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It's a brilliant controller... However.

1) Battery life is a letdown. (Par the course if the PS4 controller is any gauge.)
2) Non-replaceable battery. - Only a matter of when, not if, the Lithium cell fails, the PS5 controller shares the same fate in this regard as the Switch.
3) Built-In speaker lacks "oomph". - Yeah I know, it's built in, can't expect 5.1 surround sound, just would like something a little more substantial.
4) Adaptive triggers. - Awesome in theory, but not enough games are *really* making use of it.
5) Touchpad. - Useless for games.

But the great aspects are:
1) Great ergonomics, I think this is where "borrowing" from your closest competitor, Microsoft has paid big dividends.
2) Symmetrical control sticks. - I prefer this layout for 2D platformers and fighters and even racing titles, feels more natural for me in those types of games.
3) USB C. - Thank the Gods, the old and the new.
4) Haptic feedback. - Brilliant tech that is now industry standard across all major platforms. (Switch, Xbox and Playstation.)
5) Built in Microphone.

So for me, it's more like 4/5 in terms of rating, they are almost there with a perfect controller, they just need to refine some aspects to appeal to me more.

Last edited by Pemalite - on 25 December 2022

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