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PlayStation 5 critical reception is overwhelmingly positive but new DualSense adaptive triggers video demonstrates why the PS5 controller is the true next-gen superstar

Haptic feedback on the PS5 DualSense controller can be disabled by the user if required. (Image source: PlayStation)
Haptic feedback on the PS5 DualSense controller can be disabled by the user if required. (Image source: PlayStation)
PlayStation 5 critical reviews have been rolling in and have been full of praise for Sony’s console, although one particular complaint has surfaced numerous times. But a video clip of the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback in action has highlighted why the PS5 controller is the true star of the next-gen show.
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A report from GamesIndustry.biz has revealed that the critical reviews for the PlayStation 5 have mostly been positive, with praise being targeted at the “super-fast hard drive” and the “stunning” graphical fidelity. However, there has been divided opinion over the physical state of the substantial console, with The Telegraph stating “there’s no escaping the size of the box it all comes in” while GameSpot went with a more creative and positive spin on the design, opining “the next-generation machine is big, bold, and next to stablemates like the PS4 Pro, downright intimidating”. The same source also amusingly described the PS5 as looking like “an evil megacorp’s cyberpunk headquarters.”

But the size of the PS5 appears to be its only “downfall”, at least in regard to what the critics think of the console. Backwards compatibility has been described as “solid”, even if not quite on the same scale as that offered by the Xbox Series X/S rivals, and the UI has been praised for its “fluidity” and for being “easy to navigate”. While the lack of a quick resume feature has frequently been lamented and there are concerns in regard to the PS5’s expandable storage, these potential issues are easily counter-balanced by noise emissions (it’s quiet), thermal development (it’s cool), and load times (it’s fast).

However, the recent upload of a short video clip from YouTuber and voice actor YongYea has really created quite a stir that has helped cement the next-gen status of the complete PS5 package: It features the DualSense controller and its adaptive triggers and haptic feedback in full action (see below). Separate reviews of the PS5 controller have already been particularly glowing in content, and it is now featuring in a whole new round of reviews as a vital part of the total console experience, and once again the DualSense wireless controller is standing out.

The short video clip of the PS5 controller simply shows the user pressing one of the adaptive triggers during gameplay. Like the post suggests, to truly get the best impression of the experience, audio should be switched on. The DualSense adaptive trigger interacts with the gameplay and delivers physical feedback to the user’s fingers, and although some have simply called this feature a gimmick, many critics support the opinion that this additional technology offers the immersivity and gaming enhancement that raises the PS5 to a proper next-generation flag-bearing standard.

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Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-11- 9 (Update: 2020-11- 9)