I've seen plenty of reviews for Forza Horizon, but I didn't even know this game existed until now. What would I do without you?
It's been a long time since I have done any type of game review..... a REALLY long time. I have been playing BF3, NHL 2013, Dishonored, Uncharted 3 and F1 2012, yes, I do infact have gaming ADD. For no real reason I have decided to do this unbiased review of F1. Now, just to be clear, this will be a full, fact filled, unbiased review. That means, NO OPINION will be given, only facts
ON WITH THE SHOW!
F1 2012, what can I say? It's a racing game. You drive a race car on a racetrack, either on a circut track, or city track. You will make left and right turns. The goal of the game is to beat the other AI drivers in each event.
You use the right trigger for a simulated gas pedal, and the left trigger for the simulated brake. The right stick is used to steer your simulated racing machine. The RB is used to change you camera. The game also includeds the DRS(Drag reduction system) that yo can use by pressing (Y) at designated points during races. If you go to fast around turns, you will crash. If you hit other cars you will cause yourself and other AI drivers to crash. Also, the RS is used to turn your car left and right. LT is used to simulate reverse.
You will see lots of colors that simulated other cars, signs, buildings, people and other objects that make it feel like you are on a race track.
You will hear the sounds of your car (simulated of course) and other surrounding noises.
You have the option of career, season and quick race modes. And, you can go onto the inturwebz and race against other real poeple.
There is also simulated weather. If simulated rain starts to fall, you have the option to switch the tires on your simulated car to better fit the situation.
Over all, I give this game a 8.5
I doubt any non-F1 fan would enjoy the game. F1 is a very technical sport and some of the truly hardcore fans like keeping the Race Length as long as possible to experience the same level of concentration and pit strategy that is required in the actual sport. Think being a sim-racer fan of the likes of Forza and GT5 is a minimum necessity to enjoy these F1 games (unless they are a F1 fan).
Never been interested in F1 games. Do you need to be a fan of F1 to enjoy them do you think? They just strike me as a dull fest, but that is because I have no interest really in the sport.
Being a fan of F1 is a huge plus. Because it's an opinion, I left it out.. but now I will give it. The game is F#CKing HARD. That alone will turn people off.