2 thoughts on “HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for PlayStation 3/4

  1. 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Much Improved RAP4, March 11, 2015
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    Sherr

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    Really sleek and elegant looking stick. The Kuro buttons feel solid and I can see them being durable over time. I like them, but I prefer having a set of Sanwas on. It’s also easy to switch them out and no soldering is required. The only downside is that you’ll have to break the seal of warranty on the bottom. Compared with other recent fightsticks, there’s no door that lets you access the parts easily. There’s a Start/Options button next to the eight button configuration. Most Hori sticks have this implemented, but I can see this being an annoyance to some. The cable storage is improved and more spacious. The new cable door is sleeker, blends in much better with the design, and is much easier to close in. I didn’t have a problem with the original RAP4’s door, although it didn’t seem too durable and was flimsy at times. There’s also a PS4 touchpad on the top right of the stick, which is nice to have if one of your games really needs it, but I can’t see myself using it very often. The L3/R3, PS, Share, Turbo buttons, and configuration switches are on the right side now as opposed to being on the right corner on the face. This change will make you less prone to touching one of these buttons by mistake. One of the biggest improvements is that Hori finally added foam pads to the bottom because the RAP4 didn’t have any. Now this stick will be less prone to slipping and you won’t have to feel the cold of the metal on your lap. Second biggest improvement is the additional wrist space. The buttons are positioned slightly higher up than the RAP4. It feels better because my hands and wrists were at a slight angle with the RAP4. Finally, my favorite part of Hori’s current fightstick line is the Hayabusa lever. My inputs feel more precise because of the V cut housing. I only wished that they used the silent version, but that’s just me asking for too much. Overall, a big improvement over the RAP4 and a solid alternative to the Madcatz line of PS4 fightsticks.

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  2. 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hayabusa is better than expected, March 13, 2015
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    While I would prefer a circle gate instead of the always standard square (and as of now there isn’t a way to mod the stick for one that isn’t butchery) the Hayabusa stick is in my opinion superior to the default Sanwa JLF. Very close between it and a JLF with a circle gate in it. Really impressed. The Kuro buttons are inferior to standard Sanwa ones, but they work just fine and the difference isn’t enough to replace them.
    The RAP4 Kai isn’t mod friendly like an Atrox or TE2, but is a good size, has all the right switches and buttons to function fully/properly (which all work as expected) and unlike the first RAP4 for PS4 is fully baked, TouchPad and all. Oh, and it’s $50 less than the competition and first to be available. Very pleased.

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