Is madcatz the best fightpad out there for sf4 pc?


#1

i apologize in advance for the redundant thread, but i checked the official stick/pad thread and its mostly about sticks. i cant use a stick because i mainly play late at night and it will wake up my roommates.

anyway i bought a bundle pack of sf4 with a madcatz pad from amazon.com and the only complaint i have is that the dpad was a little big for my thumb because i cant get combos out as easily as i used to in 3s on the dreamcast. ive seen some talk about a sega pad, but it seems like thats no longer available anywhere. so is madcatz the best option out there?


#2

Actually my personnal preference goes to logitech their Dpads are excellent.

and if you don’t care about those 2 analog sticks you can get one of these dpads on their cheapest product for around 15$.


#3

A USB Sega Saturn pad (from eBay) would give you the same results, and probably be more reliable (I’ve heard reports of Mad Catz FightPads dying within a couple of months).


#4

Most of the Saturn pads out there are cheap knockoffs that won’t last more than a few months either.
I’m sure someone on these forums can recommend a seller that has the genuine article, though.


#5

I’ve got a Madcatz Fightpad too and I’ve had mine for several months (about 5/6) and it hasn’t died (touch wood).

Another pad to consider is the PDP MvC3 Fighting Pad, from early reports it looks promising. Onehandedterror had a hand in developing it too (no pun intended).


#6

Absolute trash. I bought mine the day sf4 pc came out and in total since then I’ve used it for maybe 15 hours.
The d-pad is waaay too big to do shit. I actually prefer smaller d pads.


#7

I got my Sega pad from litianedup_wifi, recommended from the pad thread. I doubt it’s genuine but, the one I bought from summer is still working. I’ve haven’t tried the madcatz pad because, of the price and how the pad breaks off after a few months from what I read. I guess it depends how lucky you are - you either get a defected one or a well made one.


#8

Saturn usb pad FTW!