26th Apr 09, 01:30 #1
Formula 1 game
Made by a company named Codemasters and looks like crap.
I haven't seen graphics like that since 1992.
Glad it's not offered for the Xbox 360.Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011
26th Apr 09, 01:41 #2
It's not that bad considering it's an early build for the Wii and freakin' PSP.
They are bringing out F1 2009 for those consoles, and doing a proper next-gen F1 2010 for PS3 and 360 to be released next season.
I'm gutted to be honest, but at least we have F1 CE on PS3 which still does a good job of quenching the thirst for console F1 even at it's venerable age.
I know Codies will do a good job on these games.
26th Apr 09, 01:46 #3
Championship Edition was alright. I liked the old cars and liveries, but other than that the game was pretty shallow. Had more fun playing Ace Combat 4 than a toned down F1 game.Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011
26th Apr 09, 02:48 #4
Yeah those graphics look crap.
Hope the final version is much better (not that I'm getting it).
27th Apr 09, 03:29 #5
I'm not worried at all. Having played Codemaster racing games in the past, I have confidence that they'll do a good job.
As far as the graphics are concerned, these screenshots look ok for the PSP. I mean, we're talking about the PSP here people - not the XBOX 360 or PS3!!! Anyone who has seen DiRT or Grid for those systems knows that you really won't have to worry about the graphics.
Gameplay is another thing altogether - especially trying to strike a fine balance between Sim and Arcade.
27th Apr 09, 16:27 #6
Graphics for PS3 and Xbox 360 will be fine, and I have confidence that codies will make a fantastic game, they have a thing for racing games.
just annoyed that i have to wait another year, when they very clearly told us F1 2009 would be released for PS3 and Xbox 360 this september. so they lied.
Maybe they should be disqualified?
just aslong as F1 2010 is absolutely superb, i will eventually be fine.............Congratulations Sebastian Vettel. Champion of the season of seasons.
27th Apr 09, 16:56 #7
Those look like pre-production shots to me. I would bet the finished product would look much nicer.
Although I won't be getting it since I like playing on my PC - it's Grand Prix 4 modded for me! (Ralf-y and me as JPM lead both championships heading into Barcelona!)FGP for 2013 has begun. Stop by and check it out at http://sites.google.com/site/2009fgp/. It is a great place to laugh and unwind from defending your favorite drivers and/or teams. I hope we see you in FGP!
27th Apr 09, 17:07 #8
Hmm...looks OK I guess but GP2 (the game, not the series) was still better
27th Apr 09, 21:48 #9
Also, the F1 game is gonna use the same game engine as DiRT and Grid, and having played those games, this game looks to be way better than what F1 CE hopes to be.
Codies have been bringing us for years Colin Mcrae Rally and TOCA, with their new avatars being DiRT and Grid and never disappointed me being a huge racing game fan. Have some more patience, and I'm sure the game is gonna rule all.
For guys that don't know, take a look at some movies of both of the games running on the same engine the new F1 game is gonna be based on.
27th Apr 09, 22:39 #10
Well DIRT and GRID did use the same engine, but CM have said that F1, at least 2010 will be a simulation. But they admit they will have to cater for non-sim players too, given the mass appeal of F1.
I'm sure they'll do well with it.
28th Apr 09, 00:00 #11
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If it's anything like GRID, I will not be buying it. Those screenshots are definitely from a handheld or lower end console, as Codemasters has quite the good graphics engine for their racing games.
The only problem is, they are just racing games. There is a huge difference between a game and a sim, and if Codemasters doesn't turn this into a sim, it will end up being similar to the EA Sports NASCAR games, as far as realism goes.
That's not a good thing.
28th Apr 09, 06:27 #12
I've been following the codies F1 forum and there have been a number of posts and even a thread by the guys who are making the game.... the actual project lead.
In short the game will be a Sim but will also have 'quick race' and other elements for those who like arcade. Quick race and such are also fantastic for the Sim racer who has a few mates over on Friday night and one wants a run around Monaco.
Codies have said they are spending a lot of time on creating the full race weekend. This will include all prac and a qual sessions as well as realism with KERS and others systems.
I own both Dirt and Grid and to be frank with you.... they're preety bad. Colin McRae 05 was much better! It just had way better feel when you were driving it. Dirt doesn't handle at all well.
Graphics wise they are incredible but they don't handle. Dirt as a rally game is terrible so when I play it I just play Pikes Peak hillclimb in Monsters Suzuki.
All said and done I am confident though that Codies will get it right this time with F1. They have put craploads of effort into F1 as it's one of those games that can make or break them. They've admitted F1 is the pinnacle of motorsport and if they get it wrong it will work against them hugely. In addition they are well aware of what Sim players think of their arcade games like Grid..... great graphics, realism. All will be okay.Ayrton Senna, Legend. R.I.P.
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28th Apr 09, 08:44 #13
I think I'd rather play Destruction Derby 2, to be honest.
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28th Apr 09, 10:18 #17
I mean they had so many little things in, even from the very first one, that most F1 games of the late 90s and early 2000s didn't have. Even the very first Grand Prix game had kerbs that were different depending on the corner and circuit, and Sony didn't fully include those until F1 06!
Also the graphics, as far as I know were very good for the time in GP1, and even back then you could easily tell which circuit you were on. That game is how i learned all the tracks 'back in the day'
It still shows with so many people opting for a modded GP4 over F1 CE.
Codies will make sure this caters for the hardcore fan I'm sure.
28th Apr 09, 21:50 #18
To get you started you can download a demo version from http://www.rfactor.net/ of the game that can then be purchased for the nominal price of £24.99. The mods and everything else you will ever need can be downloaded for free from http://www.rfactorcentral.com/ . Only word of warning is that to enjoy the game fully you will need a reasonably decent PC with a good and solid graphics card (though nothing too hardcore) and I can't emphasise enough the need for a steering wheel, preferably force feedback and preferably a Logitech G25, which whilst expensive is truly worth every penny.
As for the Codies F1 game, i'll wait and see, one of my favourite F1 games ever was made by Codemasters, but that was from a long time ago, it was called Slicks and was made for the Commodore 64, it featured 6 tracks, 6 different teams and worked on a top down view and it also used the points system for multiplayer, both of these elements were carried forward for the fantastic Micro Machines games on consoles.
29th Apr 09, 07:27 #19
I cant believe people are saying GRID is a bad game. ridiculous.
GRID doesnt aim to be a sim, nor does DIRT, They are both semi sim/arcade racers. and for that, They are both brilliant games. especially GRID, as semi sim/arcade racers go, its the greatest game on the planet ever in the history of everything in the world.
But I can understand why people dont like the games. Colin Mcrae o5 and Toca 3 were both semi sim games, and these newer games have gone down a different route to produce something more exciting and more for everybody.
also, races in GRID are epic, whereas Toca they're a bit dull as AI dont do much apart from drive.
I think the reason why dirt is so hated is because everybody loved the sim rallying, but now its more arcady hardcore fans have been put off. but its still a great game.
Now, if you want a sim racer, then wait till Need For Speed Shift. (yes I did just say need for speed and simulation in the same sentence, finally its going down the right route) or buy Ferrari challenge or supercar challenge.
if you want an epic racer, get GRID. if you want to race the streets, Burnout Paradise is legendary.
Grid is awesome. leave it alone. just because its different to TOCA doesnt mean its a bad game.Congratulations Sebastian Vettel. Champion of the season of seasons.
29th Apr 09, 09:10 #20
I respect that you may like these later games Dan, but there are people out there who just want to race as authentically as possible. I'm sure Codies have the know-how to produce a really good F1 game, but I don't think they will.Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam