Sabertooth VS Steam Controller?

Discussion in 'Console Peripherals' started by Ninetoes, Mar 30, 2016.

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  1. Ninetoes

    Ninetoes Member

    I was wondering if anyone uses the Sabertooth regularly for PC gaming and what their opinion of it is? Should I look into the Steam Controller instead? Also does the Sabertooth have vibration feedback?
     
  2. mdaly001

    mdaly001 Active Member

    I can't speak for the sabertooth. I have the steam controller. It is very hard to get used to and is not an all around good controller. I believe it is for use case. first person shooters is def a no go. Games like civilazation are probably good. what games do you play?
     
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  3. Ninetoes

    Ninetoes Member

    I want to go through a lot of fps/third person shooters and rpgs this summer. I do play Civilizations and games like it frequently, does playing Civ on it feel better than mouse and keyboard?
     
  4. mdaly001

    mdaly001 Active Member

    I wouldn't say it feels better. It is just easier to sit back reclined in an office chair than sitting up straight hands on keyboard and mouse. The lack of key options does get a bit annoying. I have even played League of Legends with it. I was obviously not doing as well as keyboard and mouse... but I am sure if I committed hours to perfecting it, I could work well with it.
     
  5. Ninetoes

    Ninetoes Member

    Ah okay that does sound interesting though maybe not for me at this point. That's very cool that you tried it with League!

    How did you map all the actions for League? Like what about point and click abilities?
     
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  6. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I own a steam controller and a normal xbox one controller and in my opinion the Steam controller is much better, simply because you can easily assign keyboard and mouse functions to the controller, whereas you will need a special emulator for most other controllers
    So I hardly use my xbox one controller because there are not many games compatible with it
    Fps however really are not that great, but still better than with normal controllers, as the steam controller has a pretty good gyroscope
    Also the price is pretty good, you can use community layouts and it's overall a solid product
     
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  7. Ninetoes

    Ninetoes Member

    For assigning mappings is that done inside or outside of the game? And I agree the price is quite reasonable.
     
  8. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    It's done on Steam Big picture mode, but every game has it's own button assignment, so as soon as you start a game it picks the assignment you choose for it, of course you can always change it during the game
     
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  9. Ninetoes

    Ninetoes Member

    Oh okay that's awesome! Thank you!
     
  10. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I have a Sabertooth controller, and I don't use it all that often, because I'm a Keyboard/Orbweaver/Mouse kind of gal 100% of the time. However, I require the controller in a few games. (like Dark Souls)

    I've had very good luck with the Sabertooth when I do use it, and I've loaned it to my son who plays a ton of classic games via emulators and he swears by it. Not sure if that helps at all, but there's my experiences so far. hehe
     
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  11. Ninetoes

    Ninetoes Member

    Thank you very much! I am in a similar situation to you, I prefer mouse/keyboard (haven't tried an orbweaver yet, not sure how to justify buying it xD) but I have games like Dark Souls and Remember Me which benefit from a controller. It's still a toss up for me which controller to get. But I'm not in a rush.
     
  12. Dunker_23

    Dunker_23 Member

    I think there both great controllers.
     
  13. Ninetoes

    Ninetoes Member

    Thanks! Still leaves me undecided :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
  14. Chris_Chong

    Chris_Chong Active Member

    try the steam controller, it looks and performs well in some games
     
  15. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    Indeed it does, the gyro feature while not as comfortable as thumb sticks, is far more accurate imo.

    Steam controller + refurbished X Box 360 controller is a safe bet.
     
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  16. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I admit to having felt the *exact* same way before I got mine. My daughter's boyfriend, who used to live with us, had one and I thought he was an idiot for thinking it was equal to, or sometimes better than, his keyboard. :big_grin_: Now, I get it ... I totally get it. I found that in many of the MMO's it's not the best option, because you can't type regular letters on it and I hated darting back and forth during combat, but for virtually all other games it's priceless. You never even have to change the default keybindings in your games, you just reassign those default keys to whichever key on the Orbweaver suits you and you're good to go! Initially the hardest part was remember where I'd bound some of the keys, but now that I have the same actions in the same places for numerous games I would never trade it. :)
     
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  17. Ninetoes

    Ninetoes Member

    Haha that does sound very tempting now that you describe it :D
     
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