If you found the idea of holding a launch party for the Shadow Controller at all absurd, you may now come to understand why what seems to be such a bizarre decision was made. IGN have received the controller and promptly posted a review, discussing the performance, build quality, value and comfort.
In all four fields the controller received relatively high marks, finishing with an overall mark of 7.7/10. Compare that to the score of 9/10 awarded to the XBox 360 controller and it is immediately obvious that it is indeed great quality for a third party controller.
NubyTech’s Shadow the Hedgehog controller is a sweet looking and impressively functional homage to Sega’s newest prickly badass. Though the game has some serious flaws, NubyTech’s controller does not, and indeed honors the Sonic legacy rather than milks it. Old Sonic fans, Shadow fans, or anyone into gaming collectables should certainly check it out.
(Read IGN’s full review)
The controller will be available shortly in the US at selected major Video Game retailers for $24.99. All Los Angeles residents should also take a look at the details for Nubytech’s upcoming public launch party, to be held next week.