First off, this controller is not good for every game. Some games require an analog stick to be an enjoyable experience, and either your standard joycons or a different controller should be used in these cases. I feel this is outside of the intended use of the 8bitdo lite controller so it did not negatively reflect on my rating of this product. Within the scope of the intended use, I'm rating this a 5/5.
The controller is fantastic to use for 2D games where analog sticks are not only unnecessary, but even hinder the experience. In Link's Awakening, your movement is locked in 8-way movement and the controls can't be changed to the dpad. Dragon Marked for Death is a 2D platformer where the default movement is using the left stick, and 4 item shortcuts can be mapped to the dpad. While you could swap the controls, you realistically want a dpad for your 2D platformer movement as well as a dpad for your 4 item shortcuts. The right stick is often used for camera control in numerous games, and it's possible to unintentionally bump into it during an intense action sequence. Not so with this controller!
This controller has also become my favorite for slower paced games like RPGs and tactical games. The controller is so small and light weight that you can hold it however you want one-handed while laying on a couch or bed. Mashing the A button to blast through your excessively high random encounter rate in Octopath has never been more comfortable! In many RPGs, analog sticks can be used for analog movement, but it also tends to be more forgiving in being able to clear it with the 8-way movement of a dpad.
The build quality of the controller is great. The buttons and dpads have a short travel distance and have a satisfying click to them. It connects quickly, and there's no noticeable latency to the controls. The listed battery life is 18.5 hours, and while i have not actually tested it for 18.5 hours, I do believe that to be an accurate estimate. After a full day of gaming, I still had approximately 2/3 battery life remaining. Its very easy to use wired to the PC or wirelessly to the switch or bluetooth to a PC. Remember to toggle on Steam's Switch Pro Controller support in your controller settings if you're going to use it through bluetooth. It mimics a 360 controller while wired to a PC.
There are some shortcomings to the controller. First of all, it's very small. I tell my friends that the controller is small, and when they actually hold it in their hands, it's even smaller than they thought. It can potentially feel very cramped over a long period of time. I do hope 8bitdo will make a larger, more ergonomic variant of this product. I have noticed that there's two main ways that people hold controllers. You can hold a controller so that the face is mostly facing you, or you can hold a controller so that it's more level with the ground like a table. If you hold this controller mostly facing you, you'll need additional fingers below the controller to support the weight, which makes the controller feel very cramped. However, holding this controller more like a level table with your middle fingers supporting the center of mass allows your hands to be more spread out. The only other awkward thing to get used to on this controller is the placement of L2 and R2 are on the side of L1 and R1 instead of below like most controllers. However, I am happy to say that L2 and R2 are digital instead of analog like most controllers.
So, would I recommend this controller? Yes, but don't expect it to be the one controller you use for every game in your library. If controllers were shoes, think of this controller as your snow boots; use only when appropriate.
- 平台: Nintendo Switch
- 格式: 电子游戏