I don't really like controllers. I've owned xbox controllers a lot of years and they're still unopened. But some games recommend them so I can see possibly using one on them. Think an xbox controller is fine, or is a better one like this worth it?
Well, sometimes having a better version of something you're going to use makes it nicer to use. But ya, I'm thinking I'll stay away for now. I don't know why, I've never really liked console controllers. I can't believe how much time I used one on PS3 to play Dragon Age: Origins, spending like $250 on the game and ten DLC's as they came out. Then I got it on PC and never really re-played. Weird. On the list though.So, if you don't like controllers, it's a little absurd to spend over $100 on something you'll likely rarely use. It's also absurd to buy anything extra if you already have unopened controllers (assuming they're wired) that you could likely just plug in and play.
The X1 controllers really are a lot better than 360 controllers though. 360 controllers function fine, I also had one of the cheap afterglow ones at one point. But the precision, especially in the joy sticks and triggers is a big step up on the X1 controller. So yes the 360 controller functions fine, and it will do the job. But an X1 is better. Its like comparing a membrane keyboard to a mechanical. Both do the same job and function fine, but one has clear advantages over the other.Even the X1 controllers are overpriced. A simple wired 360 controller works perfectly fine for all PC games that support controllers. I bought a few Afterglow wired 360 controllers for $15 each at Target about 5 years ago and they all still work perfectly fine today with thousands of hours of gaming on all controllers.
I haven't used mechanical in a while, but I don't recall it being better for gaming, and I hate any noise (this MS ergonomic KB does make a sound from the keys, but doesn't add the irritating click from the switch on top of it. Give me a silent keyboard...)Its like comparing a membrane keyboard to a mechanical. Both do the same job and function fine, but one has clear advantages over the other.
A mechanical (or an optio-electric for the most advanced models) gives better feedback, which for many games is very important. I like them because I can type significantly faster on them.I haven't used mechanical in a while, but I don't recall it being better for gaming, and I hate any noise (this MS ergonomic KB does make a sound from the keys, but doesn't add the irritating click from the switch on top of it. Give me a silent keyboard...)
Of course - as in most things, some are more worth the money than others, hence my asking about this example.Same goes for controllers, or mice. You have cheap models, and expensive ones. The expensive ones are subjectively better, but that doesn't mean they are worth the cost to everybody out there.