Microsoft K04-00001 Gamepad Reviews

Microsoft K04-00001 Gamepad

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  • XBox Controller - not just another Sidewinder

    Dec 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of buttons and sticks/pads, nice black color, excellent for some games
    Cons: too large for some games, can be uncomfortable

    Summary: By now, you may have been already told that the XBox controller is huge and uncomfortable. Well, that is true to some extent. The XBox controller is jet black with a large guady XBox logo on the dead center of the controller. The controller ... read more

  • Thanks for ruining my life, Microsoft

    Jun 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Joystick goes smoothly, the D-pad is really good too and it's sturdy
    Cons: Size, button arrangement, vanity, lack of handles, individuality from all other XBox controllers

    Summary: Okay, Microsoft making a game console is an okay idea, but who knows what in the heck was running through their sick minds when they thought up the design for the controller? First off, the buttons are so freaking annoying! I to say this ... read more

  • An Extension Of My Body!!!

    Jan 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great analog controls, evenly spaced buttons and none are difficult to reach.
    Cons: Large, can be difficult to use for people with small hands.

    Summary: This is my favorite console controller ever. Some may find this hard to believe. I have heard many complaints about this controller and many are legitimate, but they don't bother me. I'll start out with the bad for a change. Too large. It is a big ... read more

  • xbox controller

    Feb 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy for your hands to put on
    Cons: the controller is a tick to big

    Summary: first i had no doubt that the xbox controller was gonna be great. And it was. Playing video games had never been easier with the xbox controller. First it was easier to use than a ps2 controller and i feel more comfortable playing racing games with the ... read more

  • Great Controller

    Dec 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty of buttons and very convenient access to all of them
    Cons: A little bigger then average controller

    Summary: At first the controller felt weird, having previously had a ps2 and a Nintendo. But after a couple uses I soon grew to love the controller. After using the Xbox for a bout a month I went to play ps2 and just could not get use to little joystick again, ... read more

  • Xbox Controller "S"

    Dec 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Smaller design with no loss of quality.
    Cons: Button placement take s a little getting used to.

    Summary: The original Xbox controller was the butt of many jokes and harsh reviews on the account of it's bloated girth. The new controller, the controller "S", is much smaller and lighter. The craftmanship between the two controllers is very similar, (which is ... read more

  • This is a great controller for Xbox!

    Nov 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Two trigger buttons in back, two analog sticks, 8-way D-pad.
    Cons: Not really alot but the first time you use it it feels kind of bulky.

    Summary: First of all this is a great controller. At first it seems a little bulky, but you get used to it pretty quickly. I will break the parts down into sections to have this review make more sense. Trigger buttons: The triggers on the ... read more

  • Comparisons in Controller Land

    Jul 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sturdy, throwable, 9' cord
    Cons: button placement leaves something to be desired

    Summary: I think most people who have played more then one console can go on all day about how this controller is better than that one because of this, and that controller is better than this one because of that, the comparisons never end. Well, I can go on all ... read more

  • Size Does Matter.

    Jul 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great fit to your hands.
    Cons: Some buttons poorly placed.

    Summary: Many people complain about the xbox controller's size. Some say it's way too big, but i say they have midget hands. The Playstation controllers are way too small. The xbox controller fits to your hand perfectly. Although, younger players may have ... read more

  • A Giant Controller For A Giant Console!

    Jul 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of Buttons, Durable, Long Cord With Break Away..
    Cons: Price, Button Placement..

    Summary: Introduction Without a doubt the most debated feature of the Xbox entertainment system is the control pad. People have used numerous adjectives to describe this console accessory, few of which are positive. I myself hated this ... read more

  • Bigger Than A Buick, Smaller Than An Airplane - The Epic XBox Controller (Epic Write-Off)

    Jun 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lovechild of GC, Ps2, and SNES controller. Everything you need in a game controller
    Cons: Grooves hurt after a while, button placement may be a bit inconvenient

    Summary: Lots of people have criticized the XBox for having a controller bigger than a watermelon but forget all that. In reality, the controller is probably bigger than a Buick. People are SO quick to judge. Anyway, I don't play much XBox ... read more

  • Bigger is better. Sort of.

