PS3 Fighting Stick 3
- Arcade style controller for PlayStation 3
- Recommended for Fighting, Action, Shooting, and Classic games that are available through download.
- Turbo function on all buttons (3 settings - Fast / Normal / Slow)
- Turbo: Fast Mode - 20 times/sec, Normal Mode - 12 times/sec, Slow Mode - 5 times/sec
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The HFS3 offers a Japanese style ball-top joystick with 8 Japanese style convex face buttons. The stick and buttons are all very responsive and perform extremely well in the most intense situations. The joystick has a very sturdy outer case and weighs a respectable 3lbs. It also comes with rubber feet allowing you to comfortably play on a hard surface or your lap. A minor gripe I have about this joystick is the button layout which forces your hand to be in a slightly awkward and uncomfortable position but is definitely not a deal-breaker.
I found this joystick to be terrific in 3D fighting games and have no gripes about it at all. However, when it comes to 2D fighting games, this joystick falls a little short. Most fighting game aficionados will know the importance of circular motions in order to keep your competitive edge. Sadly, this joystick comes with the Japanese standard square restrictor-plate. I find it very difficult to pull off complex combos requiring lots of circular rotations.
If you feel confident enough to do a little modification, you can easily fit a Sanwa JLF and an octagon restrictor-plate into this stick. This is a great option since it comes with such a low-price tag giving you some wiggle room for upgrades.
Overall, I think this is a solid purchase for anyone that wants to expand their fighting game experience. I thoroughly enjoy playing fighting games on the Playstation 3 more because of this stick and have a lot of fun playing some older PS1/PS2 games with it as well.
You will find that the buttons are much more accessible than if you were to try using your SIXAXIS by putting it into a weird position so you can counter your opponents' moves with lightning quick reflexes. As much as I love this thing, there are some cons which I should let you know about.
- The turbo option is crucial for some combos, but it can ruin some as well. If you turn the turbo on for the D-Pad Down, you will sidestep instead of crouching.
- There is only ONE fighting game for the Playstation 3 right now. This is DEFINITELY not the time to buy one of these if you don't plan on playing Virtua Fighter 5, or downloading Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection when it becomes available on the PS Store.
- Though many people have been saying this works on their PC (and I'm sure it does... lucky them) there are also people who can't seem to get their PC to get it to work, me being one of them.
- For those of you who wanted to buy this to play other games, the D-Pad does not work for games that use analog to move around. I was excited to try using this for NBA2K7 but was not able to. Therefore, this is a joystick made exclusively for fighting games...Read more ›
Street Fighter Alpha 2:
I like using rolento in this game. I thought this stick would improve my consistency in doing the throw dagger command. However i was extremely disappointed that you literally have to mash the joystick in order to get that rotation to come out.
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo:
I still had the same problem when using shodo characters. However when using sagat, i find his tigree knee to be exremely easy. So if you are a noob and just want to spam tiger knee, then this stick is perfect for you!
Street Fighter 4:
Amazingly this stick works pretty well for this game. I think it is because you only have to hit down-left or down-right twice to perform a dragon punch type move. Performing supers is also pretty easy but comboing into supers is another story. Doing a cr mk to super fireball is quite difficult. If you like to play online, this can be quite annoying. Especially when you get punished for it!
So overall, I give this stick a 4 out 5. After doing some research on youtube, i found out that it is extremely easy to mod!! All you have to do is buy a restrictor plate and you're set to go! I STRONGLY suggest that before you buy this stick, look up videos on square plates vs the 8 octagonal restrictor plate!!
Besides that, it's an ok stick for under 50 bucks. If you mod it, then you will definitely get your moneys worth! I Hope this review helps with your search in buying a new joystick!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been wanting to get a fighting stick for a long time now, though I've always been hesitant because fighting games weren't as much my thing and I mostly wanted it for arcade... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chad B.
While a bit heavy and incapable of being modified (it's a 4-point D-Pad joystick as opposed to regular analog), this Stick does the bare minimum for what it is designed for:... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael J. Blevins-Perez
Size is a little small, best to use on a small table. Button response is excellent, just as good as any sanwa buttons I've used. Overall decent stick, especially for the pricePublished on May 13, 2014 by Angelica Milbauer
You're most likely looking at this stick if you're a first time buyer; please read if you are a first time buyer. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by TechnicallyInclined
Being an old school gamer, I wanted a joystick for Fighting & Shooters. This works intermittently, sometimes it only recognizes the "up" command & won't do anything else.Published on January 1, 2014 by C. Mitchell
I purchased this stick to use with Streetfighter. Upon receiving the stick, I modified it with a different internal plate to allow better circular motions. It work great! Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by Brian Lopez
this stick will have a unresponsive triangle button within your first month of playing so good luck with this i don't advise it to anyone ... Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by aaron
Ok where to begin. It's small, buttons are terrible, awkward feel to the stick, and oh yeah, WAY TOO LIGHT. Even if you are a beginner, Do not get this! Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Gaujo Sam
If you want to jump into fighting games, do not buy this stick. The triangle button on my stick started acting up early on and stopped working after 2 months or so. Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by AFGzoya