2019 year. Console games are actively penetrating personal computers, exclusives on the PlayStation and Xbox are becoming less and less. I myself had long wanted to buy a controller for a personal computer, but I was scared off by the price, I was afraid that I would just buy another less useful thing for the price of two AAA titles on a PC in my collection, and there will be nowhere to use it plainly. But then Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Mortal Combat 11 comes out, hits from Quantic Dream start to port to PC and doubts about the appropriateness of the purchase have disappeared. Choose between controllers from Playstation 4, Xbox One and cheap counterparts. The Xbox One controller fell away due to frequent complaints of poor workmanship and a quick joystick failure, although, according to many users, it has better vibration feedback. for the same reason did not consider cheap controllers. As a result, I ordered the PlayStation DUALSHOCK 4 controller, fortunately it has the ability to connect to a personal computer via USB via wired.
My controller instance is shown in the photo below.
The joystick came in a beautiful plastic package, with a controller and a warranty card.
I have a second revision of the controller, which differs from the first more tenacious battery, which appears with a thin luminous line on the touch panel, which reproduces the same color as the panel above the Micro-Usb port, as well as sticks with increased wear resistance.
The controller is easily connected via a micro-usb cable to a personal computer. Using the same cable, we carry out the controller charging process. If your games are in the Steam library, the launcher will easily detect the joystick and you can start playing your favorite games without additional body movements, or you can reassign the control buttons in the launcher settings. If you want to play outside the Steam launcher, you will have to download the DS4Windows program, there are a lot of instructions on how to configure the program on the network, DS4Windows itself will emulate the situation, as if we connected the controller from the Xbox 360, we will have to get used to or try to additionally configure the controls. You can also connect the controller and a personal computer via a bluetooth adapter, both from a Sony branded adapter and from a third-party adapter. You can connect a wired headset to the joystick through the 3.5 mm jack. Jack.
The controller is made in a matte blue color, all the buttons are tactilely pleasant, the gamepad itself lies pleasantly in the palms of your hands, the triggers are pressed clearly, and your fingers do not get tired.
The current trend of the gaming industry, when game manufacturers, where it is convenient to use the joystick rather than the keyboard plus mouse combination, in order to reach the maximum audience, no longer focus solely on the console market and immediately release their product also on the PC, allows us to say with confidence that a gamepad, if you like playing action games, platformers or sports games on a PC – a justifiable purchase. And this joystick is a worthy representative of its class of devices. I recommend to purchase.
The review is translated into english, the original review can be found on the source site.