NOTE: The main point of this entire post is summed up here :-
Controller support (especially 360 controller support) should have the right stick set as a mouse pointer control!
Right now the controls are a little awkward for some people. But as far as I am concerned they can be made perfect in less than 5 minutes! That is if you are OK using a controller.
The 360 controller support in Wallace & Gromit was not very good IMO, because TTG made the huge error of having the right stick only highlight objects that could be interacted with. I found this very painful and if it was added to Tales Chapter 2 I would be very upset because it would interfere with the method I used with Chapter 1, which I was VERY happy with.
Finding the mouse/keyboard setup OK, but a little awkward (especially since I play on my couch using my HDTV) I decided to try the 360 controller support. To my surprise everything was mapped perfectly and was MUCH easier to use than the keyboard but TTG removed any use of the right stick. which I find very strange since mapping that as a mouse pointer would be a perfect control setup in my opinion.
Thankfully using a fantastic free program called Xpadder it takes less than 5 minutes to fix this strange omission and have what is in my opinion the perfect control setup for Tales of Monkey Island!
Xpadder link -
With this program simply go through the setup so that it recognises all the 360 inputs. Then click the icon in the bottom right hand corner of the right stick and select mouse control. Then go into the settings and change sensitivity to your own liking (I prefer 36, but something between 30-45 would probably work depending on your taste). And boom your all set for a very enjoyable and a comfortable control experience with Tales of Monkey Island!
I noticed a whole bunch of other people on these boards did the same as me and were all happy with that control setup.
I respectfully ask Telltale to either have this as the default controller setup in the next Chapter, OR DO NOT CHANGE IT!.
Because this setup would be great in Wallace and Gromit too, but because of how the right stick is mapped it interferes with Xpadder and makes it impossible to setup in this way :(
I know some people prefer the accuracy of the mouse, and you do lose that a little with the stick as a pointer. But it does not take much getting used to and is well worth it for how nice the game plays with the controller. For anyone interested here is how the controller setup up works once this is done -
LEFT STICK = Control Guybrush (with full 360 degree control)
RIGHT STICK = Control mouse pointer to select things (only thing you need Xpadder to fix)
A = Select (same as left click)
B = Cancel/exit (from inventory)
X = Inventory
Y = Examine in inventory
START = Menu (same as Escape)
BACK = Pause (same as Space)
RIGHT TRIGGER = Select (same as left click)
LEFT TRIGGER = Run (same as SHIFT)
PERFECT I tell you!