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Nacon Revolution Unlimited PS4 Pro Controller Review

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A review unit of the Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller Call Of Duty Edition was generously provided to Rapid Reviews

The Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller is one of my first forays into Pro controller territory. I used a couple of Pro mice back in my PC gaming days, so I was super intrigued to see where this sits in my gaming collection.

Will this Pro controller complete my game, or end it abruptly with a game over?

First Thoughts

The Nacon comes packed with a load of great features, adjustable thumb sticks, with different heads, concave or convex, and weights for the sticks.

The grips also have slots on the rear for weights too. This gives the revolution unlimited a much needed weighty feel to it. This was really nice and a significant difference from the standard controllers on the PS4.

It also offers two gaming modes that are programmable and then a third for the PC which is a lot more customisable for obvious reasons.

You can map the grip handle rear buttons to in-game controls. I choose to map keys that would usually be on the directional buttons, or ones that meant removing my finger from the trigger to reload.

The case for transporting it in is rigid and premium feeling. Plus with the cloth and long cable, there’s no need to worry about running out of battery mid game.

Style

The thing about this controller, however, is that it looks (and feels) like an XBOX controller… for PlayStation?

Now, I am a big fan of the PlayStation controller size, and prefer the thumb sticks closer to the handles than the XBOX one. It’s one of the reasons why I choose PlayStation over XBOX. Yet this controller feels odd. It’s something I’m not used to. I can’t get the right grip angle and I can’t help but miss key moments in-game because my hands are incorrectly placed.

I honestly think that switching the directional keys back to their PlayStation styling would make the additional pro buttons more useful. You could keep aim and movement going whilst using your pinky and ring finger to access those tools.

PS4 not PS5?

The other crazy thing about this controller is €179.90, and this controller doesn’t work on PS5 games! I plugged it into my PS5 and it said not compatible, which for the price, is insane.

According to the developer, there are currently no controllers compatible with the PS5, this is a decision made by Sony themselves. Therefore, not being forward compatible would be a real obstacle for me when purchasing new peripherals.

Oh and the “Classified” in game-content is disappointingly only a charm for a weapon. For £60 cheaper you can pick up the non branded one online and loose the weapon charm and still have a great controller.

It’s difficult to look past the XBOX feel and Cross-Gen compatibility of this product. This is especially true when looking to invest such a large amount into a pro controller. There are some benefits to this pro-controller; quicker response time and lower latency when connected via cable, shortcuts and customisations. However for me personally, I think the design of this product misses a beat for Playstation fans.

Rapid Reviews Rating

You can purchase the Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller Call Of Duty Edition here

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