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OneArmedBoxer 9. joulu, 2013 21.50
Mouse + keyboard, or controller?
About to play this for the first time - downloading it right now. I have a good gaming mouse, as well as a wired Xbox 360 controller, both of which I use and enjoy with Steam games (though I use mouse and keyboard more often). I'm just wondering which feels smoother and better over all. Which do you guys recommend?
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TonyFSV 10. joulu, 2013 1.48 
Gamepad all the way! Depends on your level of ability with the gamepad, though; you might find the game a bit difficult if your aiming is a bit off with it.
OneArmedBoxer 10. joulu, 2013 1.52 
TonyFSV lähetti viestin:
Gamepad all the way! Depends on your level of ability with the gamepad, though; you might find the game a bit difficult if your aiming is a bit off with it.

Thanks! I went with the gamepad. Used it for the first three hours so far and I'm definitely going to continue using it through the entire game. The gamepad controls for this game feel perfect. I feel like keyboard and mouse would just feel clunky and unnatural for this game's gameplay.
TonyFSV 10. joulu, 2013 2.33 
Yep, that's a definite plus for the game! Controls are excellent! Actually, I started on keyboard/mouse and then switched over. Either way, I think you'll have a nice experience for the most part.

The part I love about gamepads, though, is the ability to highten the drama by... wait for it.... by WALKING! Omg, it's such a seemingly small thing but makes a game that little bit more engrossing! xD Not to mention some games don't even have a walk option for keyboard control. lol

Have fun!
Middle Aged Nerd 10. joulu, 2013 10.40 
Here's my $0.02: In the last 10 years I've transitioned from mostly a console gamer to a PC gamer. I play almost all games - even ports from consoles - with keyboard and mouse. It's what I'm used to, it's more natural for me and certainly easier. I can't aim for ♥♥♥♥ with a controller, which is why I don't use them at all for FPS. It also provides some slight problems wth TR.

That being said, I play this with the contorller. It just feels...I don't know...it feels more natural than keyboard+mouse. Also, there are times in an adventure game like this when certain waking/jumping dynamics are better/more precicely controlled with a controller than WASD-Space.

I just started playing this game last night. I put about 3 hours into it and I didn't had one instance when I considered switching to keybard+mouse. If an endorsement from a die-hard keyboard+mouse player doesn't mean somethihg, then I don't know what does.

P.S. I love this game
Taberis 10. joulu, 2013 10.59 
Since it swaps on the fly I just use both. Mainly controller for platforming etc and the keyboard and mouse for heavy gun fights, where I need to pop head shots left, right and centre.
ACJCLIGHTNING 10. joulu, 2013 13.01 
I found both to be fantastic. This game isnt like some that are nearly unplayable with keyboard+mouse, its actually what I would hold up to be one of the best examples of PC TPS controls done right.

That said, its fantastic on Gamepad too, except for less accurate aiming of course.

This is really a game that I could use either in.
That said, on Gamepad I feal as if Im
A) more mobile in combat, jumping around and such, and
B) Less accurate and less effective overall.
With mouse I perform more realistically, more quick aiming and shooting with less movement. Since I have worse aim with gamepad, I end up moving around alot more to avoid shots.

I honestly don't know which I prefer.
OneArmedBoxer 10. joulu, 2013 19.30 
TonyFSV lähetti viestin:
Yep, that's a definite plus for the game! Controls are excellent! Actually, I started on keyboard/mouse and then switched over. Either way, I think you'll have a nice experience for the most part.

The part I love about gamepads, though, is the ability to highten the drama by... wait for it.... by WALKING! Omg, it's such a seemingly small thing but makes a game that little bit more engrossing! xD Not to mention some games don't even have a walk option for keyboard control. lol

Have fun!

Hahaha I totally agree! I've spent most of the game so far walking and taking in the beautiful environments. Only times I run are during moments when it's practically required.
dudumo 10. joulu, 2013 19.32 
single: 360 controller
multiplay: keyboard+mouse
OneArmedBoxer 10. joulu, 2013 19.33 
Middle Aged Nerd lähetti viestin:
Here's my $0.02: In the last 10 years I've transitioned from mostly a console gamer to a PC gamer. I play almost all games - even ports from consoles - with keyboard and mouse. It's what I'm used to, it's more natural for me and certainly easier. I can't aim for ♥♥♥♥ with a controller, which is why I don't use them at all for FPS. It also provides some slight problems wth TR.

That being said, I play this with the contorller. It just feels...I don't know...it feels more natural than keyboard+mouse. Also, there are times in an adventure game like this when certain waking/jumping dynamics are better/more precicely controlled with a controller than WASD-Space.

I just started playing this game last night. I put about 3 hours into it and I didn't had one instance when I considered switching to keybard+mouse. If an endorsement from a die-hard keyboard+mouse player doesn't mean somethihg, then I don't know what does.

P.S. I love this game

Thank you! And I'm with you 100%. I practically HAVE to play FPS games with keyboard and mouse, but for third-person action-adventure games like this, so far the controller feels so much more natural.
OneArmedBoxer 10. joulu, 2013 19.34 
Taberis lähetti viestin:
Since it swaps on the fly I just use both. Mainly controller for platforming etc and the keyboard and mouse for heavy gun fights, where I need to pop head shots left, right and centre.

That's actually a really good idea, thanks!
OneArmedBoxer 10. joulu, 2013 19.35 
dudumo lähetti viestin:
single: 360 controller
multiplay: keyboard+mouse

I was wondering how gamepad would hold up in multiplayer. Sounds like I might end up using keyboard and mouse when I do multiplayer, to be more responsive and accurate. Thanks!
OneArmedBoxer 10. joulu, 2013 19.37 
ACJCLIGHTNING lähetti viestin:
I found both to be fantastic. This game isnt like some that are nearly unplayable with keyboard+mouse, its actually what I would hold up to be one of the best examples of PC TPS controls done right.

That said, its fantastic on Gamepad too, except for less accurate aiming of course.

This is really a game that I could use either in.
That said, on Gamepad I feal as if Im
A) more mobile in combat, jumping around and such, and
B) Less accurate and less effective overall.
With mouse I perform more realistically, more quick aiming and shooting with less movement. Since I have worse aim with gamepad, I end up moving around alot more to avoid shots.

I honestly don't know which I prefer.

Based on what I've read and experienced so far, it seems like gamepad is much better and smoother for navigation and exploring, while keyboard and mouse is better for more responsive and accurate aiming in intense gunfights. I'll keep both in mind. Thank you!
PEACE_WALKER_AI 10. joulu, 2013 21.38 
Of course controller for this type of game is a better choice! It's not FPS. You don't need any accuracy here.
But for shooters I use both PS Move navigation controller (for moving and stuff) and mouse. Never used a KB for movement and other controls cuz it'a awfull way to play.
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