The two analog sticks are used. Extensively, in fact. The left stick controls movement and the right stick controls the camera. The D-pad has its
own functions (namely targeting and selecting the party leader) and can no longer be used for movement, which is fine with me as I've always prefered
using the analog stick anyway. So in short, with the way the controls are set up in FFXII playing the game without two analog sticks would be quite
The DualShock isn't a PS2 controller, anyway. It's a PS1 controller that's supported for legacy purposes. Every PS2 I've ever seen comes bundled
with a DS2. You shouldn't be too surprised that you can't play some PS2 games without a PS2 controller.