Originally Posted by Leo_Ames
I never liked Sony's d-pad design. I also love Sega's gamepads for the Genesis, although my favorite is the SuperNes design.
I loved the Controller S and their 360 controller design. They're perfect for 3D games, but I agree that they stink for 2D. Their d-pad design is just about the worst I've ever seen.
The 360 controller has grown on me, it's a better compromise than the S it was based on. I actually always really liked the GameCube controllers and wished they had improved upon that design! Actual grips, more comfortable stick placement, outside-the-box face buttons that worked and straight pull triggers-- the only thing they really needed to do was fix the c stick for FPS (I never cared as I was still playing southpaw back then).
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