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#601 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 10:05 PM

They're far from the real deal.  Nub on the directional pad center isn't the same. Buttons triggers feel different and less responsive.  Plenty of in depth breakdowns out there that show this.  The 2nd gen originals (ones without the engraved logo), are unmatched.

 

Same company did the switch pro controller i believe and the d-pad there is lacking as well.

They are still high quality, and close enough of a replica that someone who hasn't held a controller in 20 years won't know the difference. I hardly notice any difference in feel during actual gameplay, only that yeah, if I hold controller A and controller B in my hand, I may notice some slight difference in feel. The internals are changed ever so slightly that they are not drop in replacement parts for the vintage controllers. However given the scarcity of these things and the fact that many casuals who pick up Mini consoles probably don't have original hardware laying around, I just don't see a market for classic controller to original console adapters.

 

You can buy ten packs of silicone membranes for NES and SNES controllers on ebay all day long for cheap. 99% of the time, a deep clean and replacement of worn membranes will make any crusty old worn out controller feel factory fresh.

 

And lastly, the Dpad on my Switch Pro controller is flawless. I don't see what the effing deal is with the complaints. It's by far the most comfortable modern controller I've ever held.



#602 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 PM

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that things are similar enough where it matters. If you want a proper hands-on comparison, use a NOS controller, not one that's had 25 years of wear and tear (I did this and the feeling is nearly identical, apart from the matte finish of the Classic controllers)..


 

And lastly, the Dpad on my Switch Pro controller is flawless. I don't see what the effing deal is with the complaints. It's by far the most comfortable modern controller I've ever held.


Agreed. The Switch Pro Controller d-pad is excellent and the controller as a whole might even be the best I have used these last few generations.

#603 Tanooki OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 8:15 AM

I thought the switch pro controller was quietly corrected like the launch era devices had some problem with them doing a direction 100% reliably but then months into it I swear I remember people saying it was fixed.



#604 derFunkenstein OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 8:35 AM

We've been working on an adapter to Use the nes classic/snes classic controllers on actual original consoles. How popular would this be?

 

I mean you could use New high quality controllers with your old consoles.

I love everything about this idea. It'd be nice if they doubled as extension cords, but extensions are cheap so maybe it doesn't need to. 

 

I bought an SNES at my local Gamestop on the 11th when they were in stock online (called ahead and they had several). I've been poking at it some, and the controller quality is outstanding. At least as good as the first-gen 8Bitdo controllers, but even with the longer cable the cables are short. Still not sure what Nintendo is thinking.

 

It's currently plugged into the HDMI port of my PC monitor. It's the real deal as far as emulation quality goes. Really enjoying it way more than I thought I would. I had originally intended to just flip it on eBay (I didn't do anything extraordinary or wait in long lines, so I wouldn't feel too bad about it) but curiosity got the better of me. :lol:


Edited by derFunkenstein, Today, 8:36 AM.


#605 Tusecsy OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 9:12 AM

They are still high quality, and close enough of a replica that someone who hasn't held a controller in 20 years won't know the difference. I hardly notice any difference in feel during actual gameplay, only that yeah, if I hold controller A and controller B in my hand, I may notice some slight difference in feel. The internals are changed ever so slightly that they are not drop in replacement parts for the vintage controllers. However given the scarcity of these things and the fact that many casuals who pick up Mini consoles probably don't have original hardware laying around, I just don't see a market for classic controller to original console adapters.

 

You can buy ten packs of silicone membranes for NES and SNES controllers on ebay all day long for cheap. 99% of the time, a deep clean and replacement of worn membranes will make any crusty old worn out controller feel factory fresh.

 

And lastly, the Dpad on my Switch Pro controller is flawless. I don't see what the effing deal is with the complaints. It's by far the most comfortable modern controller I've ever held.

 

re: snes classic controllers, close enough isn't good enough for me but to each their own.

 

re: switch pro

It's comfy, no doubt.  360 is better though in that regard.  The d-pad and buttons are strictly inferior to the wii and wii u controllers for example (probably the best all time), triggers and analog sticks are better on the switch.  I register the wrong direction all the time on my pro d-pad and yes everything is updated.  It's a physical problem, not software.  It's too high profile and clicky.  The buttons are too big.  The analog stick buttons are also really bad compared to the wii u, crouching in zelda is a nightmare for instance.  Battery life is godly though, and compared to the garbage joycons (anyone with decent sized hands anyway), it is a major upgrade.  But def not the be all end all controller.

 

Really hope a better 3rd party bluetooth one comes along (hori I'm looking at you).


Edited by Tusecsy, Today, 9:13 AM.





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