Pros Comfortable. Precise. Fast adaptation curve. Works with most games.
Cons Not all games support all its functions
Summary Microsoft's XBOX360 (wired) controller adapted for Windows XP systems is dream come true for cross platform games. However, not many games support its full functions yet. For example, the controller performs marvellously in FIFA 2006 but the right analogue stick cannot be used (so no tricks can be done). Games that support it fully include Need for Speed: Most Wanted and a good number of other games. The reason for a lack of support of its full features is due to this controller being relavtively new in the market. Give it 6 months and most games would make full use of its functions that include force-feedback vibration. Overall, a well designed controller that is fast to adapt and easy to use.
Pros Plays every gamepad-centric game I've tried it with. Feels much better in the hands than I feared.
Cons Not natively supported with many things.
Summary I've never been a console gamer, always gamed on PCs, so it was a big leap of faith to give this thing a try. I WAS NOT disappointed! Microsoft has a top-notch product here. Not only do the ergonomics feel solid and sturdy and well-molded to my huge hands, but the compatibility with this product is surprising. True, it's not natively supported with many games that XBOX 360 gamers would hope (Oblivion is a big example), but Windows detects this gamepad with no additional drivers, which means it can be set up for pretty much anything. I've used it with old console emulators and Touhou games, and it works great with both. The games that DO have native support are a pleasant surprise, including Puzzle Quest, Audiosurf and Bioshock, all of which are very fun with this controller.