhythm Heaven Fever) :P

Spartacus
July 15th, 2013, 09:09 AM
I'm going with Spino on this one. Okay, my hands have doubled in size now since the Wii came out, but when I had small hands I actually found it a very comfortable controller. I had no problems with any of the buttons and the games I played generally had a good button layout so I had no problem pressing them simultaneously.

Dreg
July 15th, 2013, 11:52 AM
I grew up using the playstation controllers that I am so used to them. I can't get used to the Xbox controllers because the position change of the d-pad and left analogue stick feels really goofy to me.

Boilurn
July 15th, 2013, 12:22 PM
Well, I'm the opposite, because I bought Dreamcast in 1999 and was so used to the Analog stick above the D-pad, it felt strange when we bought the PS2, as they've merely switched them round, as well as replacing letters of buttons with shapes. Nowadays I have an Xbox360 controller, and with the buttons like that in the Dreamcast controller, I got used to it really easily.

bobandbill
July 15th, 2013, 01:28 PM
I found the GCN controller to be pretty comfortable to use, and I would probably go with that as some other controllers I don't have much experience with.

On the wii remote setup, I found it pretty decent to use for games like Skyward Sword, but less so with the setup when you hold the remote the other way and don't rely on the nunchuck.

blind-beloved
July 15th, 2013, 01:40 PM
I use a Xbox360 controller on my computer. I don't own any consoles newer than the gamecube and I play my games on the computer which all seem to support the xbox controller. I orginally wanted to use ps3 but I couldn't get it to work. Now that I'm used to it I quite like the xbox controller, mainly becuase I prefer where they placed the analog and dpad.

PixelWarrior
July 17th, 2013, 11:04 AM
I have to say the SNES; although the games on SNES usually mapped buttons in a stupid way, the setup was simple and easy to use, just 4 buttons and a D-Pad. All you need for a fun game.

Freezer
July 17th, 2013, 12:27 PM
I have to say the SNES; although the games on SNES usually mapped buttons in a stupid way, the setup was simple and easy to use, just 4 buttons and a D-Pad. All you need for a fun game.
Yeah, Super Metroid in particular is notorious for this (thank god for button mapping on Wii U). The controller is great but that really bugs me.

Actor
July 31st, 2013, 10:26 AM
My favourite would probably be the Dualshock 2. I felt it had everything i'd ever need in a controller - nice D-Pad, not-offest analogue sticks, great shoulder buttons and good durability.

As well, I also like the Wii U Gamepad. It's surprisingly comfortable to hold, and the seconday screen on it is very helpful in games like Monster Hunter. It's just a shame the battery life is short and it makes my hands strangely tired after playing on it for long sessions.

I also have a rather basic USB Gamepad I use on my PC and Tablet that is just like a DS2, just a bit chunkier. I don't mind using it.

shadowdueler474
July 31st, 2013, 11:19 AM
My favorite is the Wii U Pro Controller. The stick placement on it is super comfortable. I would've said the Gamepad but even after I got used to it the ZL and ZR buttons still feel awkward to press them.

AnonygooseD
July 31st, 2013, 12:32 PM
I like the PSP controller (it's actually embedded in the console :P) it's like the good old controller of PS2/PS3 but with only one R & one L buttons which is fairly enough for my nervous system. {XD}

Mr. Magius
July 31st, 2013, 12:39 PM
I always liked the GameCube controllers...although they look hideous, I would never be uncomfortable or get cramps when using them. I tend to cramp up when I'm using the PS3 controller.
Oh, and I actually really like the Wii's Classic Controller and the Pro version. They have a nice texture, look good, and are lightweight.

BlueEspeon
July 31st, 2013, 12:44 PM
I like the Xbox 360 controller the most

Seth Rollins
July 31st, 2013, 01:03 PM
I dont have a WII U, but my friend does, and i played with it, and must say...its the best controller ever. Its super comfortable to hold, unlike other controller systems (like XBOX, PS3,PSP,DS).

BubbleBeams
July 31st, 2013, 08:33 PM
I will always have a special love for the N64 controller. It will always feel the most natural for me.

pokemanmdj
July 31st, 2013, 09:18 PM
Visua-/shot

But really, I loved the Gamecube controller. Asides from it, the SNES and PS1 controller follow closely behind.

Arx
July 31st, 2013, 09:55 PM
DualShock 3 for me. It's very light, well placed buttons and it fits well in my hands. I grew with PlayStation consoles (PS2/PSP/PS3) so when I tried a XBox controller, it felt weird in my hands and I never used it again.

Peitharchia
August 11th, 2013, 03:45 PM
My favorite controllers are the Xbox 360 and GameCube Wavebird controllers. They have a shape that makes them easy to hold, they have enough spaces between each of their buttons (so that you don't end up confusing one button with another when playing games), and they're also wireless. I also like the Wii controller because it's unique, small, easy to carry, and it gives us a different way of playing games.

Starlight angel
August 12th, 2013, 07:13 AM
Id like the ps3 controller cause I like the desing on it when i play it it makes it easier to use at all times and like the ps2 controller as well i like too but im not used of this one as the ps3 one

Meaii
August 12th, 2013, 07:55 AM
Any of the playstation controllers are my love, they are just so easy to grip and the different buttons are laid out well.

Just perfect.

Apple Juice
August 13th, 2013, 06:02 PM
The GameCube controllers were by far my favorite. Easy to maneuver and the bright, vibrant colors that they came in were fun too ahaha. If not that, the Xbox 360 controllers are around that quality and their colors match nicely with the console itself. I'm kind of a stickler for that. On the contrary, my least favorite has to be the Wii controller. It felt way too much like a remote to me and it didn't feel right in my hand. Whenever the option was there, I chose to use a GameCube controller over them.

Arron13
August 13th, 2013, 06:08 PM
I think the x-box controller is more comfortable in it's design and it's easier on the thumbs and feels more natural. But I like the PS3 controller is amazing, probably because it's the one I'm more used to. I also like the different colors of the dualshock 3. I really want to the white and silver colors. to bad they are 55 bucks.