I want to make a custom controller to play Tekken 7.
TLDR version: advise me please, what type of microswitches are the best for Tekken.
What kind of microswitches are the best for Tekken 7? I’ve looked up all types of controllers, and I see few options for myself, but I don’t know which one is the best, because I haven’t played Tekken using any of these options:
- 2-dimensional stick. People say Korean version is better, because it goes to neutral faster.
- Hitbox layout with 4 appropriate buttons(left, right, up, down) on the left side.
- Cherry MX switches for mechanical keyboards.
Most people say that hitbox layout is better than a stick, so I am left with 2 real choices: hitbox microswitches vs cherry mx. I don’t know which ones to choose.
I have seen people comparing mechanical switches from different manufacturers for keyboards but I have never seen people comparing mechanical switches for keyboards with microswitches for arcade sticks.
Cherry mx red, for example, have 4mm travel distance and actuation point at 2mm down, so in the center. They say cherry mx red is good for tapping multiple times in video games. Arcade stick microswitches on the other hand have ~1mm travel distance(from what I’ve seen on images, they use same microswitches as mouses) and actuation point at the bottom. So button can’t be half-pressed physically and not activated logically, it can only be either released or pressed, both physically and logically. But is this good or bad compared to Cherry MX Red switches, for example? They say that it is a good thing that actuation point for Cherry MX Red is at the center, so you can quickly press/release/press/release a button a lot of times without actually fully pressing and releasing a button.
What I want to determine is if cherry mx better than hitbox microswitches for fighting games. And what microswitches in particular I should buy? If it’s cherry mx, then what kind? There are black, red, blue, green, clear, etc? There are a lot of types of switches for mechanical keyboards. Which one would be theoretically objectively the best? Linear? Tactile? Clicky? My best guess that it’s linear - red or black.
Same with hitbox microswitches. There so many more different kinds of buttons for arcade sticks. If I wanted to make a hitbox controller(with arcade buttons) for myself, what models of switches I should be looking for?