Not to sound like a elitist or something but why do

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#1 Edited by warmblur (2996 posts) -

So many PC gamers play third person shooters with gamepads when mouse and keyboard is much more superior. I never found it that hard to make the adjust to M/KB when I started PC gaming many years ago. I don't consider myself some amazing PC player I just don't know why anybody would want to play with a gamepad when playing a third person shooter with a mouse is superior for aiming and keyboard isn't that difficult to adjust to. Games like the Arkham series feel great with M/KB so do all the GTA games that includes driving and flying. I can understand if you're playing a flying simulator or race simulator but the general AAA third person games are so easy with M/KB are people just not trying anymore?

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#2 Posted by urbangamez (3503 posts) -

cant speak for anyone else but controllers are more simple these days in my old age. im leaving the m/kb to the young people and the competitive co-op and multiplayer gamers.

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#3 Posted by Horgen (121131 posts) -

If I am only playing against the computer, and with how simple the games are these days, the controller for a console is good enough.

Besides I can sit much more comfortable with a controller than kb/m

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#4 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6897 posts) -

I only play 3rd person shooters with k/m but 3rd person hack and slash or beat em ups i always prefer controller.

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#5 Posted by GeryGo (12460 posts) -

I play AC Origins with my controller, so did with Arkham Asylum, Shadow of Mordor - those games are third person action games, GTA5 I've played only with M/K because you need to aim mostly.

It's easier to play with controller because it's wireless and makes you play in more comfortable position with your hands in compared to M/K which forces you to reach out for them.

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#6 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

Aiming is better with mouse and keyboard but movement isn't.

Games like Dark Souls are a pain with mouse and keyboard.

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#7 Edited by warmblur (2996 posts) -

@gerygo said:

I play AC Origins with my controller, so did with Arkham Asylum, Shadow of Mordor - those games are third person action games, GTA5 I've played only with M/K because you need to aim mostly.

It's easier to play with controller because it's wireless and makes you play in more comfortable position with your hands in compared to M/K which forces you to reach out for them.

I see what you're saying but for me I have a wireless mouse and I can lean my computer chair and it's pretty comfortable and I'm not over reaching.

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#8 Edited by BassMan (10658 posts) -

For character movement, an analog stick is better than a keyboard. For aiming, the mouse is better than an analog stick. I use a controller for most third person games. I will even play some of the third person shooters like The Division with a controller becasue of the bullet sponge enemies that do not require quick aiming. However, I play Max Payne with M+KB. It all depends on the game.

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#9 Posted by Horgen (121131 posts) -

@BassMan: Bullet sponge enemies? That is a new one for me. Poor hitboxes you mean?

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#10 Edited by pyro1245 (5248 posts) -

If it is indeed a shooter then yeah K&M all day.

Games like Arkham are designed for controllers. There's no need for precision aim and great focus when you have the QTE for block. Might as well sit back and press Y when told to do so.

I'd say there's a right tool for the job, but these types of games are more preference (unlike FPS where K&M is the definitive right tool for the job).

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#11 Edited by BassMan (10658 posts) -

@horgen said:

@BassMan: Bullet sponge enemies? That is a new one for me. Poor hitboxes you mean?

Enemies that absorb a lot of damage like a sponge. This type of enemy will usually have a health bar visible and you can't even get a one hit kill with a head shot.

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#12 Posted by R-Gamer (626 posts) -

Because walking by pushing buttons is trash.

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#13 Posted by Ezekiel43 (1792 posts) -

I play almost everything with a mouse and keyboard. So much simpler in most cases.

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#14 Posted by Horgen (121131 posts) -

@BassMan said:
@horgen said:

@BassMan: Bullet sponge enemies? That is a new one for me. Poor hitboxes you mean?

Enemies that absorb a lot of damage like a sponge. This type of enemy will usually have a health bar visible and you can't even get a one hit kill with a head shot.

Ah. I hate that.

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#15 Edited by Blazepanzer24 (214 posts) -

It depends on the game I'm playing. For Example I always play SAO, Nascar Heat 2, Sunset Overdrive, Ace Combat Assault Horizon, and Portal 2 with a controller but I play War Thunder, Hearts of Iron 4, Spore, Mount and Blade, and the like with a Mouse and Keyboard.

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#16 Posted by dxmcat (2747 posts) -

Casual gameplay = casual control method :D