I've NEVER liked using a keyboard/mouse to play games. Yes, i've been told time and again that they're ESSENTIAL for FPS and Strategy games but I just can't wrap my head around it. It's probably why I suck at games like Starcraft or C&C and why I was always getting tuned trying to play Quake 3 back in the day on the Dreamcast. The console controller is the way to go for me and seeing as how i'm firmly a console only gamer these days..it's good enough for me. I thought I'd mention that I always use the inverted horizontal/vertical axis for my FPS setup or any other game with that option.
I finally finished up the Dark Tower series last night. Book 7 may have been the best of all but the ending was kind of a let down. I imagine, however, that I wouldn't have liked the ending regardless of how it turned out. It was pretty funny too that Stephen King told the readers not to send him any hate mail about the ending:P
I'm attempting to find The Whirlpool in Okami right now...and not having much luck. I'm starting to think that it has nothing to do with that damned whale at all and something to do with the catwalk technique. Time will tell I guess. I haven't used any kind of walkthrough crap for this game and i'm not about to start now.