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Episode 108

Post  Tony Miller on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:46 am

We talked about customizable controls a little bit on the show this week and I just had some more thoughts about the issue that I wanted to talk about. Shelby mentioned something along the lines of people saying that if your game’s controls aren’t mapped like Call of Duty’s are then the game’s a failure and there is some truth to that.

People really like to use what they’re comfortable with and Call of Duty is arguably the biggest, most popular shooter on the market right now. That’s what more people play than anyone. even companies like Gearbox and Randy Pitchford said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” and they stole the CoD button mapping for Borderlands. So I definitely see the argument for that. No one has really made a better layout for a shooter than Call of Duty at this point.

However, I also see that not every game uses all of the same types of mechanics as Call of Duty and people need to get used to different button layouts for different games. Part of the learning curve for a game is figuring out exactly how to control it and becoming proficient at using those controls. Not every game will work with a set button placement because they have different gameplay mechanics and people who play games need to realize that. Not everything can be made exactly the same. I think if everything was the same you’d get really bored with games a lot quicker than you would otherwise.
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Re: Episode 108

Post  Gil on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:36 pm

True but it can also be frustrating if you are playing multiple different games at the same time. Switching back and forth to different controls each day can be irritating. I guess the obvious solution would be to focus on one game at a time but really, I can't possibly focus on one game at a time when there are so many great ones I need to experience.

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Post  Tony Miller on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:59 pm

That's a really good deal. Too bad I can't get it now. [=^)
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