Product Type: Sony game controllers
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As kick-ass as ever
Sony Dualshock 3
Member Name: Peppers515
Sony Dualshock 3
Date: 19/06/10, updated on 20/06/10 (9 review reads)
Advantages: Six-axis means that forcoming accessories can be better.
Disadvantages: Possibly the L2 and R2 triggers
If your a gamer, this shape should (and probably is) engraved into your mind, it's the Sony Playstation controller. Since the PS1's launch, it has been regarded as one of the most inivative, comfortable and best controllers. Hence why we are 16 years down the line, and not much has changed, which is a good thing. The same exelent button layout, the vibration fuction returns for this verson of the controller for the PS3. Even though this shape hasn't really changed other than the addition of the analogue sticks, Sony still manages to come up with more things to add to it. The best of these new aditions is the Six-Axis fuction, allowing you (in games that support it) to tilt the controller around to make things happen. I feel that this function should be an option in all racing games as it works perfectly. I used the fuction on Motorstorm, one of the launch titles for the game, and it was brilliant. The only thing that is wrong with the controller, is the new L2 and R2 buttons, well, I say buttons, i mean triggers. Basicly, they have just left it button shaped, but hinged at the front and cut away the bottom. To be honest though, they arn't that bad, you get used to them as they have a small enough resistance to be ablt to be pushed down easy, but not so little that they have no feel. But i'm a massive granturismo fan, so i'm fine using the buttons (which are also analogue on this controller) However,you can buy propper triggers that clip over the existings ones if you want 360 style triggers. There is an added feature that sort of makes up for it's high price tag, the fact that, unlike the 360 and wii controler, this doens't require batteries. To charge it, you just plug it into the front of the PS3 via a USB cable. A simple idea, but very covenient.
Summary: As kick-ass as ever
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