#1 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -

Has anyone else had this happen to them?

For years, I played every game with inverted controls. It just felt right and I couldn't play with normal controls. Then, all of the sudden, a couple weeks back I turned on a game and it just felt wrong. And sure enough, every game I've played since I have to play with normal controls. It's like a switch flipped in my brain and I can't figure out why.

#2 Posted by laserbolts (5322 posts) -

You became a better person. There is nothing more to it than that. Be proud.

#3 Posted by NegativeCero (3003 posts) -

Your brain has decided to join the superior control option. But that does seem weird.

#4 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2453 posts) -

I used to play inverted as well. But my switch came from just playing normal until it felt normal.

#5 Posted by BaconGames (3423 posts) -

Odd, I didn't think someone could just change like that. The brain is a fickle beast sometimes, in large part dictating what seems "normal" when it comes to human interface. I find non-inverted controls to be the devil's horseshit and make no sense to my brain but I would have a hard time adjusting because I like being in the inverted controls camp. The "regular" way just seems boring.

#6 Posted by VilgeDuin (22 posts) -

A few years ago this happened to me. Every game I played I had to switch to inverted instantly, it just felt right, and "normal" felt so wrong. Then one day, I can't even remember what game, i played with normal controls. I didn't notice actually and just kept playing with normal controls from then on until my wife pointed out one day that I didn't switch anymore when I handed the controller to her to try something out (she being of the always normal camp). I've even tried inverted since and my brain doesn't make sense of it anymore.

#7 Posted by BisonHero (6532 posts) -

Did you have a stroke, or some kind of peyote-induced spirit journey?

#8 Posted by adam1808 (1500 posts) -

Welcome to the real world.

#9 Posted by ShaggE (6456 posts) -

I had the opposite happen for a few months. Really weird.

#10 Posted by Sinusoidal (1520 posts) -

Same here. Right around 2009 I think. Started playing something, changed the controls to inverted like always and kept spinning in circles staring at the floor/ceiling. Flipped to normal and haven't looked back.

#11 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

This happened to me as well. Can't explain it. One day I just woke up and couldn't do inverted controls anymore.

#12 Posted by JackSukeru (5913 posts) -

I don't even know if I have a preference. In some games the camera controls just feel wrong so I change them, but often they don't feel much better once I do so I keep changing them back and forth until I finally decide to just stick with one. Eventually I just get used to whatever I ended up on.

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#13 Posted by AndrewB (7620 posts) -

That's mostly the way it worked for me. It was just natural for the longest time. Then I heard people talking about how inverted is crazy. I tried it non-inverted, and it didn't take long to pick up on it. Unfortunately, it doesn't work the other way. Whenever I play a game with forced inverted (I think Wind Waker has perma-inverted camera controls), I fumble around with it and my brain can't get used to the "old way."

#14 Edited by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

I had this kind of moment as well. I used to play tons of Halo 1 inverted and it followed through future games. But I believe it is after playing a lot of PC games and not holding a controller, as soon as I went back and tried playing console games inverted I lost the ability to play effectively with it. Went back to normal since. I bet I can get used to inverted again but at the moment I don't see the need to.

#15 Posted by Onkel_Apan (56 posts) -

same thing for me, tho only thing is that in third person games if there is a underwater part i have a hard time playing in "normal"

#16 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@ztiworoh: Welcome home, brother. Welcome home...

#17 Edited by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

@ztiworoh: There was a pretty recent report that adults interpret words differently as we get older, that is, the way we read changes.

I wonder if it's something similar to that.

Also, I have no idea if this is accurate or not, but I've always thought people invert their controls because we tilt our heads back to look up. In some ways, it makes more sense than the alternative.

Saying that, I don't invert, personally.

#18 Posted by DelroyLindo (387 posts) -

@GetEveryone said:

@ztiworoh: There was a pretty recent report that adults interpret words differently as we get older, that is, the way we read changes.

I wonder if it's something similar to that.

Also, I have no idea if this is accurate or not, but I've always thought people invert their controls because we tilt our heads back to look up. In some ways, it makes more sense than the alternative.

