April 8, 2015

Inventory: Equipping the XBox 360 Controller for PC


Guys, look.

It's shiny.

For the past few months, I've been increasingly aware of Xbox controllers being used for Steam games. It was especially a topic of interest whenever I'd try to play Castle Crashers, a game more inclined towards controller usage as I fumbled my way through trying to take out even the lowest-leveled monsters. I collected my gift cards, though, and I found a way to get a nice 360 controller for a low price via Target, and it came in the mail over the weekend...

So far, I love it. I'm told that having bought the usually most expensive controller, and not a third-party equivalent, was a smart idea since I would be using the controller a lot. So far, though I have little to compare it to, I love it very much. The controls are, albeit new, engaging to use and give a new texture to gaming. The vibrations in the controller, too, add to the immersive qualities. Coming from solely keyboard usage for almost my entire gaming experience, the ergonomic qualities of using a controller versus my keys have so far been major plusses. It's very nice having no more unused keys in the way.

I've been playing a lot more platformers, now, testing out the controls and enjoying them. After finishing Bastion a couple of nights ago (will return to it), I started up Pid and Last Inua, both of which I'm very excited for, especially with controller usage. Reviews to come soon!

Any games I should play? I'm in the mood for puzzle platforming.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't even know you could use one for PC. Shows what a gaming noob I am lol. Thanks for the educating. :D


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