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Best FPS controls?

08-15-2009, 12:00 PM
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Best FPS controls?

since everybody always complains about fps controls, i decided to start this thread.

ok, everybody post what they think would be the best fps controls for this device.

EXAMPLE: i think the best controls would be the following:
a joystick for movement,
using the screen as a trackpad for looking around,
single tap anywhere to shoot,
swipe up on the right side of the screen to jump,
and corner buttons for everything else.

anybody got other ideas?

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08-15-2009, 12:04 PM
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I think Minigore controls but instead of autofire There would be a button to shoot.

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08-15-2009, 12:08 PM
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I kind of agree with you.
Joystick to move, swipe empty screen to look around/aim, press fire button to fire.
But the swipe to jump wouldn't work with swipe to look around/aim.
I would rather just have a jump button and a stance button to crouch, lie down, stand up etc.

I think Gameloft's 'Modern Combat' is going to nail the controls and make it the first decent FPS on the iPhone.

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08-15-2009, 12:09 PM
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The controlls of Caster in an FPS would be great! I think LiveFire will be abit like it.
08-15-2009, 12:15 PM
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Modern Combat: Sandstorm has a control scheme laid out on IGN's iphone section go check it out. Doesn't sound that great to me :P

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08-15-2009, 12:17 PM
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BIA has the best controls for a 3rd person/1st person shooter imo. Thats how it should be...
08-15-2009, 12:19 PM
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2 joysticks to look and move
to shoot pull the 'look' joystick further up
for jumping a button anywhere convenient
crouching = swiping down, swipe up to get up
zooming pinch function
switch weapon - swipe left and right

and hopefully the new games use somethng decent or atleast allow custom settings

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08-15-2009, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by dominator246 View Post
Modern Combat: Sandstorm has a control scheme laid out on IGN's iphone section go check it out. Doesn't sound that great to me :P
Do you ever stop bitching on about Modern Combat: Sandstorm?
The control method (also used in BIA and TS) is the best control method for me and many others (just take a look on the Modern Combat + Gang$tar threads).

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08-15-2009, 12:26 PM
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These ideas are good but none of the joysticks should be set in place, they should appear where you put your thumb down so you don't constantly have to check you're touching the right area.

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08-15-2009, 12:26 PM
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2 joysticks to look and move
to shoot pull the 'look' joystick further up
for jumping a button anywhere convenient
crouching = swiping down, swipe up to get up
zooming pinch function
switch weapon - swipe left and right

and hopefully the new games use somethng decent or atleast allow custom settings
Wow, that is probably the best control scheme ever. Good combo of BIA's dual sticks and MGST's pinch to zoom. Though switching weapons could also be done by tapping a button, and maybe to shoot it could follow the BIA's onscreen button as well.

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