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Genex Tornado Logic 3

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      06.10.2001 05:43
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      Some designs really stand the test of time – there are only so many ways you can build a joystick. Round about 1985, the design of the cheapest joystick on the market evolved. Today, for most purposes it’s the same joystick, with maybe a different plug on the end. If you want to buy that joystick, buy the Tornado Logic 3. It looks like something from 1985. In terms of features, it’s got a few to boast of. Two buttons, and a really useless auto-fire thing that gets in the way. Instead of a massive heavy metal base plate you get four little rubber suckers, which, to be frank, don’t actually work very well. But maybe you’ve got more spit than I have. You almost certainly will have by the time I finish this op. On the sides there are calibration sliders which are necessary as the calibration of this stick wanders about like anything. However, if you think calibrating your joystick in the middle of the game adds to the experience in any way, you should probably consider buying some more exciting games. I won’t take up any more of your valuable time – you get the picture I think. Let me just say that the stick does hold together reasonably well, and centres itself even after a lot of vigorous waggling. If I hadn’t seen other, better, sticks at the same price I’d say this was a cheap and cheerful option which just about makes it. However, for your money, you can do much, much better. See my op on the Saitek ST50 which was actually cheaper and looks mighty cool.

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