chayu Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:33am
Controller or Keyboard/Mouse?
Hey, just wondering how you guys play the game. I find keyboard/mouse kind of awkward but I still manage. Haven't tried controller yet. Which do you guys prefer?

Also how are you all taking screenshots? ;_;

Thanks for the answers and opinions everyone!
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Samus Orphan Black Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:39am 
I have Hotline Miami set as a non steam game, uses the default overlay for steam. I use controller and mouse, mouse to aim controller to move, I have shift and look assigned to buttons on the side of the mouse
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Tuuka Jan 13, 2013 @ 10:20am 
I find keyboard and mouse far more comfortable, but everyone has their own preferences.
Give controller a shot and see what works best for you :)
Alguém aí Jan 13, 2013 @ 11:39am 
I use mouse and keyboard. I always figured with the mouse I could react better. I don't have a 360 pad, though, so I never tried. .-.

If you feel it's unconfortable to use k&m, I say try a controller, but you can do without one.
Mr_Deathunicorn Jan 13, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
I played through the first half of the game with keyboard/mouse and the second half with a 360 controller. The one main issue I had with the 360 controller having to hit the left shoulder button to the right joy stick to move and look farther through the level. I found the mouse to be much more efficient and effective for that. That said both are pretty comfortable after a few minutes of playing, so it really does come down to personal choice.
chayu Jan 13, 2013 @ 2:30pm 
Originally posted by Samus:
I have Hotline Miami set as a non steam game, uses the default overlay for steam. I use controller and mouse, mouse to aim controller to move, I have shift and look assigned to buttons on the side of the mouse

Controller and mouse? Interesting combination!
Henry Gloval Jan 13, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
Controller for me. I tried about 30 seconds of tutorial with the K&M and wasn't feelin' it. Full disclosure, unless I absolutely have to be shooting pinpoint accurate, I nearly always choose the 360 controller when I can. Smoother movements mean better immersion for me.
Microshock Jan 14, 2013 @ 1:14am 
I found the controller the best for this game. I mean the game is basically a twin stick shooter so i played it like Geometry Wars.
Samus Orphan Black Jan 14, 2013 @ 7:18am 
Originally posted by doublekick:
Originally posted by Samus:
I have Hotline Miami set as a non steam game, uses the default overlay for steam. I use controller and mouse, mouse to aim controller to move, I have shift and look assigned to buttons on the side of the mouse

Controller and mouse? Interesting combination!
Yeah I use it for most games. Works great with 36 button mouse that can be program to do just about anything.
Baneofpigs Jan 14, 2013 @ 7:25am 
Does throwing things and shooting guys work well with the controller? That was the one thing I'd be concerned about. If so I might check it out.
Sam I Jam Jan 14, 2013 @ 2:26pm 
I play on a gamepad--I rather enjoy it that way. Whatever style is more your cup of tea. I'm in the living room, so gamepad wins with the exception of the FPS type stuff.
chayu Jan 14, 2013 @ 3:36pm 
Originally posted by Sam I Jam:
I play on a gamepad--I rather enjoy it that way. Whatever style is more your cup of tea. I'm in the living room, so gamepad wins with the exception of the FPS type stuff.

After a few hours with a controller, I agree about shooting stuff.
alexiddqd Jan 14, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
I like the gamepad, locking on can actually change how you play so I say try both.
Indiana Jenkins Jan 14, 2013 @ 7:36pm 
I normally play these types of games with a gamepad, but I played through this game at launch with a keyboard and mouse when there was no gamepad support. I tried out an xbox controller after the patch, and it didn't quite feel right. But ultimately you should play with whatever you feel more comfortable with.
dsk1210 Jan 15, 2013 @ 8:35am 
Originally posted by Samus:
I have Hotline Miami set as a non steam game, uses the default overlay for steam. I use controller and mouse, mouse to aim controller to move, I have shift and look assigned to buttons on the side of the mouse

Haha, so someone else likes this set up as well, i use controller and mouse for most fps games, started using this back in 2008 playing crysis, crysis worked so well using this config, they screwed it up in crysis 2 though :(
Toysoldier Jan 16, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
I tried using a controller and I found the trigger buttons not as responsive as a mouse and it caused problems. I often picked up and threw weapons because it would read it as me pressing the button twice in one pressing. Once I got used to knowing where I was looking the game was still far better with mouse and keyboard, especially for aiming farther away with guns.
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