This table is similar to the table here:http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/attrib ... ICK_MODELS
They agree nicely on most parts. All (or most of) the terms are explained here:http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/attributes_brands.html
I do notice that while the tables disagree on the engage distance of the LS-33, they agree that it has a big throw distance. This seems to depend on the size of the restrictor gate, and I fear that you can simply go "too far" in the diagonals and that this will make some KO2-movements difficult (like quick circle movements, or twitches between up and diagonal). The tables also disagree about whether the LS-33 has reflection/deflection.
The two most popular models are those that you are considering, the Sanwa JLF and the Seimitsu LS-32. Sanwa is used for fighting games, Seimitsu for shooters. My suspicion is that KO2 require joysticks that would be good in both fighters and shooters
. I'm just speculating here, but I could imagine that there is a difference between making quick movements/reactions and making movements of precise lengths. Like, in fighters you may need to HIT many different directions in quick succession, and as fast as possible when relevant, while in shooters it is crucial that you can hold a direction for a precise length in time so that you stop your spaceship where you intend for it to stop (so engage distance and return to center must be very reliable). [Shooters today, that is, "manic" shooters, require movements that are like weaving a path through a curtain of bullet hell]. But, in KO2, you need a bit of everything!?
Check out these videos of Sanwa and Seimitsu joysticks:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kmTflt-fMwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVNbMXzV ... re=related
Here's a video of how the engage force is measured on a Sanwa JLF. I think the guy who made this video is also the guy responsible for the table you linked to.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-3aw8fz ... re=related
Here are a couple of videos of some joystick action:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ269Dp6 ... re=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGkpNI_a ... re=related
Btw, my memory may fail me, but I think the LS-32 was considered the best "all-round" joystick, while the JLF was not suitable for shooters.