Recently bought Tekken 6 , but I hate the xbox 360 dpad !! :x Im looking to play more "Professionally" , and am in the market for an arcade stick . I have no idea which ones are good or not ... any advice would be of help .
Hori EX2 is a cheap alternative, or a Madcatz SF4 SE, if your not opting for these. If you live in London, GameFocus on Goodge Street usually have second-hand ones.
I would opt for the Madcatz, as you can easily customize it down the line, but you'll have to pay a touch more.
Speaking personally, I have the MadCatz SFIV SE stick. It feels alright, though I've heard some negative things about the durability. I have heard, however, that it's easy to mod, so if it does break on me then I might look into that. The one stick I've heard almost unconditional praise for is the TE SF IV stick, which has better componant parts, apparently. However, it is quite expensive, going for over £100 in the UK.
The Tekken 6 stick is wireless (uses batteries) and quite light, whereas I like to have a sturdy, heavy base to play on. I also like the idea of being able to hook the joystick to my PC, which works great for MAME and SFIV on the PC. I haven't used the Hori EX2, so I can't give comment on it. The pictures make it a little small and lightweight, though.
Quite Old tread. But if anyone is looking to get into stick, a cheap Hori is good enough.
However if you want max performance for serious play,especially Mishima players, you must try the Korean Myoungshin Fanta stick. One of the best sticks for Tekken and is used in serious competition play in Korea.
" Recently bought Tekken 6 , but I hate the xbox 360 dpad !! :x Im looking to play more "Professionally" , and am in the market for an arcade stick . I have no idea which ones are good or not ... any advice would be of help . "
GAME. at selected stores around the UK, are selling the Hori EX2 for 32 pounds - great deal.
I use a Madcatz SE, and modding it with Sanwa parts made the cost go to as much as I would have spent on a TE stick. :/ I just like the SE for being smaller. It made a world of difference, especially since I also modded my joystick with a tougher spring.
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