GT Force Pro Review

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 4: Prologue' started by Rue, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Rue

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    I've just got the GT Force Pro, it's a beauty. Review will come later :)

    Okay, this is my first wheel, so I have nothing to compare it to.

    First impressions are that this wheel is very high quality, and for HK$1379 it should be! The centre boss is made from metal and the wheel is coated in some kind of imitation leather vinyl which sounds bad, but it isn't. The gear knob isn't couted in vinyl though, which I thought was a bit cheap. The sequential +/- box is as it should be, push up for shift down pull back for shift up and the micro-switches click when you shift. The gearstick is set to be on the right and is unchangeable, which doesn't matter for me. There are also two paddle shifts behind the steering wheel, but I find they are a bit too small and fiddly.

    When you turn on the PS2 the wheel calibrates itself rather violently, and then you're off...

    (More to come later, I've got no time now.)
     
  2. maskrider

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    Damn ! I don't have space for it. Even my GT Force was left in the box for quite some time already.

    How much ? HK$1450 ?
     
  3. Rue

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    HK$1375
     
  4. maskrider

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    Pre-ordered ? Mind telling me which shop ?
     
  5. Rue

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    From Toys R Us, I just walked in and bought it. Everybody seemed more interested in X-Box :rolleyes:
     
  6. maskrider

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    X-BOX ?!! It makes me wonder, there is not much good console style games (to Asian) on it.
     
  7. Will.c

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    is that the gtforce wheel for GT4?
    or is it the one that was released with GT3?
     
  8. Ev0

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    nope, its the gt4 wheel
     
  9. Rue

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    I agree, X-Box really caters more to Western tastes. In fact the people looking at it were from a different country.
     
  10. ChinaGTboy

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    Chaser_fan.please post more pics of your Pro
     
  11. Soman

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    Hi
    Has anyone seen this for sale in EU?
     
  12. Tekk

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    You can't imagine how jealous I am right now :irked:
     
  13. Dave A

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    I've heared you can change how much you need to turn the wheel, is that true? I'm not too keen on having to turn 900 degrees for full lock.
     
  14. MoodyB

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    You can change between the new 900 degree mode and the old 200 degree mode afaik....dont think there's an inbetween setting.
     
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    Hey when u do a review please compare the gt3 wheel to the gt4 wheel, because if theres not too much difference i mite just get the gt3 wheel instead because its much cheaper..
     
  17. Rue

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    Just put a bit of the review up the top ^^^
     
  18. Soman

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    How does it feel compared to a real wheel?
     
  19. Rue

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    Having never driven anything more special than an Audi A4, I couldn't really tell you. Oh wait, I've driven a Formula Ford around Castle Combe, how could I forget that! Yes, you can feel all the track irregularities in the wheel and on a tight corner you really have to monster the wheel around. The only problem is, I'm always scared I'll break it, so I tend to not be to aggressive with it, which is a bit silly I suppose.
     
  20. Rue

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    A picture of the wheel...
     
  21. maskrider

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    I was at Toys R Us today, watched the wheel for 5 minutes, and left. I love it but I can't even accomodate my current GT Force. :(
     
  22. Rue

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    Another...
     
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    One for luck...
     
  24. maskrider

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    How are the clamps ?

    Can you take a photo of the clamps ?

    I tried accomodating the GT Force with my desk and I succeeded. May be I can use it.
     
  25. Soman

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    Yummmy, must buy
     
  26. Zyphar

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    YAY ! I just got mine. I only have GT3 at the momoent and im wating for GT4:prologue.

    I seem to have a problem though. Everytime when i am going striaght or when I just stop and stay still, my wheel keeps turning side to side.

    Anyone else having this problem ?
     
  27. Zyphar

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    YAY ! I just got mine. I only have GT3 at the momoent and im wating for GT4:prologue.

    I seem to have a problem though. Everytime when i am going striaght or when I just stop and stay still, my wheel keeps turning side to side.

    Anyone else having this problem ?
     
  28. Rue

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    Here you are. They're adjusted by screwing/unscrewing the 'bolt' at the top.
     
  29. maskrider

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    Thank you. But I didn't wait and have already bought it, ha ha ! I am reckless but this one is feeling super great comparing to my old GT Force. I love it.
     
  30. Soman

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    Zyphar where did you buy yours from?