I really like the Design of the new Hori Pokken Controller DX. The Black finish with the white signs look very cool. Unfortunately I recognized a few scratches on the glossy part of the Controller but which are luckily only noticeable when holding the Controller under direct light.
A negative thing I notice is the very bad smell. It smells really like „unhealthy“ chemicals. I thought it would go away after a while, but sadly that was not the case. I can still smell it after 1 Month of usage.
What I really love about this Gamepad is the feeling in the hand. Its really light compared to a PS4 or Xbox Controller and has a nice ergonomic Design especially when you have bigger hands like me.
The Buttons and the D-Pad also feel really good. The pressure points are a bit harder than on a PS4 Controller, but still very responsive and good playable.
In my opinion the Hori Gamepad is a very puristic Controller which suits games like Pokemon(designed for) or SNES,NES games the most.
The Controller connects via USB to a wide range of systems. I personally tested it with a Raspberry 3B with no problems at all. The system detected the Controller automatically. I didn´t test it with other systems, but I think it should also function with Window or Mac Pc´s.
I can really recommend this Controller because it is relatively cheap but offer a good quality for the price.
On the other hand you have to give up features like wireless, thumbs, rumble system and only one type of shoulder triggers instead of two .
But if you play games who not needed this features, then it is one of the best Controller you can buy especially for this price.
Hori Pokken Tournament Controller21.00 Euros
- D-Pad and Buttons
- Bad smell
- Not wireless