Reviews and Problems with Logitech Dual Action Gamepad
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Great customer service!
Britten H., Amazon
8 October 2013
Summary: This is a great game pad that is really easy to either install and play or plug 'n' play. The analog sticks did go bad on me in about 3 and a half months which made it hard to use in gameplay, but Timetec has incredible customer service and replaced it. Great experience with Timetec.
Summary: There really aren't many choices when it comes to PC gamepads out there, and Logitech is the best bet. I would rate it with 5 stars, but I've gone through one in normal use already, so the design could be a bit more rugged. I'm about as hard as you can be on a gamepad since I'm a competitive street fighter 4 player so it wasn't any surprise when my D-pad went out after almost a year of abuse from my vigorous street fighting.
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'd rate this a 5 stars but it doesn't do anything exciting other than work very well. Bought it for Madden 07 for the PC and it works great, no complaints. I've read others say it feels cheap. That may be, at least compared with a true PS2 controller, but it's strong enough for me to squeeze with all the strength in my hands after a series of plays didn't go my way...
Summary: I bought this against most of the reviews here for a few simple reasons: Its linux compatable. As a standard USB HID device I had absolutely no trouble installing it to work on my MythTV box so I can play (legal) ROM's. Secondly, its cheap. For the relatively light duty the unit is needed for there was no reason to spend large amounts of money for a game-pad. Of course this also means the unit itself is cheaply made, and it is.
Summary: You may be interested in the Logitech® Dual Action™ Gamepad for the same reason that I was: it is as close to a console pad as you can find and it doesn't cost all that much. $15-20 really isn't too bad of a price for one of these things considering the cost of certain other gamepads.
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: The logitech dual action controller is the first game controller that I have ever purchased for my pc and unfortunately I consider it to be mediocre at best. First, the good points. The controller was fairly inexpensive as well as being a nice shape and size, very similar to the PS controller. The joysticks, game pad and buttons are all easy to reach and identical in location to the PS controller.