Review F1 2011 - Sensation of Jet Simulation Game Land True!
Codemaster name in recent years is quite closely with the racing game that a lot of praise of the racing game lovers the world. Several series of racing games that they produce, such as the Race Driver series and DiRT rally racing series, is a racing game series is certainly not foreign to the ears of the virtual driver. Besides these two series, Codemaster it still has one more racing game series that is not less interesting, F1!
F1 game series is a series of games based on Formula 1 race. In the year 2008, Codemaster get the license to make a racing game that pole. Since then, Codemaster has resulted in 3 games for the series, F1 2009, which was launched for the Nintendo Wii and Sony PSP, F1 2010, and the game they had just launched in late September, F1 2011.
It's quite strange when we see a game with the title "2011" was launched in 2011. Typically, the annual game, which mostly sports games, use the "next year" as the title games being released this year. For example, PES 2012, FIFA 12, Football Manager 2012, and NBA 2k12 which was released in 2011. Why choose to give the title Codemaster F1 2011 for this game?
The answer is quite simple, it is because this game is intended to brighten the season Formula 1 2011, not 2012. Then, why Codemaster newly released games such as racing season 2011 is almost over? Could be this is because they need extra time to add original content of the 2011 racing season in the game.
For the game F1 2011, Codemaster seem to need extra time to wait for the completion of the Buddh International Circuit in India which is part of the 2011 racing season. The new circuit is completed in mid-year, and certainly Codemaster need time to make the visualization of these circuits into their game. This kind of thing that is likely to make Codemaster's F1 game series will always be released near the end of the season,when we look at the schedule adding new circuits to the Formula 1 circus will continue to happen until 2014.
Venturing Career As a rider in the Top Class
As I discussed earlier, F1 2011 is the game aimed to liven up racing Formula 1 2011 season. Therefore, the main aspects of gameplay you'll enjoy the game of course is that there are races in the racing season.
Just like the main plot mode "Career" in the previous game, F1 2010, you will act as a driver who had just started his career in the world of Formula 1. You can select multiple teams, of course not the top teams like Red Bull, McLaren, or Ferrari, your debut as a team.
In each race, you will undergo the same procession as it made its Formula 1 driver in each race weekend, free practice - qualification - the race. You will get a challenge from the team, could have been a target to devour one round below the specified deadline or finish in the top position. Any challenges that you can finish will enhance your reputation on the team or even open a new device which would increase the ability of your car.
The results you achieve in each race will determine your future! If you are able to beat your teammates, which usually is the main driver of the team, you could just take over that status. In addition, if the achievements you please register able to attract the attention of other teams, which may have a higher reputation than the current team, you will get a contract offer from the team.
Let's Go to The Race Weekend!
Race weekend is a term used to refer to the race routine that is usually held for 3 days on weekends, the first and second free practice on Thursday / Friday, the third free practice and qualifying on Saturday and race on Sundays. You will feel the routine all or part of the routine, depending on the mode of your choice, "Short Race Weekend" or "Long Race Weekend" where you can choose every time you enter a race weekend.
Throughout the race weekend, you will be more sat in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car you parked in the paddock while waiting for action on the track. But, as long as you sit in the cockpit of the car, you will not be silent for granted. There are many things you can do, especially those associated with the car setup and race strategy.
Setting the car you do have to really carefully thought out beforehand. Each circuit has a different character that will require a different car settings. Weather conditions in the circuit are also affect the settings you have to do! Setting the wrong car will certainly bring bad luck during the race. However, setting the appropriate car, coupled with your ability to use DRS and KERS correctly, can bring you to the maximum performance during the race!
DRS and KERS
If you are not fans of Formula 1, maybe two terms would seem strange to you. DRS (Drag Reduction System) and KERS (Kinetict Energy Reduction System) are two systems "overdrive" which is mounted on a Formula 1 car.
DRS is a novelty that was introduced in Formula 1 racing season 2011. DRS is useful for reducing the aerodynamic drag on the straight track that could impact on increasing the speed of the car to allow overtaking (passing car in front) will become increasingly common.
When DRS is enabled, the component "flap" or plates on the car's rear wing will move away from the base of the wing so as to create room for the air from the front pass. It will reduce aerodynamic drag and theoretically would increase the speed of the car up to about 15 km / h on a straight track where DRS is enabled. Of course, the game F1 2011, the use of DRS adjusted to the actual regulations in Formula 1. You will not be able to use it as they pleased.
