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Mario Kart 8: D-Pad vs Analog Stick
Old 06-19-2014, 08:46 PM
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Default Mario Kart 8: D-Pad vs Analog Stick

What do you prefer? What's more precise, what's easier to use?

Personally I was using the Circle Pad in MK7 for the 3DS and I believe that's the best way to steer. Unfortunately WiiU doesn't have a Circle Pad therefore I naturally used the Analog Stick, which I find it difficult to use cause it has a long "neck" and it isn't as good when I try steering. I started using the D-Pad recently which is more precise in my opinion but it needs some getting used to.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:58 PM
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D-pad, but mostly because my thumb naturally rests there.

And now it's far too late to go back.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:04 PM
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I'm just used to analog sticks in racing games.
Old 06-20-2014, 12:13 AM
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Mario Kart with modern drift-boost system = analog control
Old 06-20-2014, 03:00 AM
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i was used to the circle pad from playing mario kart 7, but overall the analog stick feels way more natural and more precise for me when it comes to racing. i did try the d-pad, but that felt really weird and uncomfortable for me.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:13 AM
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It probably is really weirs but I actually use the d-pad...for whatever reason it just seems to work for me pretty well.
Old 06-20-2014, 04:44 AM
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I always use analog stick but more importantly I use the pro controller
I find the wiiu gamepad too wide for gaming unless it's a slow pace game.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:23 AM
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Analog stick, it's just familiar and seems more fitting for a racing game.
I've tried the d-pad a few times, on the gamepad and on the wiimote. It works well, but it's not for me; I'm mainly a wheel/gyro player anyway.
Old 06-20-2014, 10:29 AM
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Analog = Analog
You can actually turn the wheel 2 degrees to the left or right if you want. Not all roads are sharp turns and you can refine your course paths with minimum speed loss.
D-Pad = HARD turn only. This is silly, and therefore I do not use it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:10 PM
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well, for some reason the analog stick seems way too bulky and uncomfortable to me despite being more precise.
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:46 AM
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I'm used to using analog sticks for racing games, and the d-pad doesn't feel natural for me. I feel the same way with using analog sticks/circle pads for 2D platformers.