Wednesday, 20 May 2015

DragonWar DragonShock Black PS3 Controller

This was a rare item to find, well i noticed this when looking for a backlit keyboard by Dragonwar in work many times, I noticed a PS3 controller, which looked really nice and had a different appeal compared to other controllers i had seen. Bascially searching various marketplaces for this was frustrating but after looking at some EU suppliers, i found one that WILL deliver to the UK, that company was called GAMEGEAR. This site is in the English language and i was able to order the controller for €40.55 EUR including P&P, Taxes and a Paypal Fee. €24.99 ex TAX and P&P for the controller itself. All in all this came to just under £30 for me to buy (using conversion rates etc). After ordering on Sunday night while missing emma, I was just waiting only 2 days (Dispatched on Monday 18/05/15). Then while a day off i was having to dog sit, a yodel van arrived and it was signed for and yay, it was all mine,

Well if want this, you can buy it HERE. The video of it is below and lets begin:

Looking from the Outside.

The box has a nice dragonware feel to it, with the same colour scheme as the controller itself, with clear info on the features, a nice shape and all in all the same style as the controller. But there was nothing that you couldn't understand about the product on it. Enjoy the pics below:
The front of the Box

One of the sides of the box with focus on the controller buttons

The back of the box with more detailed features

Another side of the box with more features to boast about 

The top of the box with the URL and hook on

When you open the cover of the front of the box up, this appeared

Some clearer pics of the inside cover

Some clearer pics of the inside cover

A calendar from the supplier i bought it from FOR FREE

Once the box was open

Well inside the box was just a plastic mould for the controller and a mini usb cabled wrapped, thats it, so it was time to connect it to a PS3 and play. i mean its that simple, since the battery was flat, the wireless would not sync so i left it to charge for a while. Then it worked fine. 

The controller in the plastic container

Behind the plastic lies a mini usb cable

Yay, the controller

The buttons on the back are blue too

The dragon logo looks good

The bottom of it

 Well after testing, it worked nicely with PACMAN CE DX and although i made one or 2 mistakes, the grip on the controller was pretty good, the dpad moved slightly but no controller is perfect. But i felt comfortable with it which is the main thing.

Then i had the option of using it on Steam (due to me installing SCP to make PS3 Controllers work) and it was responsive very shortly after installing, which means it was the similar device id as a PS3 but with a different name called "PS (R) Gamepad".

But all in all i'm happy with this so lets get the conclusion sorted.

omracer's Rating: 7/10

The good points:

  • Very similar to a standard Dualshock 3, except with cooler looking buttons and a dragon watermark
  • Better grip with rubber coating
  • Nicely packaged

The bad points:

  • Not (yet) available in the UK without import
  • battery does take a while before allowing wireless sync
  • the dpad moves slightly
Well i hope this helps you if you are into looking for a nice looking non modded PS3 controller. More reviews to come soon at various points.