Is a mouse necessary to play this?

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#1 Edited by ViciousAnchovy (830 posts) -

If a  mouse isn't necessary, is it practical to play the game with arrow keys?

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#2 Edited by Ghostin (412 posts) -

You definately need a mouse.  For casting spells and aiming beams more than movement though.
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#3 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (830 posts) -
@Ghostin: Guess I'll have to wait till I'm back home with a mouse then. Thanks.
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#4 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2038 posts) -
@ViciousAnchovy said:
" @Ghostin: Guess I'll have to wait till I'm back home with a mouse then. Thanks. "
There are setting options to play with a controller, but I can't get it to work, myself.
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#5 Posted by rybrad (122 posts) -
@HaltIamReptar said:
" @ViciousAnchovy said:
" @Ghostin: Guess I'll have to wait till I'm back home with a mouse then. Thanks. "
There are setting options to play with a controller, but I can't get it to work, myself. "
The controller settings are pretty awful when it comes to making spells so you aren't missing much.
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#6 Posted by BasketSnake (1751 posts) -

When it comes to stacking and casting spells with a 360 controller all the 8 magics are laid out around your right joystick in pairs. As an example, fire and ice are on your right and when you want to stack fire you need to press the joystick first RIGHT then UP and let go. That'll stack fire once. I actually didn't find it all that bad. After a while you'll stack 5 magics in a second or two.

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#7 Posted by Brians (1516 posts) -

mouse or touchpad

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#8 Posted by Legend (2717 posts) -
@BasketSnake So, is playing with the 360 controller as good as keyboard & mouse?
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#9 Posted by BasketSnake (1751 posts) -

I didn't try keyboard and mouse but I found it comfortable to play with the gamepad.

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#10 Posted by ajamafalous (13402 posts) -
@Legend said:
" @BasketSnake So, is playing with the 360 controller as good as keyboard & mouse? "
I really doubt it. Not to say that the gamepad may not be serviceable, just that m+kb will be better/easier.

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