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DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment review thread

jerf

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Nov 1, 2017
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Walmart conveniently just sent me a coupon for $15 off a $30 purchase. Hell yeah I’m buying this for $15.
 

panda-zebra

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Oct 28, 2017
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I just needed to know they worked comfortably, and it seems like they do. $30 to never press L3 and R3 again is worth it.
That's exactly what I'd want it for, I didn't think there would be anyone else thinking about L3/R3 tbh. For me, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome makes anyting with thumbs awkward enough as is. I seem to have little ability to not press down on those sticks and that messes me up in games so often (I even bought new ds4s thinking they were broken/worn, but no, I just don't get a lot of feedback and now naturally press down too hard regardless, lol). If I can't actually disable L3/R3 as well though, I'll have to get someone to physically disable them for me :)

Will be buying one, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how the fuck GAME got this as an exclusive for the UK.
That explains why I've not been able to find them. Game aren't having my money, I'll import.
 

Oneself

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Oct 26, 2017
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Well... for some reasons I didn't expect all the positive reviews! I am pleasantly surprised.
 

Omnistalgic

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Oct 27, 2017
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You'll never go back to no paddles. For example Gravity Rush 2 is like a different game (so many games are) having full camera control while comfortably using your abilities.
You sir, have caught my eye...I may boot up GR2 because of this comment.

I guess I just figured it would be a few impressions and no big deal. But Sony gonna dell like 5-10 million of these little buttons aren’t they? Everyone seems to love them on their controller.
 

0ptimusPayne

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Oct 27, 2017
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Can’t help but admire how smart Sony is.
As crossplay becomes more standard with the big multiplayer FPS games, a cheap paddle accessory or inbuilt paddles with the DS5 will keep PlayStation a popular destination for FPS gamers.

Seems much more pragmatic than keeping paddles for an ‘elite’ controller
There’s ALOT more to an elite controller than the paddles...

preordered two just because when they announced them. Wish they were here earlier, but I can squeeze some use out of them for Apez for the gf and TLOU2. Release dates are still all over the place!
 

LavaBadger

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Nov 14, 2017
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Love that this exists. Really hope it's standard on the PS5. Paddles to replace stick clicks are fantastic.
 

Majik13

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Oct 27, 2017
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I really like my Strikeforce attachments, but them being wired and a few oddities and processes each time you boot up the system, is a little bit of a drag. I will defintly be picking up these offical ones. Cant play without paddles now.
 

Marble

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Nov 27, 2017
3,136
Glad to see this. Holding L3 to sprint on MW fucked up my last Dualshock. Really happy to see L3 can be reassigned on this attachment. Day one.
That sucks but this is not a very effective use of paddles in a shooter. Reload and jump/crouch is the way to go. Paddles are supposed to keep your right thumb on the sticks as much as possible. You're better of mapping L3 to L1 on a system level, or something like that.
 

dralla

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Oct 27, 2017
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Glad to see it reviewing well and more importantly glad paddles will most likely be on the DS5.
 

dmaul1114

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Oct 26, 2017
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Is the attachment easy to remove? When you remove it, does it remember your settings? I have a two controller rotation. I'd prefer to only buy one attachment and swap it out.
I'd like to know as well as I also rotate between two controllers rather than play plugged into a charger cable when my battery dies.
 

liquidmetal14

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Oct 25, 2017
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Florida
This looked awesome from the beginning. I'm not sure why some even tried to be cynical.

It's an optional yet intuitive add on.

I may have to get this for use on PC.
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
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If PS5 has these I hope they’d can be used as L4/R4 and not just remapped to existing buttons.
 

Transistor

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Evolved1

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Oct 27, 2017
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You sir, have caught my eye...I may boot up GR2 because of this comment.

I guess I just figured it would be a few impressions and no big deal. But Sony gonna dell like 5-10 million of these little buttons aren’t they? Everyone seems to love them on their controller.
It's worth saying that these buttons aren't normally available as an option for devs making these games, so their control configs rarely have optimal mapping. Most games don't allow full remap in the options either, so I generally spend time forcing remap in the OS. This can occasionally cause issues, especially with menu navigation (my remap makes GR2 menus a little weird) but it's worth the tradeoff of full control whilst playing.

Ideally you get to remap in a game (like the recent CONTROL which is awesome with paddles). I mean most people just map face buttons and L3 or whatever, but if you're willing to spend a few minutes s sorting it out, there's way more potential for paddles.
 

Quick Mustard

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Oct 25, 2017
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Are you serious?! When did this happen? I've been waiting for ShopTo to put up a pre-order link since the damn thing was announced.
That's exactly what I'd want it for, I didn't think there would be anyone else thinking about L3/R3 tbh. For me, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome makes anyting with thumbs awkward enough as is. I seem to have little ability to not press down on those sticks and that messes me up in games so often (I even bought new ds4s thinking they were broken/worn, but no, I just don't get a lot of feedback and now naturally press down too hard regardless, lol). If I can't actually disable L3/R3 as well though, I'll have to get someone to physically disable them for me :)


That explains why I've not been able to find them. Game aren't having my money, I'll import.
Yup, I noticed this when it was first announced.

https://www.game.co.uk/en/playstation-4-dualshock-4-back-button-attachment-game-exclusive-2707716

Pretty fucking shit to be honest, its an accessory, not a fucking game.
 

Windrunner

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Oct 25, 2017
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Really good reviews, guess I am getting one after all.

Edit: Oh ffs, not a Game exclusive 😢
 

LBsquared

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Nov 22, 2019
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The attachment just remaps existing buttons on the controller, so in theory they shouldn't have to.



My bet is that's exactly how it will be. But they'll be remappable for BC games
That’s correct. It syncs to the controller, not to the OS, so whatever we map to will be reflected wherever we use the DS4.
 

Omnistalgic

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Oct 27, 2017
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It's worth saying that these buttons aren't normally available as an option for devs making these games, so their control configs rarely have optimal mapping. Most games don't allow full remap in the options either, so I generally spend time forcing remap in the OS. This can occasionally cause issues, especially with menu navigation (my remap makes GR2 menus a little weird) but it's worth the tradeoff of full control whilst playing.

Ideally you get to remap in a game (like the recent CONTROL which is awesome with paddles). I mean most people just map face buttons and L3 or whatever, but if you're willing to spend a few minutes s sorting it out, there's way more potential for paddles.
Yup I’m the type to play DMCV first mission over and over again until a control scheme feels right. Definitely gonna play around with it.
 

Slayven

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Oct 25, 2017
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I am stoked for this, I fucking hate L3 and R3 so you know where they going
 

LukarWuff

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Oct 27, 2017
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Can’t help but admire how smart Sony is.
As crossplay becomes more standard with the big multiplayer FPS games, a cheap paddle accessory or inbuilt paddles with the DS5 will keep PlayStation a popular destination for FPS gamers.

Seems much more pragmatic than keeping paddles for an ‘elite’ controller
There's much more to the Xbox One Elite controller than just the paddles. The controller has a much higher quality feel to it than the normal Xbox One controller, and also allows you to customize the d-pad, analog sticks, how far the trigger presses (useful for shooters), multiple mapping profiles, and there are also a lot of settings you can tinker with by using the accessories app on an Xbox or PC.

I'm glad this accessory exists, and I'll probably get it, but it doesn't sate my desire for an official Sony-made DualShock Elite controller. It doesn't even come close to scratching that itch.
 

Jeffram

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Oct 29, 2017
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Glad to hear great reviews for this. Was somewhat worried that the the attachment would be stable enough and provide good feeling buttons, but it sounds like it does what it set out to do. I'm in for one.