Just wanted to ask some opinions real quick:
I’ve been a user of a Madcatz Tournament Edition for about two years now, I bought one right around the time I started playing SFIV… I actually bought three, sold one, and the other two have become daily fixtures for the girlfriend and I (we even bought silent JLFs and customized the artwork on both etc).
Now I’m switching from 360 to PS4 and I need to buy new sticks. I was thinking I would for sure go for TE2 since the TE was so good to me, but after reading some mixed reviews I’m not entirely sure it’s worth the extra $50 over the Hori RAP4… But maybe it is.
I have noticed comments on the latch coming broken and the d-pad toggle switch coming broken for some, I’m hoping that maybe this was just pre-order sticks and those issues have been taken care of? You would certainly expect more from a $200 stick, no? The other things were little: rainbow sheen, cheap ball top, cheap thin plastic film art cover, etc… but again, you sort of expect quality when buying a controller so expensive even if it is a hobbyist sort of item.
The latch to get to the innards is certainly nice, but doing a bit of unscrewing is no big chore either. I’m going to use my silent JLFs no matter which I get… If I buy the Hori I’ll probably have to buy some new Sanwa buttons because it’s the tactile feel that I’m used to and I’m not interested in trying something different because Sanwa buttons work for me.
I guess the real question here is – Will the lack of a touch pad ever actually make a difference in fighting games? I suspect that it won’t, and would certainly hope it wouldn’t in SFV which, I assume, will be the main game I will be playing upon release.
So, what do you guys think? Anyone out there that owns or has used both that has an opinion one way or the other?
One thing I’d like to know is does the TE2 have the weight of the TE1? I assume the Hori is lighter and more plastic feeling?