Reviews and Problems with Razer Onza Tournament Edition
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7 September 2011
Excerpt: If first impressions made the review, the Razer Onza would win multiple awards. The box, the controller itself, the buttons; it is all pure quality. But sinking teeth into it, I don't think it is all what it's cracked up to be. Because I cover peripherals, I get to have my hands dirty in all sorts of different quality products. It's a blessing and a curse, as it becomes hard to pick and choose and it comes down to just a few features that can truly define a product.
Conclusion: I have two simple complains with the Razer Onza, both of which are cosmetic in nature. Unlike a regular Xbox 360 controller that has the Guide button in a nice metal finish and glowing green plastic underneath, the Razer Onza simply has a plastic cover under which there seems to be a paper print of the Guide button. This gives it an incredibly cheap look.
Excerpt: It may be emblazoned with the kind of hideous snake print you see old metallers rocking on those misconceived faux-tattoo shirts, but the Onza is a seriously cool piece of gaming kit (and the snake is Razer's logo, so I guess we can cut it some slack). A USB Xbox 360 controller that can also be used for PC gaming, the Onza TE is optimised for those who take their virtual shooting a bit more seriously than their mothers would like.
Conclusion: Razer has made a strong effort in branching out to the console market with the Onza. Though more expensive than the standard XBox controller, particularly for the Tournament Edition (notably the prices are a lot closer in the US) the Onza definitely adds enough additional features and tweaks to make the extra cost worthwhile for the hardcore gamer.
Pros: Looks good, Programmable buttons very useful in many games, Thumbstick tension adjustment good to personalise response, Good rubberised grip, Cable is longer than official controller and more durable
Cons: Wired version only, Back and start buttons relocation take a little while to get used to, More expensive than official controllers, Potentially not compatible with existing peripherals