Windowlicker79 wrote:Maybe you are too slow to use them properly?
For me using a mouse and keyboard has always seemed like a "quick fix" option. It is perfect for typing words and controlling a cursor, but clearly struggles with almost every aspect of controlling a video game. Its about as elegant as undoing a screw with a butter knife or stirring food with a cricket bat. It will do the job but there are better options.
The argument of speed doesn't really hold water. Most FPS games give you the option to adjust the aim speed to the point where they are pretty close to a mouse.
A properly designed controller will always be more ergonomic and better for the job than a clunky keyboard that has about 100 keys that are never used in a game.
I hate to join in the debate, but I felt I had to.
Considering that the fundamental mechanics and design of the FPS as we know it was built for the mouse and keyboard, the mouse will always be superior to analogue sticks in terms of speed and precision. Yes, you can increase the aiming speed on the sticks, but then you lose that accuracy.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with preferring analogue sticks over the mouse, of course, but you can't deny that the mouse always has the edge when it comes to FPS.
I will agree that there are better tools for gaming than the keyboard though. Analogue movement is always preferable over the 8-way directional keys on the keyboard.
Ideally, the PC just needs some new form of input hardware that is built primarily for gaming. Something that combines the best of both keyboard & mouse, and controller.