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Poll: Will you use hard lock; soft lock or free aim? (244 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you use hard lock; soft lock or free aim?

  1. Hard lock (25 votes [10.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.87%

  2. Soft lock (91 votes [39.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.57%

  3. Free aim (114 votes [49.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 49.57%

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#31

Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:26 AM Edited by Radical Rebel, 14 May 2013 - 04:29 AM.

I been using Free Aim since GTA IV and I never look back.

I had done GTA IV with Soft lock on my first playthrough and I regret it, it was so much boring in comparison to the Free Aim.
And damn Free Aim is really hard sometime, you feel a lot more pressure and stress in a gunfight , especially if you are trying to not be hit by a single bullet (love to do that and hard as sh*t)

Trying to kill these riding bandits and cowboys in Red Dead Redemption without a lock-on or Dead Eye (slow-mo) was a real pain the ass.
And I have done all Max Payne with free aim too, was rough but was really a great and difficult experience, but it was so satisfying in the end and It help me get a better aim.

But when you kill a whole bunch of bandit with some headshot in GTA IV with free aim and without been hit a single time, you really feel that vibe that you are a hard cold killer. sly.gif

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#32

Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:29 AM

I voted for soft lock, but I usually use a combination of soft lock and free aim, definitely more satisfying to crack that sneaky headshot.

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#33

Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:33 AM

Free Aim in RDR was fun as f*ck, so I'm looking forward to it in V.

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#34

Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:37 AM

Always free aim. I see the target locking as more difficult anyway.

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#35

Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:52 AM

I played RDR, GTA4 and MP3 with free aim and Ill stick with that as long as the framerate is ok. If I use free aim i always use the highes possible sensetivity and then you notice it easilly when the framerate is low while u aim.

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#36

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:16 AM

None other than free aim. I have terrible aim but it makes me feel pro.

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#37

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:30 AM

I'm a PC gamer and I have never used auto-aim before. When I started playing GTA: SA, shooting with free-aim was quite difficult for me(really) and I wanted to use auto-aim. But then I got used to it. The free-aim in Max Payne 3 is great. So, I would use free-aim in GTA V.

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#38

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE (Scampi @ Monday, May 13 2013, 23:01)
I don't understand how people can use free aim in RDR though. It's great for on foot, but once you get on the horse... I don't know. The horse is bouncing, the other guys on horses are bouncing, the terrain varies in height, and trying to steer / speed control the horse... all while trying to get a headshot seems impossible to me. This isn't a problem in GTA since when you're in a car you can't auto lock onto anyone anyway, so you have to use free aim, but the cars and pavement are steady and you're usually aiming at other cars anyway so you don't have to be so precise. My hat's off to you if you did RDR with free aim.

I just shot their horses. Larger target, same result since they can't follow you very well on foot so you outrun them very quickly anyways without killing them. Since I played John Marston as a hero, it made more sense to me for him to spare most of the guys anyways.

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#39

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:19 PM

I'm going to try to play through RDR again with free aim and see how that works out. If it works out fine then I will give it a try in V

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#40

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

Free aim. I remember the days of San Andreas, trying to target an enemy and targeting some dude a mile behind you instead.

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#41

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:22 PM

Just a question, didn't GTA IV had the options for all of these?

Also, I'll be playing with the Soft Lock during missions, and Free Aim during, well, when I want to have some fun.

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#42

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE (nigelhere9901 @ Tuesday, May 14 2013, 17:22)
Just a question, didn't GTA IV had the options for all of these?

It just had 'Auto Aim on/off'.

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#43

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

Free Aim, because I will play GTA V with a mouse and keyboard, and it won't be next year.

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#44

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE (Mr. Darko @ Tuesday, May 14 2013, 17:24)
QUOTE (nigelhere9901 @ Tuesday, May 14 2013, 17:22)
Just a question, didn't GTA IV had the options for all of these?

It just had 'Auto Aim on/off'.

Right.

