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Title says it all. I'm seriously considering Battlefield 3 for 5$ on Origin. I just can't bring myself to game on a PC monitor. It's great for work, browsing and chatting but for gaming I simply can't. I'm too close to the monitor, the screen is too small and the image just isn't as sharp as my HDTV. My monitor is a Asus 242h 24'' 1080p.

I heard I'll get straight up destroyed in BF3 if I play with a controller in a world dominated by mouse/keyboard. I'm fairly decent at shooters and I never even played a BF game. I was mostly a Halo player on consoles and I also played some COD. Is playing with a controller THAT much of a disadvantage? I've heard people say I'd need to have a 4.0 K/D ratio on console to even consider being good with a controller on PC.

Is all of it true? Should I pass on the game? Gaming in front of the monitor is not an option for me.
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just think of the precision you get with a mouse the question almost answers itself
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No offense, but your gonna get pwned on PC servers using a controller.
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I recently got my brother'n law playing bf3. With a controller he was 2/12 k/d, with a razor nostomo and a mouse he is14/16 k/d. This is on the same map one day difference. I was amazed at the difference a mouse and keypad made for him. The keypad is a bit pricey, but coming from a controller is awesome( even from a keyboard) never moving your hand.

So yes a keyboard/keypad and mouse makes a huge difference on pc fps gaming. The controller is great for flying jets/helicopters.
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Alright, thanks for the feedback guys. It seems the general consensus is that it doe make a sizable difference. Too bad, I was really looking forward to playing BF3 on PC.
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It would still be enjoyable, and for only $5 what is there to loose.
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i would say turning could be slower.
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Alright, thanks for the feedback guys. It seems the general consensus is that it doe make a sizable difference. Too bad, I was really looking forward to playing BF3 on PC.

Try it out. You lose what, 5 bucks? Even though most of us here are PC gamers, not all of us use keyboard/mouse. Granted, you do have more control with keyboard/mouse, but that doesnt mean you cant have fun with the controller. Not going to lie, its going to be a higher learning curve with the controller. Give it a shot. BF3 on PC is epic!
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