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Analogue sticks = bad
on 29 February 2012
Let's start with the good:
1.It's plug-and-play, so no faffing around installing drivers/software- you can get directly to playing
2. The quality of the buttons seem above-average
3. For those who prefer a PlayStaiton-styled controller, it's a done-deal
4. The buttons are numbered, so when you are editing controls in-game, you can recognise which buttons are which (e.g. in F1 2011)
Now onto the bad, when it comes to gamepads, the main thing above all I look for is the precision in control of the analog sticks, unfortunately this gamepad let me down. Please give a me a moment to explain:
No movement is recognised on the analogue sticks until they are moved approx 1/3 of the way across. Now why might this be pose a problem for gamers?
For racing games, there might be a slight turn in the track, so you would slightly move the analogue stick to make a smooth turn; however with this gamepad you are unable to make that small change in input as it is not picked up, and when you do reach the threshold where input is recognised by the gamepad, it adds WAY too much steering input. I hope I have made this as clear as possible to understand. This can also pose a problem if you use this pad for First Person Shooters
For those like me who prefer precision in their analogue input when playing racing games/first person shooters, I STRONGLY recommend buying the Xbox 360 Controller for PC, it's definitely worth the extra £10.
Another negative is that the controller does seem a bit too small for adult-sized hands.
Summing up the positives + negatives based on importance, I give this product 3-stars. Bad for precision gamers, very good for beginners.