I've been looking forward to this game so it was with great excitement that I bought and installed the game from Gamersgate today.
To my horror I found that the controls are horrendous. The tower building controls are a mess. You click on a tower build circle and have to press left or right to open the menu, then, and more often than not, I find that scrolling through the available towers just builds anything rather than what you want. I kept ending up with ballistas when I didn't even know I was clicking build. If you have to click on the tower circle with your mouse then why can't you open the menu to build towers with the mouse?
The troops menu is much better and actually uses the mouse to select what you want to send, so why doesn't the tower menu?
I managed to make why way through the tutorial mission with my misplaced towers and went to select the next mission. That's when the game crashed and now I am unable to open the game. I keep getting told it is unavailable at the moment.
I'm a big fan of you folks at Paradox and I constantly praise you as the masters of strategy gaming. The controls on this game are ill thought out though. It has the promise and I won't chuck it away on a first play, but where was the thought in this? Was it a game meant for the consoles that has been given a hurried port to PCs? Can the controls be altered because I really think I'll tire of the game fast with that tower menu. Building towers is a huge part of the gameplay and if I feel I have little control over what I am doing then how can I play and feel succesful?
I'm not often compelled to post threads like this and in fact will often defend the developers, but I'm not feeling well and this has annoyed me. I'm shocked that a development company I think highly of can chuck a game upon the loyal PC gamer communities that has controls so ill thought out for PC gamers.
Please change the controls in a patch Paradox. Please.