wishface wrote:I'm not sure I feel comfortable spending £45+ on a controller just for one game.
I'm not even sure a stick is what you want for SC as most of its inputs are dpad presses. What would be best would be to get M$ to design a decent dpad.
You can get much more accurate directional controls on a joystick than you can on any d-pad. Much faster double-taps and better diagonal movement recognition too.
If you play any fighting games then its always worth getting a stick. Admittedly me and my housemate play a lot of fighting games. We've got SSF4:AE, Marvel V Capcom 3, Tekken 6, Mortal Kombat, Blaz Blue plus a wireless adaptor to use the sticks on my PC for playing MAME and Neo Geo emulators, so we get quite a lot of use out of them. If the only fighting game you ever intend to play is Soul Calibur 5 then maybe it might not be worth the investment. If you already own SSF4 and are likely to buy other fighting games then a stick is well worth £45.
Plus there's the obvious fact that Soul Calibur is an arcade game. A stick is exactly
what you need for it!