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2:51 PM on 02.16.2009

SFIV Fight Pad Review

Well, I stopped into my local Game Crazy today to pick up my long awaited Street Fighter IV Ken fight pad for the 360. Seeing as the game comes out tomorrow and it'll be nearly unplayable with the 360's d-pad I was extremely excited for it.

Took it home plugged it in and...... it doesn't fucking work. Leave it to Madcatz to claim they were changing their image as a company to one that makes "quality products." All it does when plugged into the USB ports on the front of my 360 is barely light up all four lights around the guide button and never registers as a controller. Half the reason i was looking forward to the game tomorrow was to experience the new Street Fighter with a decent d-pad so this is going to put a real damper on that.

My local Game Crazy just got enough for the pre-orders so even if I return it I'll just get the money back and no worthy controller, and if I send it in to Madcatz for repair or replacement it can take upwards of a month so I'm just all around bummed. Sorry to comepletely bitch about it, I really did want to do a solid review but alas I cannot.

The positives I can say about the controller is.... well it's very well designed, feels like the PS2 Street Fighter pads that were made. If only it worked so I could try it out and give you a good review.

If anyone has had some positive experiences let me know!   read

6:21 AM on 11.25.2008

SSFIIHDR Achievements

20G - Vanquish the Computer
Beat Arcade Mode.

25G - Sheng Long is in Another Castle
Beat Akuma in Arcade Mode.

10G - Here Comes A New Challenger
Play 5 Ranked Matches online.

20G - SF 20th Anniversary!
Win 20 Ranked Matches Online.

30G - Playing To Win
Win 100 Ranked Matches Online.

30G - Master of All Things
Win With Every Character in an Online Ranked Match.

10G - Training for Perfection
5 Perfect Rounds in Arcade Mode (Any Difficulty Level, no challengers)

5G - Throwing is Cheap
Throw your Opponent ten times in a single game.

10G - Super Finisher
Get one Super Finish in Arcade Mode.

15G - Blinding Speed
Defeat an opponent in under 15 seconds in single player arcade mode.

15G - Combomaniac
Perform a combo of 7 hits or more.

10G - Sagat's Scar
Defeat Sagat with Ryu's fierce shoryuken.

Overall looks pretty doable. Having to win online with every character is a bit of a pain in the ass, forcing me to play as T Hawk but it's all good. Lucky PSN users and getting it today!!!   read

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