X-Fighting Stick (built from Sega Virtua Stick) Reviews
Product: X-Fighting Stick (built from Sega Virtua Stick)
From: Phil H
Date: Monday 30 May, 2005
The stick in question is a reasonable stick. I'll tell you why-
I was hopeful, being made of arcade parts, and a direct port of the Dreamcast arcade stick that it would be good. In that respect, it does not dissapoint, the buttons and stick are of the same substance/hardware, the base is also heavy (sturdy) and tall enough.
The crappest thing about this stick, all said, is that the manufacturers have clearly never even looked at a standard xbox pad before! A call to arms yes, there was a need for a good quality build arcade stick on xbox, that mirrored (or would hopefully) better the DC stick, but they've missed a fundamental point of incorporating all xbox pad buttons. That's right- for all this stick does right, it doesn't have a "BACK" button. We can forgive that fact it has no right "thumbclick" button equivalent, as we don't expect any kind of analogue function from this stick. I'm guessing that a lot of us would use this stick for emulation, so be prepared to keep an xbox pad in the 3rd port so you can right thumbclick (common in emulators like FBA, KAWA-X etc.. (takes us out to the main menu/pauses game). All in all, it's a good stick at a good price. The ommission of the back button is just poor, poor design however. A good price also.