In other news, I’m thinking about a new arcade stick. My Hori Soul Calibur IV stick is okay:
But I kind of need a birthday present idea, and I’m willing to spend a little extra on the right peripherals to make my gaming time more enjoyable.
Things I don’t like about the Hori:
- The buttons are a little mushy and there are only 6 of them. (I’m not actually sure what people bind the other 2 buttons to, heh.)
- Too narrow so my wrist falls off it a bit
- The stick is a little short. If I put two fingers underneath it feels kind of cramped. I haven’t tried a single finger (Daigo style) long enough to see if I prefer that. I’m not sure if they make taller sticks though.
Any recommendations in the $200 range? Qanba? I assume I won’t get a chance to try it first, so returns via Amazon or moddability is important.