I’ve just finished Max Payne 3 and I have to say, it is a blast. It doesn’t disappoint in any way except perhaps certain portions of the storyline. There’s no doubt that the producer is likely heading towards that direction because after all, it’s Max’s depressing and yet intriguing lifestyle that keeps us coming back for more. I just hoped that Max could’ve ended with a girl or find another love with all that he had gone through. Maybe they’ll do that for Max Payne 4. Anyway, I couldn’t help but notice how much better I was doing in the game itself. Almost half my kills were from headshots and I’m a mediocre gamer myself. That’s saying a lot too. I used to do really badly in FPS games like CS or Call of Duty but I can’t help but feel that my Razer DeathAdder had helped significantly in getting me tons of kills. Is it the increased DPI that had made me so much better? Or perhaps the general smoothness as I move the mouse across the mousepad with ease?
I can’t really identify which exact feature of this gaming mouse that seems to have made me so much better but I absolutely love it. Indeed, I was actually about to acquire another mouse after reading this particular SteelSeries Sensei review, but thankfully I changed my mind at the very last minute. It was actually the looks that hooked me more than anything. That and perhaps the insane 11,400 DPI that the Sensei came with. I think that’s pretty much the highest that I’ve seen on the market thus far. Also, the black and orange design really appealed to me. After doing a little more research on all the most popular gaming mice on the market, I came across this website (Gaming Gear Lab) that really got me thinking. Not only is it so much more in demand compared to the SteelSeries mouse, it feels really comfortable as well. I actually went to a nearby store and tested it for myself. I didn’t purchase it on the spot though as they didn’t have any discounts. So, I went home did a little price check on the various e-commerce stores and settled for Amazon. I got a whooping 30% off!
Anyway, back to the features of the mouse. It doesn’t come with a ton of macro buttons, which I’m glad for. I personally hate having way too many programmable buttons all over the mouse as most of them just feel out of place. It has 2 side buttons located at the left side of it but if you’re a left hander and you acquire the left-handed edition, the 2 side buttons are placed on the right side instead. If you’re hoping to get a good left handed mouse, you could settle for an ambidextrous one. A specially made edition purely for left-handers are much more difficult to find. The only one that’s worth mentioning would the DeathAdder left-handed edition.
It also has a beautifully illuminated logo at its lower back area. The 2013 edition of this mouse is illuminated in green rather than the blue it had in the older models. The scroll wheel is likewise illuminated at its side. On the whole, the appearance of it is just astounding. This gaming mouse isn’t too flashy nor too basic. I really think Razer got it done right this time around. They’ve also got a pretty decent range of wireless mice here: http://www.gaminggearlab.com/choosing-the-best-wireless-gaming-mouse/. Why do I say that? Well, just take a look at the Razer Naga series. I’m sure they perform well but they do look way too bulky to provide any form of comfort. Plus, having some 14 or so side buttons is just a little too much. I understand how MMO gamers enjoy having their mice riddled with sufficient macro buttons but 14? Really? Are they thinking of tossing out their keyboard and just sticking with the mouse for their MMOs?
But, who I am to judge? If it’s selling well, Razer has no reason to stop the production of that particular range of mice. I’m off to try out Mass Effect 3 right now and based on its reviews, I have really high hopes for this game.