I have been a pad user for YEARS.
Now before someone states it, I certainly can read, and I DID see the Essential Joystick Thread.
The problem is I already have a stick however it would seem it’s starting to deteriorate.
The stick itself is a Pelican Real-Arcade PS2 stick.
And it from the pictures and diagram it appears to use HAPP style buttons as well as a Stick.
Lately the buttons have been very uncooperative, I press them down and they don’t pop back up. I initially thought the interior spring mechanism was bad, so I opened it up and checked and the tiny box that pushes the buttons / springbox work.
I know I could easily just purchase a set of new buttons from Lizard Lick Amusements, and go for a DIY hack job repair, but I am potentially looking out for my future for entertainment and usage for a stick.
With my recent purchase of an Xbox 360 and the news that Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix possible Summer release. I am thinking it’s time for me to put some serious time to start using a stick.
From my personal experience the obvious advantages that I’ve seen is near perfect 360’s for Zangief’s Spinning Pile Driver, and easier execution of 720’s
Compared to my PS2 controller with an Adaptor compared to the stick, I also tend to not do as much slip ups in throwing Hadoukens with Ryu / Ken, as before due to the small surface area that the D-pad rests on that my Thumb covers I had the tendency to slip and mistakenly throw Shakunetsu Hadouken (Burning Fireball) with Ryu when I only intended to throw a standard blue one.
So to get to my point.
I do NOT own a 360 Arcade stick yet, and I seriously doubt I’d be able to use some sort of PS2 to 360 converter to achieve perfect response time to use my Pelican stick on my 360.
So what would be the best Xbox 360 Arcade stick available to buy (preferably Sanwa style buttons, I hear they are the best, so I want to buy the best)
Also I have recently got involved in the Sunday Ranking Battles for Super Turbo on Kaillera / nFBA that a several fellow members of SRK here are involved in.
So straight to the point, I am looking for recommendations for a 360 Stick that also works on PC.
I did research but there is so many conflicting opinions. I figure if I read all the benefits on what there is available and compare them to the cons, I can find what suits my needs.
Thanks for taking the time in reading my overly long post, I appreciate any help to be offered in advance.