PS3 Raven Wireless Controller
It is great for the price
it is a great controller for the price. It has a soft feel to it. You can switch the bumpers for FPS games. And it is egronomanic
Alright for the price.....
I bought this controller for a second controller when playing with somebody else locally. The design of the controller is somewhat questionable cosmetic wise. I for one like the way the controller looks, but some people think the controller is ugly. The controller is basically a flat rectangle (think nes gamepad, just a bit taller) with a sort of jet streamline like handles. The little hook at the end of the handles make the controller a bit easier to handle. The rubbery matte finish on the controller feels soft yet firm at the same time making for a comfortable texture to hold. The cons I find with controllervare more of an annoyance, but can be looked past most ofvthe time. The R1 and L1 buttons are a bit hard to press , almost feeling like a stretch to reach them. This makes games like the Ubcharted series difficult to play because these buttons are your aim and shoot buttons. Luckily there is a switch on the back that you can use to switch R1/L1 with R2/L2 which fixes that problem. The joysticks are a bit stiff though, and I did find this hard playing the Uncharted series. It doesn't effect too much, but it was a lot more difficult to successfully pull off head shots. All in all, if you can look past the slightest little design flaw the I would recommend this controller. Probably not great for online play with games like Modern Warfare and Black Opts, but a decent 3rd party controller non the less. Because of those slight flaws, and the fact that it isn't cosmetically friendly to everybody I give this controller a 7.5 to an 8.3.
Stay away from this.
I bought this controller because I have trouble playing with the DS3, it's too small for my hands and I can't stand the convex analog sticks and triggers. At first I was extremely happy with this controller, it has a matte black finish, so it doesn't get covered in finger prints and it just felt great when I held it.
At the time I was playing Mortal Kombat, and noticed that the D-Pad was nowhere near as good or responsive as the DS3. In fact, I often had to press the buttons extra hard just for a response. I wasn't terribly worried about this, because I primarily play FPS on my PS3 and didn't have problems with MK using the DS3.
When I went to try it out on Killzone 3, I felt something wrong in the analog sticks, it didn't matter how far I moved the sticks, they always moved at full speed in-game. I would slowly press the stick trying to line up that perfect headshot, and my reticle would jump all the way across the screen. I figured it may have just been the game, so I tried it out with Mass Effect 2 as well as Black Ops and had the same issue.
I ended up returning the controller just a few hours after purchasing it, and I'm stuck with the DS3 until someone makes a 3rd party controller that works.
great controller feels great works great easy to use but the only setback is you cant turn the ps3 on with it
batman called he wants he baterrang back
by far this is the worse most ugly controller ever and worse it failed to charge are all third party controllers going with bad battery designs or what
Have not had any problems quality is top notch with this controller. It is priced right and the quality is tops. Every button is responsive and works perfect. the only thing I wish was a blue tooth connection instead of the of the usb dongle. I have always had nyko products and if you have any problems with their stuff they will go out of their way to fix it.
Broken Out Of Box!! UGH!!!!
I was so happy when i saw this that i spent my last bit of money on it.had rumble, sixaxis, rechargeable battery i was happy for what it had for the price i paid. i payed $35 plus tax. when i first held it in my hand i was very pleased.. it was comfortable and has a smooth rubber feeling. triggers are rubber style. after i started pressing the buttons on it my thoughts all changed.. i felt the r1, l1 buttons were bad(felt like 360 lb,rb buttons)<---- hate with a passion!! should have been like the dualshock.. with triggers i was thinking maybe this could help more with shooting games but then pushed down the triggers and they felt worn out and a little to high. so i go and try it finally thinking that i just could get used to the feeling.. then i got mad, i realized that the left analog stick was broken.. i couldnt press down L3 button while moving the stick forward so i cant sprint in my FPS games.. i will be returning this tomorrow and buy a used dualshock 3
I bought this controller because i recently switched from playing xbox to ps3 and i figured this controller would be great since it is the same lay out as the xbox counterpart. I was wrong. I bought this and killzone 3 the same day and it was going fine until the r1 button felt extremely hard to push which so happens to be the fire button on killzone.... If you don't want to get destroyed at video games don't get this controller...
a BIG letDOWN
i ordered this controller from gamestop earlier this year. i thought that it was going to be my next go to controller. right when i opened the box, the controller felt really nice in my hands. it had a matte finish like the ps3 slims, all of the buttons looked nice and shiny, and it was made like an xbox 360 controller. when i started playing with it, i noticed some problems.- the dead zones on this controller are HUGE. that means, i had to move the analog stick about a centimeter before (whatever i was controlling on the screen) it moved.- not good. next, the circle, x, triangle, and square buttons were all very unresponsive. (when i pressed them, it didn't have that snap-back feel like the sony controllers do.) also, the analog sticks were very tough to move around. this controller went from a superhero to a third string side kick very quickly. which is why i returned it the next day.
THE RAVEN CONTROLLER IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not only is this controller appealing, but it works fantastically. If I could go back in time and had a choice to pick this or an ordinary controller I think you would already know what I would most definitely choose!!!!!!!!!!!!