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This review is from: PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops PrecisionAIM Controller (Video Game)
I'll start off by saying I never write reviews for any products I purchase, but I feel compelled to write a review for my fellow gamers out there seeing as there are hardly any reviews for the PS3 Black Ops PrecisionAim Controller.
The controller looks and feels great. The design and graphics are really top notch. I'll even go as far as saying it feels better than a stock PS3 Dualshock controller in your hands. The L2/R2 triggers are way better than Sony's triggers and they should take a page from MadCatz book in terms of the trigger design. The red glow illuminating the analog sticks gives the controller a nice touch.
Now on to the most important aspect of the controller. How does it handle during gameplay? The analog sticks actually perform very well when they want to work. Due to the included 'lag free' (lol) usb dongle this isn't the case. The analog sticks themselves don't really have any dead zones, but it's the connection between the controller and dongle wherein lies the problem. The connection isn't always consistent therefore causing a jagged flow to the movement you're trying to accomplish on the screen. If the connection would have been wired like its Xbox360 counterpart perhaps the translation from analog sticks to screen would've been smoother. Another missed opportunity was the placement of the (2) combat buttons on the back of the controller. The buttons work great if you have really small hands. I almost have to bend my fingers on the back of the controller in a crab shape in order to even get near the buttons. They should have been placed lower so as to provide a more comfortable, ergonomic position for the way you grasp the controller.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this controller as the key features didn't really come together as I hoped. We all know if you're looking at this controller it's because you want an edge in most probably a FPS game. This isn't the controller for that added edge. Unfortunately, it was a missed opportunity and not by that much. Take it from me, as I look for every edge I can take as I have Tritton AX720 Digital Gaming Headset and Gunnar Optiks S6126/2-C004 Catalyst Shredder Digital Performance Eyewear with i-AMP Lens Technology (Crimson) for long gaming sessions and hearing all the small audio details that escape regular TV speakers.
Hope the review helps anyone that's on the fence right now. FYI: Don't bother trying the Pro EX Controller for PS3 it's worse than the Black Ops controller (really big dead zones).
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Initial post: Dec 4, 2010 7:56:13 PM PST
S. TERRY says:
I was considering this controller, thanks for your well thought out review, I will definately stay away.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2010 12:35:27 PM PST
No problem. Just glad I could help
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2010 12:54:44 PM PST
Wish i would have read this before i blew 60 bucks. Long story short, could not return it. Shiny new controller i will never use.
Posted on Feb 13, 2011 5:40:14 PM PST
Eric Blankenship says:
Kudos on the Tritton 720. I myself have the same pair and wont play without em. lol. I know this isnt about the controler, but I dont know any other gamer who had a pair and just had to comment.
Posted on Apr 18, 2011 9:04:16 PM PDT
hey,, instead of useing the wireless dongle thing (lag issues) could ya just leave the chargeing cable in and use it that way????. bit of a shame they had'nt made a wired controller for the PS3 cause i would buy it.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2011 12:47:46 AM PDT
Unfortunately, the charging cable only charges and doesn't allow the controller to communicate with the PS3.
Posted on Jul 20, 2011 4:14:21 PM PDT
Jeremy D. Paulin says:
Have you found yourself a controller that you would recommend?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2011 7:22:57 AM PDT
In my opinion, there unfortunately doesn't exist yet a 3rd party PS3 controller that is comparable to the dualshock 3 controller in terms of precision and comfortability. Until someone releases one worth the money, I personally stick with the dualshock 3 from sony.
Posted on Jun 10, 2012 10:56:17 PM PDT
S. Chhin says:
You think your 2.4ghz wifi might be interfering with the lag? Maybe turning off the wifi router and giving it a try. Good luck.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 4:42:05 AM PDT
I was hard wired. This would also defeat the purpose of buying a product if you have to shut off another product so that it may function correctly
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