Another one from the mail bag I suppose.
Rusty Hearts, which I can’t recall having heard about before, a Perfect World Entertainment MMO currently in closed beta, sent me a note. Or the people running it did. And they want me to go buy a gamepad.
And to get me to do this, the have sent me a code that will let me buy a Logitech Dual Action Gamepad for just $4.99.
Granted, the gamepad is only $12.99 normally on the Logitech site (it is actually double that on Amazon), but when we’re talking five dollar game controllers, I start wondering if I ought to get one just to tinker around.
Not that Rusty Hearts seems to be my sort of game. It is described as:
An anime-inspired, cell shaded, beat-em-up action MMORPG set in a stylized gothic world.
Sounds just like Darren‘s cup of tea… but for me… not so much.
And if I am not going to use it for Rusty Hearts, then I am not sure what use it would be.
It does seem to be one of the supported devices for Need for Speed World. I’m not quite convinced that a gamepad is necessarily superior to the keyboard for steering control.
So what is a gamepad good for on a Windows 7 PC? What would make it worth dropping the five dollars?
Is there a MAME front end or something that would support it?