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bungle
20-11-2009, 01:05 PM
I have just become the proud owner of this game.

I hope it is good.

Arizona
20-11-2009, 01:16 PM
Shame they're only releasing it on the Wii and PSP. I've been looking for a decent F1 game on the PS3, but the best I can find appears to be F1 Championship Edition, which was released 3 years ago.

Baj
20-11-2009, 03:21 PM
F1 Championship Edition, which was released 3 years ago.
Which is pretty good fun!

fish fingers
20-11-2009, 03:45 PM
I also own this game, have to say the steering wheel is better than previous efforts. I shall play tonight on my new tv.

Doesn't look like there is any online gaming for this, so we'll have to stick to Mariokart for that.

bungle
23-11-2009, 12:06 PM
Enjoyed my playing of this game so far. Seems reasonably realistic - not yet had a full GP to see how good the race strategy is.

mdearlove
30-11-2009, 03:55 PM
Its pretty good to be fair. I have quite a few driving games and prefer to use the nunchuk for steering rather than the Wii remote as the nunchuk is self centering. I saw a self centering steering wheel for the Wii remote today for just a few quid so might get one and try it out.

The issue I have with F1 2009 is that it will take you a minimum of about 45-60 mins for each race in a season.

bungle
01-12-2009, 02:57 PM
Its pretty good to be fair. I have quite a few driving games and prefer to use the nunchuk for steering rather than the Wii remote as the nunchuk is self centering. I saw a self centering steering wheel for the Wii remote today for just a few quid so might get one and try it out.

The issue I have with F1 2009 is that it will take you a minimum of about 45-60 mins for each race in a season.

Surely that depends on how long you set the race length for. The "purists" will enjoy the chance to use 3 practice sessions to tinker with their car, then qualify and then race.

The "gamer" might just be happy jumping to a qualifying followed by 10 lap GP.

You can't just get rid of the longer races, I wouldn't buy it if I was forced into 10 lap races.

mdearlove
01-12-2009, 03:12 PM
no I didn't mean a single race - I should have expressed myself better. A race meeting will take 45-60 mins minimum. If you do a full 1 hour for each practice session plus the full time allowed for qualifying you end up at about 3-4 hours. The race then is by default a whole 3 laps.

I dont think they have the time balanced correctly - sure you can sit and tinker with the settings if you want.

Pancake
01-12-2009, 03:34 PM
no I didn't mean a single race - I should have expressed myself better. A race meeting will take 45-60 mins minimum. If you do a full 1 hour for each practice session plus the full time allowed for qualifying you end up at about 3-4 hours. The race then is by default a whole 3 laps.

Im so confused by this now.
Each meeting is 60 mins,m but within that 60 mins are 120 mins of practice and 60+mins of quali + a 3 lap race?

For a start, Im lost by the times and they dont add up; then Im confsued as to why you would spend that long getting ready for a 3 lap race.

Bungle - you talk sense, elaborate please.

mdearlove
01-12-2009, 04:08 PM
A race meeting will take 45-60 mins minimum. If you do a full 1 hour for each practice session plus the full time allowed for qualifying you end up at about 3-4 hours. The race then is by default a whole 3 laps.

- the minimum is around 45mins to an hour of actual gameplay per race meeting. You have the option to skip through a session 3 mins at a time if you don't want to go through it in real time. If you play the game in real time then it will take you 3-4 hours per race meeting.

bungle
02-12-2009, 08:52 AM
Im so confused by this now.
Each meeting is 60 mins,m but within that 60 mins are 120 mins of practice and 60+mins of quali + a 3 lap race?

For a start, Im lost by the times and they dont add up; then Im confsued as to why you would spend that long getting ready for a 3 lap race.

Bungle - you talk sense, elaborate please.

I think what mdearlove is saying is that you *could* do 3 practice sessions of 90 minutes each, then qualify then race.

That's true. But you don't have to do all (or indeed any) of the practice sessions, you can just jump into qualifying and go. For the 'gamer' that is fine.

As a bit more of a purist I usually use 2 of the practice sessions. You can advance time so you can go out when the track is quiet (if they made it a 20 minute session you'd never get a quiet track) and then make changes to your set up. I quite enjoyed it all.

It's not the most realistic sim of all time, but it's got enough about it to satisfy both ends of the spectrum, IMO.

Pancake
02-12-2009, 09:10 AM
Cheers chaps. How many laps is each GP?

bungle
02-12-2009, 10:42 AM
Cheers chaps. How many laps is each GP?

Up to you. Think the options are 10%, 25%, 50% and 100%...however there might be some other options.

Pancake
02-12-2009, 11:30 AM
Up to you. Think the options are 10%, 25%, 50% and 100%...however there might be some other options.

Awesome. Must get this missus to stick this under the tree for me then.

Red Alert
02-12-2009, 12:32 PM
Awesome. Must get this missus to stick this under the tree for me then.

Might have to buy this for my mum to use on her wii. She will like it ;)

Michelle
03-12-2009, 05:19 PM
I want this game. Now. :(

Marsdinho
03-12-2009, 07:05 PM
Being a Wii though, wont the cars look like this...

http://comps.fotosearch.com/comp/UNN/UNN228/cartoon-car_~u12655712.jpg

fish fingers
03-12-2009, 07:12 PM
This is a great game, worth using the driving aids on the first couple of races to get used to the handling and controls.

I'm glad there is no commentary, much more enjoyable just having the sounds of the cars and the pit radio.

Colinjb
03-12-2009, 11:21 PM
I want this game. Now. :(

As do I. My Xbox craves it.

Michelle
04-12-2009, 10:48 AM
As do I. My Xbox craves it.

I have a Wii, and was going to buy it... but it appears have to wait another 3 weeks for it...

bungle
04-12-2009, 12:01 PM
This is a great game, worth using the driving aids on the first couple of races to get used to the handling and controls.

I'm glad there is no commentary, much more enjoyable just having the sounds of the cars and the pit radio.

Driving aids are for pansies.

Agree about the lack of commentary, although I don't think that great sims of old (thinking Geoff Crammond GP2) ever had commentary. Probably the more 'arcade style' games did.

Pancake
05-01-2010, 02:44 PM
A truly awesome game, loving every second of it.