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Controls in Season 3

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Recently, I have played the demo of Season 3 to see if I should buy it. At first I was content since the humor was great. But when it actually came to moving Sam, I thought the game was kidding me:

Moving a control stick with the mouse? That is even worse then the fishy keyboard controls of Monkey Island 4!

Seriously, why abondoning the old mouse controls? It's nice to make the game more accessable for the consoles, but not if the PC version suffers from it :/

So after Tales of MI, the second Telltale "game" I won't buy because of bad controls. It's such a shame - anyone here agreeing with me?

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  • I don't get the problem last I checked point n click, WASD/Arrow keys AND click n drag all worked to move?

  • @JTZ said: So after Tales of MI, the second Telltale "game" I won't buy because of bad controls. It's such a shame - anyone here agreeing with me?


    no. I hope the list of games you will not buy because you are butthurt about the controls will get really long in the future.

    @JTZ said: I wasn't expecting so many people had trouble with the standard mouse controls of normal adventures, or that they like WASD movement... or are you guys just glorifying the game?


    I cannot get back to point & click. The Keyboard-controls are so much better. Oh but I don't use WSAD. I use the arrow keys.

  • I prefer using an Xbox 360 controller to play the game. I also like how all the icons change to match the Xbox's buttons.

  • @FireflyCube said: I prefer using an Xbox 360 controller to play the game. I also like how all the icons change to match the Xbox's buttons.

    ...unless you have the wireless 360 controller. :(

  • @SHODANFreeman said: ...unless you have the wireless 360 controller. :(

    Sorry! Someday... :(

  • What pisses me off about the WASD control is that to run you need to press shift.
    Try using the WASD and Shift with the same hand and see how it goes... You need one hand on RShift and another to move sam or you can use the annoying mouse dragging...
    Personaly, I'd give up on the whole full 3d envourments for the simpler control of the first two seasons. Same goes for MI, the controls were just as inconvinient there.

  • Use the arrowkeys then. pressing shift & moving is much more comfortable with them.

  • @Ophenix said: What pisses me off about the WASD control is that to run you need to press shift.
    Try using the WASD and Shift with the same hand and see how it goes... You need one hand on RShift and another to move sam or you can use the annoying mouse dragging...


    Use your pinky finger to hold down L-shift (and thus run) and your ring finger for left movement. There, one hand. This is standard WASD movement in a lot of games, particularly ones where the mouse is an independent function from moving.

  • @Midnight Tea said: Use your pinky finger to hold down L-shift (and thus run) and your ring finger for left movement. There, one hand. This is standard WASD movement in a lot of games, particularly ones where the mouse an an independent function from moving.

    I always thought using pinky for run was something that people just naturally would do. I guess not. :(

    It just feels perfectly natural to control it like that, since your fingers are roughly positioned exactly the right way to hit L-Shift and WASD comfortably without moving your hand from a resting position at all.

  • @JTZ said: The quotes are referring to the fact both TMI and Season 3 are packages of five games and not two individual products.

    I believe the word you were looking for would be "series" in this case.

    And, no offense intended, but you do seem to be inordinately distressed over the control shift in such a way that I have to presume that you have more hangups when it comes to TDP than just the controls.

    @JTZ said: I always thought using pinky for run was something that people just naturally would do. I guess not. :(

    It's my natural inclination, but it does cause some rather terrible hand cramping, would be neat if you could WASD+RMouseButton to run as well as WASD+shift.

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