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This game is one of the best games available for the Nintendo 3DS Console, it's a racing game based on the Official Formula 1 2011 season. This is the first ever Formula 1 game to be introduced to a Nintendo DS console.
Codemasters (the creators) have done a great job of making a fun and addictive racing game for the Nintendo 3DS.
F1 2011 on the 3DS has lots of great features.
It has F1 Career play, where you have 5 seasons to reach the goal of becoming the Formula 1 world champion. In career play you create your own driver and choose your first and last name, you have a nice selection of helmets to choose from and then once you have made your choice it will take you to your in-game computer, where you view your emails and contract offers to race for teams. At first you have the choice to do a short test for a team, the teams at the back of the grid such as Team Lotus, HRT and Virgin Marussia Racing Team will give you a target time and if you beat it they offer you a drive to race in the current Formula 1 season. Then as you progress you get further career offers the following year, the career is 5 seasons in total.
There is a time trial mode where you can enjoy racing "ghosts" of fastest laps and challenge your friends to have a go one at a time to try and beat your fastest lap around any of the 19 Formula 1 tracks featured in this game.
There is also a quick race option, where you can do a quick race at any track using any driver or car.
And there's also a championship mode where you do a full formula 1 season as any chosen formula 1 driver and participate in all 19 races and try and win the world drivers championship and the world constructors championship.
There is also a multi player option but I have not tried this out yet sorry.
The graphics on this game are very good and I was impressed as it was much better than I was thinking, the steering feels a bit different at first but you get used to it after a while and it's great then. There are a lot of driving aids to help you learn how to play, such as automatic braking and racing lines, that can be turned off for more advanced players. There's also a function where you can turn traction control and ABS On or Off and you can use manual or automatic gears, and there's a function to turn on or off penalties and damage.
The only downside to the graphics is that the 3D makes me feel sick, I'm not sure if it's like this for everyone but I feel like it's too fast paced to have 3D in a racing game. But you can turn the 3D effect off and the game looks superb.
This game can be found for under £10 used on auction websites and this is a real bargain for what you get.
The sound is pretty good for a 3DS game.
The main downside to the game for me is that I find it a bit too easy, I always win unless I start at the back of the grid. But I am a massive fan of Formula 1 and I have been playing racing games for years and I'm good at them so the difficultly for the average consumer will probably not be any problems.
Apart from the above, there is no other disadvantages to this great game.
Codemasters have done a very good job on this racing game and I hope that they make a sequel available for the 2012 season. There are not that many racing games available on the 3DS and it's good that this has come out to fill the gap in the market.
This game is also available on the Playstation Vita Console, the Xbox 360, the Playstation 3 and the PC platforms.
The age rating of this game is 3+
I'd really recommend giving this game a try if you are a Nintendo 3DS console owner who's looking for a great racing to play on your 3DS console.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review, I hope its helped
Hello! This is my review on an excellent little device called the Sony PSP GO -
I decided to buy myself a PSP Go just over a year ago, as I thought what a great way to pass time while flying or travelling - and when I went to the shop to have a look at them after seeing the advert on TV, I came out of the shop £179.99 worse off but with a brand new PSP Go and 10 Brand new games! What a bargain!
The PSP Go is a renewed model of the Sony PSP, that I used to enjoy playing when I was about 13 or 14 years old. As a 17 year old at the time, the biggest appeal of the PSP Go was the fact that I could store all of my music onto it, and download films and download games to watch and play. The PSP Go comes with a built in 16 GB memory card that has plenty of storage space for about 12 downloadable full games, storage space for a lot of photographs and about 200 songs, which is plenty of space for the average consumer.
Unlike the older PSP models, the PSP Go games are not on disk, they are download only games, this means that there's no need to go looking for your games and there's none of that bother with all the hassle of taking them in and out, it's just one click of a button and they all load up, meaning that you can switch through and play any game you want while your out and about, on the move. This means that you don't have to take any games with you while your catching a plane, it's all stored on the 16GB memory card.
The PSP Go console itself looks very nice, it's available in White or Black colours and is a very small size, which is ideal and matches the name Go - making it easy to take out with you on the go :) The picture is very good, and the screen is a nice size. The sound is also very good for a small little device which is great for listening to music on, even without headphones.
Also the battery is very good, mine one does about 5 hours of game-play before running out. Which is a very good amount of time I'd say, especially on a flight to America, this is a good way to pass the time on a long flight abroad.
Overall, I'd say that the value for money is very good, it does seem expensive at £179.99 but I'd say it's worth the price, when it comes with 10 games. But I'm not sure if that offer is still available any more, it was a promotion at the time of my purchase.
The downsides are however, is that it seems that Sony do not bring out many news games on the device, in fact there has hardly been any new games for the PSP console in the past 18 months. But there is a massive library of games to download to keep you busy. The Playstation Store (Where you download the games from, accessed over wi-fi internet) has a lot of good value games to choose from, there is a section where the games are £7.99 each, which seems reasonable to me. However, there are some games that have extremely expensive prices, for example, F1 2009 which is an old game, it's £27.99 on the store to download, where as you can buy it in a shop on disk for the older PSP model for about £6.99. It seems that once the games are put up for sale on the store, the prices are not dropped ever and you end up paying way over the odds for a game if you really want it. I've not spent over £8 on a game as I don't think that there worth any more than that. Also, the storage space is 16GB which is very good for the average consumer, but if you enjoy your music, films and games a lot you'd have to pay about £20 for an additional 16GB memory SD card (there's a SD card slot on the console) making a total of 32 GB which is a lot of storage space.
You can also buy Playstation Network vouches online, for £20 and you get £25 Playstation Store Credit which makes the games a little bit cheaper overall.
Also the PSP Go has a built in internet browser like the other PSP models, meaning that you can browse the internet through wireless internet (wi-fi) the only downside is that it does not support Java meaning that you cannot watch videos on YouTube on a PSP Device, which is disappointing.
I'd really recommend buying one of these for the price it is, it's a great way to pass time on long flights. I only really play it when I'm travelling, but I'm glad that I bought it as it been well worth the money for me over the past 18 months.
Thank you :)