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Posted 05 December 2012 - 13:40
Posted 05 December 2012 - 14:09
Exactly, it's all about using the best tool for the job, in this case the mouse is the best tool for the job. Forcing something the be more difficult by using a different tool doesn't mean it takes more skill to use, it simply means the tool you are using to do said task is less efficient than the other options.
That doesn't make it cheating though. It just makes it a better tool for the job (in this case, playing FPS games).
FPS games suck with controllers because they limit the speed at which you can aim, and aim accurately. When I use a mouse to play a shooter, I can do a 180 degree turn as fast as I can move my arm/wrist. On a controller on the other hand, I am limited by the maximum X-axis on the joystick. At the same time, the point-and-click you mention is very valid. The mouse allows me to be much more accurate than a controller by relying on the muscle memory in my wrist to fine tune my shot to the best of my ability. You can't really do that with a controller.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 14:20
Posted 05 December 2012 - 14:30
Posted 05 December 2012 - 14:55
Guys, the topic is "Far Cry 3". If you want to debate "Controller vs Mouse/Keyboard" then by all means someone create a topic on it in the Gaming Forum Otherwise let's get back to Far Cry 3 discussion
Posted 05 December 2012 - 15:08
Posted 05 December 2012 - 15:13
Heh, you're right - things did get a bit off topic.
I think it's worth discussing the visuals. Over on Blue's News there were a number of people suggesting that Crysis has better graphics than Far Cry 3, due in part to Far Cry 3 being 'designed for consoles' - unfortunately a common accusation in the PC community. I just wanted people's opinions. For graphics I include art direction, as it's such a fundamental part of the visuals - it doesn't matter if something is technically impressive (e.g. it has more polygons) if it has little impact on visuals.
Both screenshots are taking at the maximum settings. Personally I think that Far Cry 3 has considerably better graphics and that the engine is better on a technical level but some people seem to feel this is a contentious issue. I think people only regard Crysis so highly because it was PC exclusive, which is taken to mean that consoles weren't powerful enough to run it - I on the otherhand am of the opinion that the engine was poorly optimised, hence why it has scaled poorly to modern hardware (I still get slowdown with a GTX680 SLI setup).
Posted 05 December 2012 - 15:40
Posted 05 December 2012 - 15:48
Posted 05 December 2012 - 16:10
Posted 05 December 2012 - 16:15
Posted 05 December 2012 - 16:46
What do you guys think of the characters in Far Cry 3? Vaas actually seems like he's insane. And Dr. Earnhardt is creepy.
I never though I'd say this, but the facial animation in this is superb, approaching and sometimes surpassing Uncharted's
Ugh! I can't get Sweetfx to work with FC3, it always crashed on me when loading into the main menu.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 17:12
Posted 05 December 2012 - 17:25
Posted 05 December 2012 - 17:30