PS3 Afterglow Controller
I love Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2
My favorite system is the Playstation 3 and the game that i love is Black Ops.
I bought the afterglow controller about 2 weeks ago and i have not found any problems with it. For the price, it is a very good piece of equipment. The glow was very bright at first and slightly distracting but I quickly adjusted. Also there is a button on the back to turn the glow off, turn the rumble on and to turn both off. This controller is is slightly different from the normal sixaxis ones that come with the PS3. The L2 and R2 buttons are more like the xbox controller in that they curve out, making it easier to grip. The left stick and the D-pad also switch places. That took some time to get used to but after a few matches of Modern Warfare 2 I got the hang of it. The cable that came with it was long enough so I could keep my Playstation where it was. One bad thing was that it didn't work with some games that required the sixaxis controller but I got this as a spare so it wasn't a major issue. All in all it is a good controller for the price. It does what the Sony controllers do but with some flare and a cheaper price.
Overall Quality Product
I purchased one of these controllers for my PC (in blue). It was detected as an Xbox360 controller without issue. I use it primarily for driving as a kb/mouse just doesn't cut it for me. It's been in use for several months without issues. Feels good in your hand, decent weight. I wouldn't suggest throwing it at a wall though. The switching of the controller stick/pad set up is no big deal. If you can't adapt you fail. I discovered an interesting feature that I haven't seen mentioned. My LED's were not lighting up. While trying to figure out the problem I noticed a button on the bottom of the controller. Thinking it was some form of reset button and hoping it would fix my problem, I pressed it. Lo and behold it was a switch to turn the LED's On/Off. Amazing! If your LED's are not working, depress the switch on the bottom and see if that doesn't fix it.
Waste of CA$H
I figured I would give this controller a shot. What the heck, right? WRONG! I found the controller relatively comfortable. I was immediately frustrated when I used it on COD4, the lights were somewhat of a distraction and the controller's response is poor at best. Here is the break down of what I found wrong with this controller: 1. Lights are a gimmick and a distraction. 2. L2 and R2 are set at a 45 degree angle and can only comfortably be used with your middle fingers. 3. L2 and R2's spring is quite a bit firmer than what I am used to. 4. L2 and R2 do not begin to register AT ALL until they are pressed 1/2 of the entire distance of what I believe to be 3/4 of an inch. (remember the springs are firm and set at a 45) 5. The sticks do not register until they are 1/3 of the way which gave it a slingshot effect making sneaking up on your prey (walking) all but impossible. On a lighter note, if you're willing to look past all of that, it's corded so you don't have to worry about batteries!
Great for PC gaming
I bought this as a cheaper replacement controller since dualshock3 still costs like $55. It works great, thought the extra dongle you need to plug into the ps3 was annoying UNTIL I plugged this into my PC and the driver installed instantly and it worked great. 10 million times better than that gutwrenchingly bad motioninjoy driver required for using an official sony dualshock 3 on a pc. I will buy 3 more of these for the simple fact that they beat the carp out of that mindblowingly terrible motioninjoy driver.
Not the best of choices.
This controller has some good things to it. yes sure it glows, but the glow after a while shines into your eyes and that messes you up on a game. Yea sure it has a great price and its so good, but only for so long. Within a month my controller was litterally breaking apart. I mean the handles busting into,buttons sticking, it sucked. People may say this controller is great but it really isnt. Although if your looking for a way to just get by u could get this controller. Trust me though it will only be so good for just so long. So guys srry to say but if u plan to buy this your wasting ur money in my opinion but a good controller would be the Logitech cordless precission controller, sure it takes up a usb place and sure it has bad signal but if u got a clear view with the playstation, then you will honestly have no prob. Its very durable, the buttons dont hang, Its a great controller for someone who cant really afford one.
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING
There are many problems with this controller, but to star i just have to say that it starts off ok but as it ages many more problems start. 1. Button response is very late, for example i played COD WAW with it and it just wouldn't work, the back triggers only work when you pushed them down all the way not like the Dualshock 3 controller where you could just ligtly push and it would fire, it is much much harder. 2. As it ages maybe a few days or maybe a month or 2 the buttons start to lock and you cant really push them in anymore. 3. When you buy the controller there is some grip on the back and that starts to shed off as well. 4.The back triggers can really only be used with the middle fingers, if you use them with your pointers it will take to much time to switch back and used the face buttons. I only used this controller maybe 8 times and these problems already started take my word and don't buy this controller only buy it if your life depends on it
A good Controller.
I wanted another controller for my PS3 for when I have friends over so, i got the afterglow. I got it because it looked cool and it was way cheaper than the Dual Shock 3. Sure, it's wired and the DS3 isn't, but they give you a long wire. when I got home, I tried it out. I first tried it out on Blur, and the L2 and R2 buttons are a little different than the DS3's, but they worked great on blur. Then I tried it on world at war, and i noticed that the L1 and R1 buttons were a little unresponsive, but it rarely happened. I tried it on other games like bad company 2 and the force unleashed, its a great controller. The L1 button actually came off on mine, but i stuck it back in and it never came out again. This controller is smaller than the Dual Shock 3, but it is very easy to get used to. It has grips on the bottom of the controller where you hold it, so your hands won't slip off. It comes in Red, Blue, Green, and white. I got mine in green, and it has a really cool glow to it. if you don't like the glow you can turn it off. There are 3 different modes: Afterglow, Afterglow with Rumble, and no Afterglow. I recommend this controller to anyone who doesn't want to pay a big load of cash for a Dual Shock 3.
Very low quality controller
I bought this controller about 3 weeks ago and to tell you the truth I am very dissapointed. First off the controller is made with low quality plastic. I dropped the controller on my carpet floor and the L2 button broke off. Then a few days later the plastic controller started coming apart. Second, this controller is not for PS3 owners it has the button layout of a Xbox 360 controller. Third, you see in the picture that the controller is very bright and has a amazing glow. That is also wrong the controller light as actually very dim and the lights short out within a week. Fourth the spring in the controller is very low quality. My R1 button spring broke 2 days after i got it and now if I play a shooting game it shoots non stop. So would I recommend somebody this controller absolutey not.
excellent 3rd party controller
i purchased the ps3 afterglow controller about three weeks ago and it had been one of the better ones i have had. PROS- LED lights, responsive face buttons, excellent analog sticks, decent d pad, good bumpers and triggers- the triggers are pointing out, like actual triggers!!!, and it is very durable. CONS- the controller is a bit smaller in my hands than i expected- but not a huge problem, and it is wired- again, not a big deal, at least for me. if you don't wanna pay 55 bucks for a sony controller (like me), then the afterglow, which sells for 30 bucks, is definitely one of my top choices. P.S.- if you buy it online, the color is chosen randomly, so i would suggest buying it at an actual store.- unless you dont care about the color. (the colors are blue, as shown, green, red, orange, and purple).