I had to get used to it, but it's now one of my favorite controllers for the games that it works with.
Kind of gemiccy the overall controls are okay, analog is fine, but the touchpad feels forced and doesn't really need to be there, it does not function better then a analog stick, and doesn't give people more control, it just seems like a quick gemiccy feature that isn't really a feature but a handicap.Unfortunately I wish I went with the xbox controller as of now and just got a receiver for my PC, as the compatibility with this control for non-steam games can be quite a hastle to get working.
Buuuuut one of the "features" of this is how much you can tweak this controller to use with your computer and the Steam Link.For me it's been a nightmare, the interface in Steam Link it's a mess and it's hard to understand what you are doing with the controller.
Even with the MMORPG's I you have to configure what every button does then sometime through the game you realize about hidden buttons that accidently punches friendlies in the face... -_- not cool, but the controller is a new experience for me so I will give it 4/5 stars because it makes a weird noise on the mouse tracker and I still have yet to figure out hot to turn it off or if its a controller feature that cant be turned off but it works great with Steam.
I have, along with 2 Steam Links and that's really what I use it for now, the only game I prefer that controller on PC is Rocket League (No right stick required), but for the most part I'm on my couch or the bedroom with it playing single player games.
I use an Xbox controller to play games on my PC, but figured I'd buy the Steam pad since it can be used to emulate a keyboard and mouse and apparently the touchpad is the next best thing to a mouse.Well, that's not true.
I did not get much more than an hour of use out of this before I made up my mind about it.
When I tried to use the pads a lot of the time I would move to look somewhere and let go of the pad but the controller would keep moving, it was between that or none of the buttons/ pads not working at all.
I ordered the Steam controller on sale from Steam.My hope was to use it for games that were not designed with controller use in mind, on PC.
Comfortable and easy to use.BUT most of the time, it doesn't work, and I've spent hours wrestling with the controller, unplugging it and plugging it back in, uninstalling and reinstalling steam, restarting steam a million times, restarting the game I want to play a million times, and overall just wasting way too much time trying make this piece of garbage work.Sometimes, for no reason whatsoever, steam decides to completely freak out when you plug in the controller, switch to a different window mid-game, or just straight up stop responding to input from the controller.I've never been this frustrated playing video games in my entirely life, and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.