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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:03 am    Post subject: Games that don't work well with a keyboard Reply with quote

I think platformers are kind of a bitch to control with the M+WASD. Is it just me or can you never line up the jump just right?

Obviously first person games are way better with a mouse and keyboard but there have gotta be some genres that just function better with a pad. What games do you play with a pad over a keyboard?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any console ports to PC if you ask me remember the Mouse wheel hotkeys in Oblivion? There are like 12 buttons to hotkey a command above the letters on your keyboard but nope! You only need 8 hotkeys buttons because your arrow keys on a 360 controller can only register 8 commands.

The worst offender to me is Metal gear solid 2. Not only is the default configuration the numkey pad to move and the I, O, J, K buttons to action/attack, you also had to hold down control to aim and shift to first person view. Good luck trying to take the picture of that metal gear ray without growing a third arm, gang!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Final Fantasy VII port is pretty fucking terrible too.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diving games and flight sims are horrible with a keyboard. Oddly enough, GTA:SA worked great with with the M+WSAD setup.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a xbox controller for my pc. I find I have better control in multiplayer games with the mouse and keyboard but in single play games I like to just sit back and use a controller. but before I got it I remember one recent game that was just terrible with a mouse and keyboard.


Dungeon Siege 3.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Action games, like assasins creed. I cannot stand 3 person over shoulder on the computer.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dungeon Siege 3.

When I was at Obsidian to see this they were like "yes, it's developed specifically for control pad" so that doesn't surprise me. I have that game on PS3 so I never bothered trying on PC.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark Souls

Which makes sense, but still, you need a gamepad.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberjim2000 wrote:
Oddly enough, GTA:SA worked great with with the M+WSAD setup.

Yeah i've always wondered how the hell they managed that. It's actually really good to play with the keyboard and mouse, and considering it's 1/2 driving and flying game, that's one hell of an achievement.

These days i notice a good 3/4 of the console ports i play are better with the gamepad, even when it doesn't make sense like in shooters or asscreed. It's weird because 3D platforming works great with a keyboard+mouse in mirrors edge, and yet not using a 360 controller in ass creed 3 is a bad decision.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberjim2000 wrote:
Diving games and flight sims are horrible with a keyboard. Oddly enough, GTA:SA worked great with with the M+WSAD setup.


You've never tried Trackmania Nations have you? Free to play works great on keyboard.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keyboard gaming is the reason I never got into MMORPG's. It just looks overwhelming.

I can't really picture any console game on a keyboard. Even Super Mario Bros 3 feels uncomfortable.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WickedLiquid wrote:
Keyboard gaming is the reason I never got into MMORPG's. It just looks overwhelming.


I've never played MMORPG's, but to me it looks like constant mouse clicking.

I prefer a controller for pretty much everything except FPS and RTS.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, there's alot of mouse clicking. But I can't play a game unless I have a firm grasp of the controls and to do anything else it was either F5 or shift and Q or whatever the hell.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, please. Only n00bs mouse click.
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