Last Updated on February 14, 2017
This post will be a short one to simply hear what you guys prefer and when you prefer a certain type of control scheme.
But I’ll use mouse and keyboard for other titles. It really depends on what type of game it is that I’m playing!
A Controller Is Essential…
At least if you’re playing a driving game, right?
Driving simply does not feel right when I’m using a mouse and keyboard combo to control my vehicle. I’ve tried both and the controller reigns champion for driving.
From GTA V to any racing game that would have it be compatible – it almost feels like driving around was never meant for the mouse and keyboard.
However, I can still manage to at least play the portion of the game with the mouse and keyboard if need be.
For example, I enjoy using the mouse and keyboard for GTA V and if I needed to drive towards and objective or whatever then I’m not going to switch between the two. I’ll just use it for the time being.
I also use a controller with most side scrolling/2D games. From a fighting game like Brawlhalla or an action title like Castle Crashers I simply must use the controller as the mouse and keyboard don’t really feel right for games like that.
Also for 3rd person games I enjoy using a controller more. From Assassin’s Creed games to For Honor I find myself using the controller way more often.
I think it’s the ease of camera rotation and what not… To me it seems like games like that were meant to be played with a gamepad of sorts.
Mouse And Keyboard For Everything Else
First person shooters, real-time strategy, MOBA, MMO…
I need to use mouse and keyboard for just about every other type of game.
For those not used to using a mouse and keyboard – it’ll definitely take a good bit of time to get used to. It’s a completely different ball game in comparison to using a controller of sorts.
But once you’re used to using a mouse and keyboard you’ll come to appreciate it a lot more, especially in a FPS. The precision that a mouse provides is completely dominate over using a controller.
If you attempt to play a PC FPS multiplayer game while using a controller you’re going to die a lot more than you getting kills.
The reason is the precision. A mouse can pin point to exact locations a lot better than any joystick aim could do. Once you compare the difference for yourself you’ll see exactly what I mean.
When it comes to overall movement and what not, a keyboard doesn’t have a distinct advantage other than having a lot more buttons to use.
You’re able to map keys to many different things in a game which gives you a lot more options in different games.
I also must use mouse and keyboard for real-time strategy type games and MOBAs that have a top down view. The Steam Controller aims to be the controller that is the best of both worlds but the mouse and keyboard still have distinct benefits over it.
What Do You Use Most?
I’d like to hear from you guys what you use most in terms of PC gaming.
Some have a gaming PC as well as a console so it’s obvious that you’d use your gamepad for the consoles but what about with your gaming rig?
If you’re playing For Honor, are you using a mouse or a keyboard?
Do you use the mouse and keyboard for fighting type games?