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Rantz
06-09-2008, 12:31 PM
For those playing the DS version of the game, do you use the stylus or the regular buttons to play the game?

I started out using the stylus, and it was nice in the beginning. But damn, it's seriously annoying that you have to tap once to select, then once more to choose. That means to use a potion I have to tap, I think, six or seven times. I use the buttons now.

Levian
06-09-2008, 01:01 PM
BUTTENS.

using the stylus in the menu is just not efficient enough.

SwordFighter_Dago
06-09-2008, 08:21 PM
With the menu's, I agree buttons are the way to go. However, using the stylus for walking and interacting on the field/world map, I think it offers a greater sense of freedom, except for vehicles like the ship and airship.

Vermachtnis
06-09-2008, 08:33 PM
Buttons, I'm more use to it.

Tallulah
06-09-2008, 08:42 PM
Buttons. :p

Leeza
06-10-2008, 01:18 AM
I prefer the buttons. The stylus was just too slow for me.

Ben
06-10-2008, 01:48 AM
I use a combination. Like if I'm really focusing on the game, I use buttons. If I'm eating something though, I use the stylus.

Sir Lancealot
06-10-2008, 01:53 AM
Buttons, as the stylus is a pain sometimes.

Yar
06-10-2008, 03:13 AM
Teh buttonz.

I only use the stylus when say two enemies are bombs but the third isn't. The stylus lets you highlight just the bombs for a nice Blizza[rd]/[ra]/[ga].

Rantz
06-10-2008, 06:32 PM
Teh buttonz.

I only use the stylus when say two enemies are bombs but the third isn't. The stylus lets you highlight just the bombs for a nice Blizza[rd]/[ra]/[ga].

Really? That's pretty cool. Do you just "click and drag" or something? I'll have to try this later.

rubah
06-10-2008, 09:12 PM
you can do something like that in the nes version too; you put your cursor on one row of enemies and press up and it'll select both in that row. Or maybe it's my emulator being buggy, but ;o

capricious
06-11-2008, 11:23 AM
Buttons! =D

Snap Jumper
06-17-2008, 09:57 PM
I tried the stylus, but it just made things harder for me. I prefer the buttons. Now, if we could only customize them...

Marky Tee
06-18-2008, 11:24 AM
hmm it wont let me vote but i always use buttons
and thats cause the ds screen or something is fucked up and wherever you touch the stylus it registers it as an inch or 2 lower and to the left!!
makes playing brain training a bloody pain in the archibald also

Blue Harvest
06-18-2008, 03:57 PM
Buttons. I tend to avoid using the stylus for all DS games.

Heath
06-18-2008, 06:53 PM
Buttons. I tend to avoid using the stylus for all DS games.

Same here. I thought it was a really cool idea, but I prefer not to use it if I can get around using the buttons. Even for a game like Advance Wars DS when it should - you'd think - make it easier.

Leeza
06-19-2008, 01:35 AM
hmm it wont let me vote but i always use buttons
and thats cause the ds screen or something is smurfed up and wherever you touch the stylus it registers it as an inch or 2 lower and to the left!!
makes playing brain training a bloody pain in the archibald also
Did you try to calibrate the screen with the stylus?

fire_of_avalon
06-19-2008, 02:41 AM
Yeah, try calibrating it.

I use both, depending on what I'm doing in game, how I'm laying/relaxing, etc.

ReloadPsi
07-30-2008, 06:13 PM
Buttons. And so far I've yet to figure out how to hop mountains in the Invincible with the stylus.

SABR
09-28-2008, 12:12 AM
It pissed me off you had to use buttons in FF4. I actually LIKED the stylus. Better control on the maps, faster menus, once you get used to it.

Black Magic Shopkeeper
11-12-2008, 06:20 PM
I like to go it oldschool. Buttons will always be my way of playing any game. (Heck, I don't even like swinging a Wiimote around...maybe I'm just too picky?)

Aerith's Knight
11-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Buttons all the way. I've never been much for the stylus. I'm sure you can become faster with a stylus, but my buttons reflexes are already at optimal.

sdm42393
11-16-2008, 10:50 PM
1) The stylus controls just felt tacked on.
2) You can't use the item duplication glitch with the stylus. xD

Zeromus_X
11-17-2008, 12:21 AM
Buttons all the way. I've never been much for the stylus. I'm sure you can become faster with a stylus, but my buttons reflexes are already at optimal.

zincspider
12-17-2008, 12:59 AM
Buttons.
The stylus doesn't feel right... plus I lose them all of the time...

Huckleberry Quin
04-08-2009, 08:33 PM
I get to slouch if I play one handed, so I mostly use the stylus. However, I can't find a good way to multi-target, so for that I use buttons.

dragontamer
04-16-2009, 08:24 PM
Always use the buttons! Its a pain in the ass to use the stylus...

Huckleberry Quin
04-17-2009, 05:58 PM
You people are all stylus noobs. xD

Rebellious Eagle
04-19-2009, 04:42 PM
I prefer buttons, because I'm just so used to mashing buttons on my older consoles.

Unstoppable Pig
04-19-2009, 09:07 PM
Buttons. I first tried stylus but it got too hard for me. Sometimes I might have used stylus while exploring town but battles are only for buttons.

sir helix
05-02-2009, 04:33 PM
You people are all stylus noobs. xD

And proud of it, the stylus makes it very hadr o play wile your on the road (hour long bus ride). so buttons all the way.

Bolivar
09-12-2009, 11:24 PM
i switch it up. buttons are better most of the time but sometimes it feels good to be just lazy, pointing a stylus around the place.

beema
09-22-2009, 08:44 AM
buttons
stylus require too many taps to confirm selections

they could have made much better use of it than they did

Calarandir
09-25-2009, 08:46 PM
Buttons - stylus controls on most DS games always feels imprecise and awkward. Old school buttons till the end!

Huckleberry Quin
09-26-2009, 02:32 AM
Stylus on Phantom Hourglass is freaking epic.

Off topic, and completely random. But it's so good that it needed to be said. It's freaking epic. It's almost worth buying the game just to use the stylus in such a freaking epic way.

Jiro
10-03-2009, 11:40 AM
I use buttons in battle, because tapping that many times is a pain. But walking around with the stylus was just too cool to pass up. I'm horrible at it sometimes, but it's lazy and that's how I roll :cool: