Why We'll Never Have the Perfect Controller - Cheddar Explains


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  • Cheddar
    Cheddar   6 months back

    What's your hot take on best controller to date?

    • Dazza 2412
      Dazza 2412  2 weeks back

      Gamecube all the way

    • Facehunter2003
      Facehunter2003  2 weeks back

      Xbox 360 or GameCube. Both of them are A tier in my opinion. Keyboard and mouse is the best but I don't consider that a controller.

    • Big Toblerone
      Big Toblerone  2 months back

      Gamecube DUH

    • EarthClad
      EarthClad  2 months back

      Dualshock 3

    • Iambent
      Iambent  3 months back

      I would have to settle on the xbox 360 controller, my hands naturally shape around it, and it feels comfortable to hold for long stretchers of time. Together with the offset thumbsticks and triggers on the back, it has been my favourite controller since it released. As an example, far cry 3 has you shoot with the right trigger on 360 whereas it’s with r1 on ps3 and that’s a button, not a trigger. When you need to drive a vehicle, you also accelerate with r1 which has less room for nuance than with the trigger on a 360 controller. And it feels just plein weird too. The only thing I didn’t like with 360 controllers is that the rubber on the joysticks tended to wear out and disintegrate, leaving you with bare plastic. Otherwise, imho, it’s just perfect.

  • Chris Kau
    Chris Kau  3 days back

    1:37 Paul Rudd?

    • Sean S
      Sean S  2 weeks back

      super Nintendo is still the best imo, wii u gamepad second, mad katz original xbox wireless third.

      • tfizzle56
        tfizzle56  4 weeks back

        Xbox one has the perfect controller i went years playing playstation always hated the xbox controller soon as i played cod with that xb1 controller life was different

        • Esteban Solano Rojas
          Esteban Solano Rojas  2 months back


          • Big Toblerone
            Big Toblerone  2 months back

            5:03 FALSE GameCube did it 1st!
            NOT Xbox!
            You act like some intellectual channel but can't even get simple facts like this straight my God...

            • Fox Moulder
              Fox Moulder  2 months back

              What if game companies developed a way to measure their customers hands so that a controllers casing can be crafted to their size specifications. 3D printed or something lol

              • James Seddon
                James Seddon  2 months back

                Hey Cheddar,, How can I use this as a reference for a paper I'm writing? Even better if I could get some of the references you used to make the video. Great content that's actually worth listening to!

                • MatEGS
                  MatEGS  2 months back

                  Angled grips like Xbox one controllers and button layouts like the PS4

                  • Winpixie
                    Winpixie  3 months back

                    Xbox 360 controller

                    • dhsd | #leel
                      dhsd | #leel  3 months back

                      3:02 Not for Xbox ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                      • The Moistery Machine
                        The Moistery Machine  3 months back

                        Gaben huddled in the corner stroking the Steam Controller

                        • The#1ZeldaFan
                          The#1ZeldaFan  3 months back

                          why would you put the perfect controller on the thumbnail then xD

                          • Tony T
                            Tony T  3 months back

                            "Look at the size of that thing" Maybe but it next to something for good measure?

                            • Awed Challi
                              Awed Challi  3 months back

                              1:37 is that Paul Rudd? lol

                              • Gabriel Merchant
                                Gabriel Merchant  3 months back

                                comments are making good points about the video and im over here like, what if controllers had adjustable grips to be shaped to any hand size...?

                                • Josh Smith
                                  Josh Smith  3 months back

                                  TL'DR: The reason we won't get a perfect controller is because of brand recognition.

                                  They did answer the question at the very end, blink and you'll miss it kind of thing. Manufacturers says it's "the controllers have become a haptic extension of the brand". https://youtu.be/L7Gp_gfI0fc?t=461

                                  • Red Luigi
                                    Red Luigi  3 months back

                                    If we storm Area 51, we might find the perfect controller.

                                    • Ikari Shinji
                                      Ikari Shinji  3 months back

                                      in the future it think there will be no controllers at all because i will fuck up my choices and end humanity.

                                      • Adam M.
                                        Adam M.  3 months back

                                        Test was rigged.
                                        Atari 2600 joystick: B+.
                                        NES D pad: A+.

                                        If you don't have arthritis by age 10, you're doing it wrong.

                                        • DavidTheWavid Animation
                                          DavidTheWavid Animation  3 months back

                                          Me: finally, Youtube recommends something at 3 AM that’s not Vsauce.
                                          Narrator: Or has it?
                                          Me: GOD DAMNIT ALGORITHM

                                          • iLeaveKids1Tap
                                            iLeaveKids1Tap  3 months back

                                            That 64 controller makes me want to throw up

                                            • CountryfiedLinux
                                              CountryfiedLinux  3 months back

                                              The closest to perfection are Playstation and Xbox. My thumbs slip off of Playstation joysticks. As for Xbox, the left side of the controller is awkward when trying to use the left trigger and bumper buttons at the same time. As for both, the bumber buttons belong where the triggers are, and the triggers belong where the middle fingers rest.

                                              • Twevet
                                                Twevet  3 months back

                                                Video is super unfocused and got off track fast then ended lmao

                                                • Bruh Moment
                                                  Bruh Moment  3 months back

                                                  It’s called a keyboard and mouse
                                                  PC Master race

                                                  • MightyLightning
                                                    MightyLightning  3 months back

                                                    OMG I just watched a video about how the ad on this video is a SCAM 😂

                                                    • TheTrashman
                                                      TheTrashman  3 months back

                                                      XBONE controller is nearly perfect IMO, coming from a mainly PC gamer

                                                      • Kelohmello
                                                        Kelohmello  3 months back

                                                        Ultimately, with the controller's aesthetic being an extension of the brand, the optimal ergonomic design is at conflict with branding/marketing, so we won't get the perfect controller.

                                                        • Uber
                                                          Uber  3 months back

                                                          We already have 2 pretty much perfect controllers the Switch Pro and the Xbox Controller

                                                          • Ben Foster
                                                            Ben Foster  3 months back

                                                            Pc best controller

                                                            • dustboxednorth
                                                              dustboxednorth  3 months back

                                                              *cough cough* The XBOX One controller is awful *cough cough*

                                                              • Bone Man
                                                                Bone Man  3 months back

                                                                Idk man, i think re4 chainsaw was the best

                                                                • Eoin Doyle
                                                                  Eoin Doyle  3 months back

                                                                  CLICKBAITED AGAIN!

                                                                  • Phil Curry
                                                                    Phil Curry  3 months back

                                                                    We already do. Sony perfected controllers the moment they released the Dualshock. It's hands down the most comfortable and intuitive controller on the market, which is why they've had the good sense to pretty much leave it alone aside from minor upgrades like wireless and the touch pad along the way.

                                                                    • Respondent Behavior
                                                                      Respondent Behavior  3 months back

                                                                      Didn't cover Microsoft's Adaptive Controller. That's unfortunate.

                                                                      • Sage Jordan
                                                                        Sage Jordan  3 months back

                                                                        this has nothing to do with the title

                                                                        • SG-014
                                                                          SG-014  3 months back

                                                                          I love the xbox one controller.

                                                                          • ZaRz Robie
                                                                            ZaRz Robie  3 months back

                                                                            I think the best controller is the Wii racing wheel.

                                                                            • ive
                                                                              ive  3 months back

                                                                              Or, just use a mouse and keyboard...

                                                                              • Jzerious
                                                                                Jzerious  3 months back

                                                                                What about the keyboard and mouse

                                                                                • Drai Westgate
                                                                                  Drai Westgate  3 months back

                                                                                  Good idea for a video. But it feels half done. The conclusion was mediocre at best. We weren't given much examples of the most ideal forms controller other than the one example at the end. It wasn't rated or compared to anything else and left us with more questions than answers and not it a good way.

                                                                                  • Mitchel Rathbone
                                                                                    Mitchel Rathbone  3 months back

                                                                                    I dont think this person knows what a game console even is.

                                                                                    • Teppee
                                                                                      Teppee  3 months back

                                                                                      Why they will never be perfect, more like why they will never be absolute pieces of crap my cousins have controllers made by Xbox obviously coming with the Xbox which where crap then Delmar bought an after market one with an android connector rather than xboxs’ and it was much better

                                                                                      • bennies fried chicken
                                                                                        bennies fried chicken  3 months back

                                                                                        i think a revamped version of the gamecube controller for the switch would be legendary,

                                                                                        maybe putting thumbsticks and a few buttons in different places would make a drastic change...

                                                                                        • Smiley Boi
                                                                                          Smiley Boi  3 months back

                                                                                          *laughs in n64 controller*

                                                                                          • skyline
                                                                                            skyline  3 months back

                                                                                            nintendo gamecube r button

                                                                                            • Quilly
                                                                                              Quilly  3 months back

                                                                                              I love how at 0:43 they're like "Hey look at all these garbage controllers. Here's a WAY better one". Are you kidding me? That looks terrible. Buttons are too far apart. Its too small. And don't get me started on the grip. How would you even hold that?

                                                                                              • Causttic -
                                                                                                Causttic -  3 months back

                                                                                                That's not how you use a n64 controller