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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1. alterecho (Posts: 1098; 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.
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.
3. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; 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.
4. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; 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
5. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; 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 :)
7. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; 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!
6. jroc74 (Posts: 5995; 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.
8. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; 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!