Watch how Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn plays using gamepads
Square Enix shows the custom-designed gamepad UI for the revamped MMO in a new video complete with informative developer commentary.
In the video above, Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn producer-director Naoki Yoshida and the community team’s Toshio Murouchi demonstrate the gamepad controls that will be used in the game.
PlayStation 3 owners will be glad to know that that the gamepad controls have been patterned after modern console titles. The left analog stick for instance will move the character while the right analog stick will rotate the camera, which should players easily get used to traveling around the game world.
PC owners who have been using a mouse and keyboard to the online rpg can also shift to a gamepad, but will have to keep in mind the control variations. For example, moving backwards in a gamepad will not make the character backpedal but instead moves him forward to the chosen direction.
Most basic actions can be accessed by default without much configuration. Sheathing a weapon can be done with a quick press of the left analog stick tap, while selecting the closest target requires only a tap of the circle button.
The rest of the video offers a ton of other helpful hints and tutorials to anyone considering playing Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn using a gamepad.