Everyone likes to have something that represents them in one or another, whether it be a snazzy new phone case or a custom designed controller for your favourite gaming console. So when I asked the fine folk over at NiftyModz if it would be possible to review one of their controllers and they agreed, I began looking forward to it.
I spoke with Ben from NiftyModz via email to let him know what I would like on the controller. I mentioned that I would like my favourite colour in there somewhere (green), my gamertag (TootieTazzy), and the logo for the site that I am Community Manager for (XBLGamerhub). Armed with these few details, he went to work.
When I first saw my controller, I was instantly impressed. The marble green that he had used as the main shell colour was gorgeous, and coupled with the all pink inserts and buttons, the colours just matched each other so well. He had included the XBLGamerhub logo on the left side of the controller and my gamertag, in a really nice font, on the right side. The paint job itself is very high quality with no drip marks or roughness. Just a very smooth and glossy finish, which is what you would expect.
Flipping the controller over, there was even more goodness. He had included the paddles on the back and had assigned them to the buttons that I chose – in this case, X and Y. The paddles fit nicely in with the way you hold the controller and are not intrusive in any way.
When I used the controller for the first time, I went through and checked that all of the buttons, triggers, thumbsticks, and paddles worked as they should – which they did. I found the paddles a nice addition and will also find it hard to play without them now that I have gotten used to them.
Overall, I am really liking the controller. The finished product is much better than I ever thought it would be. If you would like to see more designs from NiftyModz, check out their YouTube channel and give them a follow on Twitter!
Big thanks to NiftyModz for sending this controller out for review.