The ideal gaming controller is like that pair of sneakers you can’t help but wear until it breaks around the edges: essential to an outfit, easy to fall in love with and so hard to pick just one. That’s why you might end up buy several as trends come and go or spend hours researching the perfect fit. We took the PowerA Princess Zelda Enhanced Wireless Controller for a spin to see how responsive it is and how it compares to other Nintendo Switch favorites.
This PowerA controller was announced last month as a wireless option with a design that reminds us so much of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildthrough the white color choice, blue D-pad and of course, the unmistakable figure on the center front of the device.
Naturally, die-hard fans of the game are going to pick it up in a blink of an eye, but once the thrill of unboxing it passes, will they feel that it was a good investment? We believe so.
For one, it’s more responsive than the Nintendo Switch Joy Con at times. On the other hand, its ABXY buttons are less chunky and less spread out, so you can react quickly to in-game actions even when you’re using complicated moves.
However, professional gamers could be disappointed by the lack of a HD rumble and the missing amiibo compatibility.
Watch video above to see how it compares to the Nintendo Switch Pro controller and the PowerA GameCube one! If you want it, head over to Amazon.
Bottom line: PowerA Princess Zelda Enhanced Wireless Controller will satisfy most casual gamers’ needs, especially after the company threw in the 3 customizable buttons on the back. It will definitely make for a great gift where Legend of Zelda fans are concerned. Professional gamers, though, will raise an eyebrow at the lack of haptic feedback and Nintendo Switch hardcore users might miss the amiibo support.
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