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Crystal Waifu 10 nov 2013 om 6:26vm
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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nxxs[GER] 10 nov 2013 om 9:11vm 
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.
Moloc_666 10 nov 2013 om 7:45nm 
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.
Potential Legend 10 nov 2013 om 8:23nm 
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 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 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 10 nov 2013 om 10:46nm 
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 10 nov 2013 om 11:52nm 
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.
colo 11 nov 2013 om 5:49vm 
I think NO
Ururuman 11 nov 2013 om 3:01nm 
Anal Pancake 11 nov 2013 om 4:32nm 
joejoebuckbuck 11 nov 2013 om 5:03nm 
You should, SMB was made to be played with a controller.
bata707 11 nov 2013 om 7:02nm 
i think you should.
i'm playing it with a 360 controller and it's way better!!
Questypants 16 nov 2013 om 7:48vm 
I actually prefer keyboard but thats probably because i rarely use a gamepad. I think its entirely up to which feels nicer to you.
Sugar Daddy 16 nov 2013 om 2:23nm 
i think no
Benjamin 17 nov 2013 om 12:52vm 
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.
Richard Conway 23 nov 2013 om 11:51vm 
I dunno. Really it depends on your situation in the real world, if you have plenty of money, go for it, its beautiful for gaming. But, keyboard works fine otherwise.
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