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I love my keyboard and mouse, and how precise they are, but I can't seem to get used to Skyrim without my controller. What are some games that are better played with a controller for you guys?
post #2 of 18
I only use the controller for driving. Anything where you have to look around and aim (like Skyrim... tongue.gif) the mouse and keyboard are a vastly superior input device.
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Hahaha, all jokes aside I can't seem to do it without a controller, which is bad. I probably miss more but I can't get used to the mouse.
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Only for games that have horrible mouse/keyboard input and scheme (and if the latter can't be improved). Skyrim is so much better on mouse and keyboard due to hotkeys, and mouse is always the best for both speed and precision. Like Crazy9000 I only use controller for racing and that's because I can't fit a wheel setup.
 
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post #5 of 18

what's funny , is I bought a xbox 360 controller about 4 months ago to

use with 3rd person games on pc...

Well, it didn't help me..., still like the k/m over the controller..

 

I guess I'm just to old to change... :)

post #6 of 18
I rarely find a use for a controller, Rocket League is the only recent example. For everything else I prefer K+M or a wheel/HOTAS where applicable. For me the controller is just the least precise and immersive of all inputs.
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Anything where the focus is on movement over aiming, I prefer a controller. WASD is just horrible for movement, but it's common & convenient. A good thumbstick is better for movement. Typically I find controllers best fit platformers, fighting games, hack & slash, & racing games. Of course racing games are typically best with a wheel, but a controller is still better than a keyboard for them. As someone who grew up on consoles, I don't have much preference between mouse+keyboard or controller for shooters anymore, so what I use depends on whether I'm at my living room PC or my laptop. Things like RTS games are basically unplayable with a controller, so that's always mouse+keyboard.
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post #8 of 18
controllers for platformers and racing games. that's about it.
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Rocket League is the only game I use a controller for. Anything else that is a driving game I use my steering wheel.
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Anything where the focus is on movement over aiming, I prefer a controller. WASD is just horrible for movement, but it's common & convenient. A good thumbstick is better for movement. Typically I find controllers best fit platformers, fighting games, hack & slash, & racing games. Of course racing games are typically best with a wheel, but a controller is still better than a keyboard for them. As someone who grew up on consoles, I don't have much preference between mouse+keyboard or controller for shooters anymore, so what I use depends on whether I'm at my living room PC or my laptop. Things like RTS games are basically unplayable with a controller, so that's always mouse+keyboard.

Depends on the kind of movement, as in certain games mouse can play a role in movement as well. Several platforming feats in Crysis for example are only possible with mouse and keyboard. Dishonored, which has some platforming, is best with mouse and keyboard (look speed is important when platforming, Blink is aimed with mouse, the control scheme on KB+M is so natural).
 
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