F1 2012 Video Review
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- Sep 20, 2012
Danny O'Dwyer goes for pole position in our video review of Codemaster's F1 2012.
There is something really wrong with this game. Not talking about the bugs.The graphics suck. Putting in replay mode(wich is awfull as well) the car doesnt seem to make part of the track. When you go out of track, the outside "ufo" camera stops and they force a cockpit view (wich you dont want) to hide the bad physics or bad graphics.
I feel im racing inside a cartoon. Better playing the old Atari's 1988 Hard Drivin. (so happy i have iracing)
Really!! The graphics are great and I can not understand any of what you said, the game is awsome and comparing it to the atari is ludacris,but everyone is entitled to there opinions.
@thalescofield Cockpit view is realistic and how real racers race. Graphics are good. What I don't like about the video is that the guy driving is terrible. I played F1 2011 without ABS and Traction control and I thought it was realistic. This guy is playing with ABS and Traction control on and he is still awful
@thalescofield Thats much bad?! :S i think its beautiful as far i have seen the graphics, about the simulation i dont even talk about it. I can say for myself, that i am an experienced, almost 10 years of pure simulations driving and racing online championships, i can say this is long long way behind the reality. What is real is rFactor 2 or rFactor 1st game and the others. However for making a championship and playing with and against COM its really nice game... my opinion
Sounds like the whole aura of Formula 1 has been chucked out and in place they have thrown a whole bunch of stuff for the person who doesn't give two hoots about F1 (arcadey). I haven't played it so I cant judge this one too much, but I do have the past installments, which were close but no cigar - I don't think this one can even see the cigar! Just not sure the developers are going down the right track here.
Why did the 45 second Explore 9 commercial stream just find but the review bogged down within 5 seconds?
It's alright. The graphics and driving model seem awesome, but the modes and presentation are abysmal.
My perfect F1 game is when I start a season, pick a real driver and then start with the first practice session, continuing to realistic qualifying and from there to the race with warm up lap. Full length, scoreboards and then to the next race. Just 1 full season after which I start from clean slate (not like playing 2013 season is remotely realistic)
Champions, Season Challenges etc. are ok diversions, but when the game lacks the most basic mode I can't help but feel really dissapointed. Codemasters should go for the essence of F1, not trying to cater to people who have never seen a Formula car with completely ridiclous modes and streamlining everything to minimum. Rules lack depth, hot laps are terrible and the arbitary challenges are stupid.
Haha. Nearly all of the game play clips cut just before the player crashes into another car or going off the track.
@JakeX28 I too noticed this haha. Is that trying to hide poor crash physics or just just trying to hide the poor player performance in the review? hmm... lol.
How good would it have been if Champions mode included the like of Ayrton Senna, Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, Alberto Ascari etc
Reviewer don't say, but again I guess it's not this year that we can save race replays to see them later...
I don't know if Consoles could handle this, but surely PCs, powerful and usually with big enough Hard Drives spaces (if not cheap External HD are available) surely can...
FORZA4 on the xbox lets you save every replay, even online races so it must be a decsion of the developer instead! Crying shame though because there's nothing better than watching where you went wrong!
I have bought the game and I can tell this review is sooooooo bad !!! I mean it's like the reviewer has played like 5 minutes or so...Of course graphics and gameplay are incredible and I would love to play a completed polished game but this is not the case. So I suggest you: DON'T BUY THIS GAME !!! It's ful of big bugs that make the game very disappointing. I won't write here in detail about all the bugs and problems. If you want to know check this for exemple ????http://community.codemasters.com/t5/F1-2012-General-Discussion/Regarding-Codemasters-quot-Allow-me-to-explain-quot/m-p/84542/highlight/false#M20448 and there are A LOT of people complaining and begging for a patch. I love F1 but this game is a joke from codemasters. 35 euros stolen. I go back to F1 2011 and Guild Wars 2. See ya all
Looks like a great game, but all the English accents make it seem boring. What is this, masterpiece theatre?
@dmblum1799 No idiot, you were just hearing the British teams. And the Skysports anaylst, who is britsih.
Awesome review danny. Now on to the game. THIS LOOKS GLORIOUS. Not just the amazing realistic graphics and sound, but the gameplay looks fantastic too. However the large bulk of people enjoying this game will be F1 fans.
I just bought the game!!! I haven't tried it yet because Gran Turismo has been installing for 1 hour on my ps3, but will try it tomorrow.!
@ 3:43 , it sounds like Danny O'Dwyer himself. I was thinking, "WHOA! I can record my own voice into the game?"
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In the age of Need for Speed 'Most Wanted' and 'The Run' where mindless racing seems to be the norm, F1 2011/12 delivers an authentic racing experience unlike any other game out on the market. Kudos to the Codemasters for setting yet another benchmark in racing.
@freak_03 I'm so fed up of racing game with the stupid drifting and useless Nitros(which got popular because of the stupid movie Fast and Furious)... It's too bad we don't have more games like Forza and Gran Turismo. It seems almost every racing game is about modding your car(BIG LOL@ people thinking they are cool because their exhaust is making noise....) or getting away from the police. I like my racing games to be realistic, like my flight sims!
@freak_03 most wanted is awesome.
I was going to buy an F1 game but since it just made a return to gaming, I wanted to wait until Codemasters ironed out issues. I haven't played an F1 racing game for almost 15yrs and most of the popular drivers I knew are now retired. Looks like I'll need a new driving wheel.
Decent racer, but again it's spoiled by silly bugs (this time in the weather system), and it only really seems to work on short races (25% or lower). Why don't reviewers ever mention the bugs in a game these days?
I've played a lot of racing and f1 games in my time and i'm just a bit bored with these games now. I played 2010 and it was ok despite the occasional glitch, poor out of car sections and the fact that you couldn't actually control your car fully in the pits.
But instead of adding all these new modes and missions, why don't they add somthing that the true f1 fan would appreciate? Like maybe a classic f1 mode where they have old f1 cars and old circuits. At least that would be some new content and more cars and variety in the game.
this like the previous games feels terrible with a proper force feedback wheel. No telemetry exporting option into MoTEc and the physics is daft. This is a game purely for "casuals". Rather stick with rFactor or GTR with the F1 mod.
@bloody_roar_fan And Fifa, and COD....