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#45

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:26 PM

Free aim or go home

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#46

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:32 PM

I recently replayed MP3 & decided to use soft lock for the first time & didn't like it. It felt like control was being wrested away from me. I literally just put down the pad after playing EFLC & like the fact that you can have free aim, by holding the left trigger down halfway or full lock when fully depressed. I played RDR all the way through with soft lock & kinda regret it now, so if V has MP3 type free aim, then that's what I'll predominately use.

Oh & off topic. The graphics in IV/EFLC look better than I remember.

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#47

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:43 PM

Free aim

It makes for more efficient/fun/entertaining/creative kills


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#48

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:59 PM

Free aim

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#49

Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:02 PM

QUOTE (Mr. Darko @ Tuesday, May 14 2013, 17:24)
QUOTE (nigelhere9901 @ Tuesday, May 14 2013, 17:22)
Just a question, didn't GTA IV had the options for all of these?

It just had 'Auto Aim on/off'.

Essentially, IV had free aim or hard lock. RDR introduced soft lock with its "normal" aim and retained hard lock with the "casual" aim.

OT:
I've preferred free aim since IV. I still find "hard lock" fun (like a cheat) since it allows you to switch between targets (in IV and RDR) and get head shots (a huge improvement from the III-era!). MP3 made hard lock too rigid imho since you couldn't switch from target to target and there was less wiggle room for head shots... like it fought against you. Hopefully, V will be more like RDR than MP3.

I never really understood the need for soft lock/normal aim. Soft lock merely guides you to the target but there's no stick at all. If you want that bit of extra challenge, why not go balls to the wall with free aim?

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#50

Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE (Tobias_Rieper @ Monday, May 13 2013, 21:24)
Free aim in Max Payne is quite satisfying. I've used free aim since RDR and have grown comfortable with it. I just hope in V, that it feels like MP 3. Kind of spoiled 3rd person shooters for me.

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#51

Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE (LovesGTA @ Monday, May 13 2013, 23:46)
Free aim. I don't like games aiming for me.

This, even if my aim was not so good in IV.

And would be great to have "accuracy stats", i mean the game tells hits/shot and/or % of accuracy, even in multiplayer.

Sorry for my english barf8bd.gif .

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#52

Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:47 PM Edited by Official General, 14 May 2013 - 06:50 PM.

Free aim from the start this time, in GTA V.

I used auto aim in GTA IV when I finished it twice, and I intend to have another playthrough of it just using free aim all the way for the first time soon.

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#53

Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (universetwisters @ Monday, May 13 2013, 21:19)
Hard lock for me.

DON'T JUDGE ME THEY GAVE ME A CHOICE.

Noob!

jk, I'll also be using hard lock I think. I used it on every gta so why not with V aswell.

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#54

Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE (Zeta87 @ Tuesday, May 14 2013, 18:46)
QUOTE (LovesGTA @ Monday, May 13 2013, 23:46)
Free aim. I don't like games aiming for me.

This, even if my aim was not so good in IV.

And would be great to have "accuracy stats", i mean the game tells hits/shot and/or % of accuracy, even in multiplayer.

Sorry for my english barf8bd.gif .

No need to apologize about your English, it's fine.

If there is one feature that should give you plenty of options, it's the aiming system. I'd like IV's classic, RDR & MP3's refined & fluid free aim. I also really want to aim from cover without having to pull the trigger, because that was really annoying in IV.

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#55

Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

Null vote. I use mouse to aim.

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#56

Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:47 PM

Auto-Aim all the way.

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#57

Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:50 PM

Soft lock the first time around, might go free aim after a while

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#58

Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Depends. At some points in Max Payne 3 I had to set it to hard lock but most times I was on soft lock.

I suck at free aim in 3ps games.

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#59

Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:20 PM

I use soft-lock, little bit of assistance, But it's not doing all the work for me.

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#60

Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:25 PM

Soft lock. Multiplayer with free aim on the ps3 is basically a bunch of people strafing like retards guns blazing until someone dies or they get ran over. Soft lock matches in RDR were usually very interesting because you actually have to use your brains to find the right cover, hide, and learn to ambush people, while still not being as hold-your-hand as hard lock.




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