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Namco NeGcon PlayStation Controller

Platform : PlayStation
4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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  • Platform:   PlayStation
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00004TMOQ
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 11.4 x 6.8 cm ; 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Before I begin talking about what this controller plays like, let's first have a look at it. You'll notice that it has no analogue sticks, something which was common "back in the day" for controllers. The PS1 really did a good job of making them popular on future consoles, otherwise we'd still be using those stiff PC joysticks today to play some Banjo-Kazooie, or whatever's the latest trend. It also lacks two triggers, but they feel comfortable and most importantly, responsive. When you press them down, one wonders how far they go before you get your hand inside the controller itself! They feel spongy, same with the two red buttons. I like that. The two black buttons are the equivilants of "X" and "Triangle", believe it or not, however in some racing games you might use the triggers to accelerate or the lower-red button. The D-pad feels stiff, takes some getting used to, but you'll rarely use it.

The main innovation of this controller is how one steers, and I say that because this pad is pretty much only used for racing games. One has to twist the controller, and depending on how sudden or soft one "twists", the vehicle will steer left or right rapidly or slowly. You wouldn't believe how responsive, how fluent the control is.

In fact, I actually feel in control. And that's a rare thing in Playstation 1 games; that there's little camera and movement control, as well as a lack of immersion too. Playing Ridge Racer with this game makes me feel as though I'm in the game, and as 90s as that sounds, it's true.

Let's talk about how it handles. For one thing, it blows the original controller out of the water. It may seem daunting to use this new controller, but it made my first impression a final impression.
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I am totally enthralled by this controller. I saw it for the first time in some old playstation magazines when I was a kid and I totally second Nvidia's comment: it looked interesting but not worth buying.

I eat my words now, because this controller is fantastic! when you twist it doesn't fight you, and becomes almost part of you as you race in your anti-grav ship. It also feels strangely futuristic, inventing a new way to control games, particularly games such as the WipEout franchise.

The shoulder buttons and the two red buttons stick out at about 5-7mm, and at first feel a bit spongy, but this allows for an analogue touch allowing creating a trigger button feel for your weaponry. They also add a very direct control towards acceleration and deceleration. The shoulder buttons feel the same, and are great for airbraking!

Overall, this controller was worth all the hype I was building up on it, and exceeds my expectations in every possible way! Very happy with this purchase, and I even received it the next day boxed and sealed for £12! Excuse me for a while, I got a lot of racing to do.......
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I have used this controller for the following series': Gran Turismo, Ridge Racer, Ace Combat, Wipeout, Colin McRae, Moto Racer, V Rally, Destruction Derby.

For almost all of these I prefer this controller to the original PS1 controller or to the Dual Shock. The games that work best are the ones that allow for the most customization... such as Gran Turismo and Ridge Racer, those two series in particular play ammmaaazingly well with this controller, they give the cars a much more nimble and also flexible feel to them.

What can I say? This controller is truly brilliant, experimental and unique. It's rather old now but still providing a new means of control, the turning function has a great feel to it, the I, II, L and R buttons sadly don't feel as good as the twisting function but the fact that their analogue is incredible and really adds to most games (especially Gran Turismo, being able to slowly step on break really helps).

This is a unique controller that truly transforms the way you play in a positive way (especially the Ridge Racer series) and is highly recommended to the curious out there, it's a shame this controller didn't receive more coverage than it did, easily one of my favourite controllers.
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When I first saw the controller in the shops back in 1997, I had taken one look at it and thought it was weird and it looked kind of complicated (was more used to standard controllers back then), but since from back then to now I decided to buy one and see for myself how good it was.

Well first of all when I held the controller, it felt about the same weight as the Dual Shock Controller, so then I decided to start testing it and the game of choice was Wip3out SE, since that was the only game that came to mind at the time that is neGcon compatible.

When I started to use the controller, it's turning ability felt more easier and more accurate than the Analogue sticks on the official controller, but the lack of vibration feedback wasn't an issue for me as it wasn't all that important, also I found it extremely easy to twist the controller and use the D-pad at the same time and also because the buttons marked as I, II, L and R are analogue makes turning sharp corners and controlling acceleration more easier, so overall it makes the Wipeout experience feel alot better and more enjoyable and also should be the same for other racing games as well.

So anyone looking for an alternative controller for the Playstation for racing games then look no further than this, once you have bought it and used it, you will not be disappointed and you won't go back to the Dual Shock controller again.
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