Xbox One Wireless Controller
It's Good (for nothing)
Don't get me wrong, these controllers feel, look, and function great. That's all well and good, BUT if they don't last, then none of that matters. I'm on my third, yes third controller, the other two I've had to get replaced. Apparently , the left analog stick is faulty. With games like Forza and FIFA that require heavy use, the sticks get stuck, and apparently something inside the controller breaks off. And I'm not the only one. Xbox message boards are littered w/ the same problems. Seriously, if I was in the market for an xbox one, I would wait until two things happen: 1) They finally get HBO Go. 2) They address this obvious manufacturing flaw. Anyway, I'm going to get back to playing some more FIFA, while I still can.
Xbox One has left me speechless.Especially with this new controller.Its everything I have ever wanted in a controller.Its comfortable,the triggers,joy sticks,and bumpers are absolutely AMAZING!It looks really nice too.Its definitely a pleasure to play with this controller.Oh,and the D-Pad on it is WAY better than the 360 D-Pad.The new one is more responsive and has more of a click than the other one.
Compared to the Xbox 360...
The Xbox 360 controller was my favorite controller until I used this one. At first, the controller felt very awkward, but after about an hour or two, my hand just seemed to fit around the controller very well. The shape is very well designed so that you actually grab the handles, instead of just kind wrap your hands around it and hope it doesn't slip. The triggers never seemed problematic to me on the 360 controller, but after I used the Xbox One, I realized how poorly designed the 360 was. They are shaped to rest your finger on it, rather than just having the tips of your fingers holding onto the triggers. The bumpers are one of my only two complaints with this controller. They are very large (even compared the the 360 controller) and the do not fit well into the controller. This is easily Microsoft's biggest design flaw with the controller. You have to push the bumper in just the right place or it wont work; about 60% of the bumpers are deadzones. And even when you press it in the right place, it doesn't give that 'click' feeling or sound to satisfy you. My next complaint, which is more of a personal preference thing, is that the joysticks have no resistance. As a person who mainly plays FPS games, this kind of hindered my aim until I got used to it, and even now, I still wish they had added at least a little bit of resistance. But I do like that the joysticks themselves are a it smaller, and their shape/design is easier to use. Other than that, the controller works very well, and pretty much the same.
I would say that this controller design definitely improved on the xbox360's controller design, it feels comfortable in your hands and, it's almost everything they said it would be. Almost is the key word because you have to be very careful with it. While I was talking to someone my little cousin got ahold of my controller and dropped it. He is only 2 years old so the max he could've dropped It from is maybe a foot and a half, maybe. Anyway my left thumb stick gets stuck so when I'm playing battlefield 4 or killer instinct it gets stuck and I run out into the open or jump for no reason
IT IS PRETTY COMFORTABLE BUT NOT LIKE HOW THE 360 ONE WAS BECAUSE THIS ONE IS A BIT SMALLER AND TENDS TO CRAMP MY FINGERS MORE QUICKLY THEN THE OLD ONE DID AND THE BUMPERS ARE KINDA TO CLOSE BUT OVERALL ITS A AMAZING CONTROLLER NUN THE LESS
Improved in some ways and downgraded in others
Firstly the controller is smaller than the Xbox 360s. This isn't necessarily a problem for me because i don't have big hands, but i do have relatively long fingers and the way the trigger buttons are placed make it very uncomfortable for me while playing. Instead of comfortably resting my index fingers on the triggers, i have to curl them up to be able to push the trigger buttons effectively. With the 360 controller I can just lay my fingers on the buttons and use them without any problems, but the Xbox One's triggers are uncomfortable for me. They could easily be perfect for someone else, just not for me. The analog sticks are smaller but are shaped like the sticks of the Chrome Xbox 360 controllers. They do not have the four bumped dashes but instead are concave and fit your thumbs nicely. The D-Pad is SO MUCH BETTER than the one of the 360 (which has been described as a quarter sitting on top of a pea) Microsoft made some needed changes to the controller but for me it isn't comfortable and luckily I didn't purchase the Xbox One but only used it at a friends house for a day.
I got one thing to say.PLAYSTATION CONTROLLER BETTER.don't even buy the xbox one with this controller because xbox one console sucks too
From far away the Xbox One Controller can be mistaken for the Xbox 360 Controller, but don't let its asymmetrical sticks and button configuration fool you. This is a proper refinement of what many gamers consider to be the best controller of the last decade. Upon holding it for your first time the first thing you'll notice is the materials feel luxurious. While still made of plastic, its balance of weight, outstanding build quality, and matte black finish give you the sense that it's something special. It helps that it's absolutely gorgeous, too.
In operation, the Xbox One Controller is remarkably comfortable to hold. The shape makes no compromises; your hand comfort is its utmost priority. The grips are shaped to facilitate well-being during long game sessions no matter what size hands you have. The trigger buttons are hooked so that when you hold them down your fingers feel secured to the controller. The centimeter or so of travel also give you some leverage for throttle control in racing games. Most noticeably, the battery pack has been integrated into the center housing. You won't have to worry about your fingers feeling uncomfortable now that the back if flush.
Best Next Gen Controller
Much much better than the PS4's lousy small bug, the controller has over 60 innovations, no more battery packk coming in the way when gaming
A solid upgrade
Microsoft did a solid upgrade to the controller the new rumble triggers are very nice and the d-pad was one of my biggest problems with the 360 but I have one major problem with the amount of money you put into the controller R&D what's with still having AA Battery.