what's the difference between line and cross? and if i don't know, i'm assuming i shouldn't be interested in purchasing this.
Hha I was confused too. There is no difference in the hardware. The only difference is the art on the front of the fightstick. The cross is just straight across while the line has like 4 lines of art crossing over the layout. I prefer the cross as the art is lsimpler but ill probably end up taking it off anyways.
Both feel plastic-ey imo but the hori has that japanese flavor behind it. Plus the new hori kai has a bigger distance from the joystick to the buttons. Not a traditional layout, but many players like this more
Total price is 101.99 + TAX if you have a Gamestop brick and mortar in your area.
The quality difference between Hori and Madcatz as makers of fightsticks is a wash. They both use Sanwa buttons (OBSF-30mms) and Sanwa Joysticks (JLFs). I'm not a huge fan of the SFxT stick from a design perspective, but I greatly prefer this stick to the Hori sticks that you posted.
The Tournament Edition fightsticks from Madcatz are the stick of choice for most players and are far more common than Hori sticks. The size and weight of the T.E. sticks is more balanced and the start button is NOT right next to the other buttons. If you ever plan to play in a tournament, hitting start will get you disqualified from the match. Newer Hori sticks have a switch you can toggle to disable start for your matches, but if you accidentally forget, you risk losing.
Also, I don't like this particular Hori stick because the handles are like "wings" on the side and the weight just isn't there IMO. If you're going to get a Hori stick, I'd recommend moreso one that's similar to the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 design- more rectangular with the ability to cover the start button. It also has a better size and weight. An example of this stick is here: http://www.amazon.com/Tekken-Tour...cade+stick
They also have this same stick in a Soul Calibur V design and a Dead or Alive 5 design.
I'm not saying the stick that you posted is garbage, but it's definitely NOT superior to a Tournament Edition stick. It's at best (and most fighting game players would agree) equal to it, but more likely very slightly inferior. I personally prefer the other Hori stick a tad bit more than a tournament edition stick, but that's like a 9.51/10 vs a 9.5/10.
would buying a fightpad for resale make sense? i'm probably not doing this correctly...
Nope. If you want to sell fighting game stuff, you better get a huge discount. Fightsticks like this are regularly ~$100 (give or take) and fightpads are regularly ~$15-20. It's rare to see someone pay more than that from a buyer when they can get it at that price from the manufacturer or other authorized retail outlet (i.e. Amazon).
That being said, if you're in the market for one, definitely pick up a stick like this or a Hori equivalent. The market value for a new one at a good price is about $100 and they're well worth it.
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