DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
Prepare for the next generation!
This controller has a firm grip so it can't slide off of your hands. It has a built in touch screen that also acts as a button which I wonder what the game developers will use this feature for. It also has a built in light to indicate whether its charging or whether its turned on. The analog sticks and the triggers have a better grip and has the triggers curved to make it easier for fast reflexes. In my opinion I would say that Sony has done a outstanding job with this controller and console. Not to mention that the controller is cheap and has a great value for it. I would rate this controller a 10/10.
Pretty good, but...
The ps4 controller... it fits in your hands pretty well, has an excellent d-pad and L1/R1 buttons, the features work well on it, but the build quality is in question. After a while, your triggers start to squeak, and only after 30 minutes of usage (like in a racing game,) the triggers start to hurt your fingers, which is bad. You can't scoot the controller back without activating the triggers either. The thumbsticks also start to tear off eventually. People have a problem with the battery life, but I don't think it's too bad. I think Sony needs to update the controller... but if they have, they never told us, which doesn't surprise me at all, it's what they do. You can download a program to use it on your pc, wirelessly if your pc supports bluetooth, which is pretty cool. The controller speaker on it is hit or miss, usually because it's not that useful. It also has volume problems in games, (probably the game's fault) because of the very loud sound that can startle you at times...
As the days go by the PS4 gets closer and closer to its launch. The system will be great and so will the object that we are going to be holding for the next 6 years or so. The Dualshock 4. The Dualshock 3 has been recreated in an innovative idea. The controller has been recreated in size by making it bulkier for people who have bigger hands. Sony has redone the R2 and L2 controls making them triggers instead of round buttons. They added a new feature called the share button which lets you share your videos of gameplay just by pressing the button. It records your last 30 seconds of gameplay and uploads it to your Facebook or twitter I believe. The new coolest feature about the controller is the touch pad. In some games it will tell you to touch the touch pad to do certain objectives such as touch the pad to smash something, finger print, etc. These are the features that come equipped with the Dualshock 4. Let's hope that the release date for the PS4 comes quick so we can all be playing with the best controller out there.
Literally the Perfect Controller
The Dualshock 4 has it all. The wider grips and improved ergonomics fit the hand perfectly. The added triggers are snug against the fingers, and have been tweaked to the optimal amount of springiness that just feels right. The buttons are clicky and responsive, and the D-Pad is as refined and perfect as ever, but with slight scoops to fit your thumb better. The light bar is a sleek and cool way to identify your player number in local multiplayer games, and otherwise serves as a slight immersion enhancer as many games utilize it for environmental lighting while gaming in the dark. The rumble capabilities are also greatly enhanced, with multiple motors allowing for precise feedback with a variety of different textures depending on context in gameplay. The touch pad is innovative and intuitive, and the way it is used in games so far is smart, not pushy and annoying. Last but not least, those incredible new analog sticks - now recessed to cradle your thumb, they have a nice rubber texture that provides grip, comfort, and control. They also feature highly refined precision with vastly smaller dead zones and higher resistance, to where they feel sublime. They are so good, in fact, and so accurate, that many developers are removing aim assist from their shooter games because it is no longer needed. Toss in support for any 3.5mm headset (meaning even iPhone headsets can work, reducing cost and increasing availability for chat to everyone), and the built in speaker which hasn't been used quite yet, and you have one perfect, revolutionary controller that aces any genre. With peak responsiveness, control, precision, and intuitive features, this controller will suit everything, from fighting, to RPGs, to yes, shooters. One controller to rule them all - Dualshock 4.
Controller Triggers break easily
After almost 2 months of careful use with the controller, mainly with first person shooters, i discover during a game that my R2 button is broken. It is obviously a design flaw with the triggers being very fragile and there is nothing you can do about it besides contacting sony or going out and buying another controller. I love my PS4 very dearly but this just makes me mad. I do recommend the ps4 and the controller but sony needs to step up to the plate and fix this problem because i know many more people are experiencing this problem.
My Controller review
This controller is great, but since I have been playing a lot of FPS games, my left trigger seems to squeak now. Overall it is a great controller to use and it is pretty cool to look at.
Great design, horrible analog rubber quality
I have had the PS4 for 2 weeks now and both of my controllers, one that came with the console and another bought separately, are starting to become disappointments. The rubber on the analog sticks are starting to wear off and even torn. It's so annoying that it's better off without the rubber. It's a shame. I love everything else about the controller.
A New Controller for a New Generation
With the next generation of PlayStation coming up I picked up my "player 2" Dualshock 4 controller so I could finally see, hold, feel and experience this new controller. As someone who has been with PlayStation since the PSone this controller is definitely different. / The new design naturally rests in your hands. The LED light is gorgeous, The RE-redesigned L2 and R2 buttons are certainly an improvement. It feels more natural and no longer will you accidentally fast-forward or rewind a show you are watching on Netflix or Hulu. the analog sticks are farther apart and the newly concave rubber will require some getting used to. I also am looking forward to finally take full advantage of the controller's touch pad ,share button, and options button. / If you are a Sony or PlayStation lover and just cannot wait to experience this controller for yourself, go out and get one now! Overall the redesigned controller is definitely a joy to use.
What I wanna know is if the red and blue ones are going to be available in the US at launch. I know they are in Europe but I haven't heard anything about the US. I'm going to get an extra controller at launch either way but I like having different color controllers just in case one stops working for whatever reason down the road I can easily just tell if it is the black one, or the red one, and so on.
Solid Controller/Joysticks fall apart quickly
This controller design is quite the upgrade from the Dualshock 3 but because of the additional ridges on the joysticks the rubber cover on them becomes loose and then proceeds to fall apart within days of consistent play.