So how about those Pistons? ….Just kidding.
Given that it would probably be nice if I were able to post about gaming once in a while, I’ve finally broken down and signed on for one of the online game rental services. I don’t have the excess income to buy many games, and more and more the money I do spend seems wasted after I play a title for a few hours and never go back. So up to the plate strides Gamerang.com and their two game rental for $20 a month. I considered GameFly.com and GameLender.com (who has a huge gaming library, btw), but Gamerang has the closest distribution centers, which will hopefully ensure faster delivery.
First up I’ve got NBA Live 2005 and Forza heading my way. Since my last Live experience was the 2001 version, I figured 2005 was worth a rental in preparation for the 2006 titles. I played NBA 2k6 for a bit at E3 and I was pretty happy with that, but if this Live 2005 rental impresses then I’ll give 2006 a second look. As for Forza… well, I haven’t played a racing game since Pole Position, but since the buzz on this one is huge I figured I’d give it a shot.
For me, the beauty of services like Gamerang will be the chance to play some titles that I ordinarily wouldn’t risk $30-$50 on. Forza definitely fits that mold. So, gearheads, answer me this: How much am I missing out using a regular controller and not a racing wheel? I tried out a junky demo wheel at Frys on Friday and even that seemed preferable to a gamepad. Any recommendations?