The annual installment of the F1 2022 video game has achieved never-before-seen realism and gameplay from the hand of EA Yes Code masters. With its new layout and vehicles that allow greater competitiveness, the developers have almost perfectly adapted the new era of Formula 1 that began this year.
With the fixes the game has incorporated since release and the renewed experience on the track, any high-speed fan can enjoy what it’s like to ride a single-seater at over 300 KM/H.
Besides, the better interaction has achieved a perfect balance point between what a game of simulation and arcade experience.
A revamped, more complicated and more aggressive AI
From the hand of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the dynamics of the game have evolved towards a more realism and competitiveness. Indeed, its level has been considerably raised compared to previous editions, making overtaking more difficult and behaving more faithfully to F1 than ever, even in the rain., where it is even too complicated to overtake.
This realistic evolution of the AI towards greater difficulty was also reflected in the competitiveness on the track. And it is that when you are competing against an AI-controlled pilot, if you push him too hard he makes mistakes because sometimes he is perhaps too aggressive, something unthinkable in previous editions, even at the highest difficulty levels.
The AI improvement is complemented by the fact that the game was able to perfectly reflect the new regulations. With cars that have changed both in their external image and in their way of driving is now a little heavier and with more vibrations, You’ll have to be careful to control it as it traverses curves where the driver’s skill is put to the test and elevates the simulation experience even further.
Although without a doubt, it is precisely in the curves that one of the improvements most desired by the public has been introduced: curbs that do not spit you out of the track as soon as you rub them and which have been “substituted” in separate by side bananas so as not to get too close to the edge.
Easier to do outrun
But we will have to be careful when approaching the limit, since another of the great novelties that the new opus brings with it is the ease of making exceeding or overtaking and the influence of track excursions on the race.
To do these EA exceeds Yes Codemasters this year they introduced a new cutscene in pit stops where you now have direct responsibility because it’s immersive and where you release the clutch sooner or later after changing wheels and your way of getting into your box with mechanics can mean the difference between going ahead or behind your most direct rival.
Regarding the game modes, the “Breaking Point” story mode was missedbut the usual career mode, co-op world championship and “My team” option are maintained, which this year include the possibility to start with different budgets, as well as the possibility of competing for great individual prizes and split-screen multiplayer , adding the line.
As a novelty this year, the ‘Vida F1’ mode has been included. An option to customize your driver and video game interface as if it were your home. In addition, the possibility of performing short challenges with classic team sports cars has been added, where you can perfectly check the speed differences between an F1 car and a sports car.
F1 2022 is a very solid installment that makes it the best game in the saga to date and one that every F1 fan should try. The developers have been able to adapt the new era that the sport is experiencing with a video game that looks both technically and realistically good. Moreover, it has reached a level of gameplay never seen before with the balance between a simulation and an arcade game that will make the user immerse themselves and soak up the technical knowledge needed to make the car the most fast on the grid.