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Thoughts on Controls

Postby Andrew on Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:32 pm

How's everyone liking the controls in NBA Live 18?

I'm really glad to have advanced passing and shooting controls in the game, and the similarity to some of NBA 2K's controls make switching between the two games a lot easier. Something that does bug me is that a regular crossover requires you to hold sprint, while it's normally a between-the-legs dribble. It may sound like nitpicking, but I feel as though the simpler move should be the one that's performed without the modifier.

My other gripe is with pick and roll control. It works well enough, but having to keep holding down the button to maintain the pick makes things a bit complicated and clumsy as you're trying to make your move. It's good if you want your teammate to slip, but I'd like them to set and not immediately roll or pop upon letting go of the P&R control. That way, I can concentrate on making my move as the ballhandler.
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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby Beavis_5000 on Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:02 am

I think they did it that way because when someone is running full steam ahead they aren't gonna be able to go between the legs like that. It's more realistic that someone can do quick, regular crossovers like that (not between the legs) while running full sprint.
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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby Andrew on Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:21 pm

I guess, but I still feel that basic movement on the sticks should perform basic moves.
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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby Beavis_5000 on Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:49 pm

Never really thought of it but it's a good point. Holding the dribble modifier button (turbo) does the absolute most basic crossover lol.

Not sure what they could do to change it though.
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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby Andrew on Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:54 pm

They have approached it a little better in the past. I might have to revisit NBA Live 06 PC and mess around in the practice gym before I can make some specific suggestions for changes to the right stick moves and combos.
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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby Beavis_5000 on Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:01 pm

Live 06, what a fantastic NBA Live lol.

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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby Andrew on Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:06 pm

Still one of my all-time favourites, and an all around solid game. (Y)

I'll dust it off and see if I can come up with some decent suggestions based on elements of the old configuration.
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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby Stress Fracture on Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:57 am

I feel like the Right Stick can be improved. My player doesn’t shoot immediately when I drive. It still makes spin animations.
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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby Beavis_5000 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:09 am

I just thought of a gripe about the controls but my issue may be more to do with user error.

My issue is with the quick crossover where you flick the stick when running. Sometimes when I try to do that quick crossover my dude will do the slower, wide/hesitation type crossover instead as if I hold the stick too long.

The reason I feel like this may be user error is because although I feel like I am flicking the stick I may be holding it just enough to make my dude do the slower wide/hesitation crossover.

Another theory is that fatigue may factor in but I feel like most of the time my dudes stamina should be fine.

My last theory on this is the direction I flick the stick. I seem to never have an issue with it when my dude is running down the middle of the court. My issues is mainly when trying to drive in from the wings or coroner. Maybe I am subconsciously flicking the stick in a different direction because I am going in from a different angle. Or maybe I need to flick the stick in a different direction because I am going in at a different angle.

Any tips on this are highly appreciated lol.
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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby atlwarrior on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:43 pm

The controls are the best they've ever been in the series. It is the best part of the game. I can't really decide whether NBA Live or 2k has better controls. Both of them are pretty damn good right now.
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Re: Thoughts on Controls

Postby ThaLiveKing on Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:07 am

Beavis_5000 wrote:Live 06, what a fantastic NBA Live lol.

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