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Do you have an issue with Pro's D-Pad?

Yes 10 32.26%
 
No 16 51.61%
 
What? 4 12.90%
 
I only play 3D 1 3.23%
 
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QUAKECore89 said:
Better get the aftermarket controller for better designed d-pads, the first party d-pads are nearly useless for movements nowadays.

You mean like this one? I got this because it was considerably cheaper and it's actually become my default controller for Switch and PC.



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Pinkie_pie said:
The battery life of the ds4 isnt that bad. I usually get at least 20 hours of play per charge

Gonna have to call BS on that.  At launch, you were lucky to get 5 hours.  Now they did get better over time, but my newest DS4 bought about a year ago lasts maybe 8 to 10 hours at most with the light on dim.  To me, the battery life is fine now, but I highly doubt anyone is getting even close to 20 hours per charge.



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People have a tendency to try and stand out amongst the crowd so they generally have opinions that fall on the extremes (i.e., this d-pad is the best; this other d-pad sucks), when in reality it seems quite trivial to me, as I have no issues using any controller.

Personally, I prefer the look and feel of the plus-shaped d-pads the most. I like when a d-pad gives a little bit of feedback when I press down on it (the GBA SP comes to mind as my favorite). But that being said, I have been playing games for over 25 years now and I can use any controller just fine.

Edit: How could a left input result in an up input? Worst case scenario you unintentionally press left+up at the same time, which can be distinguished from an up input. If the developers made it so that an up-left input performs the hard drop, then they need to fix it and make it so that only up will perform the drop. Or am I missing something? I've been playing more of Tetris Effect than Tetris 99 so I don't know how the controls differ.

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Shiken said:
Pinkie_pie said:
The battery life of the ds4 isnt that bad. I usually get at least 20 hours of play per charge

Gonna have to call BS on that.  At launch, you were lucky to get 5 hours.  Now they did get better over time, but my newest DS4 bought about a year ago lasts maybe 8 to 10 hours at most with the light on dim.  To me, the battery life is fine now, but I highly doubt anyone is getting even close to 20 hours per charge.

I don't clock the battery life on my DS4,

But on a regular play week of like 2h per day plus over 12h on the weekend I remember my controller holding up pretty well for the full period and sometimes needing one full charge.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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For D-Pad heavy games I use the joycons. They are great when you don't need precision gaming. Nintendo ought to fix the D-Pads of the Pro Controllers, though, they are indeed awfully imprecise.



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CladInShadows said:
QUAKECore89 said:
Better get the aftermarket controller for better designed d-pads, the first party d-pads are nearly useless for movements nowadays.

You mean like this one? I got this because it was considerably cheaper and it's actually become my default controller for Switch and PC.

Yeah, like this one. There's a grip one that i might going to purchase this new model.



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Switch Pro Controller is an excellent controller, just short of perfection due to a couple of things:
D-pad (though I almost always play 3D games, and dont really care about the D-pad, I acknowledge this is an issue)
Lack of Analog triggers
Useless stuff like gyro/nfc/hd rumble pushing up the price to $70.



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DonFerrari said:
Shiken said:

Gonna have to call BS on that.  At launch, you were lucky to get 5 hours.  Now they did get better over time, but my newest DS4 bought about a year ago lasts maybe 8 to 10 hours at most with the light on dim.  To me, the battery life is fine now, but I highly doubt anyone is getting even close to 20 hours per charge.

I don't clock the battery life on my DS4,

But on a regular play week of like 2h per day plus over 12h on the weekend I remember my controller holding up pretty well for the full period and sometimes needing one full charge.

Hmmmmmm, I do not clock mine either so maybe I am wrong on this.  I am gonna do a B playthrough on REmake 2 this weekend.  I think I may actually time it because now I am curious.  It still never seemed more than 8 hours to me, but in the moment I suppose it is easy to lose track of time.



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QUAKECore89 said:
CladInShadows said:

You mean like this one? I got this because it was considerably cheaper and it's actually become my default controller for Switch and PC.

Yeah, like this one. There's a grip one that i might going to purchase this new model.

Yeah, I've seen the grip one on their site.  Haven't seen it locally yet.  But even without the grips, I find this probably the best third party controller in existence. And it has x-input compatibility, so it's fully Windows/Steam compatible.

*edit* Nevermind the one with grips isn't released yet.

Last edited by CladInShadows - on 03 April 2019