Last Updated on Saturday, 13 October 2012 08:50 Posted by Clash Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:21
Reviewed by Frank for FamilyFriendlyGaming
There are some people who do not think race car drivers are athletes. Sure they have to sit there for lap after lap without any breaks. Sure they have to turn the wheel at the right time, slow down, speed up, and reach the finish line first. Bouncing around damages the human body, and those extreme speeds can lead to death.
F1 2012 is the most true to life F1 racing game I have ever played. This racing game is on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Family Friendly Gaming was provided a copy on the Playstation 3. A VIP Pass is included so a family member can take F1 2012 online and race against other humans.
If you are new to racing games, or want to see what F1 2012 has to offer then start with the Young Drivers Test. This will teach you how to drive a Formula 1 race car in F1 2012. The DRS is the most interesting addition to this franchise. But not the only thing added to improve it.
The presentation in F1 2012 sticks out. We see what a new race car driver would see. All of the diagnostics, crew chief, and more. Pit stops are a real treat, even though they work incredibly fast. The Champions Mode is sure to please the hardcore racing fan. Casuals will enjoy a quick race, and the career mode.
F1 2012 looks beautiful. It astounds me how good this game looks. Even in the dynamic weather which can effect your tires, and how well you will perform on the track. The cars, people, tracks, fans, and everything else look fantastic. Yellow flags come up when we spin out and go off the track. Blue flags will warn us a faster car needs to pass.
F1 2012 will punish you for bad behavior. The first time this game told me someone was wanting to pass, and I was supposed to get out of their way - well lets just say I said they had to earn it. We jockeyed for position, and eventually I wound up slamming them into a wall. F1 2012 penalized me for poor sportsmanship.
The crew chief will clearly and distinctly give the player instructions on what to do, and what is coming up. Oh and cutting corners is something he does not like me doing. There are a variety of features in F1 2012 that make the game easier to play. They can be turned off by the hardcore gamers who want to control everything themselves.
Family Friendly Factor: 85%
System: PS3/Xbox 360/PC
Rating: ‘E’ - Everyone