Originally Posted by JukeBox360
Best way to realize it. Try playing cod or BF3 on PC with only a controller. You will do horrible because of the lack of aim assist. I found out the hard way lol
The problem tends to be the controller hardware, and not the person. There's really no reason a controller can't be as precise as a mouse/KB setup.
Sony said they're going for better precision, and I hope they mean it with the DS4. Meanwhile Valve is dead focused on making a better controller for their Valve Box.
It's about time. Precision didn't matter much in hardware handicapped FPS, and non-FPS old console games. But with the rise of FPS MP, they need to focus more on how we go about pointing and shooting.
That said the Aim assist in COD is hilarious, as you don't even need to be aiming at the person for it to lock in when going into iron sights. COD is weird, because it has a lot of subtle elements like that that people tend to love, because it makes it very accessible. Instant running, crouching, and not much change in spread while full blown sprinting and firing are also key to that feel and accessibility. ID Tech 3 also doesn't have true bullet physics; you aim, shoot and whatever is in the way is hit immediately.
Very different from a game like BF3 that has subtle differences in bullet speed, bullet drop over distance, and big change sin damage and spread dpensing on variables. You're actually firing a physical bullet in BF, in COD you're firing a pulse laser.