For those unfamiliar with the PlayStation, it may take a bit of time to get used to the uniquely labeled buttons. But it shouldn?t take an avid gamer very long to catch on. The new setup allows for variance from a standardized run, jump, fire setup, but gamers are now required to learn specific configurations for each game. Most games compensate for this by offering a few different configurations to choose from in the Options menu.
The Sony PlayStation Original Controller is a truly great design. It?s been a few years since the PlayStation entered the market, yet the vast majority of gaming accessory companies have stayed as true to the original Sony design as is legally possible. Even now that Sony has developed a Dual Shock analog controller, there are still some advantages to the Original PlayStation Controller. Being a standard controller (sans motors and extra chips and/or circuits), this controller is lighter than the Dual Shock, and is more suitable for hours of continued use without fatigue. The original Sony standard controller proves that great designs stand the test of time.