Let this be the end all poll on joystick users. Which do you use: Regular or Inverted? Vote inside and help us determine life’s greatest answered question.
I'm an inverted guy. My first 'true' console game was Mechassault (I was strictly a PC gamer until then), so I can definitely say I'm used to the look inversion. I realize we inverted gamers are in the minority, but who else is in my camp?
Inverted ftw. (Watch how i get disagrees for that. :P) Edit: See? didn't take long. xD
Im inverted too !!!! it was because of goldeneye that i got used to inverted :D
i play inverted, its good to see im not alone. endless hours of redfaction2 split screen with bots helped me perfect my inverted skills.
I think it tends to be newer console gamers who favor 'normal' aiming. Many older shooters had inverted aiming as standard.
I was trained inverted from the N64 days, but I switched to regular during my addiction to Jedi Knight II Outcast. I still invert for flight.
But I'm able to play both ways. Adjust takes me 1 minute.
I'm inverteded also! I've tried to play the other way, but it's impossible for me! lol
Said this the other day but will post it here ~ Sorry but Up is Up and Down is Down for everything but Flying Games for me personally. I look at it this way ~ if you use a controller or mouse to move a cursor on a screen towards something in the upper right hand corner you move/push/aim the controller stick OR mouse to the upper right hand corner. Imagine how annoying and difficult it is or would be using a mouse with the Y axis inverted! Now I am not trying to crap on people who use inverted Y for Shooters...that's the way they like it or are comfortable with it. Cool! But I can't see how using a mouse that way would be easier...thus for me it's a no go. I don't even want to think about how an inverted Y would work on Move, Wii or Kinect!
"Imagine how annoying and difficult it is or would be using a mouse with the Y axis inverted!" It's not difficult at all. I play all my PC shooters (first, not third) with the mouse inverted.
That would make my head explode for anything but Flying Games! I just can't wrap my brain around doing so in an FPS since as I described if you are say on a web page and want to "point" at something on the upper right hand portion of the screen you would move the cursor in the same direction not in reverse for up/down. I could understand how/why those who use inverted Y may do so (as it works for them in a game) but when I look at it by a User on a Web Page stand point or in an Operating System Desktop environment (outside of gaming, shooter, flyers etc) it just seems so odd. Actually I think you kind of mis-quoted me TheoreticalParticle, as I didn't mean what you quoted as for an in game setting but as what I described just now and my next question to you... Do you only use that setup for gaming or for everyday use on your computer/web browsing as well? Because that would be downright maddening to me, LoL! Edit: See that is what is odd to me after I re-read what you said about only using it in FPS's but not TPS's! It's the same way! o_O LoL!?!? Man, I'm getting a head ache thinking about this conundrum!
you cant wrap your brain around it because it is inferior >: )~ jk. i use it only for gaming with a controller, just got use to it that way and feel that i perform better in shooters. down is up and up is down all mf day!
I used to play exclusively with inverted controls... but some games I could never be bothered to switch it and then I just got used to it. I can happily go from one game with inverted controls to another with regular controls now. After a while it just sinks in and I think about the game and forget about whatever control scheme I am using.
Yeah, inverted for me too. It just makes more sense to me, you tilt your head back to look up, tilt your head forward to look down - mirroring the motions of an inverted stick.
hey thats a great way to look at it, never thought of that. but then again the only way i can look up in real life is by imagining a giant thumb on the top of my head moving around. hehe.
hey thats a great way to look at it, never thought of that. but then again the only way i can look up in real life it by imagining a giant thumb on the top of my head moving around. hehe.
Also, long before I ever played an FPS, i played a flight sim. Inverted just made more sense then for games with a similar perspective.
in the hind d fight in mgs1. i always find it strange that im the only one from my friends who game at my house that inverts the y axis.
i'm with you, my friend. inverted here as well. we are definitely a minority
I grew up inverted but I have no idea where I picked it up. I'd go back in a time machine just to find out.
I grew up using inverted, but I now use it regular, I have no idea as to when or why I changed, seem to remember playing timesplitters 2 with inverted controls though
a lot more pc users use it still.
