D-pads will never be obsolete as long as games with binary movement/interfaces exist.
Also, god-tier dpad reporting it.
Sadly yes. Digital input for analog movement is stupid. The fact they are still around is just proof that everyone just copies Nintendo (who used to copy Sega and vice versa).
>Digital input for analog movement is stupid
Best remote would like to have a word with you.
Every 3D ps2 game uses the analog for movement. The only purpose of the dpad is for menus (which the analog stick can do just fine) and 2D games which are sadly a rarity these days.
My bad. For some reason i read that as best.
IM A HUGE FAGGOT.
>He didn't play MGS2 using the D-pad
Imagine a dpad that controls not only up and down, left and right, but also in and out. A 3 dimensional dpad shaped like a ball that is its own standalone controller that can be used with our mouths because the tongue has a surprising amount of control.
The wireless 3D ballpad would work in tandem with a second controller used with the hands and it would naturally have more buttons than typical controllers of today because the real estate normally reserved for a 2D dpad would be replaced with more buttons. More buttons allow for more inputs, more button combinations, resulting in more options for the player and deeper mechanics for the game overall.
Extra mechanism can be built into the 3D ballpad, for example, vibration. To add extra flare and immersion to the game, the ballpad can vibrate into the player's throat, effectively suffocating them. The wet dream of "die in the game, die in real life" would be fulfilled. Players who do not seek such hardcore adrenaline can also control the 3D ballpad with their anus sphincters and the vibrations will feel good in their butts and compound the pleasure of gaming with a sexual one.
>Choosing analog stick over ds1/ds2 controller dpad
I like the gamecube analog stick a lot. but not for fuckin tony hawk or SF
Tropical Freeze was the best game of 2014. Come the fuck at me.
D-pads are used a lot in console RPGs and some actions gams to 'quick select' spells / equipment so that shit is gonna stay relevant for a while.