The controller itself is shaped very much like an original standard digital controller, so if you?ve used an old school controller before, then the standard setup of this one should be immediately familiar. The Turbo and Slow features have buttons for setting them, but these are out of the way, so you won?t accidentally hit them while playing. Using the Turbo and Slow features is a pretty simple task as well, so that won?t require much practice. The hardest thing to get used to on the Hyper Drive
is the Steering Wheel control. Being digital, it?s not very forgiving. Either you are
turning or you?re not. There?s no turning ?just a bit.? So, if you over-steer, you have to quickly turn the opposite direction to compensate. Any time you have to ?quickly? turn a wheel, you can pretty much count on over-steering (again). This leads to wildly turning back and forth (hopefully a little less each time). This is not exactly what I would call ?control.? With time, you can learn to use it more proficiently, but that doesn?t mean it?s an advantage to use it. Your best bet is to simply use the controller as a standard controller, and maybe play using the Turbo feature. The wheel is not necessarily a skill worth learning.
The Hyper Drive is a lightweight, small, digital controller. Based on its weight and balance, it could be used for hours on end. Its steering wheel feature is not something you?ll want to spend a lot of time using, but as a digital controller, it is pretty good. The Turbo feature is nice and simple to use, but the Slow feature is pretty much an obsolete function for controllers these days, since newer games have menus when they are paused. If you?re mainly looking to pick up a few extra controllers for some older games or games that don?t require very much precision, then you may consider picking up a Hyper Drive. If you really want to do some serious driving, though, you?re better off passing on by.