I kinda wanted to make this to talk/address some issues I have with some games and they're developers, issues like cameras controls, lock-ons and whatever comes to mind. This will mainly be on action games cause they are my favorite types of games though this could apply to other games too. Now some of these games I'll be taking about aren't bad at all, I don't really how to do this so I'm basically just gonna go through some games one by one and what the issues are like and call out the makers of the game.
Now first off DMC devil May Cry is not that bad of a game at all, in fact I think its good. But I'm sure everyone knows and thinks this game should've had a lock-on button. Now I get what they were trying to do and the thought behind it, they wanted a dodge button, OK fine, but why 2 dodge buttons? L1/R1 are dodge and L2/R2 are your Demon and Angel mode weapons if you hold them down. What they were going for was if say you were doing attacks in demon mode and want to dodge you hold R2 and press L1, same goes for angel mode, I get it but it feels weird to press them like it is. Ninja Theory fucked up when they added the option to customize you controls, so I had its as the L1/L2 as angel/demon mode and R1/R2 as dodge. But now I have one 2 dodge buttons when I only need one? So why not have a lock-on button with R1 and R2 as dodge? Well Ninja Theory just didn't thnk it through enough and thats what holds the game back, other then PS3 version is worst version cause they don't spent time with it as much as the X360 with the loading and toned down graphics...
Killer is Dead looked so promising, but what happened? Well the story mode no sense at all, but it didn't have a lock-on button. So here's the problem, R2 is used to switch between 4 different weapons when press, but the Dpad with 4 directions is not used in battles. I just don't understand why they didn't think this through at all and it just bugs me when you have all these buttons on the damn controller but they don't do anything... No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw had it so what the hell man! So really Suda51, if he had any thought behind it, was just not thinking at all...
Ninja Gaiden games just have the worst camera in modern gaming, and its been like that for almost 10 years now so really Team Ninja is just a really lazy company that just does not want to address this at all, I dunno maybe the Japanese gamers don't find it a problem at all but we western folks don't like it at all...
You probablly don't know what Senran Kagura for the Vita is but if you do cool... But the lock-on in that game is ass, touching the screen to lock-on when say buttons like Select are not used, now left and right and the Dpad for some reason rotates the camera and I just found out about this now. But you have the right stick that already does that for you so why??? So again put no lock-on on Dpad or something, and for future games being devoloped please don't use the touch screen as lock-on!!! Also updating the game to do that would be nice too, hell Street Fighter 4 with Ultra coming out updating and adding characters and what not why can't you?
Update: They added a locking to Up on Dpad via update!
Dead Rising 1 and 2 had no locking on and its understandable cause they're so many damn zombies, but the control of your character is just so bad. Firstly weapons do not break so fucking easiler, especially if its a metal pipe. And secondly have 2 buttons that do horizontal and vertical attacks, not attack depending on weapon and hold attack it do whatver it'll do like a stab or something, cause thats what I want to do when herds of zombies are around me.
Metal Gear Rising is one of the best action game I've player and one of my favorites, but the camera when against a wall or something is pretty bad, also I wish they had the different weapons on the Dpad.
Assassin's Creed 3 is worst game I've ever play, maybe its cause I never played the others to understand it but I can't forgive it for the loads of flaws it has.
So that's about all I can think about and come up with, think I lost my trail of thought somewhere but meh.