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Steam Controller video shows how it can manage Civilization V easily

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When Valve announced their Steam controller they claimed that it would be capable of controlling any game on the PC. A bold claim considering the PC’s is the domain of game’s requiring the precision of a mouse and variety of input of a keyboard. Valve have put out a video showing how the controller copes with Civilization V; Papers, Please; Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; and Portal 2.

Hint: it works really well.

With Sony and Microsoft pretty successfully developing controllers that manage shooters, Portal 2 and Counter-Strike control how you’d expect. Though the narrator does draw attention to the precision the trackpads allow.

It’s Civilization V that stands out. There was no intention for controller support when Firaxis made Civilization V but the controller manages the game fine. The left trackpad is bound to the camera controls and the right to the mouse. It looks less speedy than playing the game with the mouse but by no means a difficult approach.

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Talek Avatar
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4 Years ago

Guys, it's not ROME 2, it's Civilization V :D

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Deonor Avatar
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4 Years ago

It looks much easier than the Xbox and Playstation controllers. But a shooter with it will also be difficult to play. In my opinion.

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Mathé Avatar
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4 Years ago

Valve have put out a video showing how the controller copes with Civilization 4; Papers, Please; Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; and Portal 2.

it is actualy Civilization 5 better get that fixed

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Kr7stof Avatar
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4 Years ago

Like i have said elsewhere. I'm gonne hold off on commenting on this for now.

Its seems very much like controlling the mouse on a laptop and thats not fun. But i don't know untill i have the thing in my hand:)

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4 Years ago

Wow, colour me surprised. I did not expect this controller to perform half as good as showcased here. Toss some modifier keys for input sensitivity (to allow quick turning in FPS, or fast (er) cursor dragging in other games, when necessary) on it and it becomes a very solid input method for casual gaming.

My only gripe would be using your thumb instead of index finger for precision movement, but that's nearly impossible to implement on a hand-held controller.

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lenn_eavy Avatar
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4 Years ago

Very strong point of Steam Controller is that you can play the games without pad control implemented. But still, aiming for these headshots wasn't even close to one performed with mouse.

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JayzN Avatar
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4 Years ago

Never been a fan of controller nor consoles. Meh not going to try out therefore. :)

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