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Developers of popular iPad game, "FTL: Faster Than Light" not so keen on iOS

0. phoneArena 05 May 2014, 01:00 posted on

The mission is simple: save the galaxy. The well regarded sci-fi strategy game, FTL: Faster Than Light...

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posted on 05 May 2014, 01:06 4

1. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Yup. Nothing beats mouse + keyboard for gaming.
Also that means, they actually meant touch screens in general and not just iOS devices.

posted on 05 May 2014, 02:04 2

2. Sauce (unregistered)

I disagree. Nothing beats picking up a nice Xbox or PS (especially DS4) console controller, even if you're using it for the computer or mobile phone.

posted on 05 May 2014, 02:17 5

3. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3421; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Depends on the game. Hack n slash games are best played on a console controller. Most platform game, sandbox games (GTA) or action games like prince of Persia play better with a controller.
But RTS and FPS most definitely play better with mouse/keyboard. No comparison what so ever.

posted on 05 May 2014, 05:35 2

4. vincelongman (Posts: 5004; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


IMO using controllers for FPS is somewhat cheating
The aim assist helps you far too much

However, I agree that for other game genres controller are better
Other genres where I like using controllers are fighting, sport and racing games

posted on 05 May 2014, 05:46 1

5. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3421; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Even with aim assist, a good pc gamer will kick a console players #ss. And indeed usually sports/fighting is best with controller. I prefer a steering wheel with my race games :)

posted on 05 May 2014, 21:43

7. vincelongman (Posts: 5004; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Of course haha :)

I want to get a steering wheel as well
I might get one once GRID 3 comes out!

posted on 05 May 2014, 10:12

6. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Gonna have to agree that it depends on the game as far as whats better to game with.

Although....personally I cant game with a mouse and keyboard. Its controller and controller only for me. Unless its The Sims.

posted on 06 May 2014, 15:13

8. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

FTL is amazing, but you will probably have a better experience on PC, and it is pretty light on specs, plus PC means a wealth of free mods that adds a lot to an already feature-packed game.

But if you arent much of a PC gamer and have an Ipad, download that right away!

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