Free Bagel wrote:Twisted Sister wrote:Manja wrote:Of course it's not going to compare to a PC FPS. A mouse trumps a controller any day.
I bought a dual shock pad joystick for my pc and I simply OWN the mouse players in FPS.
negative: Slower response/turning
postives: fluid strafing and aiming... especially strafing/running and aiming at the same time.
I sacrifice a little on speed for accuracy... so while the mouse guys are spraying fire all over the place... I'm nailing them in the head.
FYI - I almost always win a head to head sniper battles... which requires strafing and firing on a sniper who is also straffing and firing.
They may fire first, but smooth an accurate wins the day.
Plus, it's a lot more comfortable on the fingers and wrist. Just a more enjoyable experience. Oh, and when I do own... some of the PC guys complain that I am using a joystick... lol!
I highly suggest you give a dual stick a try.
Even if you are great with a controller (which I'm still not totally buying) to compare it to a keyboard and mouse is ridiculous. Being able to strafe and aim at the same time? Keyboard/mouse is vastly superior in that and has been doing it for 15 years, whereas controllers only even recently got the point where it was possible, not to mention still clunky as all else.
This is generally a widely accepted thing. Someone coming on here and saying a controller is better for FPS games is like someone coming here on the FFC and saying kickers are more important to FF than RBs, even the game manufacturer's acknowledge this with auto-aim in controller based FPS games like Halo and Microsoft choosing not to release a keyboard/mouse for the 360 because they were worried about upsetting the balance of FPS games on live. It's just infinitely more precise.
I'm not sure what kind of games you're playing where you have time to slowly and "smoothly" aim at a guy and get your reticle there before you're dead just tells me that you're not playing with people that are very good assuming this is any kind of respectable game.
You haven't tried it on PC, whereas I have played both approaches. The only reason why people are on the keyboard/mouse bandwagon is because that's all they know (on the PC). You can adjust the sensitivities of the joystick to your likings.
And, it is not SLOW, just fractionally slower (maybe more because of my preferred settings).
I find quick smarts usually wins in FPS... anticipating player tendencies. Also, many FPS games now have vehicles incorporated, which joysticks clearly rock (especially flying).
What online FPS do you play?