Took me a few minutes to get the hang of, having used a controller to play this game for so long and the shortcuts being second nature. But as a whole, everything is positive save for one negative.
I will say, in general, everything is far more intuitive and “normal” to controller setups than they ever were before, with the virtual mouse and using “left clicks” and “right clicks”. This is helped by the big floating ‘A’ over everything. Now it feels more like it could be on a console. RT/LT to switch between menu windows is cool - might I suggest RB/LB to switch between skill sub-windows? (Ie, Mastery 1, Devotion, Mastery 2)
Inventory buttons for quick-equipping will make my life much easier. Frankly I switched to mouse for inventory management most of the time. I still might, however. The item and skill menus would still benefit massively from a “snap-to” cursor. Virtual mouse is still fiddlesome, but scrolling with the right analog is far smoother and easier than the d-pad, making it easier overall than before to not use a mouse.
Not having to use the virtual mouse for dialogue selection is a small, but much appreciated improvement. This kind of thing is a big step in the right direction.
Freeing up two extra buttons for skills by no longer needing “pick up item” and “interact” buttons is priceless. Vastly superior just for that.
Floating target indicators are great. A+. Targeting also seems to be far more precise? I’ve had problems targeting at range before especially, with it seeming to just target whichever is closest - troublesome for many AOE occultist abilities. Massive improvement.
I was a bit disappointed at first by the loss of the menu shortcuts. But I quickly got used to it for the most part. Having the log window on the left however is a massive improvement. The one thing I can’t get used to is pressing three buttons (back, RT, RT) to check the map. I check the map frequently, so this is a tiny bit annoying. The fix I’ll suggest would benefit both controller and mouse users: add a toggle-able transparent map overlay. No more NEEDING to stop to check the map.
Big ups on these upgrades, nice work and thanks for caring about us controller plebs.