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Great for casual gaming, not so much for competitive
on August 22, 2012
So first off I'd like to mention that the New Harbor and the BestDealUSA nunchucks are exactly the same (which is why I'm leaving the same review on both pages). I bought 3 nunchucks from different vendors here on amazon to try and see which aftermarket one is the best, but these 2 ended up being the same. I'm still waiting on the one from UnitedIntegral, and I'll update this review if it ends up being the same too. They shipped from different locations, but they come in the exact same packaging, and behave the same.
They look great and at first glance behave exactly like an OEM nunchuck controller would. If you ever play competitively though (think brawl), this is not the nunchuck you want to use. The delta on the joystick is a little off, meaning that you either leap forward or barely move most times. This can be a nightmare for those that use tilt attacks consistently in brawl. Also, sometimes the direction will randomly flip. There have been countless times where I try to dodge left but end up dodging right.
The look and feel of them is almost exactly that of an OEM nunchuck. The joystick is a little stiff at first but I actually like that, it makes it feel new. The C and Z buttons on the back are sliiiiiightly lower quality than the OEM ones, but definitely do the job. In general, the joystick feels sturdy, but for some reason does not feel like it will last as long as the one that came with the wii.
Since about 70% of my time on the wii is spent playing brawl, I'll probably end up buying an OEM nunchuck. It's still very possible to play with this one, but the small irregularities annoy me enough to need to spend a little more. I'll let my opponents use these ones, haha.