and a classy design mean that you're paying good money for
a quality product. The curved nature of the gun and handheld
units make them people-friendly (especially for children)
as there are little or no pointed edges that can cause injury.
It's quite a pleasure to handle the gun units as the rubber
grips and sturdy triggers are a comfort and a joy to use.
One of the things I like most about each gun unit is that
the trigger allows me to depress it short distance before
firing. This gives it a professional feel very much like that
of an actual firearm.
painless to install the GS as it plugs right into your gameport.
There's no need to install cards which take up precious PCI/ISA
slots on the motherboard. Just a simple setup and you're ready
The GS performs
admirably in "rail" style and target shooting games. Though
far from being the replacement for the killer keyboard and
mouse combination in FPS games, it is great to see that the
GS offers a novel extension of the traditional gun system.
It is a shame that
software support for the GS is lacking so far. This is the
primary concern that prevents me from recommending this product
at the moment. The GS carries a price tag of US$90 and retails
for S$210 locally. People will be unwilling to pay that much
for a piece of novelty without a large supporting software
As I've mentioned
earlier, people familiar with the keyboard and mouse in FPS
games will not find the GS suitable in this aspect. The GS
is still largely a controller system for "rail" style and
The ACT-LABS GS is
a great product and the elegant nature of the various components
makes it a welcome addition to any gaming arsenal. The GS
is aesthetically very pleasing and will make an excellent
holiday or birthday gift. However, this is marred by the glaring
lack of titles that support the GS so far. With a little luck,
we'll see increased software support as a stamp of approval
for the GS. Personally, it is good to see that the first light
gun system for the PC has such high standards and hopefully,
this is a sign of more first-rate game controllers to come.