Originally Posted by Banegio
Fun and skills are main parts of gaming. Now is using controller more fun? Well thats subjective
If someone finds using a control pad easier, or more comfortable, than using a keyboard and mouse then yes, using a control pad would be more fun for that person.
At the end of the day, does it really matter to you or anyone else what someone else uses? What's the point in ridiculing someone over their control choice? That's like me ridiculing someone for using a control pad for a racing game over a racing wheel. Or a control pad over a fight stick on Street Fighter. Sure the racing wheel, or fight stick, is better but the guy's entitled to make his own choice. If he's happy and comfortable playing that way, he's going to be more of a challenge than using a control method he's not happy or comfortable with using.
Originally Posted by edalbkrad
Im confident that any decent pc gamer can wipe the floor with the best console fps gamers.
I'm confident that "wiping the floor" with the best of them wouldn't happen. There's more to a game than just aiming and pulling a trigger, and the very best console gamers can aim insanely godlike with a control pad, probably better than your average mouse user. Just because someone uses a mouse that doesn't automatically make them a great player. There's many more things that attribute to that than a periphiral alone.
**** I used to play Global Agenda PvP (among other games) with a control pad and did just fine. Regularly getting decent scores for my class. I attribute that to learning what my limits were and how I could get around them, and I managed it. I'm not even a great player (with any periphiral) yet I still managed to get up there being what some people would deem "disabled" or "special". Well, if I manage to kill you guys then what does that make you?
In any event the only games this even makes the remotest bit of difference to is FPS, and RTS (and even console gamers hate using control pads in RTS, though Halo Wars at least did a good job of creating a fun RTS suited for a console), and there's more to gaming than either of those two genres.
PC elitists need to worry less about what control devices other people are using to enjoy their games and focus more on enjoying their own.Edited by Lifeshield - 10/14/11 at 9:07am