Saying that, I don't invert, personally.

That's why I invert, it just makes sense to me and I can't play normal at all.

#19 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

Unlike some other sinners in here, it's just seeing the error of your ways and playing like a true believer. Congrats on saving your soul!

#20 Posted by PenguinDust (12522 posts) -

Perhaps tomorrow you'll wake up left-handed, living at the bottom of the world where the toilets flush backwards and the dogs walk people!

#21 Edited by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

I tried RE:Revelations and it's either aiming using my left hand, or the 3ds slidepad, but my brain keeps switching between inverted and normal.

I'm left handed and have to switch to inverted y normally for my right thumb stick. This game is messing me up.

#22 Posted by WickedFather (1733 posts) -

You're turning into a woman. Soon it'll be kinnect games and Singstar that are all you can play.

#23 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5515 posts) -

For me,the whole switch to inverted controls happened around the time Mass Effect came out. At the time I didn't even know that it was a thing. Right when I started the game and set foot on Eden Prime I went to go adjust a few settings and then it happened. I exited the start menu and BAM, inverted Y axis. I didn't know how to fix it.It wasn't my fault. I had to play all of Mass Effect like that. Ever since then I play with an inverted Y axis. I have been cursed with the inverted voodoo.

#24 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1545 posts) -

You can't stop me and my inverted ways.

#25 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

Sometimes, i want to play with inverted controls, but i'm afraid i'm going to stick with it and then find a game i wanto to play that has no inverted controls.

#26 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1573 posts) -

Having played inverted since I can remember (It's just how I learned to play on a controller), the concept of suddenly being able to play non-inverted is as foreign to me as the concept of suddenly being left-handed as a right-handed person. I wish I could switch to non-inverted controls, but I've played like that for over a decade; it's ingrained in me.

#27 Posted by Happenstance (462 posts) -

Same thing happened to me. I had always played FPS' with inverted controls and one day I turned on Modern Warfare 1 and it just felt really wrong. I have no idea what changed but I havent used them since.

#28 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

@ztiworoh: I can't explain it myself, but I had the same thing happen TWICE. I used to play Goldeneye inverted, then switched for Perfect dark.

THEN, I switched BACK to inverted for Metroid prime and early Halo. Halfway through playing Halo 1, I suddenly switched to Normal, haven't looked back.

Though I do prefer "standard" (aka inverted) Flight controls. However, oddly, Sometimes games default to NOT standard inverted flight, and I prefer it this way....

#29 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

You're a man now son.

#30 Posted by ViciousReiven (821 posts) -

I'm really mixed, if I'm playing with a dual analog controller, and the right stick is used to aim/camera then I'm inverted, my mind can't make sense of it any other way, I've tried to force myself to go non-inverted (which btw is not called 'normal' anymore for a reason) to play old games that didn't have the option and I just couldn't do it, I gave up and shelved them after hours of agony. 
 
However, if I'm playing a game like RE4 where when you go into aim mode you control it with the left stick I can easily flip between either Y-axis direction no problem. 
PC is always non-inverted, even I can't fathom who the hell would invert a mouse, or the x-axis for that matter.

#31 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1545 posts) -

@ViciousReiven said:

I'm really mixed, if I'm playing with a dual analog controller, and the right stick is used to aim/camera then I'm inverted, my mind can't make sense of it any other way, I've tried to force myself to go non-inverted (which btw is not called 'normal' anymore for a reason) to play old games that didn't have the option and I just couldn't do it, I gave up and shelved them after hours of agony. However, if I'm playing a game like RE4 where when you go into aim mode you control it with the left stick I can easily flip between either Y-axis direction no problem. PC is always non-inverted, even I can't fathom who the hell would invert a mouse, or the x-axis for that matter.

Yeah that's how it is for me. Right thumb on a controller is always inverted, PC or left thumb is normal. It was actually pretty hard to play The Walking Dead with a controller on PC because of the lack of inverted controls. Luckily with motioninjoy and a DS3 you can invert the y axis at a software level.