Dark Souls producer Daisuke Uchiyama explains why PC gamers should use a joypad.
PC gamers do use Control pad, depends from game to game. Infact we have choices to use various different control pads, more than any other platform infact.
Yeah I use 360 pad most of the time.
"Because it's so finely tuned, we'd like PC players to use the gamepad. We'll have minimal keyboard and mouse support." Oh boy... I hope they put a dog turd in the box too. Because so far, that is the only thing that seems missing to make this an even more embarrasing port...
I think many PC gamers have controllers(I do), if the game is a bad port and has horrible mouse controls i tend to use my 360 controller. But this is no excuse for not trying to make good mouse and keyboard support
Lets see what i have: Regular KB Mechanical KB Laser mouse Optical mouse Logitech PS3 controller PS3 Dual shock 3 controller Wii Motes Sega Genesis 6 button Stick controller (great for Street fighter ) Genius Twin Wheel F1 and pedals Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar PC Flight Stick Yep PC Gamers use controllers too. So very sad that Dark Souls is just another CRAPPY CONSOLE port. They should of taken their time to do it right. Remedy did a pretty good job with Alan Wake and look how well it sold on PC. From Software did a crappy port and will blame Piracy for low PC sales. Go Figure! Also Dark Souls Gamepad control is NOT perfected, The game at many times has horrible collision detection leading to the player stuck in walls or steps and bad camera angels.
I agree! And i think people won't mind if they take more time to optimise it and make it better. They have set the date for release not the gamers who wanted the port
From isn't a major developer. They don't have the time and money to do a proper port. You may be right about the piracy, would it would be really sad for From to go to the trouble of porting it and that's what people do. If piracy is rampant you can be sure From won't port their next game to PC.
while it will be a port, i think these expectations are way too high. They are practically a slighter larger than indie dev that struck a little gold with this series, which is probably why they are willing to do this port in the first place and they dont have any specific PC experience to help them. because of the hype surrounding the game, some people make it seem like its a AAA game with a large budget and the developers are just "cheaping out" but its really just a small dev team doing the best they can within a timeframe, it would be a shame if people didnt support them, thats a sure fire way to turn them off from further and probably better PC development in the future. Im sure they would like to refine this game but they probably need to seek/work on their next source of income and doing an enhanced port just isnt in their budget. You have to remember they are only doing this because of a internet petition that was made by gamers.
I think making an unexpected pc port + making a new game might be hard.
I'll use my 360 controller
This would be one of the few games where using a mouse and keyboard would be a disadvantage. I'd definitely be using the gamepad.
What the hell is the point then?
Well, it WOULD be a GREAT, HARDCORE challenge to beat it with ASWD keys (no precision due to lack of analog) and the mouse (unless you have a pro one with several buttons).
Just buy witcher 2 people.
already have witcher 2. completed it and i got more joy out of dark souls so ima buy this on pc.
After the game tanks on pc, they're going to blame piracy not the horrible port they put out.
That's what people get for nagging "WE WANT THIS TOO!!! WAAAAHH!!!"...
So PC gamers show interest in an awesome looking game, they acknowledge that and set out to port it to PC. That's great! But then when we hear crap like the game will be locked at 30 FPS and 720p and have "limited mouse and keyboard support", you start to wonder why the hell they're even bothering. I mean, just about every PC gamer I know has a console too, so it becomes a pointless endeavour for From Software if they're not willing to actually make it a decent PC game.
You just made the point exactly. At the same time, you should've seen the writing on the wall with the timing of the announcement SO QUICKLY after the petitions started going wild. THAT was the first red flag, and no one STILL realize it.
From Software could have said NO. But no they wanna make money off a shoddy port. Well I dont have much else to say, you get the point
-.- oh well guess I'm using my 360 controller here too.
I don't mind. I'm just happy it's coming. I'll play it however they gave it to me. I didn't complain when Mass Effect didn't support controllers at ALL on their pc port. I'm not complaining this time. Just bring me the game.
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