Excerpt: For any proper gamer, a game pad is a must-have, especially in the case of a fast-paced shooter or sports simulator. And when looking at gamepads, features like force feedback and analog sticks are essential.
I realize why they don't have any kind of warranty on the controller now.
Dan Follis, Amazon
13 August 2013
Summary: I mean the whole idea of the controller is pretty cool, the fact that you can switch it from the ps3 style to the xbox style is something I've never heard of so when I saw this controller I had to try it out. But realistically it seems like the controller buttons aren't made nearly as durable as I'd like.
Summary: Biggest problem with this was the drivers. It keeps trying to install drivers that don't work. I've looked through forums and the Saitek site, but I keep having the same issues. With an older version of the drivers, it works fine, but with newer versions, you can't use the d-pad and press up left, up right, down right, or down left.
Summary: Unfortunately, I bought this as a potential replacement for an earlier unit of theoretically the exact same manufacture. While the original PS2700 is actually still working quite well, the second one failed after a couple months. The left-hand thumbstick input is permanently forced down/right, so it's useless. Now I don't feel so bad that you can't get these any more.
Summary: I've had this controller for about 3 months now and use it on my PS3 every time I play. It's extremely useful to be able to switch the layout anytime I want. Navigating through the menus with the d-pad on top feels best, whereas playing a game that requires 3-dimensional navigation is better suited to the analog stick on top. Pros: - You can switch the left d-pad with the analog stick anytime you want. - It works on both PC and PS3.
Summary: Was very happy to learn that this controller could be used with the PS2,PS3 and the PC. Was not to happy to learn that the controller made was very stiff feeling on my hands. Its rather heavy compared to the Sony PS3 controller and the buttons don't feel right. I tried playing some emulators with the controller has problems with fighting games because of the god aweful D-Pad. With some games the controller feels great such as shmups and some FPS.
I'll let ya know how I rate this as soon as I can use it.
Bryan M. Miller, Amazon
11 February 2011
Summary: Well I've had this for a long time, just got some games that I could use this on. 1. Darksiders, won't work, had to buy a MS products xbox360 controller and I HATE MS this was a painful purchase to me 2. The fall of max payne or max payne 2, since this controller was more specifically made for the ps2 I didn't think this would be a problem even playing this game on the ps3, nope couldn't use the controller, I needed to insert the manufacturers controller to get the game...