Alright here’s the deal. I’ve been a long term Street Fighter 3 3rd player for a while. This has shown me the limitations of using a standard console controller. I am now in the market for an arcade stick. I’ve searched through the board looking at various sticks and websites finally deciding I want a custom one for sure as, from what I read, they are almost required for high level game play.
Buttons and stick easy to activate (Japanese) Considering the perfect 360 though I am not clear on its purpose beyond being digital and being 8-way.
Quick stick snap back
Small dead zone (I think)
Compatibility with PS2 or USB if possible
Looking at what it takes to make a custom stick I know that I would be currently unable to make one on my own without explicit directions first hand though I suppose with some tinkering… That said are there any users HERE who make sticks? I have a pretty decent price range that I can work with so if anyone is interested or if anyone can suggest a service I’d be thankful.
What about the X-Arcade sticks? Are they any good via your preferences? From what I see many stick are very bland looking so I’m also looking for an artist to make a simple marquee with perhaps a character graphic – stylization’s welcome.
What I really want in responses to this is all your preferences. Me being a complete new comer to stick game play I need to gather as much player data as possible to figure out what I need in a stick without wasting 200 bucks just to find out.
I know I’m all over the place here but bare with me so that one day we can meet up at a competition and I can smack you down