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The stock stick and buttons aren't as responsive as standard Sanwa parts, but if you're looking to buy this you're either okay with that or looking to modify the stick anyway. I often play with a light touch, those with more assertive motions will get on better with the stock stick.
So here's the quirks for fellow modders:
1) It's a piece of cake to swap in a Sanwa JLF, but the way the stick is mounted means you can't use a Seimitsu stick and I'm not entirely sure a Hori Hayabusa would go either 2) On the one I got, the quick disconnects for the buttons were stiff on the stock buttons but extremely loose on the Hori Hayabusa buttons I fitted. If you're happy doing some wire stripping and crimping on the (long and cable-managed!) wires in question, that'll be no problem for you - the more standard Sanwa OBSF-30s may not need this either.
The case is a lovely size - big enough to leave some palm rest if you fit a bat top, small enough it doesn't feel like it's eating lots of sofa or floor space. Replacing the artwork is a bit more awkward - it'd be nice if we had more sticks available at this kind of size and weight. Swapping the ball top out is actively supported, with a cut-out dial giving quick access to the bottom of the stick's shaft so you can hold it in place, unscrew the old top and screw on the new one with nothing needed but a flathead screwdriver.
I bought this stick because I needed to travel abroad and I wanted to take it with me to play Tekken on my Laptop as it is quite small.
This stick has several driver issues that cause it to function poorly on PC and there seem to be no concrete fixes online (believe me, I tried). Although, I had no issues playing on PS4. I was playing Guilty Gear on my laptop and there were times when the triangle button would bug out and not register any inputs after certain moves. That was the final straw that made me want to return this.
The casing feels rather cheap and flimsy as it is made entirely out of plastic, I have a Qanba obsidian and I can tell you the quality between that and the Drone made it feel like they weren't made by the same company. This is a shame because Qanba's sticks are usually pretty good.
The buttons are okay, they're not Sanwa as far as I'm aware but they weren't too bad to play with.
Overall, if you're considering a cheap(ish) stick I would look into the Mayflash brand as they are cheap and very easy to mod. Alternatively, get a Qanba obsidian or a Razer Panthera, more expensive but it's well worth it.
I’m more of a casual fighting game fan but I was looking to test the waters with my first fight stick. The Qanba looked to be decently-sized and have good reviews for an affordable price so I took a chance on it. From a non-expert perspective, it is ergonomic and simple to use. Hadoukens and fireballs are a cinch once you nail the timing, and the ball or knob or whatever you call it rests comfortably in your hand, although I do have tenosynovitis so it started to hurt after a while. The buttons are big and easy to use. Definitely recommend!
Si no eres un jugador que quiera hacerse profesional, este control está muy bien para los entusiastas (como yo) que quieren sentir que juegan en un arcade. El control es muy ligero, pero no se siente frágil, responde muy bien con los juegos, lo probé con SF V y con MK X y no tuve ningún problema. Lo único que siento que le falta, desde mi punto de vista, es poder cambiar la placa restrictiva para pasar de 4 esquinas a 8, pero es ya siendo un poco exigente.
This is my first fightstick purchase besides some old-school SNES stick I used years ago. It works great with PS4 and I mainly wanted it to play Street Fighter V. Works really good for it! I am new to the semi-pro fightstick scene but for the price this was a really great stick to start with. Not super heavy but comfortable in the lap and doesn't move around during aggressive gameplay. The only bad thing with this unit is the buttons are VERY clicky and loud. My wife, who was upstairs, came down into the basement one evening because she hard all the loud clicking and laughed at me when she realized I was playing video games. I do admit, I need to refine my play style. This does not work on XBOX one but does work with PS4 and PS3. I have not tried it on my PC yet...I plan on upgrading to an Obsidian as soon as I save up.
El peso es adecuado, si no eres una persona realmente brusca, no va a "bailar" el stick. Los botones dejan que desear, pues para mi gusto, no hacen ese click que uno espera al presionarlos, pero son facilmente intercambiables con sanwa. La palanca trae un restrictor cuadrado, por lo que es dificil acostumbrarse a la hora de hacer los comandos, y lamentablemente, solo es posible cambiar el restrictor al cambiar toda la palanca. Por desgracia, si se quiere agregar arte o cambiar el diseño, la única salida es imprimir un vinil.
En resumidas cuentas: Es un stick ideal para gente que solo quiere probar otra forma de jugar, y si en verdad les gusta, permite modificarlo con mejores piezas, dándole bastante longevidad.
If you're looking to buy your first starter stick and don't want to pay $200+, it's hard to do better than this one.
Since the joystick is a "knockoff" of the sanwha stick,I had small issues with sometimes hitting unintended inputs, but that might just have been the way I use it. Even then, it's super easy to open up and replace the joystick and buttons with better quality parts and ending up with something comparable to the $200 ones.