Xbox 360 Versus Controller (PDP)
Awesome for Tekken 6
I bought this for Tekken 6 it works perfect, set the LB and RB to the grabs. Directions work Perfect. Barley even have to touch the buttons to push then, including the thumb stick. Only con is that its difficult to play the campaign with it because it uses two thumb sticks. Also it was only $20 so you cant go wrong.
Seems Very Interesting
I watched OneHandedTerror preview this with a member of the PDP team (which I've posted with this as well), and it seems like they put a lot of thought into it. This definitely could be a stick alternative, or the next step for those that are pad players since it's design allows you to easily use your right hand overhand (like typing on a keyboard) to quickly push buttoms when your thumb may not be able to do the job fast enough, especially in a fighting game. The microswitches for not only the thumbstick, but also for the buttons, is a nice addition too. But, we'll have to wait until the 18th (of February) to see if this thing really lives up to it's promises.
Greatest substitution for a fight stick
Fighting game enthusiasts: Don't have money for an arcade stick but want something different than your 360 pad? Get this. Its $15, the button's are very responsive and sensitive, the joypad feels great and surpasses the standard joystick on a normal pad by a ton, and the cord is long enough to be a good distance from your set. For those who don't see any pro player's using this and think "Oh, this must'nt be useful", think to yourself and ask how useful you thought a pad was to play on. Fanatiq's one of the best MvC2 and UMvC3 players. Wolfkrone is arguable the best SSIV:AE players in the US and the world. And plus, did I mention its only $15? Yeah. Buy dis.
Overall, Outstanding [mortal combat reference]
This controller is not for the average player... its for advanced fighters, its ergonomic design should fit most gamers, and obviously some people are going to ask them selves " is this just for the fighting genre".. of course your not going to play brink or crysis with this controller, its stylish, great performance.. if you want to buy, do it, its cheaper then the average controller...
I'll make this short. Overall, this is a really interesting piece of technology. It's really cool how someone thought of incorporating the micro-switches in for the buttons and the joy-pad. But the thing I do not like about it, is that is actually a bit "too" sensitive. The problem I had the most, is that the joy-pad is too close the the outside edge of the controller, making it hard to do a lot of the left side input commands. I may be a minority since my hands are kind of small, but still, it doesn't preform nearly as well as the old Super / Street Fighter 4 fightpad. And for either side, doing the "Dragon Punch / Shoryuken" input is extremely difficult. I found myself have to over compensate to get the game to register the down-forward position.
All in all, it's a really interesting piece of hardware but it's ergonomics don't fit everyone.
Marvel PDP Controller
Just picked this up today and what can i say except wow. This is a great alternative from using a regular xbox controller. First thing that i noticed is the shape when i took it out, it does look odd but plays great. You can hold it with your left hand then use your right hand like playing a piano, at first this was weird but i got used to pretty fast within an hour or two. Second the analog stick/d pad micro switch thing is great it has very good grip for you thumb and the cliking of the switches really helps me do some directional moves. At 40 dollars its a little high but completly worth it once you get used to it ull love it.
Best fighting controller ever
Ok, so, just a little precursor, this is the first time i have ever bothered to review any game, controller, etc. So that should show you how strongly i feel about this controller. I got it in the mail yesterday and can't say enough about it. The packaging and controller are stunningly beautiful when compared to other 3rd party controllers and the build quality seems to be outstanding. The buttons and "d-pad" are far better the your normal controller for fighting games. Don't get me wrong, i love microsoft's controller, just not for fighting games. The reason i put d-pad in quotations is that, it's not really like your traditional d-pad. It's pretty much a hybrid mix of a traditional d-pad and a thumb stick, which after getting used to, is absolutely brilliant. Also, the d-pad and all the buttons use the same technology found in your standard arcade joystick pad, which allows you to get off moves faster and keep up with your combos easier. Can't recommend this controller enough. And yes it will work with any other fighting game. Come on Mortal Kombat. If anything happens over the next few months as far as durability goes i'll make sure to keep ya'll up to date.
Good for some games....
I bought this controller last week and have been using it for MK 9 since. At first I was amazed because it seemed way better than the standard 360 controller. Then little by little it started to show its true colors. When it comes to entering in left inputs (like down to left or left down diagonal) it seemed very hit or miss because of the contour of the stick. You have to be very deliberate with inputs to the right also. If you go to fast your thumb, it is likely to slip and push up. And sometimes for some reason it just doesn't take the inputs. Then tonight I decided to play MvC3. Wow. Good luck. I went back to using the standard controller. Any move that would require a diagonal input doesn't even want to take. I thought maybe I was just slipping but with the standard controller my inputs took. I think it has to do with the shape of the stick itself. And I am starting to notice after a week the micro switches are starting to get loose. I wish I opted to order the Blazblue stick instead of not wanting to wait and buy this controller because it was in stock at the store. You have to be so so so deliberate with your inputs and when you are in the thick of a match you aren't going to be looking down taking what feels like an eternity to put your commands in. I believe that the biggest flaw is with the contour of the stick itself. I wish it was just a tad bit bigger because if it was I don't think there would be these problems.
Fighting game veteran gives it wonderful praise
I was in need of a new controller for the new Street Fighter update and my past arcade sticks were trashed and I'm currently on all sorts of poverty so I can't afford another Madcatz TE right now, and I remember Marn, who is one of the top Marvel and Street Fighter players around had said he was able to pull off certain combos with this controller that he couldn't even do on an arcade stick. I went out and bought it this morning and have been using it for the past 7-8 hours and it has completely exceeded my expectations. As soon as I opened it and turned Street Fighter on I could feel everything coming back to me with just as much ease as my arcade sticks. If you can buy a Madcatz TE stick, do it. If you're thinking about getting a cheaper stick, don't, just get this. I also want to mention that thing is SO light. Easily the lightest controller I've ever held, and the buttons are so sensitive which is really nice. Basically, I'm very happy with my purchase and I feel better now with my gameplay than I did with my arcade sticks. PDP has truly made a fighting game-exclusive piece of magic with this pad. It's beyond wonderful. Also, this is much much much better than the Madcatz Street Fighter Fight Pads that came out in '09.
Will break soonish, but great until it does.
I bought this controller about a month and a half ago. I loved it. I can share the complaints with others that the Dragon Punch/Shoryuken command is hard to input and you will have to overcompensate to pull it off. This is a downer of course, but it can be overcome with practice. I cannot rate this controller highly, however, because one of my buttons stopped working. It was the button that I preferred to use as my (A) button (my launcher button in MvC3). Upon opening the controller, one can see that the microswitches work similar to an arcade stick, in that one pushes down on a button and the button pushes down on the microswitch. So, the problem lies with the actual switch itself. It's either not sensitive enough (not registering an input as I hit the button), or overly sensitive (registering 5 or more inputs at once). I know this because I've tested it extensively in training mode. I can't conceive of a way to simply replace the button in the controller, so I've just ordered an arcade stick. I recommend that everyone do the same, because my controller messed up after about a month, and I read another review where a customer said theirs messed up after only 3 days. Your money could be better spent, but it's an excellent controller before it messes up. I've also read that PDP is simply the company Pelican. I've always associated this company with bad peripherals so...maybe they renamed themselves for a reason.