Saturday, September 17, 2011
F1 2011 Game Review Summary
For Ps3,Xbox 360 3DS, PC and Playstaion Vita,
release: September 2011 20th(US) 22nd(Aus) 23rd(UK)
F1 2011 (the game) is a sequel to the BAFTA winning FORMULA ONE videogame from Codemasters. And coming with the tagline ‘Be The Driver, Live the Life, Go Compete’ I wish! well the live the life bit :(
The first game, whilst a rush to publish, had all the game elements and polish fans of the F1 series were looking for. Now with more time for the developers to ....erm develop, the sequel promises the following.
Co-op Championships and split-screen mode,
16 players in online Grand Prix mode with 8 ai drivers to complete the pack.
Two new circuits in India and Germany
All twelve teams and twenty-four drivers, all the new rules, KERS, and DRS
New Parc Ferme area, expanded and revamped Paddock, Pit Lane, celebration and reaction cinematics,
Enhanced media interaction system, "Authentic" new damage failures,
New atmospheric effects, dynamic clouds, advanced rain model affecting on-track grip
New!!! however does not necessarily mean better , but I am impressed with the additions.
Early reviews heaped lavish praise for improvements in handling and Ai and the additional layer of strategy in the game with the inclusion of KERS and DRS. However it was the lauded Ai which also drew the potentially most damaging criticism, suggesting it made the game very difficult. And what about all those "NEW" additions? nope game critics weren't overly impressed suggesting they did little to change the core gameplay. Which is kinda good as the first title was a cracker, even though I still can't get first place at Monaco grrrrrr!
currently scoring 85% (xbox), 86% (Ps3) on Metacritic, seems we have a winner :)
The most complete representation of the sport to date
A must buy for F1 fans, a better game than last year
An absolute blast, whichever skill level you approach it from
Strip away the new lick of paint and it's tough to tell F1 2011 apart from its predecessor
A well-crafted and solid racing simulation, doesn't shine on innovation
For a seasonal update there's a remarkable number of tweaks and changes
Play it properly, and F1 2011 is an incredibly satisfying experience
Not without its problems, but it has moved the series forward
Official F1 2001 game website
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