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March 06, 2005

GT4 and the Logitech Steering Wheel Review


I bought GT4 for my playstation 2 (PS/2) during the week and the new Logitech Driving Force Pro steering wheel. US210 dollars in Best Buy. Expensive but I bought them. I previously had GT3 and the older Logitech Steering wheel, the Logitech Driving Force. I found that with GT3, the Driving Force was unusable. It was aweful. The Force Pro was supposed to be realistic and as the owner of a Porsche 996 Carrera 4, I was interested in seeing how real it really was.

First, the Force Pro works amazingly well with the game. A friend of mine (Ferrari owner) and myself have been playing with it for a couple of days now and we both agree it's awesome. I found driving the RUF GT3 detuned to 300hp and at max weight was very close to my car in terms of feel. The new wheel is a leap ahead in driving simulators.

Then, I had a nagging feeling, whats the old wheel like with GT4? Oops, it's the same, it's awesome now also. The problem wasn't the wheel, it was the game. We can't tell any difference between the Pro and the old wheel. You don't use the full lock etc on the Pro. So, good news, if you have the Logitech Driving Force then try it out.

The main difference between both products is the switch locations. I found it was very easy to press the controller buttons when using the old wheel. One of the buttons (circle) is full brake so it's interesting hitting that by accident.

The old wheel has paddle shifters, the new one has a sequential shifter, like tiptronic on a Porsche. I'm now liking the shifter more than paddles but it'll be a personal choice. Recently, I reprogrammed the buttons to let me shift using the buttons rather than the shifter so it's like my car which has Tiptronic.

So, is the new wheel worth 150 bucks and tossing your old one, probably not. It's clear now that the problem wasn't the wheel, it was the game. You'll get loads of enjoyment from GT3 and the old wheel. The new wheel moved the buttons away from the wheel and so I like that as you can't hit the buttons by accident. The 2.9 turns lock to lock doesn't make a difference for us. You never turn the wheel that much anyway.

So, GT4 is awesome and both the Logitech Driving Force and the Logitech Driving Force Pro are incredible with it.

March 6, 2005 in Games | Permalink


OMG you cant have a Porsche and have that face!, life is unfair!!!

Posted by: Carpe | May 14, 2005 9:03:50 AM

hey, could u plz send me a pic of ur porsche carrera gt4 soon as i seen it on top gear last yr i fell i love with it have been tryin to get a pic of 1 for ages but no 1 seems to have 1 lol thanks sam

Posted by: samantha | Jun 26, 2006 8:29:29 PM

hallo hier sind wir1

Posted by: kilian gruber | Jan 7, 2007 7:16:58 AM

porsh is the best car in the worled

Posted by: kastriot | Jan 18, 2007 9:21:39 PM

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