First entry: Friday, 28 June 2019, 21:25
Title: F1 2019
Available in: PC / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One
Tested in: PlayStation 4
Developer company: Codemasters Birmingham
Publishing company: Codemasters
age groups: 3+
Date of movement: June 28, 2019
To the satisfaction of all, this year's official video of Formule 1 comes almost two months early on real and digital store shelves. The success of the past few years in F1 games is due to the name Codemasters. Developers associated with many well-known racing games for many years, such as the Dirt series (formerly Colin McRae Rally), the Grid series and of course the F1 series, are coming back with a new Formula One title for the 2019-2020 season. The championship is under way and attracts the interest of sports fans and many fans are waiting for this release. After the fairly successful F1 2017 and F1 2018, it remains to be seen what can be improved and what can be added to the franchise now touching its top.
As expected, the main attraction of the game can be nothing but a career style that is largely unchanged from last year but has some new interesting features. After creating our guide, the career path leads us to Formula 1 rather than Formula 1. We are in the last game of the season, and the game mode (in the form of a story) introduces us into a "fantastic" game. with the name Devon Butler. This ambitious but egocentric character will follow us in our "promotion" on Formula 1 tracks, where we will be awarded for points and fame in the 21 Grand Prix program. Rivals, as they call such "drivers", retain the interest of their career, and through some dice, while we can define any other (real) rivals such as Rival.
Depending on the Formula 1 team we choose after the introductory F2 races mentioned above, our goals will be defined. Running in one of the biggest teams such as Mercedes, Ferrari and Redbull, we should be very competitive and be the first to score. Similarly, targets are in medium capacity groups such as McLaren and lower ones, such as Alfa Romeo. Career Fashion Presentation is as impressive as last year's title with lots of downloads from manufacturer jam sticks, real driver's announcements, and gorgeous presentation of each race. Before and after each Grand Prix, we are asked to respond to journalists (questions are multiple) and depending on the response, some elements in our group or person are changing, positively or negatively.
Last year RPGs with development points and various R & D trees reappear in F1 2019. Achieving goals during the test, qualification and race can earn points for the development of four distinct car elements such as aerodynamics, chassis and more. If the component development succeeds, it is automatically placed in your car. In the middle of a Grand Prix, we will receive invitations for other events such as overdrive tests, Time Trials, and more that are mostly made of historic cars and a pleasant break from the standard Formula 1 program. Finally, the F1 2019 is its first series of games that recommends a new Mechanism: drivers pass after and during the season.
The gameplay and feeling of the car have been preserved with the "recipe" over the past few years and include a realistic "push" feeling, well-made physics, a "beautiful" intelligent rival that has all the sport features (ERS), DRS system, new regulations) too close to reality. Certainly for most … beginners, assistants and features like instant replaying can make things pretty accessible to the limits of arcade racing. However, those with less help, more real damage and all penalties do not mean that you will have at least one more reward for one player. In general, this is a game that you can bring to your "game" with its weight levels, with both positive and negative, all this implies.
Most of the work behind the car is done in Pits and you can perform many functions such as tire selection, pit stop in the race and of course customize the car settings (there are also pre-set options to choose from the fastest to the most stable car). It is very important to do several exercises to learn the path, the angles and the speed of entry and exit from each turn, and also exercise in extreme conditions such as this heavy rain. If, on the other hand, you just want to run in a race, you can skip by skipping three exercises, even in final qualifiers, and finding yourself on the racing day you set.
While on the track, you can press a button to enter some car functions, such as fuel consumption or power management, and some aerodynamic adjustments. You can check the condition of the vehicle, tire temperature and talk to Pits to change the strategy, distance from other drivers, and the general condition of the car and the track. There is little risk for specific features because the fight takes so fast with the attention that can be separated if you lose in certain menus during the race.
In addition to career, there are also classic ways like Time Trial and Grand Prix that you can create a championship with certain tracks of your choice. The championship comes back and includes the F1 championship course, Formula 2 Formula 2018 with official drivers and other historic tournaments that you can compete with 22 historic car games (18 of last year's game and 4 new games). The Legend Edition owners will be able to take on the role of one of two athletes (Alain Prost and Ayrton Senne), paying tribute to two sports legends. Formula 1 2019 is amazing, we believe in the content, and in fact we must add that the game will be added through updates and all season of Formula 2 for 2019.
In the Multiplayer game, there are Ranked and Unranked Races where you can win XP for your driver, while on the Leagues tab you can take part in other players' leagues, but always keep in mind the time and race dates. There is also a Weekly Event that takes place mainly at the Grand Prix where the Formula 1 racing race is held. Through all this you get XP, Levels and Badges for your driver's card and points to change your car's looks in this section, unfortunately, there are also micro-transactions) .
And if F1 has been a beautiful visual game since 2018, the F1 2019 has even more improvements (some of you will see impressive video games of the previous months). The lighting, and especially the shades, got another "polished" hand that is more visible in a special Grand Prix, such as nightlife in Bahrain. Some animation of non-race riders and their expressions should be improved, but in general the graphics and presentation of the F1 2019 model create great glow, both in driving and before driving. Under normal circumstances, the game runs at 60 frames per second (review is made on PS4) with very little tear in some cases. As far as the framerate is concerned, in F1 2019 there is an inexplicable phenomenon that we do not yet know whether it is a bug or just a matter of design. On some career paths, the performance drops to 30 frames per second (throughout the race), and if we play the same path out of the career, then it is raised again to 60 frames. This is something that "strikes hard" in the eye especially for the most talented players and should, in our opinion, be corrected right away.
The game contains the Theater Mode where the tops of the race and fashion are stored, and you can see all the cars contained in the bundle of games in detail. Engine sounds improved, while realistic sounds in historic cars that were even "noisy". The programmers also recorded real little interviews and commentaries from the right guides and are also used in the game.
Codemasters offers a complete package for a new Formula One title with all the league licenses and many add-ons (Formula 2, Historic Challenges, Rivals, etc.). Combined with gaming and car management, the F1 2019 is a "safe" and rich market not only for Formula 1 but also for racing games in general. There is room for improvement in areas such as AI opponents, intercoms with pits, animations, interviews and course framerate topics. However, this is great for the type of headline you can bring to your mind, whether you're a beginner driver or pretty experienced in those games. Changes compared to last year's title are certainly not many, but they are enough to justify the new market for the players in question.
rating of visitors: 8/10
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