Posted by Joe on 25th Aug 2014
For real, this stick is easily the best purchase I've ever made as a fighting game enthusiast. Top-tier Sanwa parts, all around comfort, universal for PC, PS3, and 360 consoles, etc...it's features practically render the price as irrelevant, it's that great. Highly recommended.
Posted by Steven on 5th Aug 2014
I was at first hesitant to drop 200 dollars for an arcade stick, but after seeing how it performs, I have no regrets.
The stick has a felt bottom, rubber feet, and a decent amount of weight. It feels comfortable and secure on the lap (other sticks have plastic undersides, which can be cold and uncomfortable), and does not move when placed on tables.
The buttons are securely held (they don't jiggle or wobble around insecurely when the stick is shaken).
The top piece is made of plastic and is not a decorative sticker. The plastic itself is smooth and a pleasure to rest your hands on.
The stick rotates smoothly and is easy to hold.
The power cord is stowed on the side and can easily be taken out (you do not have to hold the door at an uncomfortable angle or fight gravity/the countours of the stick to get the cord in and out)
The device is smooth and is relatively easy to carry.
And finally, the stick works on xbox 360, ps3, and pc, which is obviously a big plus.
There are only a few minor issues:
Stick tends to smudge easily and may require more frequent cleaning in order to look nice
I haven't dropped the stick yet, but it looks like one that will easily scratch
The stick is slightly heavier than the other sticks, but it's nice in the end because it rests securely on the lap.
Sometimes it's hard to distinguish the start button from the select button from the turbo button.
And the turbo function is a bit odd. I'm sure I'd learn it if I find the instructions, but usually what will happen is that you will accidentally turn it on while searching for the start button, and be unsure how to turn it off.
That's it for now. Overall a very nice stick, definitely worth the money.
Posted by Ian on 20th May 2014
Heard many good things about this product before my purchase, and it has 100% met my expectations.
Basically works just as well as the TE(also an amazing stick), but the slight increase in size and weight make the stick feel more secure when placed on your lap or any surface while playing.
Solid build, beautiful design, no real gripes. Though I wish it came with a handle like the Qanba sticks.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Dec 2013
I was skeptical of spending so much money on a stick, but now owning an Eightarc I can say it's well worth it. The build quality is top notch, and the small details like a felt bottom, USB cable tray, and included button plugs showcase an eye for detail. It's built to take a beating, and with a simple switch can play on any console or PC (which is a mega plus).
All in all it's a fantastic multi-console stick that's sure to last a long time, making it a worthwhile investment. Highly recommended!