Over the weekend, I tried out a racing wheel peripheral we had here at the office, and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. It was the first one I’ve ever really tried out outside of an arcade, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but it did get me thinking about racing games and racing game peripherals. And since Criterion Games’ fantastic Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit hits shelves today I figured now would be as good a time as any to find out just how popular wheel controllers are among devoted racing game fans.
How many of you use wheel peripherals on a regular basis to play racing games? Which ones do you prefer? Are you better with the wheel or a standard controller? Are there any particular games that you’d rather play using a wheel?