I always play regular. The only times I play inverted is when I'm piloting something.
Even as a child I couldn't get into inverted controls. Regular just makes sense to me.
i can go back and forth between the two and really don't know which one is which by reading it but umm it's the one if i look up i press up lol (sorry for my bad explanation)
Double Inverted - Result of playing quake and rpgs. Actually I sometimes have inverted camera and regular aim, like in Uncharted (I think).
I use regular for 1st person and inverted for 3rd person. Both axes.
Always and forever. If I play regular, I look like someone having a seizure.
Same haha. That's what pisses me off with some betas. For some reason the MOH beta doesn't save my preferences and i need to reset them after i start the game.
i started out with inverted then switched to regular because it made more sense to me. like why would i want to change the meaning of up and down.
Regular but when I climb into a cockpit it better be inverted or were heading straight into the nearest rock face.
i use regular its easier.
I like the airplane controls for shooters.
So inverted for me.
i used to play inverted. but since last year im playing regular.
Depends on the game I guess. Flight games feel more natural with inverted control, but I do better with shooters on regular.
Inverted, ever since the days of Starfox.
If i was to play an fps on PC, it would have to be Regular, If i were to boot up a Halo game on console, it would have to be regular, HOWEVER...if i were to fire up Timesplitters, there be no way i could do it other than IRREGULAR. Flying games must be inverted. - Joystick Jockey.
Definitely inverted for me. I have been using it pretty much ever since I first discovered the option, and that was a really long time ago. It just doesn't make any sense to me for it not to be inverted. When you look up, what is it you are doing? You're tilting your head back. Go ahead, try it. See? Now, when you're using inverted controls in a game, what are you doing as you look up? You're tilting the analog stick back. Doesn't that make more sense now? It only seems normal to me to think of the analog more as your head, instead of up = up. Why don't most people think of it that way? Unless you hold the controller up and down instead of more flat-like, it just doesn't make any sense. Do you take off flying straight into the air when you tilt forward on the other analog stick? No, you walk forward. So why in the world would somebody think of it as looking up = up, when you're tilting forward, and not up? =|
But by the same logic, you should be using inverted X axis, too. It's just a matter of preference. Like I said, I think of it the same way that you do, but others do think of it as up=up. I just say it because you came across to me as slightly hostile toward people who use regular. If I misinterpreted, I apologize.
Oh no, I'm not being hostile towards those that use regular at all, haha. I definitely didn't mean to come across that way, sorry about that. If someone finds it easier to use the normal way I don't have any problem with that, I just don't quite understand it, that's all. =P
Ya i did flight sims before shooters so inverted for me.
I play regular on the mouse inverted with sticks. It's just that it makes sense... look at a film with a pilot struggling to fly upward... when they pull downward the pilot is trying to go up correct? Correct me if I'm wrong, but that makes perfect sense to me. A mouse on the other hand is resting on a flat surface, it's not something that sticks out at you that you pull up and down on lol ha ha...
I got used to inverted the moment i started playing FPS on console. I also play inverted on TPS and what not. If i play on PC though. I play regular. :) post ITT: if you play inverted with a mouse. that's just weird for me.
Because that's the way games used to be when I was a kid, playing my first first-person or third-person games. Nowadays, for some reason, they switched it around and inverted isn't the norm, but I'm used to it so I always go into the options and invert it. If the game doesn't have the option, it usually isn't worth playing anyways.
You guys are making me feel like a noob. So from now on, I'm going inverted. >:[
inverted, it seems to work better for me. I use to play up and down, I dont know why I changed, must of been when I played Golden eye.
used to play inverted on games like GoldenEye, TimeSplitters. Still do for flight sims, cuz that's the only way to go (imo). But for current FPS I play normal :3
Regular, inverted makes feel all weird.
Inverted. It just makes more sense
I go for regular in almost everything. For flight games I go inverted though.
If im not crazy The first turok on n64 was inverted by default. Ever since then ive been an invert.
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