0 Likes/1 Replies/18 ViewsOriginal poster IronSoul27 6 posts
I play a left hand configuration. Which means I use the arrow keys (and surrounding) in order to play the game. Unfortunately it means I cannot use any of the "abilities" because who really has hands big enough to stretch an entire keyboard length? They are the only keys that cannot be re-mapped. Fortunately I'm not having any of the same issues that many people are with bugs, etc. I did notice a weird sequence loading when you are starting the dice game. That for some reason the coin flip and initial dice roll seem to be staring at a wall/floor or whatever. It will continue to the game, just takes a second to load the start of the game screen.
Another thing I noticed was the keys themselves. Why so many keys to do what essentially can be done by one? Like having three different "interaction" keys. One to take control of the longship/horse, then another to climb off, then yet another to interact with other objects, etc. When essentially they could have all been mapped the same key, just use the two press times to work them. Like the whistle key. Tap the key and it whistles to get a soldiers attention, hold it down to call your mount. Parkour up/down could be set the same as well. Isn't that how it was all down in odyssey? I know with each game you are trying to "reform" the system, but when you have three keys that can do the same thing it gets a bit aggravating. Especially when you did exactly what you should have with the whistle function. For pc users it would make life much easier to stick to a similar system you had in odyssey. Climbing up/down, taking control/releasing the long boat, interacting with the surroundings could all be done using a single key for each. Not a handful where you spend more time trying to figure out which key at what time. Plus it would make life easier for keymapping when it comes to saving keys for more important things...like the abilities and misc. special action keys.
Been a huge fan since the beginning and the growing pains. Thought you guys were finally getting it right when it came to odyssey and it seems like it's taken a step backwards now. I'm not a programmer/coder, my specialty is mechanical engineering. So I do understand there are some things that change depending on who/how wrote sub routine.
Thanks guys, appreciate the hard work. My heritage is viking, so it's pretty cool to see a lot of the history/mythology combined with a really good story line. BTW, I know the dice game isn't real, but it's damn addictive. If you wrote an app for it you'd likely make a ton of extra money. A lot of fans love it lol