A crazy amount of reader submissions today, this one comes to us from Ben, warning us about F1 2015. We’ve flip-flopped on our opinions about the game several times, both praising the steps taken by Codemasters to ensure this is the best F1 game to date, but worried at how lackluster the leaked preview appeared to be.
Ben attempts to fill us in on what’s been happening on the official forums:
I don’t quite have your style of writing, I either end up in full 4Chan mode including words like faggot in every sentence, or just end up rambling on and on.
Anyway, this is more of a vent, I guess, regarding Codemasters and F1 2015. On the official forums, pretty much everyone is slagging it off, and for good reason. From what we can see, the game has been delayed, all we got was a 20-something second shitty video and barely any interaction with the staff. At least when Steve hood was about he would pop in now and again, albeit in an extremely defensive, Ian Bell sort of way.
The game cover is terrible, Massa looks like he’s in full rape mode, Lewis has his “Still I Rise” hairstyle and Ricciardo does not respond well to Photoshop. We already know the game is lacking a lot of features, and from the screenshots we’ve seen of the drivers it looks like the game will be full of cut-scenes which once you’ve seen once or twice, you’ll just be skipping anyway. Kind of like Madden.
There has been no news regarding multiplayer mode, which means league racing will most likely suffer. I hope I’m wrong.
The graphics aren’t looking too great either, check out this shot which I took from the teaser video, I don’t need to explain to you how shit it looks and I won’t even go into another rant about how many duplicate boats are in the image. Next generation graphics right here!
It seems for us console guys, at the moment we’re fucked. Project CARS isn’t great at the moment, and it looks like we’re in for a disappointing F1 game and I know AC is in the pipeline but from what I’ve seen, it won’t be much different than what’s on PC and I want something more than a bland driving simulator.
I agree, the game needs higher detailed boats and a more diverse cast of hoes before it can truly be considered next generation.
But for real, at this point with the huge lack of games coming out for next generation consoles, do yourself a favor and look into PC gaming. I’m not saying this as a fanboy, but this has been a horrid year for racing games and like you said, the future isn’t improving.