Review: FPS Freek Legendary
When it comes to accessories that are said to improve your game with just improved grip or analog extensions, you have to remain skeptical. I’ve tried Grip-iTs in the past and they worked quite well. KontrolFreeks is a company that has released many accessories that are said to help improve gameplay with an extension to your analog sticks. The latest addition to this line of accessories is the FPS Freek Legendary; they were released just in time for Halo: Reach.
The FPS Freek Legendary is, by design, the same as previous KontrolFreek accessories like the FPS Freek and the TD Freek. The only real difference is the Halo Legendary logo on top of the grip. The accessory itself is quite a simple and sturdy attachment but does it work? Well, there is already a review on Platform Nation talking about the FPS Freeks so it would be unnecessary to repeat what was already said; they are essentially the same product after all.
Alright so in a game, do they help improve your shot? Improve your accuracy? Are they comfortable? Quite simply, Halo is considered a twitch shooter so with the FPS Freek and the height they add to the sticks, I noticed that they definitely make the controls smoother. Playing Halo: Reach, at first the controls felt too smooth and harder to lock on to targets but after quite a few games I got used to it and was able to play like normal with precision. I also noticed that they sort of made my thumbs numb but again, it just has to do with the added height. Although these are a Halo inspired accessory, just like the FPS Freek, they will work with the PS3 as well and help with accuracy in any FPS game or any game that requires precision.
Overall the FPS Freek Legendary is a great product that improves accuracy with your shots in game. However, your thumbs may get numb like mine did. The main thing is, they do work, but will likely take some time to get used to when compared with the typical twitch shots you’re probably used to. Also, this Halo version is more of an expense with a MSRP of $13.99 compared to the $9.99 FPS Freek but it’s a limited version and a must for anyone who is looking for improved accuracy while playing Halo or any FPS game.