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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
John2290 said:
K&M is better obviously but it has such a short gap between the barrier of entry and the skill ceiling I gave up on it years ago. Duel analogue is worse but it takes so much more effort to get your skills up it ends up being more enjoyable both in singleplayer and MP.

Even though K&M is not the main reason I'd skip any MP game on PC besides for strategy. Hackers be everywhere and have no shame these days even to hide it.

I found that to be the exact opposite ... 

Usually, console developers will just give the players aim assist and they don't have to do anymore than aim in the general direction of the targets along with having some good game sense but if you play a truly competitive FPS on PC then there's very little room for mistakes that you can afford such as not clearing the corners or aiming head height cause aiming with a mouse is just that much damn superior ... 



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It depend on the game, if it's competitive FPS like Battlefield , COD, Counter Strike, ARMA, UNREAL, QUAKE, Fortnight, etc, it's more convenience to play with mouse and Keyboard. While games like Far Cry, Fallout, Deus Ex, are enjoyable to play with gamepad.



Keyboard and mouse of course.

Controller, especially DualShock, sucks for FPS's. I don't get some, with a mouse you literally point and shoot. What can be more convenient than that?



Controller everytime apart from twitch style games like quake or counter strike

 

Controller is 1000 times more comfortable to use for long play times and I don't notice getting owned every 2 seconds



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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, whereas the PC version don't come with such feature, which makes the controller gameplay on PC much worse than the console.

Eh. I don't like it because it doesn't feel entirely predictable to me, and it feels like it's a cheap trick to try to make something that was never a great idea work.



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KB/M

Not just for precision, but situational awareness is much better with it as well. That's the main reason why I play most non-FPS games with KB/M as well, though movement with gamepad is better.



The only input that will allow me to turn 90, 180, or any angle I desire, ~within a single frame.
Being able to look both left and right, and back to the center, before (or while) running down a corridor, that just cannot be done on a controller (not without sacrificing buttons and destroying any sense of immersion).

I find M+KB to be the easiest, most straightforward method to control a character outside of VR.
Unlike a VR controller, my mouse doesn't need to be held and swung around.
I am able to aim accurately with a mouse (and I am not going to hit anyone, or anything using it, so there is that too).

Last edited by caffeinade - on 29 April 2018

HollyGamer said:
It depend on the game, if it's competitive FPS like Battlefield , COD, Counter Strike, ARMA, UNREAL, QUAKE, Fortnight, etc, it's more convenience to play with mouse and Keyboard. While games like Far Cry, Fallout, Deus Ex, are enjoyable to play with gamepad.

CoD is not a thing on PC, neither Battlefield. Look at the competitive e-sport scene for CoD and you'll find out that it's only played on consoles and it's tiny compared to the competitive scene of CS:GO or even Overwatch (PC) for example.



up until very recently i was a console guy and didn't like the idea of playing on pc
but recently since i bought a nice pc with a 1080 and i've made an almost total conversion and i'm just absolutely loving pc gaming because of the superior features like the higher framerates and free online
i still prefer to play with controllers though and fortunately gta 5 and destiny 2 which are my most played games have controller support by default



John2290 said:
K&M is better obviously but it has such a short gap between the barrier of entry and the skill ceiling I gave up on it years ago. Duel analogue is worse but it takes so much more effort to get your skills up it ends up being more enjoyable both in singleplayer and MP.

Even though K&M is not the main reason I'd skip any MP game on PC besides for strategy. Hackers be everywhere and have no shame these days even to hide it.

I've honestly yet to find a mass crowd of hackers in any given game. I ran across one cheater some years ago in a BFBC2 game, but outside of that there wasn't much for me to see in terms of actual "hackers". I did however run into two during my 360 days, when I was playing Fall of Cybertron. The two of them managed to hack the online character's, so they could swap out abilities and body parts on the fly (abilities that do not belong to certain classes, bodyparts included).

 

OT: M+K all the way.

 

I used to play with a gamepad for years, but it wasn't until 2012-2013 that I more or less transitioned from gamepad to M+K for FPS games. I still use a gamepad for other genres though.