Hello fellow SRKers,
I would need advice from you, because I am considering to buy an arcade stick for my girlfriend
The thing is, I am not a stick player myself, I am a pad player, and thus don’t know much about how different sticks feel. Only stick I play is when I play on arcade, so I don’t even know which type of parts those are :-/
I tried reading all the threads on this board, but I am a little bit lost, so I’d like to ask to the stick users a couple of questions :
First of all, would you consider it a good idea, or is the feeling of a stick really too personal to be chosen by someone else? I hear there’s a wide variety of stifness and all… and ideally that would need to be a surprise.
I do know the stick she uses for now : it is the Madcatz WWE Brawl one.
I wanted to buy something a little bit “higher-end” for her, and I looked at the different stick suggested here.
I would like it to be :
-PS4 compatible (for SF5)
-PC compatible (but I guess for this, I can handle via an appropriate driver anyway)
-Sturdy, well-built, something she can keep for a long time.
-Somewhat similar to her current stick in feel, so a square gate, with same button layout (If I understood correctly, that is Vewlix?)
-Easily moddable : I would like to change the button color and customize the picture, so a plexi top would be ideal
-Available in Belgium easily, France otherwise. For some stick it seems like shipping here is not an option :-/ or did I not go to the right places?
-Budget is not really an issue, but if I can keep it below 300 €/340 US$…
For now, I’ve found this one :
Seems good enough, but not sure if easily moddable?
And this one
But not sure if I can get one shipped to Belgium :-/
And is it worth the price tag?
Do you have any other stick I should look out for?
Ideally, I would like to have it ready for Christmas. How difficult you think it is for someone with no prior experience to customize the picture? For the buttons, I’ll let her handle that
Thanks for your help !