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Razer Hydra

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Overall 7

Razer Hydra

PC Magazine
18 September 2011
  • Conclusion: The Razer Hydra is trying to fill a market space sorely lacking in PC gaming—motion controls. However, with only one game currently supporting this device natively, is the Hydra really something gamers want to invest in?
  • Pros: Magnetic motion sensing base station never skips a beat. Makes motion gaming available to PC users. Comes bundled with Portal 2. Controllers feel great in-hand. Buttons and joysticks on controllers definitely lend this to hardcore gamers. Configuration software available for download. Over 125 compatible titles.
  • Cons: Portal 2 is the only game that supports the Hydra natively. Wired controllers will limit your range of motion.
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Overall 7

Razer Hydra Review

maximum pc
12 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Traditionally, motion control has been the domain of the consoles. Between the Wii, Xbox Kinect, and the PlayStation Move, the tech has developed a reputation as an arm-wagging, casual experience—emblematic of the overall shift away from the kind of deep, demanding, rewarding gameplay that the PC as a platform is known for.
  • Pros: Ergonomic design; sensitive motion control; plenty of buttons; excellent Portal 2 support.
  • Cons: Lacking in software support; lots o’ cables; button layout is cramped when used as a gamepad.
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Overall 8

Razer Hydra

23 November 2011
  • Summary: Mit Hydra will Razer die Bewegungssteuerung auf dem PC etablieren. Der Anwender hält zwei verkabelte, Joystick-ähnliche Controller in der Hand.
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