When it comes to pro gaming, your choice of controller is as important as the loadout on your soldier. Your controller is a weapon in itself, but not all controllers are created equal. What works best for me, might not work best for you. So long as you are using what works best in your hands, the sky's the limit.
I have been going back and forth between the Nacon Revolution and the Razor Raiju, for about 40 days now. Pushing myself to the limits in games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, Overwatch and Titanfall, to name a few. It has been fun and learning experience so far.
First and foremost, there is virtually no input lag with either of these controllers. While the Dualshock 4, is a great controller, you will see the difference in response to the analog and buttons. Infact, if you have ever felt outdrawn, even though you feel like you fired first, you may very well have been a victim of controller lag.
While wireless is great and all, it doesn’t make up for the speed of a wired controller. Of course, that is dependant upon the controllers build. There are plenty of third party controllers available, that are complete junk and shouldn’t even be allowed to be on the market. With the Revolution and Raiju, you are getting a very solid build with high quality parts.
Both controllers are larger than the standard Dualshock 4 and remind me (and others) of an Xbox type, but when they are in my hands, it is evident they are both very different from Xbox and PS4. If you prefer the size of the Dualshock 4, you will likely not enjoy either of these pro controllers. If that is indeed the case, I would recommend you look into some the new Scuf pro controllers. They are the same size as DS4 and offer a stronger build than Sony.
When it comes down to which controller is the better choice, I personally believe the Razor Raiju, is the superior make here. The Nacon Revolution does have a better analog sticks, but for me, that was the only real contender.
The Raiju has more shortcut buttons and a simpler way of programming, where as the revolution needs to connected to a PC in order to program it. I also find the Raiju to be more comfortable for extended game sessions. The Naccon is comfy, but my hands get fatigued quicker than with any other controller I have used. Using the shortcuts buttons can be tedious to get used to, and that tends to hinder my gameplay at the worst of moments.
As far as build, they are both solid makes, and the need to “take it easy” on the controllers, is non existent. I’m not saying it's ok to throw your controller at a wall or on the floor, but their durability is certainly evident. I have heard some owners say the cable cords tend to stop working after connecting and disconnecting repeatedly, but I have not found this to be an issue. I have been using both controllers for over 90 days and most recently stated placing them against each other for comparison.
If you are looking into either of these controllers, I do recommend them both, but if it is possible for you to test them beforehand for comfort, I highly suggest it. I would even go as far as making sure you buy them a reputable retailer, that gives an option the products, just incase you hate them. You really won’t know until you have given them a try. As I said before, my vote goes to the Razor Raiju. For me, it's a perfect match.
If you have one or both of these controllers, let me know your thoughts on them and which you would recommend. In the meantime, I’ll catch you online, on some virtual battlefield out there. Keep your peeled for i3oston_i3rawler!