Your favorite controller



  • Dualshock 4 for me, perfect size for my hands, and i just prefer symmetrical analogs so much more.



  • Xbox One controller is by far the best one ever made. DS4 is really good too tho, especially compared to the previous Playstation controllers. DS 1-3 are among the worst controllers imo.


  • Banned

    1. Gamecube
    2. Dualshock 4
    3. Logitech F710

    Do mice count? If so, Logitech MX518 is objectively the best mouse of all time.



  • I do love my Logitech G710 keyboard and Razer Abyssus V2 combo, but I have certain soft spot for the following controllers:

    1. Competition Pro Joystick
    2. Dualshock 4
    3. Switch Pro Controller


  • I'm not terribly picky about controllers, but I think I'd go with the Dualshock 4


  • Global Moderator

    I would say

    1. Gamecube
    2. Dualshock 4
    3. Resident Evil 4: Chainsaw Controller


  • Controls have gotten far better over the years. Ergonomically, I feel that the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller just feels the best in my hand, however for every day use the DualShock 4 is amazing.

    While I loved the button placement of the Gamecube controller, the grips were just not that great for me. The 360 controller was amazing as well, but I felt like Sony took what Microsoft did well (after the awful Dualshock 3) while Microsoft just buggered their design with the Xbox One.



  • As with many things gaming, I like the thing everyone else seems to hate. :D

    alt text



  • Gamecube controller. The unique button layout and analog R/L triggers make it my favorite. I wouldn't say it is the "best" controller though. It definitely would be benefit from having 4 total shoulder buttons, thumbstick buttons and a better D-pad.



  • I mean, can it be anything other than the Dual Shock? It sort of standardized controllers from that point forward. It hasn't changed much since it's inception and most other controllers follow suit.

    I'd say DS4 is the best, but it has too much weight. The weight is the same reason I didn't like the X360 controller. My hands get tired of holding it after a short amount of time. So maybe DS1-3.



  • The Dualshock 4 is as close to perfection as humanity is meant to reach. Although that touch pad is just bizarre and needs to go away when DS5 is a thing.



  • the Switch Pro Controller.

    • its the same shape as an Xbox One Controller and is just as comfy as one too
    • has a rechargeable battery that at full charge can last up to about 40 hours
    • has all the exact same buttons, sticks and triggers that the Xbone controller has
    • as well as having all the same buttons etc, the Switch Pro also has even more tech inside of it, it also has a Gyro Sensor for Motion controlled gaming, HD rumble and an NFC reader as well for all those Amiibos.

  • Banned

    HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER

    0_1517698671435_segasaturn3dcontroller.jpg



  • @El-Shmiablo that's got nothing on this.

    alt text



  • @DIPSET said in Your favorite controller:

    I mean, can it be anything other than the Dual Shock? It sort of standardized controllers from that point forward.

    actually the Dualshock controllers design is actually based on the SNES controller where they simply just improved upon the SNES controllers design by just adding handles for comfort, then after the N64 came out, and they saw how well N64 was doing with its analogue stick on games like Mario 64, Sony then added their own analogue sticks to the DS1 so as to keep up with the times and also have analogue stick controlled games on their own system.



  • @Yoshi said in Your favorite controller:

    @DIPSET said in Your favorite controller:

    I mean, can it be anything other than the Dual Shock? It sort of standardized controllers from that point forward.

    actually the Dualshock controllers design is actually based on the SNES controller where they simply just improved upon the SNES controllers design by just adding handles for comfort, then after the N64 came out, and they saw how well N64 was doing with its analogue stick on games like Mario 64, Sony then added their own analogue sticks to the DS1 so as to keep up with the times and also have analogue stick controlled games on their own system.

    Yeah everybody knows that the DS improved on the SNES controller but I think the inclusion of the handles as well as 2 analogue sticks was significantly more impactful that anything else afterwards. The right analogue stick changed games forever. That's why I said it standardized controllers. You can also add that it standardized controls itself in some regards.

    For whatever reason, they didn't follow their own innovation with the PSP -__-



  • The Xbox One Elite Controller is quite nice, but forgoing the coloured buttons was a ridiculous idea. It also feels a bit delicate for something so expensive.



  • @DIPSET meh the right analogue stick didn't really do much if anything at all on the PS1.

    i don't think it actually even got used at all until the PS2. i certainly can't remember playing any games that used it. the left was used in everything. but i never used the right stick.



  • @Yoshi

    You aren't wrong, but I'd say that the right analogue stick is why I actually put the Spyro trilogy on PS1 above SM64 or Banjo. Not to say I don't like those games, but the camera controls really infuriated me.

    Then other games like Medal of Honor started the process of making shooters viable on consoles. I think in terms of impact, it did a lot back in PS1. You can argue they haven't changed much about it in 20 years, but its a truly long lasting controller.



  • @DIPSET oh yeah. i completely forgot about the fact that the Spyro the Dragon games used the right stick. i really should replay those games sometime. loved them as a kid.

    the DS1 and DS2 were really good controllers.

    i fucking hate the DS3 controller on the PS3 though. the DS3 feels so light and cheap and the L2 and R2 triggers are horribly shaped and make my index fingers feel like they're going to slip off the triggers every single time. so much prefer the Xbox 360 controller.