F1 22 and annual deductible trap

F1 22 is the latest installment in the Formula 1-based racing franchise, the 15th title in the series developed by Codemasters, and the second since the studio was acquired by EA in 2021. In terms of reliability, it covers all changes. FIA (Federation Internationale de Automobilismo), in cars, drivers and roads.

F1 22 (Credit: Disclosure/Codemasters/Electronic Arts)

We already have a full review technoblog, this article outlines what’s new in the game, what hasn’t changed, and basically the annual release policy, which can be both a blessing and a curse; in a special case F1 22The game is on the border of two regions.

What up F1 22

Immediately, modifications were made to the cars to reflect the changes introduced by the FIA ​​in 2022, such as the return of ground effects that changed the cars’ aerodynamics and the use of 18-inch tires to increase stability. .

On the track side, we have Circuit of Miami, as well as changes to the Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain), Albert Park (Australia) and Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi) circuits after the 2022 season.

F1 22 (Credit: Reproduction/Codemasters/Electronic Arts)

F1 22 (Credit: Reproduction/Codemasters/Electronic Arts)

Technically, some have pointed out that the change in slightly enlarged car models could have the opposite effect of what the FIA ​​recommends for real racing, i.e. lead to an increase in overtaking. In F1 22Successful processing has become a little more difficult.

The introduction of sports supercars was an interesting development. Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, etc. You can even drive safety cars.

There are speed problems, swimming and many more, and you can feel like a test driver stepping deep into a supercar on the official tracks of Formula 1. This was EA’s attempt to beat the competition. Forza Horizon 5 the and Gran Turismo 7but on your terms.

Some say... (Credit: Reproduction/Codemasters/Electronic Arts)

Some say… (Credit: Reproduction/Codemasters/Electronic Arts)

That said, the F1 Life mode, supported by EA and Codemasters as a great innovation, is more than just an art gallery, or rather a way to show off your supercar collection, modify your car. halland customize your original pilot.

Another interesting innovation is the Immersive Pit-Stop mode, which puts the control of entry into the pits in the hands of the player. if you are bad the time, your team may make a maintenance mistake, costing you precious seconds. To prevent this, you can improve your team’s capabilities with the resources you find. in the gamemaking it more efficient.

Not everything is a flower, but its downside F1 22 What bothered me the most was the removal of Event Mode, or “Braking Point”. Presentation F1 2021 (a clock F1 2019but in Career mode), it had narrative content similar to previous games in the FIFA series, where you followed the trajectory of Formula 2 driver Aiden Jackson.

According to Codemasters Senior Creative Director Lee Mather, the developer puts a lot of effort into the development of Story Mode, so releasing one chapter per year is technically impossible. He says “an event every couple of years is a manageable pace,” so he should come back F1 23.

what hasn’t changed

Graphics package F1 22 It’s practically the same F1 2021, slightly polished and varnished like new. The animations of the circuits, the podium, and the starting grid are the same. The overall look hasn’t changed much, even with the next-gen console version and the most demanding PC upgrade. However, the visuals of the game are still very good.

F1 22 (Credit: Reproduction/Codemasters/Electronic Arts)

F1 22 (Credit: Reproduction/Codemasters/Electronic Arts)

The gameplay has changed to reflect the regulation changes, but there’s nothing out of this world here. The player now only has Career and Supercar challenges as offline modes, everything else is online.

in my opinion F1 22 Another is vanilla ice cream with syrup, but no additions the hottest. By the way…

Should you invest every year?

This is the million dollar question. Ironically, over the years, developers have done their best to capitalize on franchises that are renewed every year, with sports and motorsports titles being the most obvious, keeping up with the changes and innovations of the seasons.

EA has long had exclusive deals with FIFA, which recently collapsed, and the NFL. The FIA/Formula 1 has returned to its portfolio thanks to the acquisition of Codemasters, which eventually served as compensation for ending the direct partnership with the football federation.

F1 22 (Credit: Reproduction/Codemasters/Electronic Arts)

However, the global financial crisis has taken its toll, and many are questioning whether it’s wise to spend AAA prices every year, or just drive the latest cars or play with the most modern lines. of teams and leagues.

Konami realized this and tried to change the series PHOTO in it eFootball 2022, Game as a Service (GaaS), but such an approach has its own problems. EA, in this regard, is considering the concept of seasonality FIF… sorry, 2023 edition EA Sports FC.

F1 22 stands in the middle. Every year, the FIA ​​makes changes to the season in order to increase competition and reduce the differences between teams. The last is what seasonality advocates use to justify the game’s existence. On the other hand, many felt that the Story mode had been removed, with Career now being the only single-player game mode available; F1 Life is nothing more than a Gallery mode, and the ability to drive sports cars is a secondary option.

For casual players, F1 2021 the and F1 22 not that different, in fact, the latter suffers from having less content. On the other hand, Formula 1 fans may be pleased with the changes made to try to reflect the real world within the game.

Ultimately, the answer is “it depends.” In what you are looking for F1 22be it loyalty or more content.

F1 22 – Data sheet

  • Platforms — PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One and Windows (reviewed on PS5, copy provided by Electronic Arts);
  • Developer — Codemasters;
  • Distributor — Electronic Arts;
  • The rating system is free.

Strengths:

  • Career mode reflects the current Formula 1 season;
  • Supercar challenges are fun.

Weaknesses:

  • Goodbye story mode;
  • Recycled graphics packages F1 2021.

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