A while back, I [posted a thread](The Pros and Cons of Fight Pads where I more or less reviewed various fightpads I’ve bought. Unfortunately, my computer’s video card died, so I started playing USF4 on my 360 again. And last month or so, my MadCatz Street Fighter IV FightPad died. My Street Fighter X Tekken FightPad is PS3 currently only (I have a converter on the way, but it really can’t ship here soon enough) and I’ve resorted to using my PDP Mortal Kombat X FightPad ever since.
This thing is an overpriced cheap piece of shit. How can something be so overpriced and still be so cheap, you ask? [As I said before](The Pros and Cons of Fight Pads the plastic is so flimsy, I could likely snap it in half if I got angry enough. In fact, once I get my Mayflash Universal Controller Adapter, I may just smash this thing repeatedly with a hammer.
As you may have guessed, I got to use this pad a little more in depth. Doing so helped to reduce the amount of times the face buttons double-tapped themselves (the pad has this weird thing, possibly involving its microswitches, where each time you press a button, it has a chance to read the input twice. When you first start using it, it happens a lot, but as you continue to use the pad, it’ll happen less frequently. BUT IT’LL STILL HAPPEN.). You’ll also get jump forwards or jump back if you move forward or back and then try to neutral jump. When I mentioned this in my previous review, I hadn’t confirmed it. Now I have. The diagonal sensitivity is also bad. Terribad. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thrown out standing punches before a fireball finally deigned to come out.
So yeah. This pad does not get better the more you use it. It just makes you more enraged, salty and less capable a player. I’m just gonna say never buy PDP products. Ever. From what I heard of their last fightpad, that one was even worse (it didn’t even have a god damn d-pad). I’m gonna go smash this thing with a sledgehammer now. I can’t believe I paid $50 for this shit.