I'm about to invest into a stick and some fighting games and had some questions for the street fighter community.
!.) is the street fighter x Tekken official fight stick a good stick?
2.) what fighting game should i pick up first? (Doesn't have to be street fighter)
I'm planning on getting Tekken tag tournament, Mortal Kombat, Street fighter x Tekken, DoA 5, and SFIV
I don't know about the SFxT fight stick, because don't own one.
As for a fighting game, it depends on your experience and what type your into. I don't know anything about DoA 5, but I do have info on the others.
If your planning to get fight stick, I would recommend Street Fighter, it will match the layout. SFxT will work well with it as well because the button style is the same. (I recommend SSF4AE because if it will come with the Arcade add on wich is already $20 on the store. I believe the Arcade Edition is $20, so no point in paying $40 for all of it)
I have a fight stick for Mortal Kombat but the layout is different because of the way the battle system is.
As for Tekken Tag 2, you could make it work with the fight stick but you may need to configure the buttons yourself to make it comfortable.
Do you have any experience in the fighting genre? Feel free to ask anything.
The kind of stick you get really does not matter to horribly much. But if you are going to drop money on one it is easier to buy a nicer one upfront. I have only heard good things about the Madcatz TE (tournament edition) stick since it comes stock with Sanwa parts. I spent less to get an older Street Fighter 4 SE (standard edition) stick and then spent more on getting myself custom buttons and a new stick/gate since I was wanting to customize mine and it was cheaper to start with. You should do some reasearch into what kind of stock parts you would prefer because it is something you are going to want to be comfortable playing with for a long time.
To condense ed's useless reply.
There's fighters I like and play. One doesn't need a stick.
Real reply, no fighting games need a stick. Higher level play for most, it helps to have one. There's a larger range of motion with a stick that makes certain inputs far easier. I had this talk a long time ago on here when I was young and stupid, but stick players always have an edge.