I just started playing BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (my first fighter in a while) and I’m really enjoying it so far. I’m hoping to be able to engage in some fun and at least competent competition online and I’d been wondering for a while about the potential benefits of arcade sticks. I’ve heard some say those who take advantage of them and gain an advantage over those using controllers and it also seems those I know are hardcore fighting gamers tend to use them.
For those that do, what are you guys’ reason for using arcade sticks? Do they offer nontrivial benefits over controllers? And if they are really worth it, could you recommend any to me for this game within a reasonable price tag? I don’t think I could stomach $200 for the tournament stick for this game, but I would be willing to spend upwards of ~$50-$80 if its truly worth it for competition.