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Well-Built, But Tough to Use - Revised Review
on 23 June 2014
This wheel is solid and chunkily built, the buttons are good and use Ferrari's own dials and buttons as a template for where they're placed, which is an imaginative touch. The pedals and the wheel itself have much more resistance than those I've used from other firms before. [SEE REVISED COMMENTS BELOW]
I've been driving in Forza 5 for two days with this wheel, I've switched off traction control and antilock brakes and have been winning races at two levels better opposition than I was racing against before. I've been at sensitivity setting 3 which feels just right for me and is one of the setting recommended in the booklet.
I know a lot of people prefer having force feedback, but my Xbox 360 wheel didn't have it and I got used to that, so don't miss it now and saved a lot of money. If my experience changes over time I'll update it here.
** October 2014 **
Sad to say that after a good few months with this wheel, the bungee cords that resist when turning the wheel haven't loosened or bedded-in at all. Turning the wheel to 9 o'clock or 3 o'clock positions still takes too much effort. I tried to accept this at first as part of a tough and well-built package, but it is just too much to be pleasurable. It's making my arms ache using it, and I'm going to have to find another wheel.
This might be to other people's taste (for instance some arcade sticks are also very resistant) and it is still a very well-built unit. But I've changed my review from 5/5 to 3/5.