Vieku Nov 10, 2013 @ 6:26am
Should I buy gamepad?
I really liked platformers, SMB is my second good investition (first was They Bleed Pixels) and I dont regret it, however, I like 100%-ing games, but just impossible, I beat light world but the dark part is nightmare. I play on keyboard, is it really THAT inefficient compared to gamepad? Is it possible to beat Dark world with keyboard?
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portal-chan~~ kawaii uguu desu Nov 10, 2013 @ 7:44am 
Of course it is possible with a keyboard. You could try a gamepad, but don't be disappointed when you find out that you still can't do dark world levels with it. If you want to beat this game, just keep trying.
nxxs[GER] Nov 10, 2013 @ 9:11am 
personally i got to the same point with keyboard and gamepad before i got stuck, and the only difference was that i got there a bit faster with a gamepad.
portal-chan~~ kawaii uguu desu Nov 10, 2013 @ 9:52am 
Originally posted by nxxsGER:
personally i got to the same point with keyboard and gamepad before i got stuck, and the only difference was that i got there a bit faster with a gamepad.

it's probably because you played through the levels a second time, already knowing what to do.
Moloc_666 Nov 10, 2013 @ 7:45pm 
A gamepad is always a good option for this and other games. But you can play the game with keyboards without any problem. With gamepad is more fun. I play with a gamepad/dualshock/wanabe/clon.
Legend NZ Nov 10, 2013 @ 8:23pm 
Tbh with a game like this I found it much harder on keyboard, however first time I played the game was a few years ago on Xbox 360 demo so I was already used to the controller. I'd still recommend getting one and an Xbox 360 controller is the best. I used 3 different 3rd party controllers before I finally got an official 360 one, don't bother with ♥♥♥♥ty 3rd party controllers. And besides then you'll be able to use your controller for many other great games. But of course stick to your mouse and keyboard for those FPS games.
Waypoint Nov 10, 2013 @ 10:46pm 
The main difference is ergonomics and how comfortable it feels. The gamepad isn't utilizing analog inputs for this game, so there's no mechanical advantage in precision.

If anything, there's a slight disadvantage because you have to physically move your fingers further to do the same thing, and using an analog device for digital input makes your control a little nebulous, but it's pretty minor.

Personally, I did better with the keyboard, but only after I remapped the keys to something better than the default "lol you don't really need your left wrist to stay in one piece or anything".
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Da Atte Nov 10, 2013 @ 11:52pm 
I personally think it's the same.

How does gamepad change how good you are? I've played the classic Meat Boy with keyboard and the SMB with both and it's the same.
cookriss Nov 11, 2013 @ 5:49am 
I think NO
Saidai no kuro Nov 11, 2013 @ 3:01pm 
ShadowKiller108 Nov 11, 2013 @ 4:32pm 
joejoebuckbuck Nov 11, 2013 @ 5:03pm 
You should, SMB was made to be played with a controller.
bata707 Nov 11, 2013 @ 7:02pm 
i think you should.
i'm playing it with a 360 controller and it's way better!!
Questypants Nov 16, 2013 @ 7:48am 
I actually prefer keyboard but thats probably because i rarely use a gamepad. I think its entirely up to which feels nicer to you.
Daddy Long Legs Nov 16, 2013 @ 2:23pm 
i think no
Benjamin Nov 17, 2013 @ 12:52am 
Gamepad. Your average keyboard button has a few mm of travel, compared to ~1mm on a gamepad. Sure you can get good on either one, but it's just a matter of mechanics.
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