Hello, I am currently working on two games, one being the focus, and the other has a small fun side project.
The main game is keyboard only, and I would like feedback on how these controls sound:
Movement (Left/Right) - Left/Right Arrow Keys
Attack - X
Jump - Z
What I am currently struggling with is deciding how to select items, as there are two item slots, similar to 2D Zelda games, my first idea was to use Shift and Control for the two slots to open a mini menu, where the number keys or number pad could be used to pick an item, but I am not sure if this would be the best system.
The side game is keyboard and mouse, and feedback on these controls would also be highly appreciated:
Movement (Left/Right) - A & S
Fire - Left Mouse
Aim - Mouse
Change Weapon - Hold and release Right Mouse
Missile - R
Morph Ball - Ctrl or D twice
Sprint - Shift
Jump - Space
Crouch - D
The idea is to have a Metroid 2D game but with gameplay borrowed from the Prime series, and although these controls sound good to me, I also kept in mind that these controls were intended for a game in 3D space, which is much different than 2D space, so I am not sure if this would be clunky.
If anyone has ever played games with these types of controls, or has developed games of their own and found their sweet spot for controls, their help would be greatly appreciated!