Formula One 2001THE GOOD: The graphics are very decent and equal the frame rate from such games as F1 2001 (the EA version). But it the graphics can still be better. Games as Gran Turismo 3 and ‘Le Mans 24 hours’ have way better graphics but I think that their Formula One 2002 will have better graphics. This game isn’t that original but it was the first good race-game on the playstation 2, the dream machine.
Like in games as Metal Gear Solid 2: the Sons of Liberty and Final Fantasy X (the European version) there is an extra disc. This disc contains real video footage from BBC with the original commentary of every race including the Grand Prix of Belgium. As extra this can count but I’ve they had added an arcade mode, the game would be even better.
The sounds in the game are really life like: the sound of the engine of every brand is different and resembles the real thing. The commenter doesn’t tell only about you, he tacks about who as car problems, who’s at the lead and such things. The game as all the tracks and drivers, so if you’re a real F1 fan, you’ll have lots and lots of fun with this game. The game has high difficulty with his ‘bad’ controls but for the rest there is nothing-serious wrong with it.
THE BAD: If you start the game without changing anything (or don’t read the manual: this is something what many people do) you’ll start the engine at the first red stoplight like the profs, you’ll start and what happens then: a restart or worse. Now, you figured that out, you accidentally crash against the wall (nothing serious, it could also happen to you) and you want to ride backwards, you won’t find the right button. The first time was when I was playing it with my nephew and we both crash, after ten minutes we discovered that you have to press L1 and push the left analogue stick backwards.