general_kaiden Dec 1, 2013 @ 9:08am
Any other keyboard players out there?
Hey guys.
I'm a bit annoyed when people talk about platformers on the PC, and they say that you need a controller to play this game properly, or that it's impossible to play this game without a controller.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to that I say. I've been playing platformers on a keyboard since I converted to PC from the Master System back in 93, and let me tell you, that you can play platformers perfectly fine with a keyboard.

In fact, in my personal opinion, I would rate the keyboard superior.

When you're using a pad, you've only got two thumbs (or a thumb and three fingers if you hold the pad a certain way).

But with a keyboard, you can use all five of your digits, you can craft your controls around your hands to maximise your efficiency, making precision movements with much finer control.

With a keyboard I've clocked 100% completion in N+ (DS version), gotten A ranks in roughly half the chapters in this game, and plan to get A ranks in all of them.

So don't go speaking for us keyboard players, because we can speak for ourselves, and we say keyboards rock.

(This is supposed to be a little tongue in cheek)
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horheristo Dec 19, 2013 @ 4:54pm 
Would just like to +1 this.
I'm a pure 100% keyboard player, and if I could use keyboard and mouse on my consoles I would as well.
I feel like I'm getting way faster reaction time with a keyboard than with a gamepad.

Check my profile, I think it speaks for itself what you can achieve with a keyboard.
general_kaiden Dec 20, 2013 @ 7:35am 
*checks out your profile*
Geeze, you're obviously alot better than me :P
Kudos to you!
[RGU] Angsty Ghost Jan 9 @ 4:02pm 
Don't have money or time for a controller. Keyboard here.
Sobol14 Jan 19 @ 9:16pm 
Well, it kinda depends on the game. Some are great with keyboard, sometimes it's doesn't matter and sometimes it's completely impossible without a controller.
horheristo Jan 21 @ 2:45pm 
Originally posted by Sobol14:
Well, it kinda depends on the game. Some are great with keyboard, sometimes it's doesn't matter and sometimes it's completely impossible without a controller.

Name a single game impossible without a controller.
your cute imouto Jan 24 @ 5:13am 
Originally posted by horheristo:
Name a single game impossible without a controller.

I wouldn't say that there are games that are impossible with a keyboard -- just some that feel more comfortable with a controller.
The HD port of Jet Set Radio is a pain when using a keyboard.
horheristo Feb 16 @ 5:52am 
Everything you said is true.
However, I still find myself preferring a keyboard to use on my consoles if I had one.

Between my vids I have a Castlevania final boss fight on highest difficulty done with a keyboard, needless to mention - the game was designed with a gamepad in mind.
I'm positive there are far better KB gamers out there than me, but I just want to point out that as you can see in that vid, an adept KB user can do well even in such games.

So in my eyes, it boils down to comfort, I didn't have consoles as a kid (tragic), so I had to emulate console games on my pc, which resulted a heavy use of the keyboard.
And now I just play worse whenever I use a gamepad (not bad, just not as good) than a keyboard.
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Mortigasm Feb 17 @ 1:28am 
I've been using my keyboard, and to be honest it's fine. Even if it makes it more difficult, in my opinion I'm willing to take on that kind of challenge.
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