When the same 2D fighting game came out on both Saturn and PS1, they always had the same scores review-wise, except for the Saturn version always had a better score for controls. (hard to say for 3D fighters since there weren’t many that came out on both)
The Saturn controller (the non-analog one I mean) is the overall best all-time controller for fighting games. Why? I don’t know. You just have to experience it to know.
But if you are used to PS pads, yes… it might be tough.
I grew up playing SF on Genesis (6-button) and Saturn pads. I had a lot of trouble adjusting to PS. Now, nearly 10 years later, I’m all about the PS controller and I have trouble going back to Saturn.* I can’t imagine how tough it will be for someone who never played on Saturn pads before.
*But my skills on PS controller now are not as great as what I used to be doing with a Saturn pad years ago.
I haven’t heard of this Saturn PS2 pad. Any links with info/pics?