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Xbox 360 Fighting Stick EX 2

by Hori
Xbox 360
Everyone
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)


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  • Officially licensed by Microsoft
  • Arcade style controller for the Xbox360
  • Recommended for Fighting, Action, Shooting, and Classic games that are available on xbox live.


Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000V02P6Q
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 12.5 x 4.8 inches ; 3.5 pounds
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: May 6, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,857 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Officially licensed by Microsoft. Arcade style controller for the Xbox360. Recommended for Fighting, action, shooting, and classic games that are available on xbox live.

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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't complain November 4, 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
let us make something clear, if you aren't going to play fighting games, you should not buy this stick. i tried it on pacman championship edition and pacman was acting like a drunk. It works just fine for DoA4, Virtua Fighter 5, and Street Fighter, but don't even think about trying anything else with it. The one thing that it does have going for it is the fact that it is the only fighting stick on the 360, unless you want to cough up a couple of hundred dollars for one with a picture of kokoro on it. And there is one other matter that needs to be considered. it clicks. the stick itself clicks like a card trapped in some bicycle spokes. Some people love it, some people end up in padded cells because of it. A good indicator of how you would react is how you feel about the strum bar on the guitar hero controllers. Finally, if you have been playing fighting games with a controller for some time, prepare to be practicing for some time in order to be competent. it is worth it in the end, your skills will improve, eventually. all in all a good product.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Overall, I am happy with this stick. Just so you know, the VF5 edition is this same exact stick with a sticker sheet in the box and VF5 sticker on the front. Once you open it up, it is clear that it's the standard FS EX2 repackaged.

I would have preferred a face button layout that mirrors the actual 360 controller, but reassigning buttons is hardly a task. The joystick has a square box to work in (if you're not sure what I mean, I am referring to the track beneath the surface that the stick traces), which might feel strange to some, but I don't really mind at all. I have used it to play SF2:Turbo and SF3:3S on Live. I was more successful with 360 degree motions and super combos in 3, but I think this is the result of a more forgiving input system for later SF titles. The joystick sat comfortably on my lap while playing with the headset plugged in. It may be an issue if you use voice while playing, but the clicking sound can get rather loud in the heat of battle. It didn't bother me of course, but my friend could hear it through the mic when I tried to recover from a dizzy. The cord length is generous enough; it seems to be about 7 feet or so.

I also tested the stick on the PC. Upon plugging it into the USB port, XP recognized it as the FSEX2, and loaded up the appropriate drivers. I tested it out with a few different SF titles (and a little DoDonPachi for good measure), and found that there were some issues. Trying to do Zangief's fast lariat proved to be impossible. When I checked the controller input screen for calibration I found that the two triggers being mapped to the face may not have been the best choice. It seems that the XP driver recognizes the triggers as opposite analog inputs on the Z-axis.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent, but will eventually break December 14, 2008
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Keep in mind that this is not quite the arcade stick you are probably used to from back in the day. It's a Japanese-style stick with a ball top instead of a bat top, and convex buttons instead of concave. The main difference is that the stick is much more sensitive: a light touch is all that's needed to set the stick off, and this in turn makes the kind of movements that advanced fighting game players need much easier to make.

An entry-level stick like this isn't going to compare in feel to a proper arcade setup or the premium-grade Hori sticks, but it's certainly going to do the job that you need it to do. If the special move doesn't come out on this stick, you can be assured that the problem is not with the controller. That said, this is still a world away from the awful 360 d-pad and the best quick solution for 2D arcade games. The stick will serve you suitably until, one day, it breaks. It doesn't break easily, but heavy play-- mine went out after about 2000 Virtua Fighter matches-- will eventually put it out of action.

Mine is not a special case. I don't know any heavy players who use this stick without experiencing a breakdown, so if you're looking to play a LOT, you'll probably be better served by a Real Arcade Pro or the upcoming Street Fighter IV tournament stick.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great arcade stick for your 360 and your PC July 5, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is another high quality fighting stick from Hori that upholds the reputation of their fighting sticks for other platforms. If you love arcade style games (especially fighting games), you will enjoy the feeling of using this control.

One of the best things about this product is that it will increase your enjoyment of all your arcade style Xbox Live Arcade games as well as current fighting games. It can also be used with your PC.

The quality of the arcade stick is more of the same for Hori. The stick itself is very responsive and well suited for fighting game moves that require finesse. The control face features the B,X,Y and A,RT,LT in typical fighting game configuration, great for practically all fighting games. However, RB and LB are located at the top edge along with Start, Back, and the Dashboard button which effectively places LB and RB out of reach during heated play. A feature that I always felt was overlooked in Hori fighting sticks is the heavy plate on the bottom of the control. This prevents you from lifting or moving the stick around on your desk or tabletop surface during play. Of course, the joystick functions as a D-Pad, not an analog stick.

This (like other Hori fighting sticks) is an EXTREMELY accurate and responsive control which makes it wonderful for most players. However, I have encountered some guest players who were not accustomed to using an accurate control and needed a little time adjusting to it.

The controller is NOT wireless and uses a USB cable to connect to the Xbox 360 console or PC. The Xbox Live headset can be connected to the controller on the edge facing you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't last
After maybe a month or two of use a couple of buttons stated getting sticky. I tried to replace the buttons myself, but the design of this product does not lend itself to... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Grant
2.0 out of 5 stars Good for casuals, not for high level players. Will wear out within 4-6...
Not for people who will frequently use the product. Only for people who will rarely use it. The stick wears out within 4-6 months of frequent use. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Devin Highley
2.0 out of 5 stars crucial
this stick is horrible. if u dont have the budget to by a madcatz type stick dont downgrade to this stick . Read more
Published 7 months ago by dyswan
5.0 out of 5 stars It's fantastic!
The buttons are precise, the stick is precise, it's small, and it's cheap. I have no complaints about this fightstick. Read more
Published 11 months ago by James McCorkle
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad restrictor plate and sticky buttons
If you really need a cheap fighting stick, this is what you should get.

If you want to modify a fighting stick, this is a great choice. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Bryan Buccieri
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT! (HORI Xbox 360 FightStick)
Easy to use.
5 stars all across the board I love this thing.
most diff would recommend for any beginner getting into fighters.
Published 13 months ago by Carlos DeLa Mora
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!
I've tested this product out for a couple of weeks now, everything about it is grand.

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Published 16 months ago by Jimmy H.
4.0 out of 5 stars Casual Fighting Stick
Although I am by no means an expert on the intricacies of arcade controllers, I highly recommend the Hori Fighting Stick EX 2 to elevate the game-play experience of any shooting or... Read more
Published 18 months ago by hiache
1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless
I bought this stick for 12 dollars at a store closing sale and it was worthless. The stick broke within minutes of use. Read more
Published 19 months ago by itsreciprocal
4.0 out of 5 stars Fight stick
Great, play games like an arcade in the late 90s, needs getting used to is all, great great great great
Published 21 months ago by Captain
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