Best controller ?

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  1. Nyx Erebos

    Nyx Erebos SS.org Regular

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    I'm looking for the best controller to play on PC but without being able to test most of them it's hard to choose. I own an xbox one controller but I hate the face buttons, they're a bit hard to press and they feel like an old membrane keyboard. The d-pad doesn't feel very good either. Should I go for a ps4 controller ? A third party one ?
     
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    Asrial Whisper into nose

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    As far as I know of, there are zero mechanical controllers. The razer wildcat uses hyper response AKA mouse switches, and the rest is analog IIRC.

    I personally just use a 360, since it's cheap and reliable, and doing anything that's not a platformer/racer or requires precision -> MK setup.
     
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    You could try the XBONE pro controller. I hear its way better
     
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    This is probably the "best" controller available right now, although the price does reflect that.

    You could use a PS4 controller but you would need a 3rd party program to make it work on the PC. I hear there are some good ones out there but I've never tried anything.
     
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    HUGH JAYNUS Formerly DJIMBO

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    I'm not looking for mechanical switches, it's just that the face buttons of the xbone controller don't feel good imo. I can't find any info about the face buttons of the elite controller being different so I guess that they feel the same. I'll look into the razer wildcat. :yesway:
     
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    What feels bad about the face buttons, and have you checked it's not a problem with your controller? X1 controller is definitely the best available at the moment, but try a 360 controller, too. My opinion is that PlayStation controllers, as they've always been. Though, if you don't need analog triggers, the Wii U Pro controller is amazing.
     
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    I own a PS4, but would recommend microsofts controllers any day of the week. They are damn comfortable. The Wii-u controller is only ok at best because of where the analog sticks are, they feel really far away from your hand.
     
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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    An old school NES controller...



    ....... Ok, in seriousness though, I'll always be bias towards a Dualshock.
     
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    The Elite controller comes with several sets of analog sticks, face buttons and D-pads for you to swap out at your leisure. A lot of it is also nice metal stuff that should be nice and easy to press and solve your problem with the face buttons.
     
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    They just don't feel good, I have an old 360 controller and it's even worse.

    As far as I know you can't replace the face buttons.

    I tried a bunch of controllers today in Akiba and I must have weird hands because none of them feel good. The buttons are "hard" to press in an all or nothing kind of way, I can't feel the actuation point and overall there's no feedback.

    I couldn't find the wildcat in Akiba :(
     
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    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    I'd hate to be the one that sounds like a jerk, but maybe you are the problem. I exclusively game on PC and I use an old 360 controller I've had for probably 5 years and it performs wonderfully. I got a Steam controller but I hate it.

    If you want to go nuts, the best out there is probably the Xbox Elite controller.
     
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    Other than the normal 360 ones people are pretty rightly suggesting, I used to have an original (or original tournament edition, forget which) Razer Onza and it was really nice. Probably the only Razer peripheral I've ever had that wasn't total ass. Super sensitive and responsive buttons on all fronts with adjustable sticks, works natively on PC etc. It could take a beating too; I eventually killed it playing the first Dark Souls, but it took quite a few round trips to Concrete Town to finish the job. It also was a bit more 'grippy' than a standard 360 controller, if that makes sense; rubberized in places. iirc it wasn't much more expensive than a regular one. I make fun of Razer's crap relentlessly, but can't say enough good about the Onza I had. I miss it dearly.
     
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    I've been using this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009DALSSG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    Show up as a 360, but I like it better than the 360 I have. The 360 controllers seem to have better compatibility with some of the games I played (I get games from gog) then the Xbox one controllers. (Which I assume is microsoft "urging" people to buy whatever) I guess you may not gel with controllers though by the sounds of it. Maybe to the mouse and keyboard for you.
     
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    Don't worry I'll be the first to admit that I'm a part of the problem. I say "a part" because I'm quite satisfied with my other gaming experiences in general. Playing an str on a nice keyboard feels good, playing an fps with a nice mouse feels good, playing a fighting game with my qanba stick feels great... That's why I'm looking for the same kind of fine tuned experience with a regular controller. I don't mind paying the premium on the X1 elite but if it has the same face buttons as the regular X1 controller, it's not worth it for me.
     
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    Have you tried a PS4 controller then? I have one and like it. I would still recommend the Xbox 1 controller, but if it's an insurmountable thing with the face buttons maybe the Sony one will feel different enough.

    Idk, 5 minutes into playing and I have no idea what the controller feels like outside of fighting games with an arcade stick (Need them Sanwa parts).
     
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    The Xbox Elite Controller is by far the best feeling controller, but it is pricey. I would say that the PS4 controller might be more of your thing, the face buttons have a more audible and noticeable click to them. So when you're pressing on the buttons you really don't feel like they're squishy or not responsive.
     
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    I'm maybe in the minority on this one, but I got a steam controller and quite like it for a lot of games. Takes some time to set up get used to, but I like being able to use the motion controls, being able to customize everything, etc. Probably not what OP is looking for, cause it does "feel" a bit weird, but who knows.
     
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    The Sony face buttons have always been much squishier, the Xbox buttons ware much more tactile. I haven't held an Xbone controller in ages, but I always found the 360 controller to be very good for a crisp button feel.
     
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    Hmmm, maybe something to look forward to if it ever comes into existence.

     

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