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Old 02-06-2009, 11:21 AM
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Default Should I get an arcade stick at this point?

So, with Street Fighter IV looming and having just gotten VF5 last week, I'm starting to think I may need to invest in an arcade stick.

Thing is, I have never, ever used one. I've always been a d-pad dude. Since the days of SFII on the SNES, I've been throwing fireballs and throckings all with digital input.

I'm kinda thinking the adjustment to a stick would outweigh the benefit of even having one. Granted, I'm gonna get my ass handed to me either way, so maybe I can save $60 this way.

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Old 02-06-2009, 11:29 AM
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I'm getting the LE Tournament SF4 stick for the PS3. It's fucking expensive but I am getting raped by players with sticks. I figure it will carry-over to Tekken 6 and future fighters.

I also figure there is a better chance the stick will be compatible next-gen on the PS3 then with the 360.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:56 AM
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That's an awesome point about getting one for the PS3.

The only fighting game I have on the 360 is VF5, and honestly the inputs for that game are dpad friendly vs. SF and Tekken at least for me. I also kinda cheat by putting grabs and moves mapped to the shoulder buttons.

Tough call for me. When you get your stick, you'll have to let me know how it goes. Have you used one on past games or will this be your first too?
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:57 AM
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I think you should get one just to have one. Besides, practice makes perfect right? The more you play w/the arcade stick, the better you will be with it.

If you don't like it then go back to the D-pad & just display the stick as part of your collection.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:23 PM
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well, I'm kind of a cheap bastard. anyone know if the Hori 3 stick for the PS3 is good? From what I see, it's gotten solid reviews and it's only $50 through amazon.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:26 PM
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Can't go wrong with Hori. They are in many ways the industry leader.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:30 PM
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Can't go wrong with Hori. They are in many ways the industry leader.
I would have to agree.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:31 PM
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The Hori stick looks like I can decorate it myself, so I can put pictures of myself with my shirt off throwing fireballs and shit on it. Bonus.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:34 PM
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The Hori stick looks like I can decorate it myself, so I can put pictures of myself with my shirt off throwing fireballs and shit on it. Bonus.
Sounds like a must buy!! HA HA!
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:10 PM
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Hori fightstick is a pretty good investment regardless if you aren't good at using sticks. not that expensive, and it works wonders.
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