Not for skill based games
4/15/2013 9:52:43 AM
Scott from Calgary writes:
- Programmable buttons for multiple key presses
- Awkward button placement
Awkward button structure;does not mimic staggered keys like 1-5 then qwerty it's like the numpad
Doesn't conform to hand, moves around if you put it on biggest setting
No easily accessible spacebar button makes any jumping puzzles in FPS games very awkward
- Anyone saying this is for FPS games doesn't really play them very well I take it, you can't mimic the 1-5 keys, and if you are using the scroll wheel to change weapons that's too long.
For MMOs like Guild Wars 2 this doesn't work very well either, unless you have a mouse with many many buttons due to the need for the 1-5 buttons along with F1-F4
All the keys are the same size as well which really is annoying if you're used to pinky on shift and tab keys.
Pretty useful piece of kit
1/2/2013 3:26:19 PM
Taylor from Calgary writes:
- Everything I NEED for BF3 and Skyrim is in the right spot, easily accessible and very comfortable. Software for mapping keys to different keymaps works and is quite simple. Macros are simple to assign.
Durable braided cord, 6'
- Forget trying to use D-pad for movement, too awkward. It's 8 way but hard to nail the in-betweens. "Space" key or #15 is hard to reach, just assign it to switch keymaps. If your hand is in the intended position, it's hard to hit 12, 13, 14 (z,x,c).
Scroll wheel is cool, but useless as it maps the same as your mouse wheel.
I don't play MMORPG's, but for people who do you might find you need more buttons. Get a G600 or Naga.
- Works great, they could have taken more time with the ergonomics, possibly make the palm pad adjustable and make the (comfortably) unreachable buttons reachable. But I bought it for when I output my G74 to HDMI and don't have the keyboard and it works great for that. However If I'm playing directly on my laptop, it seems quite redundant save for the macros. Note: If you're used to shallow laptop keys rather than the deep keyboard style, the Nostromo takes a bit of getting used to.
Great Piece of Equipment
12/30/2011 9:52:18 AM
Slayer from Edmonton writes:
- Comfortable feel
Easy programmable buttons
Takes only a few hours to get used to
Fits like a glove when using buttons with the naga mouse
Awesome piece of equipment
- I wish it had a few more buttons on it but that's just me
- Ever since i got the nostromo ive loved it. Im playing SWTOR and Battlefield 3 and it just works great. I have no complaints and dont think im just a razer fanboy cause this is my first time using razer products and as of right now i have found no issues with it. I just wanted to write this review to let you guys know that this is a product that everyone should have. It simply is a product that once you get it you will love it too.
The Good & the Bad
12/29/2011 12:07:29 PM
Contractor from Calgary writes:
- Once you get used to it there's no going back for FPS.
Fairly easy to setup & program (if you want)
Can use d-pad for WASD almost out of the box
D-pad will 'loosen' up over use
* you can remove the *STUPID* little joystick thing by pulling it STRAIGHT out, exposing only the d-pad which is what you want for movement with your thumb. The flat 'joystick' was very hard on the thumb!
- Not same quality as Nostromo N50 & N52/TE
Works great with BDBC2 (and most others) but not so much with BF3! You have to press really hard and even then the controller loses input just enough to get you fragged. I guess pausing in the middle of a battlefield not so good?
Makes driving a vehicle or aircraft almost impossible.
Poor customer support. Wasn't always this way.. since now razor.. beware!
Saitek cyborg was better :(
- Opened a ticket with Razor. Pissed because on Razor site states it supports BF3. They even have their own Razor Dog tag you can earn in game! I don't think Dice even used one of these. After WEEKS to/fro (only because took up to a week for a single response) I got an "Oh well we'll look into it. No ETA. Ticket closed. Thank you for choosing Razor".
As stated, this thing works great with every game I've tested it with so far except BF3. BFBC2 which is another Dice game works great?
Razer Nostromo - Amazing Gamer Oriented Hardware
12/27/2011 1:29:33 PM
Austin from Strathmore (20min east of cgy) writes:
- -extremely well built
-all the buttons, mouse wheel, and dpad are very responsive (must take out the joystick insert in the d-pad)
- all the changes that have been made to this pad from the original belken have all been upgrades.
-Software is very easy to use
- So many ways to remap this gamepad, you can really spend some time with it and make it your own.
- By using different profiles, you are able to link games that have a similar playing style but use different buttons for commands.
- - time is needed to change the controls per game (wouldnt ever use the original key maps, but thats what the pad is for, just gotta use it right)
-if your used to the commands of a keyboard it will take some time getting used to.
-doesnt replace your keyboard, just is a gaming extention
- Spend the time to use this gamepad properly and you will not be angry - best 60 bux i ever spent on a gaming peripheral. Make some profiles that are meant for ur games, take that joystick insert out of the d-pad, give it some time, and u will be a pro.
i do not believe that that this gamepad is intended for every game, but more some, it excels
I found it awesome
7/14/2011 12:52:02 PM
Robert from Calgary writes:
- -I pluged and played the joystick/d-pad worked as movment device in some games not in others(seemed pre-determined)
-Awesome if your gaming on a laptop due to its convenience and comfort
- -joy-pad was stiff
- i love this thing cause i came play games on my laptop in a far more comfortable position and for alot longer.
HAT Pad Unusable - HAT is NOT designed by Gamers: Razer Fail
7/10/2011 5:45:14 PM
Aniest from Alberta writes:
- Great Program for Button & Macros Assignment
Great Ergonomics for Small & Large Hands
Awesome Buttons: Soft, Reactive
- HAT VERY, VERY Horribly Stiff
HAT Physically 4 position, not 8
HAT Angles are program only
HAT not WADS Programable
HAT is Very Slippery
"Jump" or Space button tough on short fingers
- Using default WADS keys to move makes this Pad ok, but the default jump/space bar for this button layout would be horrible if you have short fingers.
I use the D-pad / HAT pad exclusively for movement: in short, ABSOLUTE FAILURE!! The HAT is stiff enought to give Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in 5 minutes of use. The HAT is NOT programable to WADS movement properly: angular direction is program driven and not hadrware capable.
The HAT is unusable for movement: don't buy this if you move that way.