I picked up my copy of KOF 02/03 PS2 yesterday. I had been on vacation when my pre-ordered copy came in so I had to wait a few days. I have one of those SF2 Ken controllers so I grabbed a Chun Lee one for the wife while I was at the store. Those are some really good controllers, perfect size for my man hands. My wife doesnt game much outside of the NES so the controller feels good to her too. (I think it may be a little too large for her little hands) KOF '03 is awesome. I havent tried '02 yet though...Ive been too excited about '03! Im more of a Samurai Shodown fan (Mainly for Haomaru) but KOF '03 will be replacing my Capcom vs. SNK 2 for quite some time. I never spent any time using "K" before but Im really starting to like him. If you havent picked it up yet and youre into 2D fighters then I think you should get it with a couple of those SF2 pads (if you arent into sticks).
Combos can be easy but theyll keep me happy for a while anyway. They arent as massive as Marvel vs. Capcom but hey...its KOF, not MvC. The characters are awesome but I think Mai is a little over dressed.