Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kasmatsu must have
If you play fighting games such as Soul Calibur IV or Tekken. Or you play the arcade style games on PSN such as Bionic Commando Rearmed and 1942 Joint Strike. You owe it to yourself to pick one of these up so you can get the real arcade styled controls to match the gameplay. I've been using the Hori sticks since the Saturn/PS1 because before then Nintendo and Sega made available their own sticks. The Hori sticks have not let me down yet.
Rated 4 out of 5 by raist76 Very good arcade stick
I purchased this stick about a year ago to use on my PC in order to play Street Fighter 4. It is a very good arcade stick, about on par with the MadCatz SE sticks, which are actually about 30 dollars more expensive. This stick does exactly what is supposed to do, and it is an excellent choice for gamers looking to replicate the arcade feel of fighting games without having to shell out 150 dollars for a TE stick. The stick is very responsive and precise, and the buttons are responsive as well. Hori is known for making quality controllers, and this one does not disappoint. The stick itself is a square gate joystick, similar to japanese arcade controls, so most casual US gamers may need to adjust to it since it handles slightly differently than the standard US circular gates. But once over that learning curve, the stick is more than suitable for fighting games or people who want to use it for emulators on PC. I eventually traded it in for a TE stick, but I would still recommend it to gamers who are looking to make a solid budget buy.
Rated 5 out of 5 by snake005 Super Street Fighter 4 is more fun!
awesome stick for the price, after reviewing the Madcatz fight stick and seeing the price, the Hori brand at half the price makes it the better purchase, love the turbo settings and also can set turbo for the stick directions, really not needed for SSF4, I'm happy and you would also be happy for the price!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by JohnnyBravo Does what it says it does.
I received this item about a week ago and I am very satisfied with this item. But the one thing that was very disappointing was that it does not play on the pc even though it says for the PS3 it should somehow work for the PC so thats a big blowout for me but it does great for the PS3....now I'm waiting for Tekken 6