Besides DRS, there are also KERS. KERS is a recycling system kinetic energy is wasted when the car is braking. Recyclable kinetic energy can be saved and used to help accelerate car racer as you wish. In the game F1 2011, you will feel the KERS function similar to the system of "NOS" are widely applied in some other racing games.
KERS system that is in the game is not really similar to the truth. If the actual race, the drivers can recharge their KERS when braking, the game F1 2011 KERS will be automatically recharged every time we passed the start-finish line. Looks like it was intentionally done to minimize difficulties Codemaster the players in his KERS recharge.
Experiencing Difficult Driving Forces Jet
As the simulation type racing games, of course, requires the ability to play F1 2011 racing game that is higher than the arcade racing game. However, when compared with simulation racing games the other, F1 2011 could be said to have a little difficulty level higher!
Open-wheel race cars such as Formula 1 has its own way to drive, which is certainly different from the standard of how to drive a race car. It also will you feel when you play the game F1 2011. You will probably need a little extra time to get used to driving a Formula 1 car you correctly. In this case, maybe you can take advantage of free practice sessions at each race weekend to learn how to control your car well in every corner that is in a circuit.
Besides the typical way of driving, another challenge in F1 2011 comes from the complexity of existing regulations on the circuit related how should you bring your car. You just cut a little corner, punishment from supervisors race will come up to you. You just a little late braking and make your car "push" another car, the penalty also came. Besides those two things, there are many other things that can get you exposed to penalties, whether it be a penalty up to disqualification.
Weather factors also add to the high level of difficulty of your efforts to drive a Formula 1 pole position. Weather has a considerable effect. When the weather is hot, your tires will experience performance degradation due to high heat will cause tire rubber to be quickly exhausted. But if rain occurs, slippery asphalt surface will make you rush to keep the car to stay on track. Weather effect is certainly in accordance with the promise of Codemaster when they first announced the game series F1 a few years ago.
In addition to these things, AI presented in Codemaster F1 2011 seems to have a fairly high level. On the easiest difficulty level of course, racers are controlled AI might trouble you, especially if you are still not able to drive a Formula 1 car you well. Higher difficulty level? Of course your skills as a racing genre fans will really be tested!
Your choices for the length of the race also contributed to the complexity of race. If you just choose race over 3 laps, you will not find some things that should be found in Formula 1. But if you choose the length of the race at least 20% of the actual race, you will get some extra things, such as the necessity to use at least 1 set of two tire options are provided, as well as the safety car.
These things will certainly provide more challenge to you, especially if you are a racing game lovers who are also lovers of Formula 1 racing.
Additional Features that liven up your race!
In addition to modes "Career", Codemaster also provides several other game modes that you can try. Mode "Grand Prix" lets you play your favorite race cars in finishing a race. Mode "Proving Ground" which contains a "Time Trial" and "Time Attach" can you play to test how fast you can eat one round on one circuit. In addition, there are also modes "Multiplayer" that you can use to test your Traffic against your peers.
Codemaster is also very concerned about the detail in the game F1 2011. Almost all the elements that exist in the game as it is portrayed in the real world. Starting from the interior, steering wheel means, in every car up to a view in each circuit are adjusted to actual conditions. Moreover, the EGO Engine 2.0 is used capable of producing a better view when compared with the old version of the EGO Engine in F1 2010.
As these games their other racing series, Race Driver and DiRT series, Codemaster also include Instant Replay feature that you can use to repeat the race from a certain point before you make a mistake. This feature will be very useful when you familiarize yourself with the game of Formula 1, or as a second chance when you make big mistakes in the race. However, if you want to feel the race is more challenging, you can also turn off this feature.
Codemaster managed to bring the thrill of Formula 1 into the game F1 2011! Small aspects of Formula 1 ever they describe in detail in this game.
* The picture quality is gorgeous
* Almost all aspects that exist in Formula 1 is represented with great detail
* An extensive range of race modes that can be tailored to the player desires
* Setting the car and the weather factors that really affect the car control
* High level of difficulty that will probably make gamers easily discouraged
* The absence of an explanation of the regulations may make mistakes you do not know what you do
F1 enthusiasts, gamers who do like the race seriously
Not suitable for:
Fans of casual racing, racing game enthusiasts who prefer the option of many types of cars, anyone who does not know what it is Formula 1
Developer: Codemasters Birmingham