Phoenix Revolution

phoenixcontrol.jpgThe Phoenix Revolution controller is advertised on it’s unique feature that allows you to customize your modular setup. While it’s a nice feature, I doubt anyone would switch any of the modules out of their regular positions, with the possible exception of the D-pad and left analog.

The Revolution also has two other features unique to it. One of them is a switch that, when turned on, inverts the up and down directions on the right analog. This feature probably has it’s uses in some FPS or flight simulator games, though one would assume most of these games have an in-game invert option anyways.

The last (and most useful) of the Revolution’s features is the ability to adjust the analog sticks’ resistance with just a simple twist of the sticks. A fighting game would call for a loose analog for better motion control, while a tighter analog would be better for RPGs. With some games (I’m thinking just shooters, actually), you might even want to change the stiffness in mid-game while switching weapons.

The Revolution’s current going price is about $15, lower than the majority of PS2 controllers.

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