I’ve recently gotten into using arcade sticks and decided to buy an X-arcade. To make a relatively long story short however, I was not satisfied with my purchase. Button placement aside, and the slight feeling of lag when I used it with my ps3 or computer, my main issue was that it did not feel nearly as responsive as when I was using the D-Pad on my ps2/3 controller of old.
I tend to play a lot of guilty gear (as chipp, not any good), and this is where part of the problem stems…
Are there any joysticks out there that are as responsive as a D-Pad in terms of being able to execute certain moves quickly (such as dashing and the like), or was the problem due to my inexperience with using arcade parts? I’m liable to think that it was merely an issue with my own ability and not the fault of the stick itself (though from reading what you guys say…the x-arcade is a POS).
Anyhow, I still intend to use arcade parts as I find it easier to execute certain combinations of moves, and the callouses on my thumb (the pride of most gamers) need to go.
If I get lucky from play-asia, I’m going to get the HRAP2:SA…if I get lucky (apparently the HRAP3 lags or doesn’t work on certain PS2 games on the PS3)