About the MadCatZ TE round 2 sticks


#1

I’m thinking of making the switch from pad to a stick but i just wanted to hear opinions.

Is the current street fighter MadCatZ round 2 TE stick worth the buy to start off? And does it have alot of problems to worry about. I’ve seen mostly good reviews about the stick, but i wanted to do a double check :wgrin:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002V0WKXM/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1271953226&sr=8-6&condition=new


#2

The Round 3 is almost here (warranty on my R2, the socity don’t have any remplacment and reimburse me, went to somewhere else to buy it and I don’t see any R2 for xbox/pc, but R3 in preco). I wonder if they will be any good : http://www.materiel.net/ctl/Xbox_360/56853-Arcade_Fighting_Sticks_Tournament_SSFIV_noir_Xbox.html
There is no tech details sadly. And I don’t find any clues on the interweb.

Edit : thanks donovanmyers. :slight_smile:


#3

You should probably post or read one of the numerous threads that already exist for these products:

TE: http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=162653&highlight=fight+stick+tournament+edition
TE S (What Whinette is referring to as Round 3): http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=221283

But…

I have 2 PS3 TEs that have never had any problems. I also recently got a 360 Marvel vs Capcom TE for $99 at Gamestop. All great sticks. I also got the TvC Wii stick from MadCatz (that is similar to the PS3/360 SEs) and love that, even the stock stick/buttons.

But, I’m not a Mad Catz fanboy (hah), I also have a Hori EX2, Virtua Stick High Grade and HRAP Pro EX-SE (first I loved the switch to Seimitsu, but now I’m back on the Sanwa train) and an actual Taito Vewlix control panel.

If you like Japanese sticks/buttons, the TE is the best bang for your buck (all Sanwa from the get go). The round 2 at $130 isn’t a bad price, but don’t be afraid of the original TEs for $99 or less. From what I’ve read on this forum, Mad Catz does have pretty good hardware support.


#4

Yup my bad for not reading and posting in an already open thread.

Thank you for the info… i was already eye’n the 99$ original TE stick from best buy. :smiley:


#5

I would have recommended you to get it from Amazon which normally is tax free, unless you are in new york.


#6

get the first gen TE, it’s cheaper


#7

ya I would get the first gen TE as well …