The Xornet mouse is advertised as a pro gaming mouse for FPS players. As such our tests were mainly focused on using the mouse with FPS games, but we threw in a few MMO’s, and an action adventure game in just to see how it would fair. The Xornet does not come with its own software like a few other CM Storm mice we have tested in the past. If you are the type of gamer that likes to do intricate tweaks to your mouse, which a-lot of pro gamers we know like to do, the Xornet is going to disappoint. However if you want something to get right into the fight out the box, and aren’t too concerned about fine tuning your mouse, the Xornet is right up your ally. So lets see what we found out.
When we were writing this review we started to list all the games we tested, and indicate our opinions on how the Xornet performed on each individual game. Half way into completing our list we discovered that we were basically saying the same thing for each of the games we tested. So as to not sound like a broken record we decided to just list the games we tested the Xornet with, and give you our overall opinion. Sound good? Cool. We thought you might like that. : )FYI Mass Effect 3 is, to the disagreement of a number of people, a RPG / Shooter Hybrid. I mean would you call Fallout a shooter just because you can shoot guns? Any-who since Mass Effect 3 does have a good amount of shooting sequences we added it to our list of test games.
Overall we were very happy with the performance of the Xornet with all the FPS, and RPG / Shooter hybrid games played. Button response was very good which includes the functionality of the mouse wheel. The anti slip technology aided in keeping the cursor nice, and straight while we lined up our shots, and avoid that annoying drifting the cursor may do when left unattended. The on the fly DPI buttons helped us in changing our steadiness of aiming when needed when switching from close quarters, and medium range to long range take outs. The comfort level of the mouse was high as well. The Xornet felt pretty good in our hands while in use. After hours of gaming our hands were not cramping…well not much as they usually would get with some other mice anyways. We found the performance to be pretty much the same when playing MMO’s, and action adventure games like Champions Online, DC Universe Online, Vindictus, and Batman Arkham City. Overall smooth game play.
The Xornet was pretty much on point in casual use. Like we said in our tests with games, the Xornet was a joy to use when we just were cruising the web. Casual users who aren’t so much into gaming (shame on them) shouldn’t have any issues using the mouse for their usual non-gaming PC activities.