Saitek X52 Joystick Review :: Introduction

01-15-2008 · Category: Hardware - Misc

By Vlad Mihaiescu

Iíve been looking for an excuse to dust off, install and play some of my favorite flight games, but in the last move my joystick was lost.

Luckily for me, my boss provided me with not only the excuse but also with the means to space out to some of my favorite game titles when he asked me to review the Saitek X52 flight-stick.

After a quick glance at the box, one thing is for certain: if I perform poorly in a game, I canít blame it on the joystick, more precisely on the lack of available buttons or customization options. As a matter of fact, the Saitek X52 has such a high button count that it actually looks intimidating. I should probably start by reading the manual, but then again, as a reviewer part of my duty is to figure things out the hard way and then comment about my findings.