I’d like to start using a joystick to play Blazblue, but I’m not sure which brand/model to go with. I don’t have any hands-on experience with joysticks that I can recall (no arcades near me either to try it out), but the following should help:
I played Blazblue on the 360 until I swapped my system for a PS3. While on the 360, I found the control stick (of a basic 360 controller) to work very nicely with Blazblue. However, the PS3 controller’s stick is more challenging for me to play Blazblue with. It’s probably too loose in comparison to the 360’s controller.
So tension could be an important factor, but I’d also like a stick that provides different options of restrictor gates, namely square/rhombus, octagonal, and circular. This is because, I don’t have any experience with sticks and I’d like to have a few options if one doesn’t work out.
The sticks I’m considering so far are: Sanwa JLW, Sanwa JLF, and Seimitsu LS-32. The JLW will give me heavy tension with possibility of circular gate, the JLF will give me loose tension with possibility of octagonal gate, and the LS-32 will give me medium tension and circular gate (going off of slagcoin’s guide).
The only game I really plan to play with this stick is BlazBlue - if that helps.
Please take the time to help me out, I’ve done my research before coming here to ask for opinions. Any feedback would be appreciated.