PS2 or Gamecube Controller for Xbox?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by James Zos, May 9, 2002.

  1. James Zos

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    Before I shell out forty bucks for Xbox Controller S, I was thinking about one of those adaptors that lets you use a controler for a different console with the Xbox ...

    Does anybody have any experience with one of these? Do they just work with PS2 controllers or do they work with Gamecube controllers as well? What do you think?
     
  2. Scott L

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    What about the SNES - Xbox adapter? [​IMG] I think only a PS2 adapter is available right now as its the more popular controller. It really all depends on what you like. The GC controller is geared more towards 3D environments and complex gameplay while Sony's is more old fashioned with its small size and easy to find buttons. Yea they both have thumb sticks and digital buttons, but placement can be everything for a 3D game. I would imagine a racing or fighting game would be easier to control on the PS2 controller rather than the GC's. Just look at those buttons!
    But I recommend getting the S. MS doesn't toy around when it comes to making controllers. It's a solid piece that will last many years I'm guessing. And it looks the best out of all of em. [​IMG]
     
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    Get the Controller S. You're guaranteed 100% compatibility with all future games, and I'm pretty sure you'll get frustrated trying to plug your online headset into a Dual Shock [​IMG]
     
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    I bought the PS2 adapter from Lik-Sang. It was a little pricey due to shipping, but it works flawlessly. I hated that damn XBOX controller and there's no way Im going to spend the cash for a "new" smaller version.
     
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    You might as well just buy an S-controller and a PS2 controller adapter. This way, you get 3 controllers for your X-Box (one more and you can have the 4 controller max, which is a good thing for multiplayer) and you can get the best of both worlds (one being the PS2 controller, the other being the X-Box S-controller).
     
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    Thanks for all your responses guys!

    Here's the deal. I have a PSX, and had PS2, so I'm pretty familiar with Sony's controller.

    A few days ago I played around with a demo Gamecube in a store, which was running that James Bond game, Agent Under Fire (really stupid title).

    I was suprised to find myself really impressed with the title, for a FPS it ran really well on the Gamecube (I'm used to a keyboard and mouse setup on my PC).

    So I rented the Xbox version of the game, and--Suprise!--it wasn't as fun, partially because it doesn't seem to control as well. I think the difference is that Gamecube controller. The sticks on it and the triggers are not as tight as the Xbox controller, making it easier to use with a FPS.

    Which got me thinking, maybe I should switch to a different controller entirely.

    I think the suggestion to get the S controller AND an adaptor, is the one I'll probably go for in the end.

    Thanks for the input!
     

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