The game pad issue is the only thing that continues to keep me from buying this game. As much as I loved the first release, this genre feels best to me with a pad because of the instant response when quickly moving in different directions. I don't think I want to play these any more without pad support.
There may be hope for us. I just found this thread
discussing a TL2 game pad mod that seems to have gotten a great response form the community. I'll decide before the sale ends tomorrow if I will buy the game, and if so it is because I'll use my DualShock 3 with this mod.
On another note, I've been playing Faster Than Light (FTL) since I bought it on sale and it lives up to all the praise I've been reading. This Star Trek like release plays almost like an arcade strategy game in that you keep to make it farther and farther into the mission before you die, and then you have to start all over from scratch. It even tracks your high score like the arcade machines of old did. The cool thing is you learn a lot from each loss that makes you want to try again and do better.Edited by joeblow - 1/1/13 at 6:10pm