Razer Naga Epic Chroma MMO Mouse Review
Published: 21st October 2015 | Source: Razer | Price: £114.95 @ OCUK |
The console gaming domination was, for a long time, something that was very much to the detriment of PC Gaming. Games went from being complicated, requiring keyboard overlays to try and keep track of what button does what, to being so simplistic that two buttons was more than enough. Such is the misery brought on by publishers who seemed determined to ignore the fact that some of the highest selling games ever have been PC games, and only giving us poorly optimised ports of pre-existing console games.
Two things have turned that around though. Firstly the explosion of Steam distribution platform giving rise to the Indie titles and creative minds that keep pushing the boundaries. The second is a few brave developers pushing back the frontiers and showing there is a market for games requiring more shortcuts than the average input device can deliver. World Of Warcraft might be the main one you hear about in the media, but League of Legends, DOTA2 and E.V.E all are designed squarely around the multiple buttons available to a PC user.
If the difference between life and death, or at least success and failure, can be attributed to how quickly you can activate your ability/shortcut/macro then the Razer Naga Epic Chroma could make that difference. An upgraded version of the original Naga, we put it through its paces.
There is no doubt as to the key selling point of the Naga Epic Chroma. Whereas you might be used to two or perhaps three buttons on the side, this has 12 individual buttons. It's not only about how much you can customise it though, as beneath the hood the sensor is an extremely responsive 8200DPI Laser option, the Chroma colours which let you tailor it to your own preference, and the whole thing is wireless. Normally wireless and competition are mutually exclusive terms, so we look forward to discovering if there is any noticeable latency.