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About the product
- Compatible with most PlayStation 3 games (SIXAXIS required games not supported)
- Ergonomic Design with improved trigger buttons
- 9 foot cord with Velcro tie
- Built-In vibration feedback
- Fully analog sticks, triggers and face buttons
- Ergonmic design with improved trigger buttons
- Nine foot 9 feet cord with velcro tie
- Built-in vibration feedback
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm now forced to go back to the default Sony controller, which is what I was trying to get away from in the first place. The Nyko controller worked fine for about six months, and now it's "bricked" itself. I know this controller was an aftermarket, "budget" product, but was I wrong to expect more from a manufacturer in the year 2012?
My original review is as follows:
The primary features on this controller are the L2/R2 buttons which give you just enough resistance to feel "right" when being pressed. And they're in a concave shape (like the 360's controller) which prevent your fingers from accidentally slipping off. If you're anything like me, you probably can't stand the mushy, imprecise, slippage-prone L2 and R2 buttons of the default Sony controller.
The "rightness" also applies to the face buttons and select/start buttons, which feel springy and deliver a nice popping feel, giving good feedback with every press. The body of the controller itself is ever so slightly bigger than Sony's, which allows for a more comfortable, natural-feeling grip.
However, the L1 and R1 buttons by contrast feel flimsy. The R1 button in particular has a tendency to get stuck in the "pressed" position, which actually does NOT affect performance: even when the button is stuck, my onscreen character doesn't actually fire his gun. When I actually tap the button (in its stuck position), the added pressure on the button actually makes my guy fire. This took a little time to get used to, but now I hardly notice it.
Clicking the thumbsticks (the L3 and R3 functions) takes a lot more effort than on Sony's controller; you have to really, REALLY press hard to make them click. After using the thumbsticks for a few days, though, it's become somewhat easier. Same with the D-pad; you have to press down hard for the movement to register. Tilting the sticks to move my character/pan the camera also takes some adjustment; in testing out this controller on Saints Row 3, I had to turn my camera sensitivity way down because it was simply too fast. Most games allow you to adjust camera sensitivity, so this isn't too big of an issue.
The fact this controller is wired may be a negative to some, but for me it's a positive because I don't have to keep buying batteries. Another big drawback is that you can't use the "home" button on the controller to turn on your PS3; you have to hit the physical power button on your PS3, then hit the home button on the controller to sync it to the system. Yes, you have to do this EVERY time you turn on your PS3. It's a very minor step, but if your couch is very far away from your PS3, this could get annoying. The controller has a nine-foot cable, with a Velcro strap to keep the cable rolled up if you don't need the entire nine feet (and let's face it, who would actually need all NINE feet?).
Perhaps the biggest drawback is that this controller does NOT have SixAxis controls. You read that right: if you want to play Heavy Rain or Flower, break out the default controller.
I hope this review is useful (if a bit long!), with both the pros and the cons. Overall I'm very happy with this controller, especially for only 13 dollars, as what was only supposed to be a second controller has now become my primary one.
(Please note the PS3 controller charge cord is not included with the wireless controller listed below, so that will have to be purchased as well if you do not have already.)
I recommend the "Wireless Game Controller for Sony PlayStation 3 Rumble Feature PS3 Black"
The wireless controller I just recommended is apparently only available in black, but there are cheap $2 silicon skins that fit it well and add some color and protection and are available in some different colors/designs to differentiate between different otherwise black controllers.
High Quality Premium Super Grip Glow Black Blue Silicon Protective Skin Case Cover for Sony Playstation PS3 Remote Controller
Since I received this I have not stopped using it while playing through Red Dead Redemption. And when I say playing, I mean putting it through its paces. Initially, I thought the left and right sticks were a little, "tight," but soon realized it was just something to get used to, which I did fairly quickly. In fact, with some tasks, like breaking in a horse, it was easier than my original controllers. I also noticed that all the other function keys perform as well as those on the Sony's.
Oh, if there is one thing that bugged me a little was that both the controllers I received were red. Even though the description shows a black color, Nyko indicates, "color may vary," my guess is they have a lot of colors other than black in stock and want to get rid of them. That said, the red isn't all that bad.
Overall, I am glad I gave Nyko a second chance, I will buy another, maybe try a wireless next time.
And if you're looking for a PC controller, here you go. I didn't plan on using it to play games on PC but just by chance I plugged it in and it worked. I didn't have to download anything and it worked for emulated games and Steam ones.
Seems I spoke too soon, I'm noticing a lot of things going wrong playing games on PC. Some games it works fine, others not so well. The Dpad seems to be okay for the most part, but the sticks give problems here and there. This is all just on PC however.