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Gameloft's NOVA and inverted Y-axis controls petition

01-05-2010, 04:14 AM
#1
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Gameloft's NOVA and Modern Combat 2 inverted Y-axis controls petition

I'm posting here to try to generated a response because Gameloft's forums have a lot of registration difficulties depending on region (even UK).

For those used to inverted controls (which virtually every FPS game has included since +mouselook was invented - including Gameloft's Modern Combat), NOVA does not yet have inverted controls, making it unplayable for me at the moment.

Virtually every FPS has the option for inverted Y-axis, just look in your game options. Quake had it, 2, 3, 4, GTA 3, 4, Tomb Raider, Dragon Age, WoW, etc.. even all iPhone FPS have it such as Eliminate and Modern Combat. Many people are used to it because of controlling aircraft sims where moving up is performed by pushing the joystick down.

If you don't use inverted controls.. just imagine you are playing an FPS on the PC and W is bound to walk backwards and having no option to rebind it, or on the 360 if the left trigger was bound to fire without an option to rebind. You can see that it would be a problem to have a control scheme that deviated radically from a standardized control scheme.

Please show your support for inverted controls in FPS's. If control options are acceptable for the iPhone's FPS 'killer app', then other developers may decide not to include them in their future FPS releases.

Last edited by andytizer; 10-13-2010 at 10:57 AM.
01-05-2010, 07:53 AM
#2
Progmatically, I don't see how complicated
it could be to implement this feature. While I don't ever use it myself, I agree it should be added. Eliminate didn't have it until 1.1, I believe? Perhaps nova will do the same.. But gamloft doesn't seem to update too much.

01-11-2010, 09:21 AM
#3
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Gameloft should really add some kind of support in because a significant percentage of gamers like me feel cheated that full support hasn't been incorporated.

Do something Gameloft, I want my £3.99 to be spent on something that I can play!
01-11-2010, 01:15 PM
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Well I agree that it should be there.
I am still curious as to why people have different control preferences.
I can't imagine playing this game with inverted controls, I would hate it, but I will only play a flight sim if the controls are inverted because it represents the joystick.

Here's a question - when you play a flight sim, do you use the standard inverted controls or do you use the inverted inverted controls (not inverted) where up is up and down is down?

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01-11-2010, 07:54 PM
#5
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Even though I don't use inverted controls, nova should still have them. If gameloft can put inverted controls in modern combat, than I don't see why they can't with nova.

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01-11-2010, 07:57 PM
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I don't understand how people can play with inverted controls, and thus, why they would be wanted (other than a flight sim of course)

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01-11-2010, 09:57 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hmar9333 View Post
I don't understand how people can play with inverted controls, and thus, why they would be wanted (other than a flight sim of course)
seriously, the only time i see inverted controls as appropriate would be an aviation game.

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01-19-2010, 08:22 AM
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I certainly got used to inverted FPS controls after playing flight sims and 3rd person action games with my mouse. It makes sense if you think about it as controlling someone's head (pushing forward on the top of someone's head makes them look down and vice versa).

Anyway these are standard controls so Gameloft should really do something about it. Please show your support if you can, because for gamers like myself NOVA is completely unplayable unless they patch it.
01-19-2010, 09:06 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andytizer View Post
I certainly got used to inverted FPS controls after playing flight sims and 3rd person action games with my mouse. It makes sense if you think about it as controlling someone's head (pushing forward on the top of someone's head makes them look down and vice versa).

Anyway these are standard controls so Gameloft should really do something about it. Please show your support if you can, because for gamers like myself NOVA is completely unplayable unless they patch it.
It's not unplayable. You just need to get used to it...

You can't be a "gamer" if you can't adapt to new controls. It's a FPS not a flight sim. Most FPSs have regular controls so you're going to moan at every game that doesn't? Get used to it. I regularly switch between F.A.S.T. and NOVA and Eliminate just fine.

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01-29-2010, 04:39 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hmar9333 View Post
I don't understand how people can play with inverted controls, and thus, why they would be wanted (other than a flight sim of course)
Imagine you have your thumb on top of your character's head and you'll get it. It's just a different way of thinking about controlling a character.

This option is a pretty glaring omission for an FPS. I was about to buy this game until I discovered this. Oh well.