Clearly you don't understand what BadMouth or I have brought up. No one sits there and purposely holds the joystick at the angle of the TV screen. But when you WANT the character to really go a certain way, instinctively you move that controller in you hand, more often than not in the direction you want the character to go. You can do that with a controller. You CAN'T with a fullsize arcade cabinet control panel. That's where the disconnect lies.
Oh Ive seen people move the controller.So when they are moving the controller, what do you THINK they are doing???
Like bouncing and lifting it when jumping playing mario or something (that always makes me chuckle!)
But I have never seen someone angle a controller to be parallel to the screen.
In my mind I cant see why you would, its unnatural and uncomfortable.
Time to go chill in the ZapCon thread... that one makes me happy...
Getting over excited? Trying to jump higher? I have no idea but its damn funny watching them jump up and down trying to jump over a pit lol
Maybe they think its a Wii mote? Maybe thats why the Wii was so successful??
Its taken Nintendo to learn the true meaning of getting in the game!
Nah I dunno but at no point has anyone to my knowledge angled a controller at 45 to match the TV or said "Hey its easier if I hold the controller at a angle"
Like I said my theory is its a in ya head thing, maybe perception based.
Ie you move relative to the character/player whatever vs you move relative to the screen.
I guess it would be like using inverted controls on FPS games or flying a plane in battlefield etc.
I really do think there is more to this than theres made out to be.
Yeah I understand what you are saying, And to some degree understand the logic behind it.
But having spent a great deal of time with a controller in hand and watching mates with controllers in hand I know I dont and ive not witnessed anyone doing it.
I (and ime sure most others) sit in a relaxed position sometimes with feet up and controller sat around my waist line where it stays.
If I am playing something "heated" say cod I tend to lean forward and rest my elbows on my thighs.
My position changes but the position of the controller doesn't.
Instinctively I know that if I push my thumb forward I go up regardless of position.
Maybe its because I am a veteran gamer?
Going back to people bouncing with controllers its always people who dont play games that do it.
Maybe thats why the industry adopted the straight approach as most people who play arcade games didn't have one at home?
Ive just tried playing my machine at 45 degrees and it feels very un natural to me. Ime hitting diagonals when I dont want to.
It feels wrong totally but again its something I am not accustomed to doing.
The science and logic behind the whole subject rather fascinates me if ime honest.
Bed time now but I think ile test some more tomorrow.
The more I tinker the more interesting it gets lol