Top positive review
Better than Elite Controller, BY FAR.
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2018
I have owned a SCUF One, the Microsoft Elite Contoller, and now the Razer Wolverine Ultimate and I can honestly say this has become my favorite controller.
I cannot speak bad about the SCUF other than the fact my paddles kept breaking and I had to replace them often. It wasn’t major, but it was annoying. Even still, the SCUF ranks better than the Elite being that I had it for over 2 years with HEAVY use (Destiny, Halo 5) and the only issue was the paddles breaking over time.
The reason I upgraded to the Elite is because I wanted to move from 2 paddles to 4. The Elite fit the bill, and I did not have to wait for my controller to be made, I was able to hit a local GameStop and pick one up that day.
Initially I was excited, but I’ve had pretty much every known problem with my Elite. My left bumper broke (search for elite bumper repair kit—-its so common that multiple sellers have repair kits for the bumpers!), my sticks became very loose (inexcusable considering I had the SCUF more than twice as long and never experienced that issue), and the grip panels on the controller began to peel—so annoying that I finally just removed them altogether. I bought the controller in april of 2017 and while it was still usable when I purchased the Razer in Jan ‘18, I would NOT say the quality was at all worth the price tag. The SCUF FAR surpassed the Elite in this category.
Now for the Wolverine Ultimate.
So far I can tell you that this is my favorite controller. I can’t speak for the durability or quality over time yet, but the controller FEELS like it’s actually going to last. I will update my review at different intervals and update on this.
The buttons are super responsive (light touches to the ABXY buttons will active them), and they feel more like a mouse click than the squishy feeling you get from the regular Xbox controllers (Elite and even SCUF included being that it uses the body of a regular one controller)
The hair triggers work as well or better than the offering on the Elite, and I do prefer them over the Hair Trigger Lock system my SCUF One used. I’m not sure if Scuf has made improvements in this area with their newer controller (Infinity?) but even the Elite controller was preferable to what was on my Scuf. The Wolverine pretty much exactly the way the Elite does, and it does decrease the trigger travel a great deal.
NOTE: I did NOT have issues with the hair triggers being a problem like I did with my Scuf and even elite (I had to calibrate the triggers being in hair trigger mode using the software on Xbox). So far I have played PUBG and Halo 5. Some games need the trigger to travel more than some hair trigger systems allow to register (thus it needing to be calibrated for the Elite—no option for this on the SCUF OR Wolverine). Once again, though, I have had no issue with the Wolverine not registering on a game yet.
The top paddles I thought would be an adjustment—but other than retraining my brain, they are very easy and “natural” to use. The bottom 4 are excellently placed and are quite easy to access using your middle and ring ringers, eliminating the need for your fingers to ever leave the sticks. I have opted to use the default buttton mapping (X and Y On left and right top paddles, A and B on the first 2 of 4 bottom paddles, and the using the bottom left paddle for FOCUS And the bottom right for AGILE).
I’m not going to explain to you what FOCUS and AGILE do because that’s available to you elsewhere, just know that once you get used to the controller and the idea of having it—it is a game changer! More precision or speed as you need it at your fingertips? Yes please.
If you’re alrwady considering this controller this should be a sign that you should give it a try.
I decided to because I used a Razer copperhead Mouse when I PC gamed back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth (Quake 2), and was always very happy with it. I’m glad I decided to try the Wolverine, it has not disappointed yet.