Summary: The concept of a cheap USB controller is fantastic. The only thing that turns me off is the square-shaped analog stick socket(Compare to circular socket, or octagonal socket), which makes it difficult to move straight forward in First-Person perspective games.
Summary: I like the inclusion of two analog sticks, it is great for some newer games, like 1st person shooters on the Nintendo 64 emulator. However, I must admit that the response time of D-pad and buttons is not as good as an original SNES pad connected to the parallel port. Using the same hardware and SNES emulator, the delayed response was noticeable, e.g. combos were more difficult to chain.
Summary: The Dual Action is the cheapest working pad you can get. I've had mine for quite a few years, and it still works fine. There are a few things that suck about it though: The square gates for the analog stick are pretty stupid; It doesn't have Xinput support, which means you need to download an Xbox controller emulator. People who say their controller doesn't work have probably had this issue.
Summary: I'd like to start off by saying this controller is very good, and if you need one at a modest price, you may want to buy this. But I'd also like to point out a few negatives I've had with the controller, first of which is the Directional Pad. It feels great, but makes a strange noise that sounds as if it's broken. I'm sure mine isn't as it just came in the mail. But it just sounds strange. Sometimes the buttons feel a little cheap, but it's not that bad.
Excerpt: "...truly suggest to buy one. Logitech Logitech Dual Action Gamepad Game pad Specification General Device Type Game pad Compatibility PC, Mac,PS3 Expansion / Connectivity Interfaces 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A Input Device Connectivity Technology Wired Pointing Device / Manipulator Joystick, 8-way D-pad Buttons Qty 8 Compatible Game Consoles PC, MAC,PS3 Features Trigger, programmable buttons, rubber side grips Miscellaneous Cables ...
Logitech Dual Action Gamepad: A quality cheap gamepad perfect for use with MAME and emulat ...
10 December 2007
Summary: Anyone who's tried to play console games or MAME on a computer knows that keyboards just don't cut it. Its especially true for emulating N64 of playstation 2 games where the analogue thumb stick control is required - a mouse can't substitute this and neither can a keyboard. Enter the Logitech dual action as a great cheap way to fill the void.
Pros: cheap, plenty of buttons and analogue thumbstick controls.
Excerpt: "...it immediately without installing the Logitech Profiler software which lets you create configuration profiles for all your different games. I used it to play Need For Speed:Hot Pursuit 2 and it was excellent. The analog stick is really responsive, you can control even the slightest movement. When I tried using the 8 way direction pad to control the car, that's when the problems appeared. The responsiveness became incredibly slow and it was too ...
Pros: Resembles PS controller, Confortable, Good value for money