Xbox One Wireless Controller
Well, they've done it once again. The 360 controller was always referred to as THE gaming controller and all around best controller for gaming. The Xbox One controller takes what they had for the 360, and improves upon it EVEN MORE! The textured grip around the thumbsticks is AWESOME! The rumble motors in the trigger, while at first skeptical, are amazing as well. You have to experience them in a game in order to realize how much of a game changer this is. Overall, this controller is definitely worth it.
Good, but not flawless.
It's a good controller, don't get me wrong. But when the batteries start falling out of the controller because the things inside come loose, that's where I get upset. It was never dropped or handled "roughly". And apparently Microsoft only covers "hardware and parts" for 90 days (the console itself is for a year, however). Therefore, I have to pay out of my own pocket to get it fixed AND shipped to them when it should've been working and functioning fine in the first place. Overall, it's a great controller and it fits well in my tiny hands (although I do wish it were a bit smaller), but they really need to take care of their manufacturing quality.
Everything you love without taking anything away.
Obviously when you look at the sleek design of this new controller you'll see a lot in common with the 360 controller. This is a very good thing. The 360 controller was a God among gaming peripherals and this new controller only improves. Not only does its looks just stun you with wonder at how a simple device could be so gorgeous, but it just feels better, the added feedback built into the controller will make upcoming games truly come alive for us gamers.
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.
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.
The Best Controller
This is the best controller I have ever held , it feels like it was made for my hands. I own a 360 and ps3 and preferred the xbox controller slightly due to the left stick being higher making fit better in your hand. I didn't think the could improve it that much but they did. The triggers make no sound and are molded for your fingers. Also, the analog stick are slightly smaller which gives you a better grip. The D-pad also has a much improved feel to it. If you are buying an xbox one you will be more than pleased.
Can't go back to the 360
Yeah thats right, this controller feels and handles so great that I feel clumsy with the 360 controller. I almost forget that I am actually using a controller sometimes, when I wanna do something, the controller lets me do it! (exception: Battlefield 4)
Tried it with demo game at show.
Best controller. Comfortable, better than 360 controller, vibration feedback and good design. Overall a well made controller. Xbox one will be awesome! 15 or more exclusive.
The best gaming controller ever!
I picked up an extra Xbox One controller today, and simply put, the Xbox One controller is the best gaming controller I have ever held in my hands. Now, before I continue, I just want to say that I have been playing video games almost all my life and I have held various types of gaming controllers including: SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, Playstation 2, Xbox, and Xbox 360. I am a huge Xbox fan, but I sincerely tried my best to be as honest as I could with this review and give as much information as possible. Begin the review...now. When I became the owner of an Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 controller became my favorite controller of all time. It was precise, it was well built, and it was comfortable to hold in my hands. Well, Microsoft basically took the Xbox 360 controller and made it twice (if not more) as good. The Xbox One controller is so well designed, built, and comfortable, that I almost wonder if I shall enjoy the Xbox 360 controller nearly as much as I used to. So, what makes the Xbox One controller so much better than the already awesome Xbox 360 controller? Well, to begin, the Xbox One controller is lighter than the Xbox 360 controller. No, this isn't bad. This is actually quite good. After holding the controller for a while, it almost feels as though you aren't even holding anything in your hands and in my opinion, it only further enhances the experience. Secondly, the analog sticks are smaller and more comfortable than the previous controller. I have heard some complaints about the size of the analog sticks and the so called "sandpaper" outskirts of the controller, but I personally don't feel too much of a difference in size and texture and I enjoy the feel of them more than the original analog sticks. My hands are somewhat small, but even if you have bigger hands, I think that the analog sticks would still be comfortable. I have also heard some complaints about the analog sticks being too "loose" and moving all over the place. I don't really think the analog sticks are "loose." They feel normal and don't feel that delicate. In fact, I think they are quite satisfying in terms of navigation and mobility. Next, we have the triggers and bumpers. These are probably one of the best features about the Xbox One controller because they make virtually no noise when you press/squeeze them and they feel very smooth to the fingers. They are also much closer together, and thus, they are very easy to use and doesn't require too much effort to access. Next, we have the D-Pad. Like the triggers, the D-Pad has been modified greatly. I didn't care for the D-Pad all that much on the Xbox 360 controller because it didn't feel right and was too much of a hassle to navigate menus with it. However, with the new Xbox One controller, the D-Pad actually feels like it has a purpose and it feels like it will be far more useful for navigating menus on the Xbox One (if you choose not to use the Kinect). Finally, the last major improvement I see on the Xbox One is the removal of the battery casing on the back of the Xbox 360 controller. Instead of having a cover for batteries on the Xbox One, the batteries are actually in the controller and allow the user to have a more natural grip on the controller. When I was holding the Xbox One controller, it felt so good knowing that there was no battery cover on the back of the controller and because everyone has a slightly different grip, I think it will enhance overall gameplay considering you have much more freedom on the back of the controller. No, I have not played any games with the controller, but I don't even think it matters. Why? Because this controller is so well built. I just know it will be an amazing piece of equipment when you are using it for your entertainment purposes on the Xbox One. Well, that is all I have. I hope I was able to give some helpful insight to those who do not yet have the Xbox One controller. I can assure you that you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Microsoft has always been a reliable company and they have certainly not stopped proving that they have what it takes to bring us gamers an awesome experience. Now, go forth stress free and have fun with your Xbox One! :)
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.