I’ve been playing Street Fighter 2 and 3rd Strike since both thier release dates using pads (SNES, Mega Drive, PS2, Xbox 360)
When I heard Mad Katz were releasing special pads and sticks for the game I thought “why? playing with the 360 pad is fine foe me”. So I went and spend silly money on a Street Fighter SE stick just to see what the deal was (not paying 300 for the TE no chance!). Main reason was I kept hearing “All the pros use sticks and they kick ass”.
So got my stick, plugged it in and man did I get my ass kicked hard by almost everyone online. Now I know theres a getting used to phase but if your like me and have been playing SF with pads for over 15 years then DONT get a stick! It will take you abcoultly ages getting used to it and is very fustrating and not worth the money.
I’ve been trying to get used to this stick since release date of SFIV and I’ve been putting in serious hours but just cant get to grips with it. My timing is still off with Ken, Abel and Chun Li. I just cant get used to using fingers rather than thumbs to press 6 buttons, it takes too long. I find it alot easier with the pads. I think the only reason people got sucked into buying sticks was A. they wanna relive arcade days or B. They fell for the hype surrounding this game.
So all Im saying is if your like me and been using pads all this time, stick with pads DONT get a stick you will regret it like I did.