The controls are very responsive without being over sensitive. The Nyko Viper 2
has three selectable modes: Analog, Digital, and simulated Steering Wheel. There is an LED indicator on the controller which shows which mode the Viper 2
is in currently. With a nice D-pad design, independent turbo button, push-down buttons (in the analog sticks), and those funky translucent colors, the
not only plays well, but looks cool at the same time.
Familiar with the PlayStation Dual Shock controller? Nyko?s Viper 2 has a very similar feel. The Viper 2 is a little bit larger, giving you a slight ?grip? advantage, but the layout is functionally about the same. The turbo button is placed within easy reach, but out of the way of the other buttons. Basically, there?s not much of a learning curve if you?ve been using another Dual Shock compatible PS2 controller. Furthermore, if you?ve ever used Nyko?s Viper controller, the only difference you?re likely to notice is a $5 drop in price.
If you?ve never tried the Nyko Viper contoller, then you?ll be impressed with the Viper 2. If you are familiar with the original Viper controller, you may wonder what the difference is. The stick feels the same, looks the same (with the exception of the snazzy ?2? on the front of the controller)... even Nyko?s site has nearly identical feature lists for the Viper and the Viper 2. Just like the Viper, the controller is incredibly nice for playing with and allows for hours of comfortable, accurate gameplay. Only the Viper 2 retails for $5 USD less than the Viper did. That?s an upgrade, right?