F1 2011 (PS3) Review - PAGE 1

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Bah Nov 26, 12
Youre not missing much unclebobert.

To run the game with the graphics up to the max requires a top of the range computer. Mine is a pretty decent little laptop and with v1 i could get maximum 18fps. With the two updates with the oh so wicked performance increases to nvidia machines i was able to clock up a whopping 21fps. Although the same framerate in the "Benchmark mode" is a shitload smoother than that in the game.

Its buggy as hell, it has a long list of issues, all requiring a long list of fixes, very few of them offered up by Codemasters, and even after fixing all of those one by one you still get issues with ridiculously fast AI in the rain, zero grip or zero speed in the low tier cars, savegames dying, f1 launcher app dying randomly, random game deaths due to the replay file (Whut?) which require its deletion every now and again, the list just keeps going.

Of course if you believe CM, this is solely down to the computer installed on it, even with the latest available drivers, all problems can be apparently solved by downloading new drivers, and if that doesnt work, well youre shit outta luck.

Dont buy it, Bit torrent it. Its not worth the $60 they still want for it, being sold alongside F1 2012.... for $60.

The 2012 demo at least ran a whole lot better on this laptop and it just feels a lot more right.
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Noaman Oct 2, 12
I don't have the game or I have not played it but I saw the reviews from many websites I liked your review it was honest but is the graphic for ps3 so bad.I so the gameplay on YouTube,the graphics didn't look so bad as your review and the gameplay as to see is simple I think but I have not played so I don't know and my question is are the graphics so bad?
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redfin97 Jun 6, 12
to be honest. i dont care about what the other people are saying because this game is fantastic. the graphics are good, and i would recommend it
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Niall s Nov 12, 11
[quote=darwiner71|message:31990334]
This game could have been a 10/10 if they would have taken old features from prior games that worked. Such as Podiums. who does a racing game without podiums and the champagne celebration. A trophy room where you could admire your trophies and contemplate your career stats and the other AI drivers stats as well. A Simple Helmet Designer with selectable shapes and colors. Graphics similar to GT5. Vintage races or season. Since they already had F1 2009 Why not add that or 1990 vintage classic races with Prost, Senna, Mansell, Piquet, etc...

All that could have been done and it would not have taken a lot of time. Looks to me like they were not as busy as they pretended they were. F1 2012 better be good otherwise I don't see them being able to get the long term deals like FIFA or Madden.
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I don't think tht they should put the legends in it tht would suck
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unclebobert87 Sep 26, 11
In the post you quoted Pauliepoos in the article, you said the KERS and DRS indications are over the mirror. Well, thats wrong according to my game, because KERS and DRS are on the steering wheel in cockpit view, and them indications aren't there.

Also he said the mirrors don't work, as in you can't see other cars in them unless they are pretty much next you.

Graphics are bad compared to 360 & PC, which isn't acceptable. This is the problem with games that have no direct competition, they can get away with the mess.
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kik36 Sep 26, 11
quote unclebobert87
What competition? Also the graphics are poor on the PS3, and MP is bug riddled
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While I did find a few of those this time around as well, the majority of issues stemmed from a wonky connection to the servers. The insanely long load times trying to get into an online match was unsettling as I would wait nearly five minutes, only to be disconnected at the last second.

It was difficult to tell whether the hosts were closing down the sessions prematurely or not, but it took me nearly two hours the first night to get into a match.

I did notice a glitch with the online multiplayer portion I will mention for fun -- trophy hunters make note. During one of the online races, I had zipped past the three cars in front of me to take the lead. I had chosen the option tyres, and was very familiar with the track. I believe the original person who began the match found that a bit offensive and quit the session. When he/she left, the game removed all of the other drivers as well which left me alone to my own devices. Rather than stopping me, I was able to complete a full lap where I was declared the winner and awarded three online trophies for winning, running a clean race, and having the fastest lap.
Like I said, I did a side-by-side comparison with last year's copy and there is a difference in graphics. Not much, but it's visible when playing both in the same room.
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kik36 Sep 26, 11
quote Pauliepoos
No mention of the shoddy graphics, piss poor framerate and the fact the mirrors don't work?
quote Article
The display has changed to support the new KERS and DRS indications. This can be a hindrance for the cockpit view, as they sit right over the right mirror making it useless for spotting drivers coming up from behind.

The graphics look a bit more polished, but there is still some minor pop-in in the distance. This is especially noticeable in the clouds and stands, but who really has time to admire the sights when you're screaming by at 200 mph?
I did a side-by-side comparison with F1 2010 and the graphics do look a tad more polished. It's very easy to see when you're running both versions in the same room.
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Nozza_1000 Sep 25, 11
Is the game really that bad on PS3??
If so I won't bother getting it....
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The Rock 13 Sep 25, 11
quote darwiner71
This game could have been a 10/10 if they would have taken old features from prior games that worked. Such as Podiums. who does a racing game without podiums and the champagne celebration. A trophy room where you could admire your trophies and contemplate your career stats and the other AI drivers stats as well. A Simple Helmet Designer with selectable shapes and colors. Graphics similar to GT5. Vintage races or season. Since they already had F1 2009 Why not add that or 1990 vintage classic races with Prost, Senna, Mansell, Piquet, etc...

All that could have been done and it would not have taken a lot of time. Looks to me like they were not as busy as they pretended they were. F1 2012 better be good otherwise I don't see them being able to get the long term deals like FIFA or Madden.

They weren't busy? Have you not noticed the introduction of KERS, DRS, Safety Cars and a very much improved racing feel to the game.

I'm sorry but the fact it's missing the odd cutscene, a trophy room and more helmets doesn't really bother me one tiny bit compared to the whole host of changes they have done.
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darwiner71 Sep 25, 11
This game could have been a 10/10 if they would have taken old features from prior games that worked. Such as Podiums. who does a racing game without podiums and the champagne celebration. A trophy room where you could admire your trophies and contemplate your career stats and the other AI drivers stats as well. A Simple Helmet Designer with selectable shapes and colors. Graphics similar to GT5. Vintage races or season. Since they already had F1 2009 Why not add that or 1990 vintage classic races with Prost, Senna, Mansell, Piquet, etc...

All that could have been done and it would not have taken a lot of time. Looks to me like they were not as busy as they pretended they were. F1 2012 better be good otherwise I don't see them being able to get the long term deals like FIFA or Madden.
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Pauliepoos Sep 24, 11
quote DjedwardSmith
We're just spoilt by GT tbh
Not really.....F1 2011 for the PS3 is clearly unfinished. We didn't have framerate issues in last years game and I don't remember having a problem with the graphics last year either. Its basically just a terrible port from the 360 and one that should never have been released in its current state. Hopefully they'll at least address the framerate problems in a patch.
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unclebobert87 Sep 24, 11
quote pestar
Graphics are fine for me and the framerate has improved. Might be another case of developers porting to PS3, cos I'm on 360.
That is the case. Its fine on 360 and PC
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DjedwardSmith Sep 24, 11
We're just spoilt by GT tbh
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Pestar Sep 24, 11
Graphics are fine for me and the framerate has improved. Might be another case of developers porting to PS3, cos I'm on 360.
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