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Sine buying the Playstation 3, I have had and own three six-axis controllers. The first of which came with the games console itself.
First impressions of the controller, were that it was both light, comfortable and stylish. The controller itself, is not as opaquely black as it appears in the many images provided on online shopping websites. It is, in fact, semi-translucent, which I myself, think is a nice effect, rather then the solid black colour of the previous Playstation 2's controller.
In terms of build quality, the six-axis isn't the most amazing product. The buttons located on the topside of the orginal controller that came with my Playstation 3 console, fell apart within days of using it. Not because of lack of care but because of the lack of care taken manufacturing the product. I then had to buy a replacement, which was and still is fine. Although a very fine scratch exists on the controller itself, this scratch being there before I removed the sealed packaging.
Having used the controller extensively, I can honestly say there are few flores in it's functionality, although the lack of rumble feedback is a problem which is fortunately being addressed, by Sony. As they have (in japan) and plan to release the 'Dualshock 3' controller, which incorporates the rumble feedback into the original six-axis controller.
The actual 'six-axis' functionality, is pretty good. It's relatively easy to get used to and does add an extra bit of interactivity to the gameplay. Other than the contollers tilt-sensitivity, the controller is pretty much exactly the same as the Playstation 2 controller, that many people are used to. The controller's 'L2' and 'R2' buttons are now shaped slightly differently, in the form of triggers. Although, this is only a slight change, which isn't that great, due to the convex curvature meaning your fingers can slip off relatively easily. An extra 'Home' button has also been added, as the centrepiece of the controller, similar to that found on Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller, which is a great feature to have, as it makes navigating between games and the main menu much more user-friendly and efficient.
Battery life is very good and due to the rechargable battery, that many other controllers for other consoles lack, costs in terms of batteries are very low.
All in all the Six-axis wireless controller provides the user with a familiar, yet intuitive user-interface and at the price it is currently being sold, it is well worth the price. Though, If you are one of the many people, hoping for rumble feedback, you're best to wait for Sony to release the 'Dualshock 3' controller, although this will, without a doubt, be more expensive.