What are the advantages of a joystick?
Since joysticks are a specialized input device for gaming, they are more comfortable to use than keyboards and mice. Also, a joystick allows movement in more directions than most other input devices.
The advantages of playing with a joystick is that was the original way to play the game. But it all comes down the preferences obviously the arcade games were built with the joy stick in mind thus making that the preferred controler but ic you prefer you gaming pad theres nothing wrong all preferences.
The first electrical 2-axis joystick was probably invented around 1944 in Germany. The device was developed for targeting the glide bomb Henschel Hs 293 against ship targets. Here, the joystick was used by an operator to steer the missile towards its target. This joystick had on-off switches rather than analogue sensors, i.e. a digital joystick. The signal was transmitted from the joystick to the missile by a thin wire.