FPS Freeks Review
For those of you in love with your First Person Shooters, boy do I have a review for you. The product in our cross-hairs today comes by the way of KontrolFreek and according to many gamers, has significantly improved their FPS performance. Dubbed FPS Freeks, these nifty little analog-thumbstick extensions supposedly improves your accuracy by increasing your range of motion thus allowing you to aim more precisely. At least that’s what KontrolFreek claim. Thankfully for you, your boy RichTheRookie’s here to put those claims to the test.
At first I was very skeptical about how the FPS Freeks would improve my gaming performance, and even when I actually tried them for the very first time, the skepticism stayed. Fortunately that later changed and although it took me a while to get used to gaming with the FPS Freeks, I started noticing considerable improvements.
- IMPROVED ACCURACY: The first thing you’ll notice is the increase in accuracy. This doesn’t mean that you’ll magically become a master marksman overnight, you’ll just notice how much easier and more efficient it is to acquire targets, especially at mid to long ranges. Personally, I found sniping on Battlefield 3 and Halo Reach a breeze. Because of the increased range of motion, making minute changes was easier and aiming became a hell of a lot more fluent.
- QUICKER TURN-AROUND: One of the things I love about gaming with a mouse is the ability to aim efficiently at a distance and when confronted in Close Quarters Combat (CQC), have the ability to turn around (or make sharp turns) quickly. With the FPS Freeks, you’ll find that you’re able to do just that due to the increased sensitivity that you’re now able to play with.
- THERE ARE NONE: Quite simply, you’ll find that the FPS Freeks have no cons. Don’t believe me? Try them for yourself. You’ll see.
- NOTE: This one isn’t a product con but more of a personal hindrance that I uncovered when using these bad boys in CQC. With the FPS Freeks in action, I found that I was able to turn my sensitivity up a considerable amount which made snapping to targets that were 10+ metres away a breeze. However, when I was confronted in Close Quarters combat, as it was a habit of mine to jerk the thumbstick in the direction of my targets, I found myself dying unnecessarily. Normally with my low sensitivity settings this was fine. However, with the high sensitivity settings that go hand-in-hand with the FPS Freeks, this resulted in me doing a complete 180 whilst copping a bullet in the back of the head. Rest assured though, after about 2 weeks of aiming with this simple yet effective accessory, this became a thing of the past.
NIZULO SCORE: 8/10
These little bad boys are the shit! They not only allow for more precise aiming and faster turning, but they’re also sturdy little units and for $9.99 it’s a definitely a great buy. As I’ve only used them for 3 weeks now, it’d be wrong for me to award them with a perfect score purely for the fact that I haven’t had them long enough to know their durability. Since durability and getting your money’s worth is important when dealing with a product, I decided to give this great little gaming accessory an 8/10.