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JasnB May 30, 2014 @ 8:19am
Gamepad vs Keyboard
Which do you prefer for this game? i personally am using a 360 controller but how do you play? :)
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A Puzzlemint of Legend May 30, 2014 @ 9:26am 
It involves aiming, so mouse.
Deathstroke May 30, 2014 @ 9:36am 
definitely with my 360 controller
Caht May 30, 2014 @ 10:26am 
I'm rocking my keyboard more use to it then my 360 controller considering i dont really play my 360 that much lol
Killagoku May 30, 2014 @ 11:26am 
Keyboard and mouse. I hated trying to aim my long range shots with the controller. It would always lock on to an enemy I didn't want to shoot.
Gamezila584 May 30, 2014 @ 12:16pm 
I've played through 3 times+ with the keyboard and mouse, always though top down games like this always worked better with them.
vey2000 May 30, 2014 @ 12:36pm 
I tend to switch back and forth depending on whether I'm doing more precise aiming or more precise movement. Mostly 360 though, since auto aim is good enough for most short range aiming and precise movement helps me better stay alive.
foxotrox May 30, 2014 @ 2:41pm 
I'm slighty annoyed controlling isometric games with keyboard, because a stick gives you an advantage when it comes to fast movement chains that involve a lot of circle rolling/dodging, nonetheless i'd prefer mouse/keyboard because of the shooting parts, which weren't nealry as enjoyable on the 360.
Ice_City May 30, 2014 @ 6:18pm 
Yeah ... with a mouse it's much easier to aim!
pyrosmiley May 30, 2014 @ 11:36pm 
PS3 controller all the way! I'm godawful at using keyboard/mouse in top-down games. Like, I have a downright IMPRESSIVE lack of skills at that.
Sylvain May 31, 2014 @ 6:53am 
well the best would have been a kind of analog stick on the left hand, and the mouse in the right hand.
Szadek90 May 31, 2014 @ 7:15am 
keyboard and mouse for more precise aiming or more precise movement.
vey2000 May 31, 2014 @ 8:08am 
Originally posted by Sylvain:
well the best would have been a kind of analog stick on the left hand, and the mouse in the right hand.

This. It's not that KB+M>gamepad. It's rather that mouse>>gamepad>keyboard.

The ideal would be some sort of keyboard+gamepad hybrid controller for the non-mouse hand. Actually, I know there is something like that. But it's geared for FPS, so main movement is still wasd, and the closest thing to analog control is -I think- a dpad for the thumb. So it wouldn't really be much help.
Diddel der Mäusedetektiv May 31, 2014 @ 5:42pm 
PS3 Controller works best for me.
Nerdy3.14159265 May 31, 2014 @ 9:31pm 
I feel it works fine with a Keyboard+Mouse. I am enjoying it and don't really have any control issues to speak of. I can't speak for any controllers though as I haven't tried them.
ProNinjaSkillz Jun 1, 2014 @ 8:37am 
I use keyboard, but I know controller is better.
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