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Civ2boss
07-06-2011, 11:32 AM
I've never played any F1 game before, however I loved Dirt 2, 3, and Grid. Obviously being a fan of those games I'm not looking for an ultra-realistic game here, everything I've heard about F1 is that it's arcady-sim like the other codemasters racing games. I've also heard this has a lot of unfixed bugs, however it's discounted on steam now so does that make it a better buy?

_jema987
07-06-2011, 10:26 PM
Not really, the worst thing isn't that it is arcadey but that it is broken racing wise which makes it a no purchase in my eyes.

BigBurger
07-06-2011, 11:35 PM
I've never played any F1 game before, however I loved Dirt 2, 3, and Grid. Obviously being a fan of those games I'm not looking for an ultra-realistic game here, everything I've heard about F1 is that it's arcady-sim like the other codemasters racing games. I've also heard this has a lot of unfixed bugs, however it's discounted on steam now so does that make it a better buy?

I play GRID, DiRT too and i loved this game really much. I became five times champion and i enjoyed the game. But if i were you, i would wait to the release of F1 2011 on the 24th September 2011

Civ2boss
07-07-2011, 02:03 PM
I probably will get F1 2011, but I wondered if the current sale price, 20 USD, is a good price for this game. Then again by the time F1 2011 comes along, this game will be majorly discounted anyway.

koolgoofy
07-09-2011, 10:07 AM
Now it is on sale for 10 dollars. But is waiting for 2011 later this year worth it. I heard 2010 is buggy. i havent played a f1 game since toca race driver 3 which had all displines of driving in it.

bschuler
07-09-2011, 10:14 AM
WAIT.. DO NOT BUY!

F1 2010 is a broken POS. F1 2011 is what F1 2010 should of been. If you buy F1 2010, you'll constantly be going.. "I bet this is fixed in F1 2011." or "WTF is that?!?" or "Really? How did this game get released with that issue?"

F1 2011 will probably be a good game. But F1 2010 is very widely regarded as a broken POS and that it sucks.

blindway
07-09-2011, 10:37 AM
I bought it when relase.
It's a good game but several things must be fixed.
Really hard without aids, if u are an arcade gamer dont buy it.

koolgoofy
07-09-2011, 10:44 AM
i might just wait until 2011 comes out because i do not like games that are buggy in repect to the racing like the save fails

Cyborgmatt
07-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Yes x100.

If you're an F1 fan you'll love it, best F1 game made so far tbh.

I see people are saying this is broken game etc, they are really exaggerating, a few minor bugs remain but nothing game breaking. I still play the game on a weekly basis if that counts for anything.

koolgoofy
07-09-2011, 11:01 AM
So what is the true story behind this game :confused:

bschuler
07-09-2011, 11:19 AM
The story behind the game is:

It was released to high online ratings from gaming sites. Game breaking bugs were quickly discovered by most users (go into pits in first, come out in last, etc) and that led most pre-orderers to figure gaming sites are faking reviews these days as they could not have played the game and given it such high scores with these bugs. (some gaming sites reported they were told the final product would not have all the bugs gamers later found).

A delay in releasing it's first patch to fix these game breaking bugs led some owners to mail their games back to Codemaster in protest and a very big backlash to start on the online community.

After the first patch was released that addressed most of the game breaking bugs, it was quickly followed with news that there would not be a 2nd patch. F1 2011 would be worked on instead and would not have any of the bugs that were now being overlooked in F1 2010.

F1 2010 was left in a still buggy but atleast now playable state. F1 2011 is expected to address all issues with F1 2010 as it required very little new programming and allowed alot of time to concentrate on F1 2010's issues caused by it's rush to release.

koolgoofy
07-09-2011, 11:24 AM
that pretty much backed my reason not to get this version of the game.

Spanky88
07-09-2011, 11:40 AM
i was going to pick it up since its on sale today for $10....but now not so much

Verwandlung
07-09-2011, 11:47 AM
best F1 game made so far tbh.




Not even close
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_3

http://rfactor.net/

Bobafett2k6
07-09-2011, 11:51 AM
it was quickly followed with news that there would not be a 2nd patch. F1 2011 would be worked on instead and would not have any of the bugs that were now being overlooked in F1 2010.

Disgusting behaviour that displays utter contempt for their customers, and based on that i will not buy out of principle.

winter2
07-09-2011, 01:58 PM
Disgusting behaviour that displays utter contempt for their customers, and based on that i will not buy out of principle.

I am inclined to conclude the same.

Souls
07-09-2011, 03:00 PM
Not everyone hates this game. I have really enjoyed it and I think it has some of the best graphics seen in any racing game. You need a fast computer, mainly a fast hard drive like a SATA 3 or a RAID setup otherwise it will lag trying to run the game and record the replay at the same time. The pit bug can be avoided if you just ignore your engineer and try not to pit when all the other cars are. Its not a hard core sim but neither is GRID and DiRT-2, but well worth $10.

Verwandlung
07-09-2011, 03:07 PM
Not really, you 'just' have to fix it yourself because the devs are to lazy to do it themselves (GRID has the same problem...)

DanceCommander
07-09-2011, 04:04 PM
DO NOT BUY!

Lazy clueless dev's are just trying to get every last drop of cash from 2010 before they bring out 2011.

Before they were even acknowledging the huge bugs in 2010 they were talking about 2011.

But then this is Codemasters we are talking about - their answer to patches is to bring out a new version the following year... :mad:

Cyborgmatt
07-10-2011, 09:05 AM
The pit bug was the only game breaking issue and that was fixed in a patch, really people are just overacting, I bet half of the people in here didn't even play after the patch.