Redmask wrote on Aug 25, 2013, 01:59:
ViRGE wrote on Aug 25, 2013, 01:38:
The sticks are sadly still in the wrong place. Though with that one I'm first waiting to see if it's any easier to hold.
The sticks are fine.
But he's right, they're in the wrong place for it to be perfect.
I've been through this a hundred times but people don't seem to listen. Lift your hands off the keyboard, keeping them in the standard, resting position. Now turn them outwards like you're holding a controller. See where your thumbs naturally go? They naturally go up high. That's where what's used most should be. That's why the buttons where there on the NES and SNES controller. That's why they've never much moved. That's where your thumbs experience the least stress.
But, with the original DS, Sony just placed the sticks where there was room. Sadly, they never moved them. Microsoft moved the left stick, because you use it exponentially more than the pad. They didn't move the right stick because, at the time, buttons were still more common and because it's a bit easier to be accurate going back to the home position than going away from it, making it easier to hit the buttons.
There's no excuse for Sony to keep the left stick where it is, other than tradition, and tradition is an awful way to do ergonomic design.