Summary: Upon receiving the stick I immediately fired up Street Fighter 4 and realized that the upper diagonals RARELY registered. I immediately sent the product back because the least it could give me was basic 8-direction movement. I had planned on upgrading the whole thing with Sanwa parts but realized that it was going to cost me more to do that than to just buy the SoulCalibur 4 stick. So, I bought the SC4 stick. I've been loving that one, for sure.
Summary: I got this for a good price and tested it with 2 games: Street Fighter II and Pac-Man. I thought it was horrible. I could not do half the special moves on Street Fighter and I could not control Pac-Man with any real accuracy. I was going to send it back, but I read the reviews and decided I would try to mod it. That's something I have never done before, but it looks easy. If you are just going to use this joystick and not mod it, I wouldn't waste my time.