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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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  • 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.

  • @Avel said: It's my natural inclination, but it does cause some rather terrible hand cramping.

    I've played MMOs, which almost exclusively use WASD movement (and just about every key on the keyboard within 6 inches of them), for hours and hours on end without even the slightest amount of pain, so I am unfamiliar with this experience. :p

  • @SHODANFreeman said: I've played MMOs, which almost exclusively use WASD movement (and just about every key on the keyboard within 6 inches of them), for hours and hours on end without even the slightest amount of pain, so I am unfamiliar with this experience. :p

    I tend to believe that MMO must release some pretty heavy of amounts of dopamine (given the sometimes disturbing level of nothing when it comes to movement), but I've had a series of hand smashing incidents so I've probably got some phalanges issues as it is.

  • When I bought ToMI it took something like 5 minutes to learn the click'n'drag. After completing it I had adapted to it so well that I even tried using it in the next adventure game I played till I remembered that it's point'n'click.

    Personally I don't mind that much about controlling method and I can adapt to almost anything. Those who claim that point'n'click is the only alternative for adventure game are wrong. In the first adventure games I played (and still love) you moved your character with arrow keys and typed everything you wanted to do into a parser.

  • You put your 5 fingers like this:

    Shift, S, W, D, Spacebar.

    Use the mouse with second hand.

    Of course, S&M3 doesn't use spacebar, but many other games using WASD do.

    Can keep it up for hours at an end.

    (I can't believe I needed to tell someone how to put their hand on their keyboard.)

  • @Hassat Hunter said: You put your 5 fingers like this:

    Shift, S, W, D, Spacebar.

    Use the mouse with second hand.

    Of course, S&M3 doesn't use spacebar, but many other games using WASD do.

    Can keep it up for hours at an end.

    (I can't believe I needed to tell someone how to put their hand on their keyboard.)

    I think you mean A W D. S W D would be really awkward.

  • Oops. Typo.

    Yeah, A W D.

    My bad...

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