Again with the freakin’ controllers! Only this time, it’s something that’s actually useful:
From what I can recall, this is the first attempt someone’s made at putting six face buttons on the front of a modern dual-analog stick since the first Xbox controller, and looking at Hori’s attempt you can see why– It’s quite frankly ugly and Hori’s continued insane devotion toward superfluous switches and turbo buttons isn’t helping matters. They’re really best for enthusiast use, as attempts to make a mass market dual-analog with six buttons results in, well…
Which was not sexy times.
Apart from making stuff that looks like it fell off a truck in downtown Hong Kong, Hori’s probably the most well-respected 3rd party controller manufacturer in terms of sheer quality– they’re arcade guys; they know what they’re doing. So this may well wind up being the absolute best enthusiast pad for the 360 that’ll ever be made, provided you can overlook the lack of wireless.