So Bungie announced their new game, Destiny. It feels like they’ve been working on Halo for too damn long that it’s about time that they actually did something new for a change. Though ironically it’s a still a first person shooting game *yawn*, yet they like to call it an action game, as if it’s like Contra or something…
With all the hype that Bungie is delivering with it’s social aspects, iPhone integration and the slight nod and wink to Reggie Fils Aime. Something slipped out of a Bungie employee’s mouth infront of Descrutoid reporters that ticked off a lot of PC-Gamers…
“We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game — almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time. We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo ’cause nobody wants to.” Source from Destructoid
Honestly now? Really now? From someone who kept a PC for almost 9 years, and then built his own after saving up money and saw the difference it made, not only to performance, but how much better a PC handles games and how the mouse and keyboard is the King and Ace set up for play First person shooters. Now mind you, I’m not a huge fan of first person shooters, but I’d rather play BulletStorm
and Serious Sam 3
over any Call of Duty and Halo game!
|The weapons of choice for first person shooters!
The subject is simple, Bungie did a great job in getting first person shooters to work well on consoles, and other companies such as Activision took the concept and added it to their games that were once PC based onto the consoles. But what struck me mad with the quote above is how they say “We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo ’cause nobody wants to”. It’s as if to say they buried the idea of Keyboard and Mouse controls for more TV friendly controls, which is technically true, but it bugs me, because of all the ways you could play a first person shooter, I wouldn’t play them with a controller any more!
Play Quake 1 as if you’re riding freaking lightening! Otherwise you’re not playing Quake properly!
Since building my current PC about three years a go, I got a true glimpse at what PC gaming had to offer, my old 2002 piece of crap was gone, and now I had a PC with some real muscle in it. However the first FPS games I played on it ironically was Quake 1. but it was through playing Quake again that reminded me how FPS games should be played. Thing of it like this, you could play Pong with an analogue stick to replicate a paddle control, but it’s not as good as playing Pong with a real rotary paddle, or playing Dance Dance Revolution or guitar hero with a joypad! First Person Shooters were originally built on PCs to play with a keyboard and mouse, it’s the most responsive way to play a First Person Shooter, sure you can use two analogue sticks on a controller, but you just don’t get that level of accuracy and response that you would with a mouse. So when people at Bungie make quotes like this again, they’re just talking out of their backside! At least us PC Gamers will be getting a Rise of the Triad remake this year! ;D