But no, there is no variation, you CAN turn it off, but it's on be default. It's low though, and yes, completely different from single player.
Just take your time, and practice. Slow your pace up until you get better with it. A controller is WAY less precise than a mouse, and therefore a lot harder, so you're going to have to learn to use it to the fullest. It'll take time, but once you get it, you'll be on a level playing field with everyone else, and you'll get a true sense of competition on FPS, unlike PC, where it's more down to hardware than skill, since M/KB is much easier.
I believe you can turn the aim assist off in single player, if so, that would be the best place to learn. If not, hit up the test range, and practice there for awhile til you have a good feel building up.
Also, consider lowering your sensitivity until you improve.
this is the reason why you only see the best players at tournaments play fighters on wii like tatsunoko vs capcom or brawl with the default wiimote + nunchuck. --- PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://i.imgur.com/E5CYOem.png
That is because they're trying to win in tournaments scrubcake, not showcase their "skill". Unintuitive controls introduce a higher skill ceiling, allowing for REAL skill to show, provided they are consistent.
It's like doing pushups with one finger when everyone is pre-occupied with the easy, normal ones. --- "Now go ahead and leap ignorantly to the defense of wealthy game companies who don't know or care about you."
It is hard to use controls you are not used to, doesn't matter which one. I find using analog controls on FPS is a nightmare, while some console gamers find that having to lift the mouse here and there is annoying. Mouse is a lot more accurate by all means though, because it responses as fast as your hand can.
Unintuitive controls introduce a higher skill ceiling
who cares about using the game mechanics to best showcase skill... it's all about how difficult you make it for yourself on using those game mechanics to begin with.
brb gonna buy an oculus rift and omni ring to prove i'm the most skillful FPS soldier there is: http://i.imgur.com/JWidrYA.jpg --- PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://i.imgur.com/E5CYOem.png