Official Street Fighter IV FightPad for Xbox 360
If you don't have massive hands...
You won't like this thing. I honestly think people are just telling people this is the greatest d-pad ever, because they don't want to be the only one with it. Think about it. When is the last time you enjoyed a madcatz product? Yeah, you don't remember. I can do a head spin on the dpad it's so big. I find myself readjusting my thumb constantly in order to do moves. The 360 dpad may hurt but you don't have to strain to make your thumb cover the span of the dpad.The buttons are great though, you pretty much need 6 face buttons for this game anyway, so that's good news. But I imagine most people bought this hoping for a great d-pad. Sorry but this isn't it. Unless you're 7ft tall and you have proportionately sized hands.Don't let all of the PR for these capcom products fool you into spending ***+ ******* on all the crap they're trying to get you to buy. Buy Street Fighter IV, not all this extra crap they came with it.
This is the best fighting controller I'll ever use
i originally bought one of these controllers a few years ago. at the time I was using it for HD remix, when I finally got IV I almost became an expert at it. I like everything about this controller! d-pad is incredible smooth, I like the way it feels in my hand, turbo is absolute perfection (I can perform raging demon in 1/4 of a sec.), the six button layout makes focus canceling way easier.....the ONLY problem I have with it is when I hang out with my freinds that only have ps3 I can't use it, but thats not very important. absolute buy for fighters!!!
i can compete again
I was geeting my azz handed to me. Was not wanting to spend the money to buy this controller but got tired of everyone beating me up. So went out today and picked it up, and now my gameplay has picked up. The art work on this controller is cool enough to pick it up. The over all feel to it is really nice, did not think i was going to like the floating D pad, but it works really well. The turbo and the way you can set your speed is a really nice addition. The only thing I can really complain about is it does feel kind of cheaply made. I don't think it could take one of my controller throws, but as of right now I have not had the urge to do that since i have been winning. Now if you cant play street fighter its not going to make you be able to play, but if you can play and was needing help, then this is a really good way to go.
Sadly, this controller has little worth...
Sure, I, just like everyone else, wanted a better D-Pad and that alone piqued my interest in this controller. However, that died immediately after I looked at it a bit closer and noticed a certain something... It's missing both analog sticks! How can they put out a controller like this for $** without analog sticks?! It makes it practically worthless for anything other than Street Fighter, and it won't be too helpful with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe because the left analog stick is required for 3D movement, so no side stepping while using this controller. Sorry, but no analog sticks makes this kind of worthless unless you're a super hardcore Street Fighter fan who's willing to shell out $** plus tax for a controller that is only useful for a few games. It might be somewhat useful for some Live games too, but I don't want a controller that I can't use for everything. No sale.
Definitely better than the standard 360 Controller
I bought this today, and I have tried it out on Super SF IV and MvC2. If you want the best for Super SF IV, this controller is going to fall short, you need to shell out the $130 for the TE Controller. Now, on MvC2 and I am planning on using this for MvC3 in 2 days, this controller far outperforms the 360 Controller. The buttons are far easier to reach, the d-pad is better than the L-stick or d-pad on the standard controller. Also, there is a Turbo button (for SSF IV etc) not needed for MvC series. The buttons are far more responsive when pressed, so I have to push lightly in menus. Definitely worth the $30 for the MvC Series, if you want to be competitive at SSF IV you will need a better controller.
Great for fighting fans in general....
I just picked this up today.....rather luckily I must say. When I first opened it...I had a feel for it. The overall comfortableness of this controller is outstanding. The size if perfect, and the rubber on the back makes it easy and sturdy to hold. The design is also very nice, featuring the fantastic SFIV art work, I personally got the Chun Li fightpad, which I find to be the best. I have heard quite a lot of complaining about the diagonals requiring a lot of force to respond. I can happily say I do NOT have this problem. My entire pad responds fantastically, and allows me to pull off combos with ease (I played with the fightpad in SSF2THDR on XBL) The button layout is, obviously, made for a fighter. The 6 button layout follows the original arcade style of buttons, but, clearly doesn't have the same feel. To be honest, for a controller thats not a stick, this is the best one out there for fighters. 2D and 3D alike. I played Soul Calibur IV and Mortal Kombat vs. DCU with it, and, after getting used to it, played the games with a lot more ease than a standard controller. Also, the similarity to the classic Sega controllers is a nice touch.All in all, if you're a fighting enthusiast, BUY THIS. However, the reports of non-responsive diagonal buttons makes purchasing kinda risky. But, lucky for me, I got a good one. 9/10.
better than your standard 360pad
well this controller is decent for my opinion. looks nice and its so light. the 6 layout buttons is a great touch just like the saturn pad. i can do continuous hadokens , shoryukens and hurrican kix without any problem.but i do have two flaws in this pad. one is everytime i tried to jump forward i ended up going up instead of forward. and everytime i tried to go backward i ended up going up again. but i did manage to adapt eventually while playing ssf2thdr. for those of you having the same problem try pressing forward quarter circle going up. same thing for jumping backward press back to a quarter circle going up. my second problem is the shoulder buttons. they feel very stiff and none responsive at time. plus you can't really press the outside part of it . sux. but the buttom line its decent get the moves that i need expect jumping forward and backward.
The fightpad is here!
This fight pad is awesome! I have been using this thing for over 7 hours straight and the thumb pad is very responsive. Quarter moves like dragon punch and the flame kick as well as other moves can be pulled off so much easier on Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix . Not only this, but all 6 buttons can be inputted on the front of the controller instead of the shoulder buttons which makes for really easy access to pull off the right combos you need. The turbo function is amazing as well. You can do E.Honda's hundred hand slap by just holding on to the punch button. No more tapping like a crazy person. I also like the fact that the xbox version is wired so you don't have to worry about batteries. If you can't get a arcade stick, this is the next best thing!
GOOD CONTROLERS NOT OVER PRICED , GOOD CONTROL OF THE GAME I PLAY XBOX GAME ?
Well I just got my hands on one.
I just got back from CES and have played with the controller and it works and plays like a big bowl of PERFECTION. I can't find anything wrong with this bad boy. It will make all of your street fighter moves come off like butter on top of pancakes. Yes it feels just like a big saturn pad in your hands and works magic when you play. 360 moves are easy as pie, I had a really hard time leaving it there and going home to play with my old controllers. It is a must buy, pick them up and look at the smile on your face. I am buying 5 the day they come out.