Xbox 360 Racing Wheel Microsoft Review
Article by Steven
I love playing racing games on my Xbox 360 and decided it was time to buy the new racing wheel because my old one broken already. I have used racing wheel in the past but have never really researched them. I just assumed that a racing wheel was a racing wheel and that I just needed to buy one that suited my budget.There is more various types of racing wheels on the video gaming stores and this time I took some time to get really into the detail and find the best racing wheel on the market today for the gamer that loves racing games. My extensive research finally led me to the Xbox 360 Racing Wheel by Microsoft.
This Xbox 360 Racing Wheel is a blast! I was already addicted to Forza 2 and was moving steadily up in my career with the regular game controller. With this Xbox 360 Racing Wheel I’m moving up even faster than before and the experience is dizzying – literally. I have my setup about 3 feet from a 50″ plasma and the feedback of the wheel is so realistic that I was getting odd dizzy effects when going in and out of tight corners because my body was expecting to feel real world forces from the seat against my back and sides – and they of course were missing. Make no mistake, this isn’t a bad thing – its a testament to the realistic feedback of the wheel. You feel everything grass, jerks when flying from grass back onto the pavement.
Prior to this wheel, I always detested driving the big American cars like the Lambo or Corvette because they were so difficult to control with the normal controller – they would constantly slide out and wag back and forth because there was no feel. Last night I nailed several races with both these cars because I was finally able to control the car through power slides and over steers.
Setup was easy. Though the manual says a system upgrade was needed, I did not find this to be the case. The wheel paired up instantly and I started driving in Forza 3 immediately. The only thing I had to figure out was how to change the camera view (I like the in-car view) because they moved it from RT to X on this controller.
I found a chair with a sloped back on it, put a lumbar pillow in place and just rested the wheel on my legs. Surprisingly it stays in place well though you’ll want to wear a pair of jeans. At first, the pedals kept sliding forward on my carpet causing me to crash a couple times. I finally placed them on one of my wife’s yoga mats and its been fine since. The only beef I still have is that in intense situations the wheel moves around a bit. I may look for a small table to mount the wheel. Also note that the “in the lap” setup makes it impossible to drive with mostly straight arms like the pros. I end up sliding the wheel forward so that its just barely hanging on to the end of my knees so that I can straighten my arms more.
One last advice from me, do not make the mistake I did and select the Gran Turismo as your first drive and expect to see a big change. You will still be all over the place on the road. Work your way up and learn the controller because the turning radius takes some time to learn. Once you do, you will be amazed.
Xbox 360 Racing Wheel Advantages- Very realistic feel just like driving a real car, improved times.- Better control over rear wheel muscle cars.- Made from high quality materials.
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