As XBOX 360 Virtua Fighter player you have no real choice when it comes down to hardware or accessories. Most of the time you are forced to rely on Microsoft-certified products.
In particular, your only official choice to play Virtua Fighter seriously, that is, with an Arcade Stick, is to buy the HORI Fighting Stick EX2. What that can mean to your playing is both shocking and frustrating.
Even in 2050 HORI products won’t get better
As Japanese Amazon reviewers have pointed out: the stick doesn’t come only with a high price. Apart from the fact that the stick is too expensive for what is inside, you don’t even get what you want: a decent Arcade Stick that is working.
A poor Google translation:
With a sense of the high price悪く無いuse.
But making is too brittle.
I am buying the A button is not effective in three weeks.
Net in a similar number of people are also known.
Tussle for the operation of the game and stick it, I wanted to make more robustly.
HORI: Auto-Fire Included?!
After two months of regularly playing Virtua Fighter, both HORI Arcade Sticks of mine won’t work anymore. It was a rewarding experience to find out about it amidst of a tournament. Actually it’s the B Button (Punch) that isn’t registering any input at all. It’s quite disadvantageous if you can’t punch, throw, or sabaki when you want, right?
Alternately, at times I get the alternate auto-fire for it. Hmm … that means uber-punch spamming, right? No, I forgot we are talking about Virtua Fighter where every inputs counts! I wondered why my Basaras won’t register correctly and why I never had to do the last punch input: the controller has been doing it for me automatically – at times.
Ever wondered about your controller? Find out about its correct functionality in the Dojo Mode with the command and input display enabled.