Don’t know if this pad has been brought up (did a search and nothing here came up)
I ran into this and purchased it yesterday:
It is in my opinion superior to any of the other pads I’ve used (PS3, 360, Mad Catz). The build is very good, very much like the 360 pad. All the buttons and the control pad are really responsive. I like the fact that it has a + control pad rather than a round floating one because I play Guile a lot and charge moves in general are a breeze. This is a personal preference, but I like the smaller buttons (vs Mad Catz) because I have a semi-largish hand and at times have pushed the wrong buttons on accident when using my old Mad Catz. The buttons are closer to size as the 360. For you people who like using analog, it feels looser than the 360, but there is also sensitivity control.
What I don’t like… well, mostly the fact that the shoulder buttons appear both on the shoulder and the face. I would have much preferred it to be hardwired similar to the Mad Catz one even if it meant having 2 less buttons. I would rather use the shoulder buttons as the 3x punch/kick, but as it is now… I’m forced to use the triggers instead. Luckily the triggers don’t have as much action as the 360 and PS3 triggers and it will register as a button press sooner than the two. Also a con for me, is the placement of the turbo switches. I personally don’t use turbo, so they get in my way. I would have preferred start and back to be placed there instead and the turbo button as far away from sight as possible. I guess one bonus for their placement though… since they aren’t buttons, accidental pressing of start/back/select is rather difficult.
I’m definitely sticking to this pad… I play on 360 and the 360’s control pad sucks for fighting games. I’ve already had Mad Catz pads break on me… so I really don’t have faith in them. This one is built durable and feels like it will last for quite some time.
I’ve posted about this pad in other character-specific sub forums where I thought was relevant, but figured I’d share it to anyone else around here who are interested.
Stick-zealots, please refrain from just posting suggestions on using stick. I already understand stick overall is better for fighting games and for most people, but there are still some of us who prefer pads (I had a TE Fightstick, but sold it… I’d consider a quality Happ joystick if I found one at a good price).