Product Type: Sony game controllers
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Sony Dualshock 3
Member Name: CaptainScarlet
Sony Dualshock 3
Date: 04/12/10, updated on 04/12/10 (12 review reads)
Advantages: well made
Disadvantages: not cheap
The sony dual shock controller is great to use and is well made as long as you get an official product and not a copy or cheaper version of it. I like the controller shape and style and find it easy to use.
I think the materials used are good and the controller is very responsive when I use it when gaming. I like the layout of the controller and it makes for easy use. The controller fits my hands well and is not tiring to use.
The size of the controller is good and the spaces for the analogue sticks are better placed than with the x box controllers. Thats makes the sony controller more comfortable to use when gaming. I get less hand cramps when I use these controllers and I think the feel is very good.
The plastic material used to make the controller body is long lasting and I think it has a heavy duty feel. I haven't had any problems with my controllers and they work as well as when they were new. I have dropped them but they have not been damaged in any way and work as well as they ever did.
I like the colour range you can get as well. I have both black plastic and coloured plastic versions and they both work well for me. The red controller looks great and the blue is fine too. I am not as keen on the white but it is a matter of choice I guess. Whatever the colour of the controller body they all work the same way when you use them.
The dual shock 3 controller vibrates when its being used and enhances game play to give a more realistic game. The rumble or movement from the controller changes when playing different games in different ways. I like this and I think it adapts well to the games I use it with. There are sixaxis functions for motion sensing/ activation and this gives good reliability.
The controller has a total of 19 control buttons including the 2 analogue sticks that you can click in. You can click the sticks in for different gaming options and they pop back up with no problems when released. The home button is well placed and easy to use and I like how it works.
You can charge the controller quickly. A short charge will allow a good length of game play. I haven't timed it but it seems to last well even with a short charge. You get a usb cable with the controller and can plug that in to the ps3 or any other usb port. I think thats very useful and like that feature a lot.
I would recommend the controller for use with the ps3 because it makes game play better and the whole set up is very easy to use. The controllers can sell for £39.99 in game shops but its cheaper to buy online and places like amazon have them for £32.99. I think that is a good saving.
Summary: works well
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