All right, short blog by me about a recent thought on my mind. Despite all the crap that's been going on with me (whether it be job interviews, traveling, car repairs, parties, etc.), I've been looking for an arcade stick. I finally decided it was time to get one after struggling more than ever against friends at fighting games who just got a stick.
Choosing an arcade stick is no easy task. The easiest part is I know I'll need a PS3 stick. The majority of my fighters have been purchased on PS3 (Arc Systems, Namco, Sega, Capcom, etc. fighters), while I only own 3 XBLA fighters, and 1 fighter on Wii (Tatsunoko vs. Capcom). I'd love a wireless stick; however, there really aren't many wireless sticks out there from what I know (wireless is easier on me due to where I sit for gaming). I'd prefer a stick to be modeled after one of my favorite fighters. The perfect stick for me (although it isn't wireless) is the BlazBlue stick for PS3 (I'm an Arc Systems fan most when it comes to 2D fighters), but I just cannot find it anywhere due to being limited. Haven't seen anymore on Amazon and haven't seen anymore at GameStop stores (although I have yet to check every single GameStop in Maryland and Northern Virginia). I don't mind paying $130 or a little more for the stick. I see the 360 version of the stick around, but I don't have enough use for a 360 stick right now. Some I know used the TVC Wii stick on PS3, but I really don't care enough to get a stick for my Wii (While I love TVC a lot, haven't played in a year). While I can get a SFIV or MvC3 TE stick easier, I just don't like either one of those games as much as an Arc Systems fighter, so I'd kind of hate having those sticks around the rest of my life. Tekken I like, but haven't heard enough about the stick quality.
So what do people recommend I do for a fight stick? Wait a bit for a newer one, try tracking down a BlazBlue one for PS3, or is there one currently out I should just buy?
While I originally played horrible with sticks (I only used them a few times when not in an arcade), I feel I'll get better as I work with them more.