Pros it has rumble feature.
Cons some of the buttons are hard to press and too heavy.
Summary I compared this controller to the Dualshock 3, and didn't like this as much as the Dualshock 3. It is heavier, and less comfortable to use than the Dualshock.
Pros It's wireless, fairly straigtforward- smaller than placing a wireless keyboard and mouse in my lap, alos less laggy than those. starting to prefer it to keyboard and mouse because I can set back comfortably on my couch in front of my big screen.
Cons None that I can think of except there aren't as many buttons as a keyboard but honestly in a FPS I typically don't get to all the keys- accuracy when targetting is tricky- only works in games without 3rd party s/w.
Summary Cnet didn't really do a good job of distinguishing the difference in the Xbox 360 controllers so I will review this one- the one I actually got was the black one with the wireless usb adapter for PC- it works like a charm right out of the box. Was thinking about getting the social keyboard accessory for this because you could use the extra keys for some other games but not sure how well that will work.
Pros Sturdy controller that just demands respect. Huge surprise in how good it performs compared to the original Xbox disastrous effort. Buttons feel right. Weight is balanced and analogue controls respond beautifully! Best controller since Mega Drive.
Cons Perhaps doesn't perform as well for one on one fighting games. But this is 2010! Not as many people play them now! Also could be seen as ridiculously expensive. Spare rechargeable batteries cost the earth too!
Summary Unless you're into Street Fighter your gonna love this controller. Even die hard Playstation fan boys have to admit that Microsoft got the controller right on release. Can be fiddly in getting it to connect to your Xbox 360 for first timers. But once you learn how to connect it you'll have little trouble in getting up to four controllers going at any given time.
The wireless controls operate seamlessly without any lag to speak of and feel just as responsive as a wired controller would. I mentioned that these controllers are darn expensive and one complaint I may have is that MS should have found a way to make all Xbox 360 controllers PC compatible to get more mileage out of the product to make up for the expensive outlay. But if you can pick one up on special by all means do so to avoid buying an inferior third party effort!
Pros Good overall feel, Best for FPSs, Solidly built, More colors available, Guide button
Cons Battery light comes on at 2/3rds power, Battery pack separate, Standard white is very plain, Innovation
Summary While I attempt to retain some sense of objectivity when reviewing video games and systems, I must admit that the xbox 360 controller is dear to my heart. Its not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but its a work of art in its own right.
The pros of the controller primarily pertain to its feel and solidity. It feels like its made from quality materials and in my own experience all of my controllers have outlasted my systems (thanks Red Rings). Concerning the palate, I like how they have finally introduced some new colors along with a few exclusive designs (ODST, gamestop exclusive, walmart exclusive etc). Delving into my own opinion now; the controler seems most adept for first person shooters, having just the right sensitivity for games like modern warfare 2 among others. Lastly, and this pertains more to a software pro, I love the guide button; when I first realized i could sit on the couch and turn my console on I was rather ecstatic. (yes, I'm that lazy) In my own defense though, I had wanted to do that ever since i saw the "on/off switch" for the gamecube's wavebird.
Moving on to the Cons now. It frustrates me that the battery pack isn't free, as with the Dual shock 3. It just seems as though if I'm going to be paying upwards of 50$ for a controller I don't also want to have to buy batteries. *this is also representative of a much more frustrating money grubbing tactic employed by Microsoft*. The battery low alternatively flashing lights also constantly seem to be on. Which irritates me to no end. Along with the colors availble earlier in the console's life cycle being painfully vanilla. Its not that much of a complaint but its distracting enough. One last caveat about the controller is the lack of any sort of motion sensing feature; although this may or may not be a con to some people depends on your personal outlook but regardless it means no new or "interesting" ways to play.
Overall I love the controller though, in my opinion its the most comfortable next generation controller available and I'm willing to put up with buying batteries and charging packs to use it.
"P.O.S. 10 chars"on by Ipaidforit
Pros none. It's an inferior product.
Cons The wireless antenna it comes with is crap, it died one minute out of the box.
Make sure you have POWERED USB or a hub, or it won't work.
Summary Don't even bother, 3 years released and no support for this. I have a powered usb hub, so not an issue there. The little wireless adapter died almost immediately, when I checked this has been a problem since 2006? and they're still selling this crap? complete waste of money, I should've bought wired or bought Logitech. At least I'd have a controller, instead of a hunk of plastic. The plastic is sturdy and didn't fall apart so I gave it a half star. BUY SOMETHING ELSE!!!!!!!
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