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| "Re(5):PS2 : 2D fighting" , posted Wed 22 Mar 08:28|
The SF pads are OK. I can't recommend them, but I can't say there's anything really wrong with them, either. It's just to me, they aren't better than a normal PS2 pad.
I guess I'm the minority here, since I always hear people saying that the PS2 pad is totally rotten for fighting games. Now, I'm no fighting game pro, but I'm not inept, either. I can't do the crazy combo video GGXX/3rd Strike nonsense, but short of that, I'm in pretty good shape. There's one Kyo combo in Battle Colliseum that tears up my thumb, but that's it.
In terms of the pad, I don't think the SF controller is any better. I use it for Vampire exclusively, because of all its "quick tap" supers. It's a cheap controller with a pretty box, a perfectly adequate pad and a 6-button layout (which is nice). That's about it, though. I don't consider it superior to the PS2 pad.
There are a few minor annoyances, as well. First of all, for whatever reason, their default button setup is different than the default for every Capcom game. I have NO IDEA why they did it that way. It drives me nuts that I'm using the STREET FIGHTER CONTROLLER that isn't optimized for Street Fighter.
Second, the buttons are rather close together and it's not too difficult to accidentally soft-reset. I don't have fat fingers, either. I have slender, pretty fingers and it still seems a little "tight." I got used to it fast enough, though.
| "Re(1):PS2 : 2D fighting" , posted Thu 23 Mar 16:08:|
If you want a good pad, you should look up the Sega Saturn style pad for the PS2. I'm not sure how much it goes for (i got mine for $15 from a friend), but i can't really think of a better pad for Street Fighter.
If it's a stick you're looking for, try the Hori stick that comes with the super special edition of Tekken 5.
Its a real deal Hori pad. Really great for street fighter, although i have trouble doing 360s on it (you'd think it'd be easier on a stick, but i seem to have trouble pulling off 360s on any stick).
I guess the whole package deal is quite expensive (like 100 bucks). But uh, if you like Tekken and don't already own it, its worth it. Or maybe someone's ebaying it for a good price.
oh and the Street Fighter pads aren't bad, especially not for $5. But something about them is odd. They feel too light, kinda flimsy, and i occasionally would press the pause button by accident which i've never done with another pad. But maybe im just clumsy.
[this message was edited by Nobinobita on Thu 23 Mar 16:10]