Hori Fighting Edge Review

Hori Fighting Edge
PriceAmazon
ReleaseDecember 8, 2017
CompatibilityPS5 / PS4 / PC
Dimensions18.7” x 11.2” x 4.5”
Cable3 m
Weight7.70 lbs

Quick Facts

  • The input load was allegedly cut by 15% with the Hayabusa joystick.
  • The arcade stick includes a tournament mode to avoid accidental inputs.
  • The unit features a brushed aluminum top panel.
  • Through the sub panel, buttons can be adjusted, and stick control can be assigned.

Performance

The buttons have lower than average clearance, which means faster inputs. Also, there is almost no learning curve with the Noir layout of the buttons that Hori seems to be preferring as of recently. When it comes to the joystick, it might be a tad too loose for seasoned arcade stick veterans but nothing of a major concern. In-game responsiveness is quite on par with other state-of-the-art Hori products the fighting game community has grown accustomed to the quality of.

Hardware

The rubber pads on the bottom of the base keep the unit from sliding around one’s lap, and the unit is equally comfortable to use if placed on a table. For those who would like a tighter joystick, the stock bracket makes the joystick easier to replace. To access the interior, the bottom panel needs to be removed, not the top one. Also, although the size of the arcade stick is perfect for play, it will take up a lot of backpack space, requiring special arrangements if to be carried around frequently.

Appearance

This is a gorgeous and minimalist arcade stick. It is a contender for the classiest arcade stick of not only this generation of gaming but also of all time. With premium quality black plastic, brushed aluminum, chromed edges, and etched logos, the Fighting Edge reaches museum artifact status with its simplistic beauty and almost resembles a spaceship.

if you would like custom art for your Fighting Edge, our artist, Carlos Martinez, can do that for you. This is an example of art that he put together with the Fighting Edge template:

Mai Shiranui artwork
Before
Mai Shiranui artwork
After

Conclusion

This is a high quality arcade stick. The finish is quite sophisticated.

  • Fairly customizable
  • Simply gorgeous
  • Looser joystick
  • Disassembly process

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Links

Hori

Amazon