Reviews and Problems with Gravis Destroyer Joystick
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17 December 2005
Summary: I got this on sale cheap, so thought I'd try it. And I used to have an old Gravis Sidewinder joystick that I absolutely loved. This Destroyer is not something I would bother using, as the handle feels loose, and precision shots (like trying to shoot a Tie Fighter) are difficult. If I had a choice of playing a space ship shooting game with a mouse or this joystick, I'd say I was better off with the mouse. The mouse would probably give me better control.
Summary: Here's a joystick to avoid, if you happen to come across one (it's been discontinued by the manufacturer). Despite a nice feel and good action, the Gravis Destroyer utterly failed the durability test. I burned through two of them in quick succession. With both joysticks, the internal mechanism snapped during game play, leaving the joystick handle hanging to one side. After that, the joysticks only worked up & down - no left/right movement was possible.
Excerpt: "If you want a joystick that only has a few buttons and one that is easy to use, this is the one for you. Here are the Product Specifications -Symmetrical design for right- and left-handed players -2 rapid response fire buttons for quick reaction -Center-mounted rotary-throttle for realistic speed -control in driving and flying games -Compatible with Windows or DOS games During a game, you do not want to be fiddling about with ...
Excerpt: "This was the first joystick i ever owned and i only got it because it was the cheapest one in game at only £9.99 . It is incredabley easy to set up no need for drivers unlike some of the more advanced joysticks. You just plug it in go to control pannel and configour it and your away. One quite big problem i found with it is the difficulty i got when trying to plug it in. The plug dosn't seem to want to go in the slot very easy and when you get it ...
Excerpt: "I’ll be honest – I bought this joystick because it was the cheapest one in the shop. A few weeks later, I can see there were advantages and disadvantages to my decision. On the plus side, it was very easy to install – no disks, just ‘plug and play’. Well, that was after working out that the ‘game port’ the manual was talking about could actually be a normal serial port. I tried it out on FIFA 99, and soon spotted the pros and cons. It felt very nice ...