The mod and customization market is certainly a growing aspect of the gaming community. Evil Controllers is one of many companies that offers the kits necessary to perform these type of upgrades and with the massive amounts of options you can apply to your controller, they absolutely have something for everyone. While some of the controllers from Evil Controllers use mods, such as rapid fire or burst, there are also kits designed specifically for the cosmetic aspect. EC sent us over a digital camo kit with Evil Sticks and bullet arrowpad buttons, we put it together and took it for a spin.
Putting the controller together:
The Evil Controllers Kit uses the guts of a standard controller while adding on a few extra pieces. Fortunately, I had a busted controller that was laying around that could absolutely have used a makeover. The process was fairly simple and the directions were straightforward as well. The kit included a torx tool which is what you need to actually open the controller up. The entire process, which you can see in the video, took me about 18 minutes in total, which also included a few minutes of searching for a hidden screw that kept me from opening the controller. Realistically, the entire process is quick and easy, which is great because someone with limited knowledge of putting things together like this could still do it without much trouble.
Putting it to use:
One of the first things that stood out when I started to use my new and improved Evil Controller was the new thumbsticks. The Evil Sticks are convex and a bit softer than than the traditional 360 thumbsticks, much like a Playstation 3 controller. I liked the extra grip since it gave my a little more control over my movements. The new bullet-style dpad buttons worked as advertised, since they are really meant to be used in games like Call of Duty, they provided a precise selection of skills without hitting a direction in between the cardinal points. They didn’t function the best for fighting games or anything that utilized the dpad exclusively but anything else (such as Skyrim) worked like a charm.
I am a sucker for aesthetics when it comes to controllers. I want a controller to have a little weight to it but also look sharp as well. Evil Controllers’ entire upgrade library offers everything you would possibly want to create your dream controller. The modular nature of the controller kits will allow you to make any changes that you would need to make quick and easy as well. In the time since I have assembled the controller, it’s been dropped, stepped on, chewed on and thrown. During this time, there hasn’t been a single issue with the durability of the controller. The upgrade kits are simply a cost effective way to customize your gaming experience without dropping serious amounts of money of something that doesn’t fit your style. If you are looking for a way to get a badass looking controller, hit Evil Controllers up, the modded solutions even offer a little something extra for those FPS players as well.