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Is PC Gaming worth exploring if I'm completely hopeless when it comes to M+KB?

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User Info: Takuru

Takuru
3 weeks ago#1
tdlr; PC players who started late, how long did it take you to get used to keyboard and mouse?

I've been debating lately whether to get the last current gen console I don't have (Xbox One X) or go for my first gaming PC. High end PC gaming is an entire world I have never gotten to explore due to the cost.

Did anyone here start gaming on a PC very late into their life? Basically, my worry is that I will waste close to two grand on a PC only to find out that I cannot deal with keyboard and mouse or finding out I'm an old dog who can't learn new tricks in a world of PC gamers who are beyond hardcore at their craft.

I've done very mild indie gaming on laptops and I despise mouse and keyboard with a passion. I cannot use it to save my life. I feel like I would get become very frustrated trying to play games like Playerunknown's Battlegrounds against players who have lived and breathed M+KB shooters since they could crawl. For example, I have yet to get a single kill in Counterstrike despite having players dozens of hours of it compared to a more technical console shooter like Siege where while I struggle, I still can keep up due to decades of controller familiarity.

Multiplayer games make up the majority of what I play and I see myself having a much more enjoyable time playing console games, than trying to endure multiplayer with a keyboard. But obviously, there is an entire world of PC games I've always wanted to try.

Also please respect that I'm asking an honest question and don't derail the thread into "you can build a high end PC for ten dollars if you do it yourself!" or "m+kb is superior to console, it's so easy to use"
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User Info: jhood

jhood
3 weeks ago#2
not sure if you know or not,but controllers work on pc too.
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User Info: Takuru

Takuru
3 weeks ago#3
jhood posted...
not sure if you know or not,but controllers work on pc too.


It's pretty much consensus that a mouse and keyboard completely outclasses a controller. I'm hoping you are not recommending I play games like Counter-Strike with a controller.
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User Info: somebody336

somebody336
3 weeks ago#4
Most modern games do support controllers but since you like multiplayer games, you will be at a massive disadvantage using them. I'd stick with consoles for an even playfield.

Whether you should spend two grand depends on the specific PC games you want to explore. Like if you just want to play older, classic titles that rig will be overkill.
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nominturddaddy
3 weeks ago#5
I know it feels alien, but you'll get used to it. When I started my DOOM 2016 playthrough on my PS4 Pro after being a PC guy for a while (and beating DOOM 2016 100% on PC recently before heading to the PS4 Pro), I had to put it on "I'm Too Young To Die" because I was Polygon-level of skill for the first 10ish minutes. Back on Ultra-Violent since though.

Change is intimidating but you will manage!
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User Info: Dawnshadow

Dawnshadow
3 weeks ago#6
It depends on the genre. First person shooters will be rough, but platformers or adventure games play fine with a controller.

My advice is to start with either single player games or really casual ones, and go from there. You'll adapt.
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User Info: -GhosT-

-GhosT-
3 weeks ago#7
There's always games and apps to help you improve typing and mouse accuracy.

For mouse practice, I highly recommend the game 'Osu!'. It's a rhythm game but it'll help you immensely with making precise mouse movements. There's practically hundreds of thousands of songs that you can download (no clue how any of it isn't illegal), and the 1 star songs will help build you up to where you have at least a better control of your mouse. The difficulty goes from 'i could play this with my foot' to 'this song gave me a seizure in 0.027seconds', but you can sort songs by difficulty, like this:

https://osu.ppy.sh/beatmapsets?sort=difficulty_asc

It's a really fun (and addictive) game, but it's an amazing aiming exercise.
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User Info: randomoaf

randomoaf
3 weeks ago#8
I'm old school so I didn't start PC gaming late in life. That being said, it depends on what kind of games you are going to be playing on PC. For example, I play multi-plats and indie titles. Both types of games have controller support. When I switch from console to PC (or vice-versa) it doesn't feel different because the type of games and control method didn't really change.

If you are building a PC intending to play PC type games (such as MOBA's, FPS, MMORPG's, etc). Again, it depends on the type of game. Mobas are very easy as it's typical Q,W,E,R and mouse. FPS'es are W,S,A,D, numbers and mouse movement. MMO's are the same except it's less hectic.

You won't always be hopeless. Play some single player FPS games to get practice. Play League of Legends. You will find that it is easier than you previously thought. When you play multi-plats and stuff, just use a controller.

User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
3 weeks ago#9
Takuru posted...
jhood posted...
not sure if you know or not,but controllers work on pc too.


It's pretty much consensus that a mouse and keyboard completely outclasses a controller. I'm hoping you are not recommending I play games like Counter-Strike with a controller.

Ya I wouldn't play twitch shooters like those with a gamepad. But I imagine something like Battlefield could possibly work with aim assist with a gamepad. But really this would only be a temporary thing for me until I get a proper KB/M set up. Although most of my buds are on Playstation anyways.
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User Info: dummy420

dummy420
3 weeks ago#10
You get used to mouse and keyboard. That said the majority of my single player games I'll use controller. I'll switch on multiplayer for shooters.
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