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Need Inverted Controls Option

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I am not sure what is wrong with my brain but I have to be able to invert the up/down settings on video games. I am sure there are many others like me who push up on the right stick and expect the cursor to plummet to the bottom of the screen and if it doesn't, we pause our brand new game and fix this in the options menu. Some of you may go further and actually look for this option before even launching the game. So why is it that The Walking Dead game does not have this simple option?
Does Telltale not understand how crippling not having this option is to someone like me? I watched all the trailers and the "Playing Dead" episodes before trying the demo. I was blown away by the whole concept only to be left deflated when I assumed control of Lee and couldn't maneuver him properly. I kept thinking "uh oh, what's going to happen when I have to fend off a zombie in a split second?" Sure enough I found my self frantically focusing on the controls instead of frantically focusing on Lee's survival.
I see the potential and to me the game looks and feels stunning. It is truly a comic book brought to life but instead of being immersed in the beautifully crafted world I am all consumed in trying to make the cursor go where I desperately want it to go. So, please Telltale, if you are reading this, please put in a simple patch to fix this huge issue for those of us that are "axis challenged". I want to love playing this game as much as you loved making it. Please....

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  • @Andytizer said: Hi guys I have finally figured out the best way to invert y-axis controls in this game and have finally tested it (only for mouse controls so far). Requires usage of a little utility called Sakasa Mouse. Y-axis and X-axis can be inverted independently.

    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Invert_Y-Axis#Mouse_Y-Axis_Inversion_Hacks

    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Walking_Dead:_The_Game#No_Invert_Y-Axis_Option

    I actually just tried this. If you do want to invert absolutely everything, this works. Here's the direct CNET download link.

  • Playing inverted is like eating with your feet lmfao just kidding :D. Dude learn to play not inverted, what i wonder wtf would happen if you really were flying on a airplane and there was nothing like inverted O.o.

  • @owner070 said: Playing inverted is like eating with your feet lmfao just kidding :D. Dude learn to play not inverted, what i wonder wtf would happen if you really were flying on a airplane and there was nothing like inverted O.o.

    Airplane controls are inverted, so inverted players would actually be much better at flying airplanes at first.

  • Wow I encountered this playing the Black Ops 2 campaign over the weekend.

    Normally, when I play flying games I need the thumb-stick to be inverted because that is how aircraft are set up.

    But when I play first person games, I don't want inverted since I'm not flying a plane.

    In Black Ops 2, they suddenly threw the character into a flying sequence during the campaign. I flew into buildings and died 3 times before I had to temporarily invert the controls to pass the part of the level.

  • Why are we not able to change the inversion in the game, that's crap! I've played inverted all my life and I can't play normal. So I guess I wont be playing. Thanks a lot Telltale!

  • @owner070 said: Playing inverted is like eating with your feet lmfao just kidding :D. Dude learn to play not inverted, what i wonder wtf would happen if you really were flying on a airplane and there was nothing like inverted O.o.

    Have you ever done any skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, shooting, or anything that has a stance? If you have, and found that some stances feel better. There is a test you can do to see what stance you are, "goofy footed, right foot in front" or "Regular, left foot in front" The test is done by someone pushing you from the back and you fall forward to the point where you have to take a step. Witch ever foot you step with first is the one you naturally want to put in front. Shooting is the same way with witch ever eye you focus on the target with. Some people are right eye dominate and some are left eye. I don't think its hard to believe that some people are just more natural with inverted or regular control schemes based on the way your brain works.

  • Lack of inverted controls don't bother me, but I HATED not being able to play by looking over Lee's shoulder or move the camera around freely. If it was an option I don't know how to get it. Their camera angles are by far the worst.

  • So, people want the controls to be wrong? I really never understood the appeal of inverted controls.

  • My husband is inverted Y-axis, I'm normal :rolleyes: We have to fix the setting every time we play together on XBox. Thank goodness that I play WD on an IPad...

  • what the fuck...?

    and I thought nobody ever used the invert controller option.

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