Hori Fighting Commander - Switching to pad


#1

So I picked up a Hori Fighting Commander at the local Fry’s store here in socal. Man this thing is AMAZING! I own 4 fight sticks and I’m seriously considering switching to pad. It feels so much better and I have so much more control over Birdie with it. I was thinking to sell 3 and just keep the Hori VLX Hayabusa since it’s kind of a collectors item too. It’s the fighting commander 4 and I like it so much I asked my wife to get me the newer version (BlazBlue edition) for Christmas. I know a lot of people go from pad to stick but have any of you ever gone from stick to pad? Do you regret it at all? Hit me up! L8rz!


#2

Pad has some advantages, mostly for 360 characters with 720 supers, but overall I’d say the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. The big problems as I see it:

  • Pad hardware tends to be less reliable and harder to repair. It’s not unusual for hardcore pad players to go through pads at a rate that makes sticks comparably cheaper to own and keep well-maintained

  • There is no guarantee that the pad you love will work with a new console generation. It’s almost 2017 and people are still wishing the Sega Saturn pad would return

  • Your left thumb might end up seriously hating you

Your mileage may vary.


#3

I play a lot of super street fighter 2 on my sega genesis and yeah after a while your thumb really hurts, same with the right thumb too for me. but with stick i can play forever no problem.


#4

The Hori FC is the best pad out there for current gen.
Also, I have a untested theory that if you put the FC in PC mode and hook it to a 360 it’ll work as a 360 controller.
Not sure if that’ll work though.


#5

I have the pad and liked it at first, but it is trash. The D pad starts to lose inputs over time.


#6

I didn’t go from stick 2 pad but it shouldn’t be 2 hard. Hori FC is a solid pad, I don’t think u will find a better one out there right now and it’s a gd price.

Also i have never brought into this whole pad break easily so stick r cheaper in the long run shit not all pads will break easily especially not the Hori FC


#7

Reason I switched to stick.

I save the thumbs for platformers, RPG’s and Action/Adventure now. Although I recently played through Mega Man X on a stick!!!


#8

Honestly many of the new really good SFV players in our area are playing with the stock DS4 pad. After dicking with Hori pad since SF5 dropped I just stopped using the Hori and started using the DS4. It took a week but now I’m doing better with the stock pad than I was with the Hori


#9

Well screw this post because I’ve switched to Hitbox. It’s a superior control system compared to all of them IMHO. But that’s just what I’m comfortable with.