We haven’t gotten any gameplay footage yet, but I am bit worried and I believe voicing my concern early instead of complaining after the game is out, is a better idea.
What I want to request is, don’t add ADS (Aim-Down Sight/Iron Sight) or Sprint to Back 4 Blood.
Why Would They Add ADS and Sprint?
A lot of modern games adds sprint and ads as a way to “modernize” the game, and to better suit console gaming. Ex: Halo added Sprint and ADS. Shadow Warrior added Sprint and ADS. Wolfenstein added Sprint.
Why Is Sprint for Console?
An analog stick doesn’t have precise enough control and to have full speed on all direction makes it hard to play. For a controller, moving at high speed makes it hard to aim. And in console multiplayer, a fast opponent can strafe left and right making controller hard to aim at them. Older Halo games prevent this by having movement speed slower than other FPS. But everyone still likes to go fast, so they added sprint, which only goes in one direction and prevents you from shooting. Every time you want to shoot, you slow down and makes it easier for others to kill you.
Why is ADS for Console?
Unlike a mouse, controller aiming is not as fast, so adding a second sensitivity when ADS makes it easier for controllers. But there are other effects too. ADS reduces your view and almost completely stops your movement. Why are these effects here? It is so another enemy can kill you from your blind spot while you are an easy target.
So? What’s Wrong with That? It’s more immersive.
First, nothing wrong with the existence of ADS and Sprinting. I just don’t think it is suitable for L4D gameplay.
Second, nobody who still plays L4D over other zombie shooter plays it for “immersion”. So we are going to throw that argument out.
ADS and Sprinting will make the Run and Gun gameplay of L4D into a Run OR Gun. No more running backward to shoot, no more strafing zombies. It slows the game’s pace down. Constant shooting and constant movement will be gone. The only thing that sets L4D apart from other Zombie shooters, in my opinion, is this.
Not having ADS and Sprinting is such an archaic view, every game should be like COD, COD is the pinnacle of FPS.
There are lots of modern FPS that are super popular and don’t have Sprint and ADS. EX: Overwatch, Doom, Superhot, CSGO.
Some throw-back modern FPS that don’t have Sprint and ADS. EX: Amid Evil, Dusk, GTTOD, Ion Fury, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin.
And some older but very popular FPS. EX: Portal, L4D, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life, Quake.
Plz no adding ADS and Sprinting for the sake of “Immersion” and “Being Modern”
Also, what do everyone else think. Does adding Sprint and ADS bothers you? Do you want them to add it? Do you care if they add it?