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- Provides easy character control in compatible games
- Wireless control untethered from PlayStation Move motion controller
- Vibration feedback is felt during specific actions
- charge the controller and automatically pair with the PS3 system via a USB cable
- Charge the controller and automatically pair it with the PS3 system via a USB cable (Type A - Mini-B)
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The PlayStation Move navigation controller pairs perfectly with the PlayStation Move motion controller, providing advanced in-game character navigation in compatible titles. Actions and commands common in advanced gaming as well as menu navigation are integrated into one untethered, wireless package. It’s one of the most advanced controllers ever created, and it’s possible only on the PlayStation 3 system.
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The Move Navigation controller is really just a Dualshock controller that's designed to fit in one hand more comfortable. As with the Dualshock, it has a joystick, four directional buttons, and the most commonly used "X" and "O" Playstation buttons all within easy reach of your thumb.
Sony designed the Move controller (wisely IMO) not to have a joystick nor directional buttons. That makes it simpler and more elegant, but it also makes certain things (such as scrolling through a menu list of options) awkward to do with the Move controller alone (although not impossible--you can navigate through menus using the Move controller alone by pressing and holding the Trigger button and moving the controller up, down, left, and right).
But so far I've found so far that just holding the Dualshock in my left hand and controlling the buttons and joystick with my left thumb is sufficient, if a little clunky, for most of what I need to do (unless you have freakishly long thumbs the "X" button will be hard to reach--but happily, pressing the "Move" button on the Move controller will do what you need in most cases).
I'd assumed that like the Wii Nunchuk the Navigation Controller would have motion control built-in so you can control the on-screen action with both hands. It doesn't. For games that require motion control using two hands, you'll need to buy a second Move Controller. Most games that support two-handed operation will also provide the option to play one-handed, but I strongly recommend getting the second Move Controller, as it makes the experience truly immersive. Gladiator Duel on Sports Champions is a great example.
As new games are created for the Move I'm sure the Navigation Controller will become more useful, especially with FPS-type games where you need to move and shoot at the same time. But if you're looking to save a little money, I'd recommend holding off on the Navigation controller for now and spending the money on a second Move controller instead until you find a game that really needs it.
If you plan to use this for PC gaming you'll also need a USB to Mini USB cable (did not come in box)
I used Pinnacle Game Profiler to assign the buttons for games I play.
Have to update the driver that windows uses with the patch found here http://xim4.com/community/index.php?topic=6408.0
Provides easy character control in compatible games
Wireless control untethered from PlayStation Move motion controller
Vibration feedback is felt during specific actions
charge the controller and automatically pair with the PS3 system via a USB cable
Charge the controller and automatically pair it with the PS3 system via a USB cable (Type A - Mini-B)
I guess the obvious comparison to make here is to said Nunchuck - but that's not really fair because they are two completely different systems. But I do have to say, Nunchuck aside, that I feel Sony should have put vibration into the Navigation controller, as well as at least a single accelerometer or motion sensor of some sort (at least, as far as I can tell, it lacks both of these things...) Ideally, all move controllers would get the orbs on top and full motion tracking too, that way you could buy this for the price of the orb topped controllers instead of having to pick up two orb controllers for some games, and one of these controllers to use with one of the orb controllers for others. Kind of feels like a ripoff.
But then again, the motion control of the PS3 is superior to that of the Wii in my humble opinion. So you get what you pay for.
In conclusion - if you have a game that can take advantage of this, it's certainly nicer than holding onto the PS3 controller and a PS3 Move controller, but if you don't have a game, or the cash to pick this up, it's not worth wasting your money. That said, the list price of the item is reasonable for what it does, and I can't complain much. As you can see, I own one. I picked it up for Heavy Rain, and I don't regret it one bit. Your mileage may vary.
A mouse is more natural and accurate for aiming but using a keyboard is clunky and uncomfortable. This controller is perfect as an alternative. Just make sure you pair it with a mouse that has sufficient buttons for all the hot keys that won't fit on this controller.
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Easy to setup and pair with