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  • F1 2014 review and giveaway for Xbox 360 and PS3 [gaming]
    Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2014

    I’m not a big Formula 1 fan hey, but i do appreciate watching a race now and then. I know plenty of you love the sport though and if you’re also into gaming then you won’t get much closer to experiencing being behind the wheel of a F1 McLaren or Ferrari than by playing F1 2014. The realism is fantastic and the simulation so jacked that driving the cars without any of the driving assists enabled is as difficult as what i imagine driving the real thing is. And i’m not even kidding…i crashed. A lot. If you’re looking for a realistic experience though that requires precision and practise then keep reading because i’m gonna giveaway an Xbox 360 and PS3 copy of F1 2014.

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    I didn’t go into the career mode and basically drove a few tracks with the driving assists on and then switched them off to see the difference.

    The lowdown: Formula 1 racing simulation. All cars and drivers from the 2014 season. Steep learning curve, but as realistic as it gets.

    Here’s the gameplay trailer to give you a taste of what you can expect.

    Right and now my 2 cents.

    Presentation: graphics are outstanding and especially in the race replays. Detail, lighting, environmental effects and sound are very impressive. Nothing like watching a replay of you driving in slow motion down the main straight in the rain as a rooser tail of water shimmers in the sun..only to spectacularly underbrake at the corner and smash into the railings…bit’s of the car flying everywhere. Well that was me most of the time anyways

    Gameplay: when i say it’s difficult, im not kidding. If you’re a newcomer then brace yourself for a steep learning curve and plenty of crashes. The cars handling is super sensitive and finicky and it takes a while to get used to smooth cornering, braking and the traction control. And that’s with the assists turned on. Turn them off  and..ya good luck with that. Once you got it down though you can slowly decrease the amount of help and put in a decent lap time.

    Lastability: Not much has changed since F1 2013, but if you’re looking for a challenge then it’s perfect for you. Especially the lengthy and highly detailed career mode.

    Final thoughts: great visuals and realistic driving experience. Too realistic for rookies like me actually since the handling requires precision and skill. Gets an ok  6.5 out of 10 on the vroom vroom scale.

    Right…now one of you is gonna walk away with a Xbox 360 copy of the game and i’ve also got a PS3 copy to give away.

    • Head on over to Megarom Games HERE and tell me which upcoming game in November 2014 you are most keen on getting
    • And be sure to mention what console platform you’d like to win a copy of F1 2014 on

    Will pic random winners early next week. Competition open to SA residents only.

    Good times.

    UPDATE: winner chosen was Biobot. Thanks for entering everyone.

    Michelle Vermaak says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Definitely Assasins creed Unity! Looks so bad ass!

    Brendon says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Assasins creed unity for Xbox 360

    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I would definitely choose FARCRY 4 for the November release. Cant wait for that game. (XBOX-360)

    POItjie says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Really looking forward to Far Cry 4. Really enjoy the Far Cry series. Xbox 360 Please.

    never got to play F1 2013, but this is more in line with this years season, so would really like to give this a try.

    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    The Crew. I’m on Xbox360.

    Regards

    Steve

    David says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.

    Will love the F1 2014 for the Xbox 360.

    Thanks

    xdvd says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Was never really fan of the series but Call of Duty Advanced Warfare really got my attention. Xbox 360 please.

    sameer says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    The crew …love racing games

    Im on Xbox 360

    Lloyd says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Assasin’s Creed Rogue on Xbox 360

    Werner Els says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Can’t wait for Far Cry 4!
    PS3 Please

    Zahraa says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    The crew… for xbox.. cant have the littles playing that violent stuff.

    Josh says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Definitely Call of Duty Advanced Warfare or WWE2K15 on PS3, nothing better than some fighting to get the blood pumping!!

    MikeC says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Far Cry 4. Xbox 360 please

    Enid says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Assassin’s Creed Unity
    XBOX360

    biobot says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I heard the developer for Far Cry 4 speaking at the rAge Expo this year, so that’s the game Im most looking forward to. XBox 360.

    Ronald says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Assassins Creed big time. Xbox platform hore i R.

    Linda van Heerden says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Call of Duty Advanced Warfare :) yes, I’m a girl & yes, I want a Xbox 360 with the new Call of Duty & F1 :)

    Keenan says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Call of Duty – Advanced Warfare

    I’ve owned F1 2011 – 2013, F1 2014 would complete my collection. (Xbox 360)

    Jono says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Call of Duty – Advanced Warfare for sure!!!!
    PS3

    Anthony says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    WWE2015 on PS4! why would anyone choose anything else ?

    Megs Hartwig says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Just Dance 2015 for PS4. Looks like a load of fun!

    Lara says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Assassins Creed Unity.

    I’m on XBox 360 ^_^

    Suzanne says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
    XBox360

    grant says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Call of Duty Advanced Warfare for sure on the XBOX 360 of course….

    Jotun says:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Assassin’s Creed Unity
    XBOX 360

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