For gamers, there will be lot of things that would run in mind over the choice of devices they use to play the games effectively. There might be questions regarding the viability of the fight stick over the traditional controller. Questions might also be raised as to whether “fight stick would really make the gaming experience feel good” and the “advantages and disadvantages of the fight stick” and so on. So, here are answers to some of your questions.
One of the biggest question on fight stick is its price. Fight sticks, as you may know, is quite expensive when compared to the other devices. There are of course, some cheap fight sticks that are sold below $40. But most of them are very costly and cost half the price of the console. Gamers who can’t spend much on the gadgets won’t find the fight sticks within their budget. If you still want to buy a fight stick for gaming, then you need to settle in for an entry level stick as opposed to the recommended full size sticks.
Does a fight stick make a fighting game better? It depends on few other factors. A fight stick in itself, cannot make a gamer a better player. But if the gamer has a solid feeling while playing with the stick, then it wouldn’t be a problem. It is purely based on the individual’s comfort level. If he can fight better with a fight stick, then preference can be given to the fight stick.
For novices, transitioning from a pad/controller to a fight stick is sometimes difficult. There might be some weaknesses in the movements as people might tend to jump accidentally while trying to dash and so on. A fight stick has a wider range of motion but this where there is a potential to make more errors as it is free form motion.
To conclude, it is not a matter of what is best and what is not. But it is a matter of preference and comfort. For new comers, though, there is a lot to learn while playing with fight stick and one needs to know their own strengths and weaknesses.