Given how popular this game is with the community, it surprised me that I hadn’t looked at the F1 series for WeView before. I mean we run a F1 Championship with trophies and everything, how had this slipped by me in my quest for games to look at? However, now I have seen the light and it’s time to look at the sim racer.
It sometimes feels a bit tricky to select a yearly franchise like F1 or FIFA for WeView, a lot of what will come up will be comments comparing it to past iterations of the series. In fact our very own review of the game makes mention of the 2010 entry in the series when summing up:
Now the tricky part – is F1 2011 worth picking up if you already own 2010? That’s a question that only the individual can really answer – there’s certainly a good, extensive and solid game here but then a good chunk of it is clearly based on last year’s code and visuals, even most of the menu interface remains the same.
The improvements are all for the better – that’s for sure – but perhaps we’d have liked to have seen more of them. Anyone that bypassed 2010 and held out for this years can relax easy, though, this is probably the best Formula One game we’ve seen for years.
So although it is the best F1 game for years, it might be hard to justify if you owned the 2010 version. That’s a fair comment, without a major overhaul it can often be tricky to justify spending the high amount of money that modern games ask of us. We still liked the game a lot though, scoring it at 8/10. The question is, do you agree?
Do you think it was tricky to justify if you had 2010, or were the improvements present enough for you? Are you a die hard F1 fan who would have bought the game regardless of how it was reviewed? Did you pick it up and feel a little let down by the changes from 2010? Maybe it was the first time you picked up an F1 game and you can provide a fresh look on the series.
No matter what your opinion on the game let us know by dropping a comment below.
Once you’ve given your opinion make sure you give the game as rating on the Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It, Avoid It scale, meaning we can then form the community’s verdict of the game. If you feel like writing about the game and rating it you’ll need to have completed your view by Sunday afternoon, otherwise you’ll miss the cut off for Monday’s verdict post.