After many years, organic io finally obtained a proper joystick. I got this back last autumn and haven't used it much since then, but that will be changing soon :)
The stick is the Mayflash Universal Arcade Stick:
It can be connected either via the Playstation style connector or USB. Works great in Windows 7 and Windows 10. It has 8 main buttons, a smaller 9th and 10th button, and an "auto" and "clear" button.
I put it through its paces tonight with some games I'm very familiar with...
Under Defeat which I have 3 cc'ed before:
Gigawing which I have 2cc'ed before:
and finally Progear which I have also 3cc'ed before:
The joystick has a nice large heavy base. It fits well in my lap and doesn't slide around during play at all.
The stick itself has a nice satisfying clicky feel and you can even hear it "click" when it moves around. It is very responsive. The buttons feel nice and responsive as well.
Initially during Under Defeat, I had it plugged into a USB hub. When I started playing Gigawing I noticed a slight bit of input lag, and so I plugged it straight into the computer's USB port. Clearly the faster pace of Gigawing made me notice the input lag, so it is definitely recommended to plug straight into the PC to make sure there is no lag.
Overall the stick works really well, bordering on perfect. No complaints here.
It's also so solid that it's satisfying to just hold in my lap and tap on it like a percussion instrument. Bonus points for being a practice percussion instrument!!!
Overall quite a good stick and well worth it.
Batsugun, prepare to get destroyed :-D