Am I crazy or does anyone else prefer using a 360 controller over the mouse/keyboard? I bought ME2 PC from a friend and he thinks I am retarded. Although he is one of those guys who claims the mouse/keyboard is the blah blah...you know. I bought the PC version when I upgraded my GPU but now I am going to restart on the 360 which I originally started on. I know I can just plug a controller into the PC but I have it on 360 already.
Anyone else prefer a controller over the mouse/keyboard?
Not completely for every game I play, but I did figure out a sort of compromise where I use the controller in my left hand for movement/reloading/crouching and the mouse for aiming/grenades in the MoH beta. It's the only game I've tried it with so far, but it's been pretty awesome.
Maybe I should have been more specific.
I cant seem to find a control scheme I like with ME2. Mostly with the getting into cover, then popping out of it.
I dont like the way most shooters use the right mouse button to either pop out of cover or aim down the sights. I find it uncomfortable. I tried using other keys but the right mouse button is the most comfortable yet still not as comfortable as the left trigger.
There are ppl like me who are pc gamers who has uber micro with the keyboard and mouse. It's just skill casual gamers who owns consoles doesn't have, so they hate on it.
However these days, all pc gamers owns a controller for certain games, I honestly don't mind using both. I'm quite good with the keyboard and mouse combo, over the controller which I still need to improve on.
Honestly though, mass effect 2 is superior on the keyboard and mouse, you can pause and pick stuff, use tactics like multiply abilities all at once. Aiming is very precise with the mouse too. I think it's the way to go for mass effect 2, sort of like dragon age too, bioware games.
I can drive with the keyboard of course as a pc gamer. If my controller, a logitec cordless rumblepad 2 doesn't support certain games, I will drive with a keyboard. However for the ones that I can change the key configuration, a controller is alot easier. Give it a try, pc gamers sure are traditional at times.
Controller+mouse > mouse+Keyboard (for PC ports of console games) it's about that analog stick...
I say mice need to start having an analog nub like those on older laptops, and keyboards need an analog stick near the space bar so both thumbs can be analoggin.
but regarding Mass Effect 2 on PC, you have to go into the files and tweak things to turn off the god fucking awful broken mouse acceleration/smoothing/dampening. Once you do this it feels natural, except for the hacking minigames.
I'd prefer FPS with Mouse but sometimes the keys by default are annoying as hell on the keyboard. I prefer controller for RPGs like Oblivion, pulling the trigger on a 360 controller makes me feel like my rage is actually doing something, transfering into the game and into the sword the guy is being hit with.
While I haven't actually played ME2 with a mouse/keyboard (I have the 360 version), I know that I don't like using a mouse/keyboard for gaming, because I just don't think that a keyboard equates good gaming. There's no control stick for analog movement, and there's way too many buttons to keep track of what does what.
I remember a couple years ago some company made a PS3 controller that was basically a combination of a mouse and a Wii style nunchuck.
I prefer using a controller, but I actually know that a keyboard and mouse combination will always dominate any controller. Keyboards are much more accurate than controllers, and you can hit a button to do something as opposed to pressing two or more. At the same time though, using two different elements to do the same things feels like such a foreign concept to me. I have Counter-Strike: Source, and I get owned by all these people with impossible reflexes. Still, controllers are perfectly fine for consoles, but the keyboard and mouse are how PC games were designed to be played, for the most part.
I am an avid PC gamer, and the ME series is better played with a controller. I'm usually the first person to claim that mouse+keyboard is a superior control system, but that point is moot if the game is designed around a controller. Using the mouse and keyboard for ME is perfectly fine, but it is not optimal.
Having said that, using a controller for a PC game is not a bad thing at all. It gives you another way to play your games on the PC. It's no different than a driving wheel or a Joystick.
I usually use a wireless 360 controller on games that are console ports with no PC specific UI like borderlands and GFWL games. Most games these days will support a controller on the PC. With more and more console ports on the PC I think having a controller is essential for some kinds of games like Hitman said.
The only game I HAVE to use a mouse and keyboard for are RTS. Diablo style games prob as well. FPS is a toss up. I kinda like that a controller gives a more realistic aiming and skill factor over the minimal skill of moving a mouse. All in all thou, a mouse and key are better for FPS. If a game can be mapped to a controller and isnt broken because of it, I will prob prefer a controller.
I have a controller by my computer at all times, because I used it for Overlord 2.
But I prefer a mouse and keyboard over controller - 99% of the times.
EDIT: And last I checked Mass Effect 2 doesn't support the controller. With all the new powers & binding em the Keyboard + Mouse rules supreme anyway.
It depends on the game. If its a RTS, a mouse and keyboard is a necessity. Racing games and platformers, controller. FPS? I'm good enough with either, though keyboard/mouse combo gives me more intense and stressful moments.
Thing I don't like about the mouse is whenever it spaz out or doesn't even react when there's like a hair under the red optics.
That circular menu wheel on the controller side looks so time consuming. With the keyboard and mouse you just hit tab and everything is there, neat and in the bottom. You also have all the abilities mapped to the number keys as you choose. Seems Mass Effect 2 is tailored to the keyboard+mouse for the pc. I don't see why you would play any other way. Generally i play shooters with the keyboard and mouse unless the game obviously is designed for the controller and not the mouse, ala Dead Space.
It depends. I don't think I prefer one over the other. I've played both since I could remember. Although, personally, I don't know how it'd be hard to disagree other than if you simply didn't care. But, I never liked how on keyboards it's not like a controllers left analog. You can't just gently hold it forward, backward, left or right and change the speed of your movement that way depending on how hard to press. on the WSDA all you get is one speed majority of the time, and the alternative is to set a button to walk or not. Just not that great. But I don't really mind. One exception is the Splinter Cell games on PC. That was a lot better since Sam's movement speed was set to your mouse wheel. Other games just wouldn't work that way. As for games like fighting games though? You'll have to give me a really good game pad to like it over a keyboard. It's just easier to pull off the moves like a Hadoken in Street Fighter or what have you. But the punching buttons may be worse since I like to set them to arrows, but you wouldn't get the heavy punch or kick in a good place.
And I'll agree with what some have said, that TPS games are better with a controller for me as well. Not sure why. :/
I prefer a controller for most games with the exception of strategy games such as Civilization. It is not that I don't like using a mouse, just that I loathe the keyboard for gaming. I actually prefer mouse aiming slightly over analog stick, but not enough to give up well placed buttons and analog stick movement for movement with a clunky ass keyboard.
A system using a nice multibutton mouse in one hand and something like the multibutton MOVE navigation controller in the other seems like a win-win to me but I doubt we will ever see something like that widely supported.
I hate keyboard and mouse mostly because you have to sit at a desk to use them, i much rather chill on a couch then hunch over a keyboard and mouse. Also using a mouse just feels too cheap and easy, all you do is point at things and click for every single game, atleast on a controller the trigger kinda makes it seem like you are shooting something.
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