Left 4 Dead developer explains how analytics show that when offered a choice, console players will pick a chainsaw, while PC players favour the sniper rifle.
Well I would always pick a weapon up, I never understood why they brought melee wepaons to L4D, it made it un realistic in a way. I mean I know it's a video game but the first L4D gave the universe that dark, gloom and doom vibe but then the second one just went completly light hearted where you could bash a massive Tank to death with a Frying Pan...I mean really ¬¬
Bah! Screw choice. I'll just go with a Chainsaw-Sniper Rifle in Borderlands 2.
Im a console gamer and id never pick up the Chainsaw cos its so impractical
Who the hell would pick a chainsaw in a zombie outbreak? You would be killed in seconds irl.
Yeah.. I agree Mike. That's one of the reasons why I went back to playing L4D1 so much. I have like 1000+ hours clocked in (mind you, over 2+ years) and something like [only] 100 for L4D2.
Valve is saying that PC gamers are more tactical and console players are more action-oriented. Why can't someone be both?! I'm a console gamer who likes tactical gameplay AND action gameplay.
They're not 'saying' anything. They're just summarizing their own analytics.
They are saying that the controls on the PC are more precise. You can afford to pick a sniper rifle on the PC even though accuracy is needed. On a console using a chainsaw that you can just hold in front of you and run around takes a less accuracy.
Console controls are plenty precise when you know how to use them. I've been playing a lot of ME3 online and I'll normally get the 20 headshot badge by the 3rd or 4th wave, often even on the second wave. And that's just using a scoped pistol. They really need to add platinum badges.
Well a mouse is more accurate than a controller, so its more useful when sniping. Melee weapons wouldn't make much of a difference.
Well yeah... I mean, the amount of precision you can get with a sniper rifle using a mouse is why PC gamers play FPS games on PC. It's much harder to aim precisely on a control stick, so I'm guessing that's why something like that isn't quite as valuable to console gamers.
Much easier to aim with a mouse than it is with a controller.
Thats 100% true, I can never use a sniper rifle with a controller.
weird i find it much easier to aim with a controller than a mouse, it really depends on what one is used to, im used to playing with a controller not a mouse thus its easier for me to pick up a controller and play, i used to play crysis online with a xbox pad and often come top of the game in kills so that tells me that everyone stating mouse is better as a fact is wrong, its an opinion, im better with a controler end of. however a mouse/keyboard is fundamental FUNDAMENTAL for a rts game such as dawn of war (the 1st set of games like dark crusade etc), company of hero's etc
You maybe a statistical anomaly but for the most part,the difference between mouse and controller is what has stopped cross platform with PC and Xbox. They made studies and in every single one, Xbox players got owned. It is just different hardware.
How about a combination of both Sniper rifle with chainsaw bullets
You can carry both the sniper and the chainsaw...
I have no problem switching between controllers and mice. I don't know why people think its a massive issue sniping with a controller....I guess they're just no good with one. Sure, a mouse can have a high dpi/accuracy, but the difference is petty for anyone used to using both....no problems here. The real difference are the games that you typically see on the consoles and PC in comparison, not petty things that only elitists care about.
That can't be right. Console players would pick up a sniper rifle to quickscope. It's all about them SniiiiiiiiiPer Montages.
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