Top positive review
The best controller I've ever used.
17 May 2018
The dualshock 4 is a controller that, in one swift stroke, deftly fixes virtually all of the traditional problems I (and others) had with prior generations of Playstation controller. Whilst I've always enjoyed the Playstation platform, the comfort of it's controller was always a big issue for me, especially after the original XBOX was released with the brilliant S Controller. Going back to using the Dualshock after using the Controller S was a shock, it made me realise just how uncomfortable it was to use for some games.
It's a relief then that for this new generation the Dualshock controller has become perhaps the most ergonomically pleasing and comfortable controllers I have ever used. Every issue I had, from the triggers, proportions and grip have all been fixed and perfected in this controller. It is that good.
There are two downsides though. The first is the touchpad, it's a gimmick and awkward to use. Thankfully it's use isn't mandatory in most of the games I've played. The other? The lightbar. Even though software updates have allowed you to dim the brightness it is still too bright and frequently is visible reflecting off my T.V. when a dark image is displayed, thus ruining immersion. Hopefully these issues will be resolved with the Dualshock 5 when the Playstation 5 is released.
Overall, this is a wonderful controller that has put Playstation on top of the mountain for console controller ergonomics and usability.