    May 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long Chord Pretty X-Box Logo
    Cons: Weird detachments on the chord Placement of Black and White buttons

    Summary: (Well, hopefully I won't make a fool of myself again writing an X-Box hardware review..) You ALWAYS hear people and game reviewers how bad, fat, or uncomfortable it is, and is an easy thing to crack jokes at.. A little fatter than a Dreamcast ... read more

  • Great Controller, but the S Controller even BETTER!

    May 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Solid and fits quite snug in your hands.
    Cons: Could be large if you have small hands and awkward at first.

    Summary: Everyone is reluctant to buy the Xbox compared to the PS2 for two reasons: The amount of games on the market and the bulky controller that received bad reviews. Well you can take off 'bulky controller' on your list of reasons. I have to ... read more

  • Microsoft Xbox Controller: Big, Bad, and ... Bad

    Mar 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A long cord with "break-away" feature.
    Cons: Unwieldy, uncomfortable, and poor button placement.

    Summary: I have to admit that I was very surprised to see all the positive reviews of the Xbox controller here on epinions. The Xbox has been the subject of a lot of criticism since its release, with the bulk of it focused on its bulky controller. I understand ... read more

  • The XBOX Controller: It's Got Substance.

    Mar 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great design, excellent button placement; good weight; two memory card slots.
    Cons: Large XBOX logo in the center of the controller.

    Summary: First of all, let me get this out there. I love this controller. I fell that everything about this controller is perfect in every way. There have been some nice controllers in the past, but this has taken all of those and turned them into one perfect ... read more

  • Bigger IS Better

    Mar 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, and a great form.
    Cons: Hard to use at first.

    Summary: A few months back I picked up an XBox. I took it right to my house and opened it up. After a few minutes of setup I was ready to go! I chose Halo as the first game to play, and inserted it into the XBox. Then I looked at the ... read more

  • XBox Control Issues

    Feb 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Stability, nice design, solid state
    Cons: bulky, awkward during fast action, expensive

    Summary: Hi! I have never owned a game console system before. I bought the XBox because of its DVD features. As a DVD player this thing rocks. However, I have only begun to explore the gaming aspect, and I love it. Regarding the ... read more

  • Xbox Controller - an objective opinion

    Jan 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pro’s -Break away connector cords, Length of cord, Size, Overall comfort, Accuracy.
    Cons: Con’s -Black and White buttons really are poorly placed.

    Summary: THE CONTROLLER I wrote a first blush review of the Xbox controller in my review of the Xbox console. Since that time I have played for more hours than I care to admit too, and have visited my brother in law who has the Play Station 2, just to get ... read more

  • Evolved Controller Design - Microsoft Style

    Jan 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of buttons, good design, break-away cord
    Cons: Kind of big, but you get used to it

    Summary: Features Analog sticks and triggers Digital directional pad 6 buttons - 4 bigs ones, 2 small ones (black and white) start and select buttons Built-in Rumble General design and feel The ... read more

  • The XBox Controller-- too big or just right?

    Jan 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice triggers underneath, lots of buttons
    Cons: Very large, some buttons hard to reach

    Summary: The size of the Xbox controller has been under fire from many people who have seen or used it. The controller is BIG and it's HEAVY. A younger child will probably have a hard time using it for extended periods. However, the size is also a benefit ... read more

  • Is there any other choice?

    Jan 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Curvature fits hand nicely.
    Cons: Buttons don't adequetly correspond to the position of hands.

    Summary: I originally purchased this as an extra controller simply because the other controllers were the same cost and shape. After playing many different games, I've realized that you don't keep the same hand posture. For instance, some games ... read more

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