Neoseeker : News : Guardians of Middle-Earth streamlines MOBA and will feel like a console game, not PC port
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bluexy Oct 18, 12
It's impressive to me how much effort they're putting into making a MOBA feel like home on a console. That said... is it even possible? How much of that frantic pacing will be lost in translation? I have zero doubt these guys will do their best, but I worry their best may not be enough.
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RabidChinaGirl Oct 18, 12
bluexy Lot of people would say the same about shooters and the never-ending argument between mouse-keyboard and controller.

Just gotta stop thinking about it from a PC perspective, I imagine.
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bluexy Oct 18, 12
RabidChinaGirl That's a good point, but the difference is just how mechanically dependent a MOBA typically is. There's a lot of nuance that goes into gameplay that's not just about mouse+keyboard vs. controller precision, such as leveling, shopping, team communication, controlling vision through the minimap, general map awareness, etc.

I wouldn't even say I'm thinking about it from a "PC perspective" so much as a "genre perspective."

Either way, I remain cautiously optimistic as always. I mean no insult by maintaining awareness of the challenges they've got in front of them.
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Wakaman Oct 18, 12
If it blows or if it becomes the doorway for these games to appear on console, I'm getting this one and either staying afloat or sinking with my ship. /cheasylines

I hope it all goes well because I'm very, very, very excited for it.
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Redemption Oct 19, 12
Ironically its usually PC gamers fearing straight ports from console. Now its the other way around .

I don't see how many of the MOBA aspects can't be properly done on console. Leveling and map awareness? I don't consider that bound to any platform at all. Shopping? People who are good at consoles get through deep levels of menus really quickly (old school action RPGs had complex menus that rival the LoL shopping setup).

I think the biggest challenges will be pings and enemy targetting. Not sure how those will be dealt with. They might not make a true console MOBA that reflects all the nuances of PC MOBA but I think someone who does it right can create a MOBA experience on console. Not all games of a genre have to play exactly alike .
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