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August 9, 2012 11:13:12 PM

Here I use the term "Adventure" very loosely, I mean games like GTA, Assassins Creed, Just Cause, Saints Row, etc. Any game thats in the 3rd person (Not third person shooters necessarily.). So I'm getting a gaming PC in the coming months, and I was just wondering how you guys play these types of games: Mouse and keyboard, or with a controller? I played just cause on my friends PC, and navigating with mouse and keyboard was really tough for me, I just hope Im not the only person like this. Ive only started playing games with mouse and keyboard last week, and I pretty much suck at it. so that leads me to a few questions, Is it normal for me to want to play 3rd person games with a remote? How long does it take to get used to mouse and keyboard? And is my experience playing games going to be worse if I dont use mouse and keyboard?

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August 9, 2012 11:33:28 PM

Mouse and keyboard all the way for me!! It takes some getting used to if you normally use a controller but its far superior once you get the hang of it!!

I went the other way round to you, I have nearly always played games on PC but got a PS3 some time ago and it took me ages to get to grips with the controller! Im now pretty good with the controller, but it doesnt compare to the mouse/keyboard combo!
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August 9, 2012 11:44:50 PM

Depends on the game and if the game is PC-native. PC-native games tend to have convoluted control schemes that don't translate well to controller. If it's a game that appears on console, I'll almost always use a controller. When a game is PC-native but the controls translate well to controller, I'll use the controller. This goes for all third person "adventure" style games for me.
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August 9, 2012 11:52:31 PM

Keyboard + mouse! Gamepad feels really unnatural, especially aiming..
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August 10, 2012 1:06:51 AM

Its normal. All my friends have trouble with PC Gaming. (Well, apart from the ones that are fellow PC gamers.) You will get used to it soon enough.

I generally prefer mouse and keyboard, except in racing games. The controller let's you control your steering better as with a PC its either left or right, but with controller you can push the stick as far as you want, and the car will turn accordingly. FPS games are definitely better with a mouse and keyboard though.
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August 10, 2012 2:32:10 PM

You need a computer a monitor a mouse and a keyboard!
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August 10, 2012 2:57:39 PM

I have a friend I introduced to PC gaming the other day and he had almost never used a mouse before and after around 20 minutes he was getting the hang of it but I think it will take a bit more usage until he is better using it than a control pad but It shouldn't take long. Note if the mouse or its surface are bad then its much harder and turning the sensitivity down for a bit will help you get used to it.
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August 10, 2012 9:29:14 PM

Angelone said:
Here I use the term "Adventure" very loosely, I mean games like GTA, Assassins Creed, Just Cause, Saints Row, etc. Any game thats in the 3rd person (Not third person shooters necessarily.). So I'm getting a gaming PC in the coming months, and I was just wondering how you guys play these types of games: Mouse and keyboard, or with a controller? I played just cause on my friends PC, and navigating with mouse and keyboard was really tough for me, I just hope Im not the only person like this. Ive only started playing games with mouse and keyboard last week, and I pretty much suck at it. so that leads me to a few questions, Is it normal for me to want to play 3rd person games with a remote? How long does it take to get used to mouse and keyboard? And is my experience playing games going to be worse if I dont use mouse and keyboard?



Hi, Angelone! ^-^

No, you are not the only one like this at all! LOL

I was very slow to get as good as I am right now, but like Simon12 said, if you adjust your sensitivity to your liking
( just for practice ) you should get the hang of it real soon, also, make sure you are playing a game that you really like, so you will feel better about sticking with it. PC games are really fun and there are a lot out there and in just about every genre you can think of!.

P.S.

Nothing is more funny then watching a PC gamer try to use a console controller for the first time! ^O^;

Take care!,

RadioLight ^-^


P.S.S.

You can watch some youtube videos on how you can play PC games with a console controller ( I have no idea if that will work on all games or all PCs though ) And I don't think you will be missing out on anything if you play with a controller, I figure if you are having fun, that's all that matters, but I do urge you to stick with the mouse and kyeboard for awhile. Just so you know which one you like more.

Bye-Bye, and have fun! ^-^
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