Final Fantasy 14 fan makes samurai job controller out of toy katana

A Final Fantasy 14 fan creates a controller using a toy sword that can activate working abilities by pulling the katana from its scabbard.


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One of the most critically acclaimed parts of Final Fantasy 14 is its wonderful and creative community. A Final Fantasy 14 fan created a special controller for Samurai work by adding new motion control functions to an old Playstation 2 katana controller.

Super Louis 64 is famous for “Controller Bending” in games like dark souls, Ring of Eldenand Final Fantasy 14. His goal with this project, in particular, was to create a working katana controller that used motion sensor technology to activate samurai working abilities.

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Originally Super Louis 64 was going to add motion control sensors to a real katana but decided against it due to safety concerns. Instead, he acquired the katana controller for Onimusha 3: Demonic Siege from 2004 and heavily modified it with motion control technology. The controller was designed for the PS2, so modifying it for the PS4 compatible Final Fantasy 14 wasn’t too difficult, but the controller is pretty glitchy. However, Super Louis 64 was able to configure the controller to use basic samurai rotation, as well as the ability to activate the Iaijutsu capacity by actually pulling the controller out of its sheath.

It’s far from the first controller Super Louis 64 has made for their favorite games. For Final Fantasy 14he created custom controllers for the Bard, Dancer, and Machinist jobs, and used a Ring shaped adventure controller to cross Eorzea. He also made controllers for other games, perhaps most notably the Ring of Elden banana controller he created and used to defeat Godrick the Graft’s infamous boss.

Every Controller Bending project released by Super Louis 64 is a delight for its fans. Many other gamers watch in awe and wonder as he crafts creative controllers, wishing they could get their hands on one for themselves. Some players ask him to stream Extreme Trials or High Difficulty Savage Raids in FF14 with the controller just to see how he does and challenge him to share his analysis DPS while using the controller just to see how low he would be. The community still gathers to praise his creativity and watch what crazy ideas he comes up with next.

At the end of the video, he introduced the Buster Sword controller he made for Final Fantasy 7 Remakewhich many believe he plans to adapt as a controller for the Dark Knight work in Final Fantasy 14. At this rate, Super Louis 64 will have a task controller for every playable task in Final Fantasy 14.

Final Fantasy 14 is available now on PC, PS4 and PS5.

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