Why does everyone say the PC controls are crappy?
My biggest complaint is the the key mapping abilities.
I'm left handed and don't use WASD, however the game won't any mapping to the arrow keys A number of other commonly-used keys aren't allowed either.
There's really no excuse for this. Reading the PC keyboard was figured out 20 years ago...
The aiming is rock solid, IF you disable Vsync. With Vsync enabled on the other hand, the mouse slides around a lot and skips frames. In short, DON'T use Vsync on Dead Space.
I really wanted this game but I decided to wait because of the copy protection and the control issue. Good thing is that I've already ordered FarCry2 from STEAM and won't be worried about Dead Space after tomorrow. The copy protection wouldn't bother me if you got the install back after doing an unintall, but my understanding is this game has a max of 5 installs.
I play games using a projector and tearing is a big problem on a large screen. Without Vsync enabled most every game I've tried is almost unplayable because of the tearing. Maybe the price will drop some by the time I finish FC2 and some of the other new games being released in the next couple of weeks.
I'll keep watching this board for more feedback and if the game seems like it is really good then I might not be able to resist.
Hmmm, that's sucks :\ I haven't actually noticed any tearing yet, although that can vary depending on the screen and set up, so who knows.
So I bought the Xbox360 version, because
1. Came out first
2. .... Came out first
3. The Pc's bad controls etc etc
4. .... It came out first....
Anyhow, for those of you who have not bought it, it is a VERY good game, if you like survival horror shooters, it is AMAZING.
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Its a very good game. On the PC I have no problems with the control, everyone complaining about it just don't understand that it was intended by the developer to be slow (aiming wise), but there's always the sensitivity option, so no one should be complaining.
Honestly, if people would try things out for themselves before agreeing on reviews by people they don't know IRL, they'd probably actually have a hell of a lot more experiences to talk about.
isn't it a shooter? then controller can not be better
everyone complaining about it just don't understand
They aren't complaining about the controls, they're complaining about the laggy mouse problems from Vsync. They think it's how the controls are supposed to be and don't realize Vsync is causing it.
When I installed the game and first fired it up, the mouse response time really was bad. By turning off VSync and setting the Mouse Sensitivity up to max, that problem is gone. Try it out.
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FYI ... I too find the controls fine. I will say that the vsync issue does appear to be an issue as I turned it off and experianced smoother mouse movement. Sensitivity was never a problem, at least for me.