I’m playing with pad. I’ve played with pad for ~4 years now. From SF4, to SSF4, MVC3 to UMVC3.
At first wanted to play with Kazuya and I definitely can agree that mist stepping rapidly can be hard, but it’s doable.
Otherwise, this game feels good on pad. I haven’t had a problem with execution at all (I mostly play rolento/heihachi). Tag canceling is like doing a focus attack so it aint hard.
I have to say though, that some moves, like Kings bodypress and shoulder tackle might be annoying to do at first, but I got used to it.
There’s definitely some moves that feel a lil ‘‘clunky’’ (mostly tekken cast, with the LP +MK or LK+ MP commands)but still, haven’t had any problems, I’m playing with a good succes rate (at least i believe so, lol)
Oh and also some people are used to doing ex-moves with LB on xbox pad atleast, so you have to get used to doing EX-moves with 2 buttons now (since supers are single motion and 3 buttons now)
If you aren’t sure, just rent it? Anyways, just my 2 cents. I play it with pad, great fun, don’t feel underwhelming at all. I definitely recommend the default buttong settings, as I, atleast have played like that since SF4.