Simplex May 4, 2013 @ 5:17am
"left button" is actually "left BUMPER", for crissakes!
Guys, maybe I am the only stupid person here, but if not, this may prove useful.
I played the game with the x360 pad from the beginning (only just bought it, so I did not experience gamepad issues from the earlier versions, so I had no experience in playing with keyboard).

In the tutorial the game says something like "press left button to see enemies out of view". I had no idea what that "left button" was (I thought left on dpad?) it did not seem to work but I blissfully ignored it and then when I played the game I was frustrated that I got constantly killed by the enemies offscreen, whom I could not see. Sometimes I had to replay a level dozen times and was able to succeed by sheer luck.

Then I watched TB's "WTF is... hotline miami" and noticed that he is scrolling the screen around like a boss. So I went back to the controls and tutorial and noticed that on keyboard controls you use shift to do it and it works like a charm.
On gamepad it is done using this infamous "left button", so I pressed every button and finally figured out that it is LEFT BUMPER (LB). I have been playing with one hand tied behind my back because of misleading naming of the button of a very crucial (yet not immediately evident) feature of the game.

I hope this helps someone other than me.
Last edited by Simplex; May 4, 2013 @ 5:36am
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Ylight94 May 5, 2013 @ 7:36pm 
You can look around the screen... O>o THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
reeperskull May 5, 2013 @ 7:45pm 
LB could stand for left bumper or left button. If they wanted you to use the dpad wouldn't they had put left arrow?
Simplex May 6, 2013 @ 8:00am 
I don't know, all I know that official and recognized name for this button is "left bumper" (or LB) - "left button" is misileading, not clear. They should have either used "left bumper" or "LB" then it would be clear. I have never before seen Left Bumper being called "left button".
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Date Posted: May 4, 2013 @ 5:17am
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