I was researching fight sticks, and while they look like a solid investment, I have chosen to go the fightpad route for a number of reasons:
- I’m in college, which means a very low budget and a roommate who likes our room to be relatively quiet (fight sticks, from what I assume, are much louder than fightpads).
- While I have heard that sticks are better for playing at very high levels, it is not unheard of to hear people playing extremely well with a fightpad (I do not plan on becoming competitive, but I would like to improve over a number of years).
In light of these reasons, I am on the hunt for the best fightpad available for computers. I have a dual-booted Macbook Pro running Windows 7.
Note: I checked the Arcade Stick FAQ thread, but it did not really discuss pads, just sticks.