Support our Sponsors:

Go Back   Touch Arcade > Games and Apps > iPhone and iPad Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #71  
Old 08-10-2009, 04:42 PM
arn's Avatar
arn arn is offline
Administrator
iPhone 4S, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,411
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
The controls are fine. They Prey controls were fine. They give you a multitude of options for the controls whether it be by type or sensitivity, so you should be able to find one that works for you. Granted, they aren't as good as Wolf 3Ds controls...those are fantastic, but those dont have up/down movement to account for. Just like in Prey, there is a small time to get acclimated, then it became second nature to me. I think that people have this massive rush to judgement whenever a game comes out, and they want to immediately be the first to say either it's GREAT or it SUCKS. Give yourself some time with the game...it just came out. Let's not rush to judgement. I'm looking forward to digging in some more myself...
Hi,

Strangely the analog controls are worse than prey. I don't know why, but they are. It doesn't record your movements. The best work around is to use the analog pad as a tap-pad. Not a stick. (this is on 3GS)


arn
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 08-10-2009, 04:45 PM
sizzlakalonji's Avatar
sizzlakalonji sizzlakalonji is offline
Moderator
iPad 2, iOS 6.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,708
Default

I don't know, I guess we'll agree to disagree on this one. I thought they handled exactly the same as Prey...maybe a little faster, but that can be adjusted. I'm on a 3GS, and if anything, the movement was TOO fast on default. I'm going to play with that a bit, but the controls have been fine to me...but then again I liked the Prey controls, so I'm probably in the minority.
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 08-10-2009, 04:51 PM
arn's Avatar
arn arn is offline
Administrator
iPhone 4S, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,411
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
I don't know, I guess we'll agree to disagree on this one. I thought they handled exactly the same as Prey...maybe a little faster, but that can be adjusted. I'm on a 3GS, and if anything, the movement was TOO fast on default. I'm going to play with that a bit, but the controls have been fine to me...but then again I liked the Prey controls, so I'm probably in the minority.
It's not a matter of opinion, I'm afraid, but may be individual device dependent. I'll post a brief video showing what I'm talking about.

arn
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 08-10-2009, 04:52 PM
sizzlakalonji's Avatar
sizzlakalonji sizzlakalonji is offline
Moderator
iPad 2, iOS 6.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,708
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
It's not a matter of opinion, I'm afraid, but may be individual device dependent. I'll post a brief video showing what I'm talking about.

arn
OK...I'll take a gander. What device are you using?
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 08-10-2009, 04:53 PM
Big Albie Big Albie is offline
Senior Member
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 5,305
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
It's not a matter of opinion, I'm afraid, but may be individual device dependent. I'll post a brief video showing what I'm talking about.

arn
If the controls are as bad Prey, that isn't good. Personally, I didn't like the controls in that game and if these worse, that doesn't bode well.
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 08-10-2009, 04:56 PM
Arock Arock is offline
Senior Member
iPhone 4, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arock View Post
This game has the potential to be great except everyone who said the controls are lacking is right. The new control scheme is plain weird. With the dual sticks they have the right idea and in theory they have done everything right except the accuracy of the dual sticks. Most of the time it doesn't register my thumb movements properly. It either doesn't move or moves in the wrong direction. If they fine tune these control sticks so they are much more accurate and sensitive to small thumb movements, this game would rule. It needs an update right away to the controls or else it will bomb. The devs should go play Wolfenstein 3d and emulate the accuracy of those controls and this will be a great game. Until then I would stay away from it.

Im afraid I just wasted $3.
I since discovered that the slider controls work ok if you put them in position where they are over lapping in a plus symbol. So i take it back not quite a waste of money but they could still use much better dual sticks. I do love the tap to shoot option where you tap anywhere and it shoots there. That is great.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 08-10-2009, 05:02 PM
arn's Avatar
arn arn is offline
Administrator
iPhone 4S, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,411
Default

here's why people are saying the control stick sucks


Youtube link | Pop Up


In Prey it works as you'd expect. Move stick -> player moves.
In Duke Nuke'm (for some) move stick -> sometimes works, sometimes doesn't
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 08-10-2009, 05:03 PM
sam the lion sam the lion is offline
Senior Member
iPad 2, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 1,412
Default

just tried the dual sticks and arn seems to be right, if I change direction while keeping them pressed, it doesn't record the second direction! while if I just "tap" it seems to work...
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 08-10-2009, 05:06 PM
sizzlakalonji's Avatar
sizzlakalonji sizzlakalonji is offline
Moderator
iPad 2, iOS 6.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,708
Default

Yeah, I misunderstood Arn's post...I didn't know he was referring specifically to the dual sticks. I don't use that control method, I prefer the sliders. It sure looks like the dual sticks need to get addressed in an update though. Control sliders work fine for me, though (but like I said, I'm probably in the minority there).
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 08-10-2009, 05:08 PM
George Broussard George Broussard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 30
Default

Arn, and others,

You are absolutely correct about the controls and I apologize. You have my word this will all be addressed as soon as possible in an update. I was not aware the control situation until the game had already shipped.

Hang in there a short bit and I'm sure the game will control as well as it can on the iPhone, soon.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2012, TouchArcade.com, LLC.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2008 - 2011, TouchArcade.com. Privacy Policy / DMCA Copyright Agent