- Apr 27, 2014
I've been a Nintendo guy for most of my life, and I simply can't figure out the positioning correctly. What I end up doing is instead of trying to recall the position of the characters, I just associate a command with a direction/position in my mind, avoiding the whole issue all together.Still to this day I can't automatically remember which way round square and circle are on a PS pad. I can reason out that since the Japanese use O for yes and that must be in the Nintendo A-button position, on the right, but prompt me to press square on screen and I still have to look down at the pad. Muscle memory works as you say, it's only QTE type things that mess me up, which perhaps is why I've not learned where square and circle are definitively, but on a pad with numbered or lettered buttons, I don't have to learn anything (other than whether it's Nintendo or SEGA layout).Most gamepads (e.g. Playstation controllers) don't have button letters/symbols that help you know where they're located (except for triggers R and L). That's because you don't really think, "Let me hit the circle button to use this powerup", you get muscle memory after a few looks.
Honestly, about the whole button vs key labelling thing; was this EVER an issue with the Pandora? I never really noticed any outcry about it until it was brought up in this section of the forums a while back. Maybe I'm just someone that can easily understand the difference between a key and a button, or I just can recall what a button does in a game.