★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

If you had the chance to change a game's controls, what would it be?

08-04-2013, 08:37 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Philippines
Posts: 255
If you had the chance to change a game's controls, what would it be?

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Lots of games are with bad controls now, let's (try to) save them!


Racing:

Option A - Swipe up to accerelate, swipe down to slow down, swipe further for handbrake, no need to hold, swipe left and right for turning. tapping both screens, buttons, tapping on road, swiping on road also apply

Option B - Auto accelerate, tap to brake, slide down when braking to handbrake, swipe up for nitro, tap both screens to use back mirror, tilt to steer ofcourse, and along with other common steering options

Option C - cockpit view: 1-4 fingers each hand holding the steering wheel to steer and swiping down on bottom right panel to shift gears (manual transmision only) - either stick shift or easier swiping down.

FPS/TPS:

Option A (The Drowning controls) - Tap to move to location, tap 2 fingers and bullet will come in between, swipe to look, button to turn 180 degrees, swipe to zoom. (Sorry of I forget anything)

Option B - Floating stick at left hand panel for movement, right hand panel - fire button at bottom right panel, the buttons are as follows - aim button at top, run button follows further below, and then jump button, then lastly a function button (grenades etc.), and more common buttons.

Yours?
08-04-2013, 12:03 PM
#2
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,520
Easy cures.

Add Apple wireless joystick support.

Add icade joystick support.

Have a developer figure out how to put an xbox one or ps4 joystick on ipad.

Presto, problem mostly solved for street fighter games and FPS.

This will cost you a $150 consultation fee. I will bill you. J/k.
08-04-2013, 12:27 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Easy cures.

Add Apple wireless joystick support.

Add icade joystick support.

Have a developer figure out how to put an xbox one or ps4 joystick on ipad.

Presto, problem mostly solved for street fighter games and FPS.

This will cost you a $150 consultation fee. I will bill you. J/k.
For those of us who don't want to spend extra on joysticks, i recommend these:

Fps/tps/action adventure/ platformer/ anything but racers:
V stick, full screen swipe for aiming, action buttons for jump, aim, shoot, etc.
Racers:
A- Slider for turning, pedals or slider for acceleration and braking
B- Steering wheel and pedals
C- Gyro and pedals
08-04-2013, 12:31 PM
#4
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,520
Quote:
Originally Posted by saansilt View Post
For those of us who don't want to spend extra on joysticks, i recommend these:

Fps/tps/action adventure/ platformer/ anything but racers:
V stick, full screen swipe for aiming, action buttons for jump, aim, shoot, etc.
Racers:
A- Slider for turning, pedals or slider for acceleration and braking
B- Steering wheel and pedals
C- Gyro and pedals
One spends $500-$800 for an ios device (not including subsidies), and $50 is too much for a joystick?
08-04-2013, 12:39 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connector View Post
One spends $500-$800 for an ios device (not including subsidies), and $50 is too much for a joystick?
Some of want to use good cases.
I didn't say it was too much.
And yes, for some it may be.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zevious Zoquis View Post
Sorry, but unless those joysticks and icades are included out of the box with the iPhone the touchscreen will always remain the primary control interface and games will always have to be designed to work with that interface first and foremost which leads to some fundamental design decisions that are different from consoles and PCs.

It's similar to Gran Turismo on the PS3. It has to function with the DS3 controller even though it is ideally suited to a wheel and pedal set because most of the people playing are not going to buy a wheel to play it. Hell, I do have a wheel but rarely use it because its a pita to have set up all the time and more often than not I don't bother.
This is a bueatifal argument as well.
08-04-2013, 12:42 PM
#6
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,691
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connector View Post
One spends $500-$800 for an ios device (not including subsidies), and $50 is too much for a joystick?
A lot of people get highly discounted iPhones with contracts. There are many other cheap ways into iOS, used iPod touches, etc.