My original controller I got with my slim 360 over 2 years ago finally gave up a few weeks ago. The LB button would barely work and the sticks where very unresponsive. It had lasted through some pretty tough punishment but I think fifa 13 was the last straw for the LB button. So luckily when I saw this controller was being released I waited until I could buy this. And I'm glad I waited.
I went into Game the day after it came out and found stacks of them on the shelf, after asking a member of staff how much they where I knew why they had so many left. £40?! As I walked to what used to be gamestation (now under the game branding too) I found the same situation. I think they must have had 20 behind the counter. So I walked down the street to Granger Games a smaller usually second hand type game store. £35 pound and they only had 2 left. Not a massive difference but I would say a 2 minute walk is worth £5. I'm not surprised Game nearly went under when they don't even bother competing on price with a shop 2 minutes walk away. There market is parents who don't know any better. No real gamers shop there any more. Sorry about that little rant back to the review.
The design is fantastic, I was slightly concerned that the UNSC eagle logo would scratch off over time, but from what I can tell it wont. Possibly it may wear away over time (kinda gross but sweaty hands may do this) but not any time soon. And even if it does your still left with a very cool translucent controller.
It reminds me of the old ps1 and ps2 translucent controllers, they where always my favourite. The best part to me is the blue light behind the guide button rather than green, I think this little difference really makes it stand out. The transforming d pad is a nice touch. And it comes with an exclusive avatar t-shirt too. If your a halo fan and you need a controller buy it, its as simple as that. But don't wait too long, they will all be sold eventually even at Game.