Rushed out yesterday morning and picked up F1 2010 for my Xbox and first impressions were very good – its visually sublime and from a driving perspective its that great balance between arcade and simulation that Codemasters have always excelled at.
However, anybody thinking about buying the game should perhaps take a look at the Codie’s F1 2010 forums, where there is a sizeable backlash of anger from people who have bought the game.
There are numerous bugs which we all hope will be patched very soon, but the real bone of contention is the faked AI. Its come to light that the AI is not really happening.
What I mean by that is that your opponents lap times bear no relation to the cars you see on track. If you have the game, try holding somebody up in qualifying and see if their lap time is affected. It appears only cars around you are generated to act as something to race against, but everything they achieve is scripted. Results and laptimes are simply generated.
Of course for some this will make no difference and if thats the case for you, then there is a lot of fun to be had here. But over at the Codie’s forums, fans are already considering refunds.