Bought myself a stick


#1

… but I’ve been a pad gamer since Street Fighter II on the Mega Drive. I was hoping people could give me some tips on getting used to a stick, as whenever I’ve used them at an arcade I’ve felt like my game has taken 3 steps backwards.

I bought the Street Fighter IV TE edition stick (found it cheap, only 89.99 as opposed to 149.99), so I plan to really give it a go. I’ve been playing BlazBlue and the PS3’s d-pad just isn’t cutting it any more - SFIV is easier because of the relative lack of aerial combos and 41236/63214 movements, but BlazBlue is full of them and when facing from left to right, the responsiveness just isn’t there.

Is it simply a case of practice practice practice, or is there anything else I should know?

Oh, and I hope this is in the right place, this is my first post on the forums.


#2

http://www.eventhubs.com/guides/2009/jul/08/tips-switching-pad-joystick/


#3

Also, just use the search. Here is a thread for you:

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=196044


#4

Thanks very much, and apologies for my lack of searching.
So that this thread isn’t entirely redundant, could I ask if anyone could rate how good the TE stick actually is? I don’t particularly trust amazon reviews, and only have the word of a friend and a tidbit of research to base it on…


#5

Here you go. Just look around for a while, you will eventually find all you need to know.


#6

It’s as good as you’re going to get without having a custom stick built.


#7

Well that’s good to know. Should I PM a mod to lock this thread now, or just leave it to die the death? I get the impression from other threads that ‘useless/overdone’ threads get hated on (as they do on every forum for every topic)… I’d rather that didn’t happen with my first!


#8

You could have just broke one off the nearest tree.