Was playing King's Field II recently, and it actually hurt my thumb pressing up all the time, so I had to take a break.

Apparently Ascii Entertainment knew about this issue because in the game's own jewel case there's advertisements for their controllers (which have standard D-pads instead of that weird broken cross thing the PS1's official controllers do) and all of them say "eliminates thumb fatigue!"

Thinking of getting one but wondering what people's thoughts are.