What do you play with?
My first fighting game was Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition for the Sega Genesis. I was really young so I didn’t hang out in arcades too much, so I couldn’t really learn how to use the joystick. I got a little older and got a Sony PlayStation, and picked up Street Fighter Alpha and the subsequent re releases when they came out. After that came CvS, CvS2 and Third Strike, but the point is that most of my play time was done on consoles.
I’ve recently been trying to learn the joystick, but it isn’t working out too well for me. All the arcades near me are broken to the point that they’re unplayable, so if I’m going to have to go out and purchase a stick if I want to play with it. I just don’t know if it’d be a good investment, or something I’d give up on after a while.
So what did you start with? Have you switched? If you play with the joystick, how did you learn that? Which would you say is easier to pull off moves with?