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Posted by Mike on 12th Aug 2014
First off let me say this stick looks so sexy! The buttons took a little to get used to but once you get used to the stick it is very responsive. I use mine for the xbox360 not sure about the other systems. If your on a budget the q4 is just fine but the start button is on the stick itself which this one has the start button in the top panel away from the buttons.
Posted by Buttons on 7th Jul 2014
I was the last of my friends to switch from Pad to Fight Stick. I bought an eight arc fusion for the ease of switching consoles, and sturdy hardware. I love this stick, its heavier then a TE stick, and has a felt bottom. It stays planted on your lap perfectly. Everyone i've let use this stick has told me that its a great stick. I'll never use a pad again.
Posted by David on 2nd Jun 2014
Purchased this stick a few weeks ago, had ample time to put it through its paces. It performs and feels great. Built quite solid and looks beautiful, it should be the stick I use for a long time. I can't really think of anything I else I would want in a stick. Great work eightarc.
Posted by kuroReiko on 22nd May 2014
First I will start with the negative:
- The included headset fell apart as soon as I put my hands on it, and the sound quality was terrible.
- A square gate isn't exactly ideal for games like Street Fighter.
- No mode button to make your stick be read as either the D-Pad or the Analog Stick, unlike the Qanba Q4. Because of this, a small number of PC games won't work on this stick.
- Bits of the shell where just recycled from the Qanba Q4, such as there being a slot for the Start button along the face buttons.
- The manual is a Qanba Q4 manual.
- Lack of carrying handle, does not effect me personally, but it may bother others.
- No LED indicator for PS3/PC, but again this does not bother me.
Now for the good:
- A very solidly made stick. The first non-arcade stick I have touched that doesn't feel flimsy in any way. The door to hold your cord can be wobbly, but it doesn't feel like it'll break (and is very easy to reattach thanks to the small pegs, which will also be hard to break).
- You get a Sanwa JLF stick and OBSF 30mm buttons, which is an authentic Japanese arcade feel.
- The shell is easy to dismantle so you can replace the gate/buttons/stick* if needed. (*I doubt a Korean style stick can fit through the plate, but I have not tested or intended to test.)
- Being dual modded is great, and if playing on Windows, you can leave the stick as a 360 controller for most games to get the fancy blue light.
- The stick is beautiful to look at on top of just feeling great.
Overall, I really enjoy this stick and it is a worthwhile purchase for fighting game or just arcade-emulation enthusiasts. Since you get an authentic Japanese arcade feel, finding an arcade game this stick doesn't feel natural on is impossible.
Would I recommend paying the extra for the Synthesis? It honestly does not matter, if you feel like spoiling yourself; go for it.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Mar 2014
got this stick the other month and it is amazing. it feels great and performs even better.
Posted by Johnpaul on 22nd Feb 2014
Simply a great stick. Only thing is the stick stains easily with finger prints and smudges.
Posted by Rattrapbot on 6th Feb 2014
Simply one of the best if not the best, professional fightstick market. The best.
Posted by Rush on 28th Jan 2014
The best money can buy. If you are a serious player this is the stick for you.
Posted by poot on 16th Oct 2013
Looks, feels, plays amazing!
Posted by rynvie on 14th Oct 2013
this is the hottest fight stick ever made.
when i saw it the first time, i was so struck by it's appearance, i went out and bought glasses that matched it. and then i started to buy everything i saw made of translucent plastic. i even started swapping my consoles and handhelds out for ones that were translucent, or replacing their housing myself.
i refreshed eightarc's website and twitter feed several times a day for the next two months while i waited for it to come back in stock. the day it came back in stock, i purchased it, within hours of it's listing.
a week later, i had a box on my front porch.
i tore open the packaging, my heart pounding in anticipation. i put on my Oliver People's Sheldrake Crystal glasses, to ensure i had the best experience possible while pulling the stick out. when my hands grazed the plastic the first time, it was as good as shotgunning an entire french press of dark roast. my fist clasped the shiny, transparent ball. my right hand fell softly into place on the genuine sanwa buttons. i pressed them. i smiled. i pressed them again. i smiled wider.
i stared in awe at the stick a minute longer, before busting open the side compartment to pull out the usb cable. i pondered a moment about whether a side compartment was superior, and quickly determined i preferred the cable not to touch my legs. who would want a cold cable dangling between their legs?
i loaded up street fighter iv arcade edition. i entered an online lobby and chose ryu(obviously) and owned some noobs. the buttons reacted perfectly to my every press, and stick slid with a satisfying click in each of the 8 directions. in case there was any worry about having an inferior gate(i.e. any type of gate the pros don't use), the eightarc comes with the Best Gate Available(because the pros use it), the Square Gate. another nifty thing: the start button is tucked away on a panel, meaning no accidental presses, like on the Q4. everything about this stick is perfect. it is weighted so as to not hop around your lap, but not so heavy that it ever becomes uncomfortable. it's pre dual modded, all the parts are sanwa, the start/select/etc buttons are a good out of the way place, the underside is a soft felt, and it comes with a 360 mic, some plugs for the 7th and 8th buttons, and a cleaning cloth. and it sure is one of the best looking things my eyes have ever taken a gander at.
i later owned some friends. really hard. they were pretty darn jealous of my Eightarc Fusion Synthesis fight stick. which i spent 200 goddarn us dollars on, and i don't regret it one bit.
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