The only way to fly

Subject: General Tech | March 22, 2006 - 02:02 PM |

If you are into flight or space sims, then there is a good chance you have an aging joystick somewhere on your desk.  Saitek has designed a new controller, the X52 Flight Control System and OCC has a full review.  Drop by and see if it is worth learning a whole set of new button positions.

"The ability to rotate using the twist grip made for some outright unfair moments where I could

temper the throttle and shamelessly mow down soldier after soldier while maintaining a consistent

altitude. I wish I was able to ramp up the speed of the twist but was unable to. Dogfights within

the chopper are a little more difficult but with practice they are possible. The next game I put

the X52 against was Lock-On. Now, I'm not a big fan of this Ubisoft sim but it provided a much

better reference as far as the multitude of options needed to play the game. Lock On allowed me

to assign every single button and give me a taste of what trying to remember each button's

purpose was."

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