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A vast improvement, but aggressive button bashers beware.
on 26 March 2015
Item received free with my PS3 purchase on 15th September 2013, pictures taken and review done on 26th March 2015.
I gave one pair of these triggers to a friend and kept one pair for my own controller, both pairs have now been in use for over 18 months and are all in like new condition.
The triggers are very easy to fit and snap into place with the minimum of effort, despite the additional size they are comfortable and reasonable natural to use and do not require much time to become accustomed too.
I have found them to be overall a marked improvement when compared to just the standard PS3 controller buttons, but where they shine is obviously during FPS games and they do make a highly noticeable improvement on gameplay.
I consider myself to be a rather tactile gamer when it comes to the sticks and triggers, keeping my fingers close to the buttons on my controller and making soft presses of buttons. I suppose this comes from playing lots of flying, racing and stealth games on the console, Soft partial movement of the triggers or sticks is often better than snap full presses. As a result I have never had a trigger ever fall off during gameplay.
My friend however is not a tactile gamer and mostly plays FPS games. Now while I do not see him every day I do see him most Friday nights for some local multiplayer gaming and can state from seeing him in action that he is far more aggressive with his controller, he keeps his fingers further away from the buttons and always snaps full presses of the sticks and triggers. During the time I have seen him play he has lost a trigger at least 4 maybe 5 times during gameplay, as I only see him playing once a week it is fair to say it obviously happens to him at home, so you can easily double that number.
Both of us have lost triggers when not playing, even the shortest drop of the controller on a hard floor will cause at least one trigger to come flying off, no where near as bad on carpet with underlay, but wooden floors, laminate even carpet tiles you will need to get into a habit of being carful not to intentional or accidently drop the controller on the floor.
That being said all triggers after all this time still look like new and are not showing any signs of damage to either the triggers or the controller buttons, and they are not exactly hard to put back on. They are strangely rather difficult to try and remove intentionally.
For FPS games nothing beats the 360 triggers, however the PS3 controller with these triggers I find better for almost all other types of games, especially racing and flying games.