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Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller

5/15/2005

As a huge fan of Resident Evil 4, this mature-rated Gamecube controller was an obvious purchase for me. It perfectly embodies my unhealthy fascination with survival horror games, slasher flicks, and collectible items that take up an inordinate amount of shelf space. This high quality, sturdily constructed chainsaw is even pre-smeared with human blood - saving me a LOT of trouble. And just look at that awesome packaging! The controller is quite functional too, although it takes some time to get used to. Your hands must be turned 90 degrees, but it's fairly comfortable and I played through most of RE4 with this thing. The protruding blade does add some weight, but you can just rest it on your leg. There's a vibrate function that kicks in when a chainsaw-swinging maniac appears in the game, but the feedback is actually pretty tame. You'll also notice I have the Gamestop special edition of RE4, with the red tin container. The book and limited edition lithograph aren't too exciting, but the red box displays nicely.





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