Problem lowering gun?

#1 Posted by mankvill (74 posts) -

It's been a loooong time since I've played MGS2, but I thought if you gently let go of the X button after you bring up your gun, you'll lower your gun and not shoot the person you're holding up. Is this not the case anymore?

#2 Posted by ch3burashka (5081 posts) -

I never really figured it out, so I'd first-person aim, hold up a guy, then use R2 to rotate through weapons.

#3 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

I had a similar problem when playing through MGS2. I just popped open the inventory screen and took the gun out. I think you can do the X button thing in MGS3.

#4 Edited by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -

The buttons on the PS2 are touch sensitive (not so sure about PS3, I assume 360 doesn't have them), so you would actually ease off the button gently to put it away without firing. Likewise you could point the FAMAS without firing by lightly holding the button, and press all the way to fire. But this was a dicey proposition so I always used the unequip trick like everyone else.

#5 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (353 posts) -

If you release the button gently, Snake will lower the gun without firing. For some reason, it seems a little harder to pull off on the HD collection than it was originally.

#6 Edited by Kandycane2029 (511 posts) -

Depends on the platform you're playing it on. For PS3, like others have said, you need to ease off the button gently. For 360, you have to push down on the left stick. This makes aiming anything other than pistols without firing virtually impossible, so if you want hold up a guard, don't even think about using an automatic weapon.

#7 Posted by Vanek (383 posts) -

In all fairness it was never exactly easy even with the PS2 controller. I can't count how many times I would hold a guy up and accidence shoot him.

The idea of having the left stick as an option actually pushes me toward the Xbox version, when it finally comes out over here. It makes me wonder, does the PS3 version give you the option to change it?

#8 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

Assigning the same button to aiming and firing is something only the Japanese could think up.

Just awful.

#9 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

If you're playing on 360 its because the 360 lacks pressure sensitive buttons, so I think lowering your gun has been changed to the D-Pad

#10 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Just use the tranq gun all the time and pop everyone in the face after you hold them up.

#11 Posted by mankvill (74 posts) -

@Kandycane2029 said:

Depends on the platform you're playing it on. For PS3, like others have said, you need to ease off the button gently. For 360, you have to push down on the left stick. This makes aiming anything other than pistols without firing virtually impossible, so if you want hold up a guard, don't even think about using an automatic weapon.

Awesome. I'll try this. Thanks!

#12 Posted by Ahoydizzle (20 posts) -

I've been playing the PS3 version and you can still lower your gun by gently releasing the trigger but it's extremely sensitive. It seems to be a lot more difficult than in the original which is quite annoying.

#13 Posted by thechronodarkness (294 posts) -

Pretty sure its in the ps3 version as well....

But I know on the 360 version, to raise or lower your weapon without firing, click the left stick. Works for mgs2 and 3. Something new for both games. Though, you click the left stick to aim without pressing x, once you do fire once, your aim goes back down after one shot.

#14 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I actually prefer these controls to the original pressure sensitive controls....much easier to work with.

#15 Posted by cikame (1001 posts) -

I prefer clicking in the stick on the 360 version to the old analog buttons, so much more control now, still totally possible to hold someone up with an automatic weapon.

#16 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

PS3 is the way to go.

#17 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1545 posts) -

Man, I know the game just came out in Europe, but can we avoid resurrecting old threads, unless it actually pertains to the topic?

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