The latest installment in the racing simulators F1 included an adventure mode and a co-op mode for the possibility of a career. Do you think this is enough to let go about the previous installment and go to the market for a new experience? We’ll discuss in our review.
- producer: Codemasters
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Date of release: July 15, 2021
I’m not one of the fans of Formula 1 seasons and am generally uninterested in the Royal Races. Yet, F1 2021 interested me in two ways: first, I’ve always had a desire to play something new in the field of racing simulators and then, Codemasters caught my attention through the trailers for the story mode. I was interested in what kind of scenario can be constructed within this scenario.
It appears, the authors have come up with an interesting story of a battle between two pilots part of the same crew. One of them is a young rookie, and a rising star. The other is an experienced racer with a career that is slowly ending. Both of them do not want to give up and this causes an ongoing conflict that harms the whole team. The flaming flame, a pilot from the opposing team who is able to spread rumors while pitting heroes against one another. Of course the media does not ignore the chance to make the situation worse.
Through the narrative F1 2021 presents a different view of the battle from the viewpoint of different characters. It also gives some freedom of choice in the conversation with journalists after racing it is possible to choose different tones to explain what news reports and team members react to. It’s a minor thing, but it can affect the sense of immersion.
Missions usually do not begin in the initial stages or end of the race but instead after some laps in the event of an incident that can trigger setting specific conditions. But there are races that need to begin on the first lap and for me, they turned out to be extremely difficult to not have an empty pit at the closest turn.
A cautious driving style is required for passing the tracks. This F1 series simulates a and therefore don’t expect to be able to whizz through the corner at top speed. If wish to, you can pick the easiest difficulty level and allow all kinds of helpers to control and brake your car for you however, it’s a very hard-core game and the inclusion of an actual steering wheel, or at a minimum an electronic gamepad is highly desired. At the highest difficulty, it’s very difficult to control the car, and this only increases the thrills.
On the PS5 the game makes use of the features available on the console that include: with these cards you are able to quickly switch between single or network modes without having to go through the main menu. Moreover, the DualSense controller is able to react with vibrations to identify irregularities, and forces you to press the left trigger whenever you stop.
The gameplay experience doesn’t just apply to the story mode, but also to multiplayer and career. If you play in MyTeam Career mode you’ll take charge of the entire team, designing its appearance, searching for sponsors, making plans for budgets, and making improvements generally, you’ll be doing everything to make it as efficient as possible, and while becoming one of the team’s racers and able to take part in races. There’s an option for a pilot’s career in which the AI takes care of the team and all you need to do is be a winner in races.
In cooperative career mode the two of you are able to sign contracts and change teams at any time play together, or play against each other. You can also link your performance to the real season and race through the race as a real racer.
The vast number of activities and the current empty area F1 Esports shows the desire of the creators to make the project a continuous game that is constantly updated and with active participation from the community. You’ll want to come back to join in the weekly events and try to surpass the top rankings and to get some suits for your racer, and the list goes on.
Yes I spent an hour or so reading the manuals to learn the meaning behind a lot of obscure terms however, I thoroughly loved the experience. Perhaps the biggest merit to Codemasters The developers were able to create Formula 1 racing interesting for people who have no interest in it.