Is an arcade stick necessary/a big help?

#1 Posted by Krullban (1021 posts) -

I have one, but it's for 360, and I have no interest in buying a gold account again. So if it's not really a big help like it is in Street Fighter I'll just get the game PS3.

#2 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (2955 posts) -

depends on control schemes you are going with. If you're sticking with the mk route with no half circle motions normal controller would probably suit fine. If you're going with the sf controls yeah I'd recommend the stick. For me I've tried both and find more ease at remembering stuff with the sf controls, but found the quicker to execute route being the mk controls. Still fiddling with the game so my opinion might change.

#3 Edited by Demoskinos (14520 posts) -

Necessary? No. But it really does help a whole lot. Some combos are hard to tap out reliably on a pad.

#4 Edited by MEATBALL (3019 posts) -

Judging by the demo and how MK9 turned out, it seems a lot friendlier to gamepads than just about every other fighting game.

Jeff also mentioned during either the podcast or the Quick Look that he actually preferred the game on the gamepad, for what it's worth.

#5 Posted by Asmo917 (389 posts) -

I got the Battle Edition with the stick. To be fair, I'm TERRIBLE at fighting games. I went through the tutorial with the stick and it just didn't feel right to me. I did it again using a gamepad, and thought it felt more comfortable. I may go back to the stick to give it another try, but it doesn't seem essential. If you have a stick, I'd say try it but don't be afraid to try both and see what works best for you.

#6 Posted by Kevino13 (119 posts) -

it really depends on what youre used to using in fighting games. from what i saw in the quicklook, it seems to be a four button game, so a controller should be completely adequate.

#7 Edited by Scullinator (512 posts) -

Im using this and I love it. I have a mad catz tournament edition arcade stick, but have not used it much since I got this.

#8 Posted by MedalOfMode (294 posts) -

I'm trying to make a arcade stick for Wii U lol

#9 Edited by HolyHackZack (105 posts) -

Got this classic Mortal Kombat stick for $50 when I ordered game a week ago. I was a bit worried about the crazy button layout but honestly I couldn't ask for anything better. I left the button layout standard with A X and Y as attack buttons, B as power button. White button in middle (RT) is meter drain button, instead of block from MK. And that is it, grabs are red ones at same time, environmentals top two.

#10 Posted by LiquidPrince (15834 posts) -

Not really. I always found that MK style games work better on controllers.

#11 Posted by JJOR64 (18891 posts) -

Nah. MK9 and this game are really Gamepad friendly. Was playing some Injustice with a controller yesterday and I was doing fine. This is from someone who generally uses arcade sticks for fighting games now.

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#12 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19305 posts) -

I'm going to try out the game a bit more on a pad, because it feels a bit crazy at times with the standard layout of a fightstick. Definitely not necessary.

#13 Posted by HolyHackZack (105 posts) -

That being said I purchased the game at the same time as a friend that has been playing with a gamepad and we are about 50/50. I enjoy playing with stick more, but honestly I don't think it will matter much for the average person. Who you play and how you play them way more important.

#14 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3721 posts) -

I bought the SF x Tekken pad from Amazon. It was only $20 and it's really nice, reminds me a lot of the old 6 button Genesis pad. Highly recommended for the price, it's a no brainer.

#15 Posted by DarthOrange (3828 posts) -

I haven't played this yet but if it plays anything like MK games then a regular controller is better.

#16 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (954 posts) -

When it comes to dialing in combos, are you faster with your thumb or your other fingers?

#17 Posted by HolyHackZack (105 posts) -

Hori makes these gamepads that are pretty bad ass as well. I picked one up for 3rd party gamepad prices at gamestop and played through all of MK with it. Best D-pad I have seen on an X-Box controller by far.

#18 Posted by Syndrom (350 posts) -

I'm playing it on my xbox, first time ever playing a fighting game on an xbox (got the review copy for xbox) And i'm fucking pissed off by the crappy dpad. Any suggestions?

#19 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

@syndrom said:

I'm playing it on my xbox, first time ever playing a fighting game on an xbox (got the review copy for xbox) And i'm fucking pissed off by the crappy dpad. Any suggestions?

Get the MadCatz SF4/WWE/whatever pad. A stick is too big an investment to be worthwhile for an MK game if you don't already have one. The pad works great for every fighting game. These are my opinions.

#20 Edited by MEATBALL (3019 posts) -

Hori makes these gamepads that are pretty bad ass as well. I picked one up for 3rd party gamepad prices at gamestop and played through all of MK with it. Best D-pad I have seen on an X-Box controller by far.

Nice, that does look like a D-pad-ass-d-pad, and nice and big too!

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