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Is it satisfying to play this game with a keyboard and mouse or do I need a gamepad for real enjoyment?

I ask this because I don't want to pay £30 for an XBOX controller I will use for 1 game. Feedback from those that have played this game is much appreciated.
post #2 of 12
I personally found the keyboard and mouse very comfortable. In the past I've had no problems with playing 3rd person games(like splinter cell etc.) with a keyboard and mouse.

In assassin's creed you use the mouse to change the camera angle and keyboard keys such as W A S D to go left right back and forwards. Space for jump and alt and right click mouse button for running(while pressing w).

I guess it comes down to personal preference, have a go at keyboard and mouse if you hate the controls(personally I loved them) you can try out the 360 controller

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post #3 of 12
I'd say a gamepad is a necessity if you're going to be playing Assassin's Creed. I couldn't get into it until I got one(always felt awkward with KB/M), and ever since I loved it. But like 5entinel said, it's all personal preference.
     
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The Xbox360 controller is a must for me.
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post #5 of 12
i like kb + mouse for 3rd persons but for assassins creed i have to agree a gamepad is pretty much a must, thats why i got a wired 360 one.
and if you like the game there are a couple secuels so its not just 1, plus racing games are better with a controller.
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post #6 of 12
I actually prefer KB+Mouse on the Assassin's Creed series. I have a 360 and even a ps3 controller (which i prefer usually) and the KB+Mouse is just so much better once you get used to it.

You ABSOLUTELY NEED a 5 or more button mouse though if you are going to go KB/Mouse
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post #7 of 12
I tried my mate's Razer Onza with Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and it felt more natural than a K&M combo that I am even buying one for when my copy gets here from Ozgameshop.com
post #8 of 12
Keyboard and mouse can be comfortable for some games, but with games like this a suggest a controller. I use an old PS2 Joypad with an adaptor to USB, and it's perfect!
The game requires some repentine and fast movements, which are easy to handle with a joystick.
Did you ever try to play Devil May Cry or GTA4 (especially during chases) with keyboard/mouse?They make me go mad =)
post #9 of 12
Just curious, are you guys who prefer it with controllers big PC gamers or are you just really used to controllers more then mice?

Also... 5 buttons or less on the mouse? Cause thats the deal breaker imo.
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post #10 of 12
Massive PC gamer. I would rather use a mouse and keyboard with this game but the controller felt a lot better and it pains me to say this.
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