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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by ESauced Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:08 am

I'm strongly considering one of those controllers now. I told myself I wouldn't do any more kickstarters but that looks so awesome.

I broke out the 64 tonight with my brother. We pulled out quite a few games and played each one for a bit, including:

Goldeneye: Doesn't hold up as well as some of the library but this will still always be fun on multiplayer to me.
Snowboard kids: Classic game that is in a way fun because of its flaws, rather than in spite of them. It's better with at least 3 players though so we only played one race.
Wave Race: This has held up really well. The graphics obviously aren't as mind-blowing anymore, but the controls are smooth and it's good fun.
Mortal Kombat: Sub Zero: I remember when I was a kid and I just thought this game was really difficult. Now I know it's just really poorly designed. We whipped this out just for kicks, and didn't even make it past the walls that crush you (literally the very beginning of the game).
Mario 64: Timeless. We played a few stars before calling it a night.
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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by Reprise Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:59 am

It does look pretty damn sweet! I'm thinking of dropping $40 on it (yup, shipping to the UK allegedly costs the same amount as the controller hmm...).

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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by MrPopo Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:50 am

Everything about that controller looks wrong to me. But I think I'm the only person on the planet who likes the feel of the original.
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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by alienjesus Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:08 am

MrPopo wrote:Everything about that controller looks wrong to me. But I think I'm the only person on the planet who likes the feel of the original.


Hello, clearly you are a man of taste, because I too like the feel of the original N64 controller. It's super comfy.
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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by Ziggy587 Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:17 am

MrPopo wrote:Everything about that controller looks wrong to me. But I think I'm the only person on the planet who likes the feel of the original.


The original controller is perfectly comfortable. People just can't get over the fact that it has three prongs. They think this...

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When they should be thinking this...

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Not that the above mock up wouldn't still be an odd looking controller, but you get the idea.


The problem with the Retro Fighters controller and Hori Mini Pad is that they don't understant the L and Z buttons. They both make L and R the primary shoulder buttons, when L is very rarely used. Z and R need to be the primary shoulder buttons!

Also with the Retro Fighters N64 controller, it appears that they're mostly reusing the design of their NES controller. So this clearly wasn't designed for the N64 from the ground up.

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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by Reprise Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:28 am

I don't have too much of a problem with the original controller. I mean, the 3 pronged design is fine, as bizarre as many people make it out to be, but honestly, come on, those analogue sticks just plain suck.

Mind you, I've played the N64 using controllers that have been modified with modern-style analogue sticks (not sure if they were 360 analogue sticks or what) and it just didn't feel quite right to me (same as when you use a modern controller when playing a N64 emulator), so maybe there's just no escaping those crappy N64 sticks.
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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by Tanooki Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:48 pm

MrPopo wrote:Everything about that controller looks wrong to me. But I think I'm the only person on the planet who likes the feel of the original.


I loved the feeling of the original, but it always to me had one gross design flaw, the texture of the thumb stick. If you have hands that sweat at all, once you get a little in those circular grooves it was like trying to thumb an ice cube. It sucked getting killed because the stick would not go where the thumb wanted. I never felt the design sucked otherwise and I don't think that many people back then really cared until sony dropped the later ps1 era dual shock 1 bomb.

I'm just saying I like the design of their controller we're seeing as a general use controller as it looks comfortable plus the 6 face buttons there look just nice in how they're setup. If you're a Dolphin user too it would make for a pretty slick Gamecube replacement without weird kidney shaped buttons I know bugged some people too.
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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by Reprise Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:22 pm

Octangular gate confirmed :)

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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by Ziggy587 Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:01 pm

That's cool. This controller is looking good. I'll just always have a problem with the L and Z buttons.
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Re: How is your N64 gaming going?

by Reprise Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:49 pm

To me it looks like the A and B buttons are too far to the left side too, but I might be wrong.
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