This is the best all around controller for retro gaming

This is the best all around controller for retro gaming

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The PS5 dpad sucks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's fine and no worse than the usual dualshock dpad.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Crazy that morons will assert this when there is an entire scene of fighting game players (many of whom play on pad nowadays) whose livelihood depends on knowing what a good d-pad is, and the majority of the non-Basketball ones agree the PS5 d-pad is shit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Citation needed

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          most of the time they are just sponsored to use certain shit. They don't really care, otherwise they would be using a shitbox

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, the DualShock D-pad is equally shitty. Play some fighting games and you'll see just how broken diagonals are.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, Series controller is far superior. And I say that as someone who doesn't own a Series console or any Xbox for that matter and uses that controller to play on PC and on PS2 through Blueretro.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        dpad in the wrong place

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I know that this is most likely bait, but I'll reply seriously anyway because I'm sure there are people who actually believe that.
          Whether D-pad is above or below the left analog stick ultimately matters less than what kind of D-pad it is.
          The first one is largely a matter of preference and what the person in question is used to, the latter has the potential to contain some objective qualities.
          Unlike with handhelds, the ergonomics of a controller are always constructed so that you can reach both the left analog stick and the D-pad with ease. The angle between those two is just more natural because controller designers don't have to make compromises.
          Just like you say that the D-pad is in the wrong place I could say that the left analog stick is in the wrong place because I prefer my thumbs to be symmetric when I play 3D action games.
          >inb4 3D is not retro
          3D games exploded during the 5th and 6th gens, which is half of the time frame of this board. No one cares about 2nd gen and below. Not to mention that even some 2D games are better played with an analog stick than a D-pad, like shmups.

          The Series controller D-pad has qualities that make it objectively better than the PS5 D-pad. It uses microswitches instead of membrane, which gives it less actuation time and more precise and noticeable tactile and audio feedback. Well, I'll give you that the last one is not a pure positive because there's a chance you play with headphones on and don't want to piss off nearby people with the sounds of your D-pad, but that's a rare use case scenario. The fact that rubber over membrane persisted in controllers for so long that some people now prefer it because "it gives them retro feel" is a travesty. Controllers where the objective while designing them was different than to make the cheapest possible piece of shit that was still acceptable to the average consumer always used microswitches, arcade sticks for instance.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Not to mention that even some 2D games are better played with an analog stick than a D-pad, like shmups.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's true. With shmups you end up doing circular motions more often than not anyway, so a stick is better.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not that anon but shmups do have a lot of diagonal movement and are usually designed to be played with an arcade stick (not exactly the same as an analog stick but still), some also prefer using it for fighting games since they also require a lot of circular motion

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I always trade the dpad for the stick in 'free-roaming' sections like DKC underwater stages. Just feels right.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Funny enough the whole "d-pad in wrong area" specifically applies to the analog stick being the primary input method over d-pad. For someone who plays a lot of retro/2D games, the D-pad placement is perfect

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have more clears than anyone on this board and use a DualSense, so must be a personal problem

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you’re not using original controllers, you didn’t beat the game.
        If you’re emulating, you didn’t beat the game.
        >b-b-but! 1CC
        You didn’t beat the game

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          look at this guy who travelled to japan to beat dodonpachi in original hardware
          >b-b-but home conver-
          you didn't beat the game

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This is a good point actually. Official console controllers were not the original controllers in most games ported from arcades anyway. And it's not like all arcade machines were the same either. A single arcade game could be present on a number of different machine types that only shared the mainboard. The exact arcade stick and button types between those could be wildly different.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he doesn't have a time machine to beat games the day the came out
            lol, plebs

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you down own your own cab and your own PCBs you didn’t beat the game

            shitter cope

            You didn’t beat the game. Emulation is pure cope

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          shitter cope

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah and you would have enjoyed all that way more with a good dpad.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      according to the internet there are no good dpads

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        real dpads have never been tried

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And now it actually plays retro games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know which one's more pathetic between that device and the actual PS Portal, actually. At least that chink knockoff has some local storage and can play games offline.
      How far we've degenerated from the times of PSP and PS Vita makes me fricking sad.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >How far we've degenerated from the times of PSP and PS Vita makes me fricking sad.
        What happens when your headquarters move from Japan to California.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Becomes more successful?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >more successful
            PS5 has been underperforming and Sony acknowledged it.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              But the PS4 is more successful than the PS3.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >PS4 release date: 2013
                >Sony moves its headquarters to California: 2016

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If by "successful" you mean "moronic", then yes.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    op clearly fishing for (you)s here so

    ds4 >>>

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry, wrong pic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that button placement
      yikes

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's pretty cozy, but the battery life could be better.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Playing Ps1/2 with one of these using the bluetooth adapter rocks. Particularly enjoyed Gran Turismo 3 where it seems like they programmed more rumble data than DualShock2 was capable of representing. With a DualSense you get a very vivid range of rumbles corresponding to different terrain, engine, and tire conditions. I was really surprised by it. I will note however that hitting Squall's blade trigger feels a lot less satisfying. The full throttle DualShock rumble is superior for that case.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do not like the way the ds5 feels. The handles aren’t comfortable

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd never heard of 'stick drift' before this gen and yet my PS5 controller and joycon controllers both had this issue. Lame!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how else are you gonna buy expensive controllers, goy?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbone has the best dpad I ever used. It’s too bad Xbox has been shit the last few gens, because I’d rather use their controllers on a PS5.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're playing a 1st person title, or a 2D title, it's indeed the best, but for 3rd person 3D stuff, an asymmetrical layout feels better.

    Still, it's ideal for 2 use cases and less than ideal in just 1, while asymmetrical controllers are the opposite, and by default it's a better all rounder than anything without analogs, so I agree, OP.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no
    it is not
    and while we are at shitting on this piece of shit
    all the silly rumble features only work if you use it WIRED on your PC like how fricking moronic is sony even

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wrong! DualSense has full wireless capability over bluetooth, and you are a Black person.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No it doesn't. You are the Black person that doesn't know the hardware but this isn't retro related but still if you want to play horizon forbidden west (I don't) or any PlayStation 5 titles on pc you need to wire the PS5 controller to your pc otherwise you won't get all the new features it offers
        It doesn't just send those via Bluetooth
        Works on ps5 but not on pc
        Do your research but why would a homie like you be able to read in the first place

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