Which do you prefer for GT PSP: d-pad or analog nub?

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo PSP' started by skingg, Oct 1, 2009.

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Which you do use?

  1. D-pad

    40 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Analogue nub

    22 vote(s)
    30.6%
  3. Both

    5 vote(s)
    6.9%
  4. DS3 on my Go

    5 vote(s)
    6.9%
  1. skingg

    skingg

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    For some reason most reviews I read favors the d-pad over the analog nub of PSP. Personally I preferred the nub due to easier down shifts with the L trigger as the nub is placed much lower than the d-pad. That and it actually works pretty well in GT for me.
     
  2. Terronium-12

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    D-pad.

    The nub is just too twitchy, feels like there's no deadzone, and oh yeah, my hands are big enough as is. :lol:
     
  3. jfedor

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    Is the D-pad analog on the PSP? I mean, is there a difference if I press the button only half way?
     
  4. FLASH48

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    Will be using analog stick(nub) when i get my copy of GTM today.
     
  5. The_Paladin

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    Analog
     
  6. Han_the_Dragon

    Han_the_Dragon

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    D-pad.

    Actually I don't own a racing wheel, and have been playing with the D-pad for all my racing games, since Colin McRea Rally 1 in the PS1, and only started to use the analog with some games (Midnight Club LA, Grid and a few others) in the PS3, because the D-pad with X and square to drive aren't as sensible as the L2 and R2 triggers, even though I still play GT5P with my old setup, since the X and square works well in that game.
     
  7. turbomp301

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    D-pad
     
  8. JamboGT

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    Have been told dpad is best but about to try for myself :D
     
  9. ploopsy

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    I keep switching. I use the dpad for slight turns and overtakes on a straight. But I use the nub when I am making more complex turns.

    BTW is there something I can add to my psp3000 nub to make it bigger and less twitchy?
     
  10. MarcoM

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    D-pad.

    Hint: Poll
     
  11. Dude27

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    analog... I just can't use the Dpad...
    but they could have put some sensitivity setting for the analog to loose it a bit... it's a bit too sensitive, I had to adapt a lot to get decent result in the driving challenges.
     
  12. Tornado

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    There were aftermarket nubs for the 1000, and there might be ones for the 3000; but it would be a pain in the ass to install them because of how the nubs were designed for the 2000 and 3000.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009
  13. vaioleto

    vaioleto

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    I started out using the D-pad, but Analogue stick is superior. It's almost like cheating how fast you can go lock to lock. XD
     
  14. DarkJC

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    I prefer the d-pad personally, more comfortable for me to use and I found the analog too twitchy, like others here.

    I really wish psp had pressure sensitive buttons now though >.<
     
  15. alba

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    D-pad oldschool style! Analog nub is just way too weird to be used properly, imo.
     
  16. Arwin

    Arwin

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    I agree, that would have been nice. Using the d-pad now also, and some good old keyboard-like binary interpolation skills for steering and accel.

    Getting used to the d-pad quickly though - lots of golds on the challenges so far and had a good ad-hoc race with MarcoM as well.

    This on the old 1k PSP model by the way. Still getting more and more interested in the PSP Go's use-the-DS3 option.
     
  17. Zimmerd

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    D-pad, POLL?
     
  18. daan

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    I started using the analogue nub (is nub even a word?) but didn't like it to start with. I then used the D-pad and got on a lot better while driving my Civic Typewriter. When I changed to an M3, I was oversteering all over the place and went back to the nub and I like the nub better now as it gives me more control.

    EDIT: Poll added
     
  19. opladener

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    The nub is in a weird position when you shift with L1 & R1
    ATM i keep switching between the two
     
  20. pilotofthestorm

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    D-Pad, just more used to it, use it for Wipeout Pure and Pulse too.
     
  21. J-PaP

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    Analogue nub for me. Adopted it since I started playing ridge racer and Wipeout and can't go back.

    The D-Pad doesn't quite feel right. Holding it has some kind of linear assist to it which seems wrong.
     
  22. RAVELLRON

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    D-pad always
     
  23. Ohh My Buddha

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    My PSP's Plastic analog thingy on top got stolen, I know how did it get stolen? Iunno either. D PAD FTW
     
  24. khtse

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    Wouldn't it be great if the G25 can be supported by plugging it into the PSP USB port with a standard-to-mini adapter cable? After that, plug the PSP into your TV using a PSP video out cable... then March 2010 does not seem that far away.

    Too bad this is not supported by the game.
     
  25. NLxAROSA

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    D-Pad. Takes a while to get used to, but it's very good IMO. Does give you the cramps after playing for three hours straight though. ;) :lol:
     
  26. JesseRGT

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    D-Pad for me, i tryed using the nub but its awkward
     
  27. EmArA

    EmArA

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    d-pad but analog nub sometimes
     
  28. Takumi Fujiwara

    Takumi Fujiwara

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    I've tried the analog a few times, but it feels like it's not actually any more "analog" than the D-Pad is. I've always used the stick for the console versions of GT (and other racers), but for the PSP, it's the D-Pad.
     
  29. skylinerr34j

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    i find the nub much more responsive in drifting
     
  30. Animera

    Animera

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    I've got the PSP 1004, and have modified the nub so its more like a controller analog stick. It makes steering very easy.