At a time when video games are constantly gaining in importance and importance, which logically also increases eSports in France, but also around the world, it is increasingly important to be well equipped to shine on the international scene during online gaming competitions. For this, the traditional "classic" controllers sold with our current consoles are no longer enough. Because, in competition, you have to be always more precise, always faster and always more efficient. This is why Microsoft launched its line of Xbox Elite Controller pads. For its part, PlayStation prefers to leave that to Nacon with which the Japanese firm has teamed up to release "pro" versions of the PS4 controllers. Thus, we are already left with the third version of these particular controllers. What is it worth controller in hand? We give you our report, after a month of use.
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Revolution Pro Controller 3 – A premium controller
The first minutes in the company of this premium controller are necessarily very good, since we discover the beast carefully wrapped in its packaging, with a hard protective cover, several accessories to change the weight of the controller, a long braided wire cable d 'a length of three meters and a wipe to keep our new toy clean. Finally, "new toy" in quotes, because this controller is far from being a toy. It is even a premium controller sold all the same € 99.99 (recommended retail price and displayed on the Nacon website). For this price, we appreciate the content offered.
Aesthetically, it's hard not to find a resemblance to the famous Xbox One controller. Asymmetrical joysticks necessarily reinforce this impression. PS4 players from the first hour may be disturbed at the start by the ergonomics of the controller, but we get used to it very quickly and it even becomes rather pleasant. The controller offers all the usual buttons of the DualShock 4, but also offers four additional buttons on the back of the latter. And precisely, this is the main interest of this Revolution Pro Controller 3 controller.
And there is a big problem with this feature, since the main interest of the controller is found in a place and a layout really not at all practical. To save time in your shots (on an FPS), passing (in a soccer game), shifting (in a racing game), the buttons have been placed where your fingers are supposed to. In order to be able to exert only a very small pressure on them in order to activate them and gain precious milliseconds. The problem is that the buttons are really placed too low on the handles and it even becomes quite complicated to activate them and very often it happens that you get the wrong button and that you inadvertently press the button on the top when we wanted the bottom button. It becomes so uncomfortable that you end up not using its shortcut buttons which are still one of the essential points of this controller.
The controller is sold with six weights that allow you to adjust the weight of the controller to the nearest gram! This makes it possible to have a more or less heavy controller depending on the player's wishes and this is really a strong point. This prevents some players from having the impression of an ultra-light toy controller. Conversely, for players who find that the joystick is heavy in length, this allows them to lighten it easily.
Among the novelties, we find a much more beautiful, better directional cross. We have four small LEDs that appear just below the touchpad so you can easily choose and see which profile we are on. We regret that the L1 and R1 keys are a little "hard" with a disturbing "click". We will also regret that the controller must be used connected by cable and not wireless.
For the rest, the handling of this Nacon Revolution Pro Controller is really pleasant. The L2 and R2 triggers are really fun to use and are really very precise. The quality of the joysticks far exceeds those of the DualShock 4 and are quite precise. Knowing that it is of course possible to adjust their precision as well as those of the triggers in the Nacon software to configure its controller.
Very average software
Thanks to the software that can be downloaded from the official Nacon website, you can fully configure your controller. From the color of the light circle around the right joystick, to the different vibrations of the joystick. Vibrations which, by the way, are really top and add a lot of good feelings in play. As for the rest … It’s a little more delicate.
The software is not really easy to use and a lot of players may really lose hope in the idea of setting up their controller perfectly. The software is very precise to adjust the sensitivity of joysticks and triggers to the nearest millimeter, but it is not practical. We spend hours getting used to it, understanding the many options that are not necessarily well explained. And unfortunately, when we choose the ease by looking at the controller profiles already configured by other players on the Nacon site … We realize that ultimately there are only very few configurations!
My opinion on the Nacon Revolution Pro Controller 3
This controller Nacon Revolution Pro Controller 3 remains despite its small flaws, a very good pad that will satisfy many players. Small thing that we did not underline, the audio input of the controller is also very good and works wonderfully. In all fairness, this controller is aimed primarily at players looking to compete. Personally, in addition to the comfort offered by the controller which offers a good grip and a really nice handling, I do not think I will be the player who will take full advantage of it. Because I mainly play for fun and I'm not looking for the best performances. However, it can really be an advantage for another range of players. Or, quite simply for those who also seek comfort. We regret all the same that the four additional buttons that are still the focus of this Revolution Pro Controller 3 are really poorly used and unpleasant to use.
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Nacon Revolution Pro Controller 3
- Nice finish and good grip
- Four integrated profiles
- Fully customizable
- The triggers are really nice
- The contents of the pack
We like less
- The extra buttons really impractical
- The software to configure the controller is really complex
- Wired controller only