One thing I hate about game peripherals is that they’re expensive as hell. ESPECIALLY Nintendo shit.
At some point, my Switch Pro controller’s left control stick shit the bed. It’s constantly jittering upwards. This is very disappointing as I generally really like that controller. It has a great battery life and I really like how it feels. Love those chunky sides and the nice feeling on the grip.
I would really like to replace it, as the Joycons are a travesty, and I’m looking ahead to the release of Monster Hunter Rise in March. I am NOT playing that with Joycons.
But I’d also like to save some money without sacrificing too much in quality. Generally, though, I find you can’t trust reviews of anything online. I generally avoid 3rd party peripherals in general just because I don’t trust any review of anything videogame related if it is contained within a youtube video that begins with a guy going “hey guuuuuys what’s up it’s your boi EpicLeonidas69” and I figure if it busts at least I can depend on Nintendo to honor a warranty.
In that case, whose opinions are as good if not objectively better than my own? That’s right, the Insert Credit Forum community. I thought it might be fun if not illuminating if not holding the potential to create a helpful resource for people on this forum to pool together our knowledge and experience of 3rd party peripherals. Or, at the very least, see if anyone knew of any good budget options for 3rd party Switch controllers.
If enough interest is generated in this thread I will try and update the top post with categories and lists. If you have and love any third party peripherals, let me know the type of peripheral, the platform, a rough price level in comparison to 1st party peripherals (cheaper, about the same, or decadent primo pro gamer gear) and maybe a 1 sentence description of why you like it and why you’d recommend it over the 1st party option.