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How do you play FPS games?

I use keyboard + mouse 22 81.48%
 
I use a controller 2 7.41%
 
I don't play FPSs (See results) 3 11.11%
 
Total:27

Shooters are, for the most part, absolutely awful without a mouse. Games like Uncharted manage to get a pretty decent feeling even with a controller, but then again, Uncharted also has a lot of other stuff that makes playing the games enjoyable.

Oh, in case you couldn't guess it, I play my shooters with a mouse and keyboard. Generally, they're just not enjoyable at all otherwise.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
VGPolyglot said:
I'm mainly a console gamer, but I have played FPS games on PC before. I originally used a controller but switched to KB+M after people suggested I do so. I still have a bit of trouble adjusting but I think it's easier for some games than others. For Portal 2 and Quake it was fairly easy for me to adjust, for Half-Life and Deus Ex I struggled.

That's an understatement  

A stick to move and a stick to look just feel so comfortable to me, it's hard to re-program myself.



VGPolyglot said:
CuCabeludo said:

Is there any reason not to play FPS on keyboard and Mouse on PC? Whether you desire to be a pro player or just want to stay relevant playing any competitive online FPS on PC you need the best/most precise Mouse you can get.

There are SP FPS games.

Yet there is no reason for that. Console FPS, in order to offset the lack of precision of the controllers, is designed with an aim assist feature: so the aim will auto adjust to your target without having to micromanage it.

Usually the PC version won't come with this aim assist feature, which let you in a terrble situation: the controller gameplay will feel much, much worse and crippled than the console version.



CuCabeludo said:
VGPolyglot said:

There are SP FPS games.

Yet there is no reason for that. Console FPS,in order to offset the lack of precision of controllers, is designed with an aim assist feature.

Usually the PC version won't come with this aim assist feature, which let you in a terrble situation: the controller gameplay will feel much, much worse and crippled than the console version.

Not all FPS games have mouselook though, Doom and Wolfenstein 3D for example. I know that it kind of a shift, but some people may have gotten used to playing FPS games on a controller and prefer using it even on PC games.



Zkuq said:
Shooters are, for the most part, absolutely awful without a mouse. Games like Uncharted manage to get a pretty decent feeling even with a controller, but then again, Uncharted also has a lot of other stuff that makes playing the games enjoyable.

Oh, in case you couldn't guess it, I play my shooters with a mouse and keyboard. Generally, they're just not enjoyable at all otherwise.

Basically FPS/TPS designed for consoles have an aim assist feature that offsets the lack of precision fo the controlles, so the aim will adjust for your target so you don't need to micromanage it, whereas the PC version don't come with such feature, which makes the controller gameplay on PC much worse than the console.

VGPolyglot said:
CuCabeludo said:

Yet there is no reason for that. Console FPS,in order to offset the lack of precision of controllers, is designed with an aim assist feature.

Usually the PC version won't come with this aim assist feature, which let you in a terrble situation: the controller gameplay will feel much, much worse and crippled than the console version.

Not all FPS games have mouselook though, Doom and Wolfenstein 3D for example. I know that it kind of a shift, but some people may have gotten used to playing FPS games on a controller and prefer using it even on PC games.

Consoles version of Doom has aim assist, but has the option to turn it off. Which is just a terrible idea, mainly for nightmare.

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CuCabeludo said:
Zkuq said:
Shooters are, for the most part, absolutely awful without a mouse. Games like Uncharted manage to get a pretty decent feeling even with a controller, but then again, Uncharted also has a lot of other stuff that makes playing the games enjoyable.

Oh, in case you couldn't guess it, I play my shooters with a mouse and keyboard. Generally, they're just not enjoyable at all otherwise.

Basically FPS/TPS designed for consoles have an aim assist feature that offsets the lack of precision fo the controlles, so the aim will adjust for your target so you don't need to micromanage it.

VGPolyglot said:

Not all FPS games have mouselook though, Doom and Wolfenstein 3D for example. I know that it kind of a shift, but some people may have gotten used to playing FPS games on a controller and prefer using it even on PC games.

Consoles version of Doom has aim assist, but has the option to turn it off. Which is just a terrible idea, mainly for nightmare.

I meant the original Doom.



Analog sticks are fairly awful for aiming, especially sniping from a distance.

Reminds me of the time a coworker was going on about how console gaming is superior. I was trying to be diplomatic by saying that each had their strengths but that just made him take offense. He scornfully asked what could possibly be better on PC than console. I said, "well, aiming with a mouse," thinking it was something that everyone could agree with, but he said, "that's not true, aiming with analog sticks is just as effective." I probably looked at him like he was an idiot but I was honestly stunned into silence.



Either DS4 or Xbox One controller.

Mouse+keyboard sucks for FPS games!



Ka-pi96 said:
Either DS4 or Xbox One controller.

Mouse+keyboard sucks for FPS games!

 

Trolling is not allowed on the forums, Ka-Pi.



I learned long ago that I hate playing FPSs on consoles. The speed and accuracy of a mouse is so much higher than that of an analog stick that there's no contest here.

The only advantage of a controler comes when moving your character, where the analog stick is superior than WASD, although the keyboard makes yup for that with the extra buttons that make things like swith weapons more easily.

On that regard, I've always wanted to try a gaming keypad to get the best of a keyboard and a gamepad, but they're expensive and have to be configured to properly work.



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