Summary: This game may have very good different abilities of how you can race. But, the graphics are terrible. Atari has made some great games in the past so when I went to Toysrus to get a game I chose this one because it was the newest edition and I thought that it would be the best yet. Unfortunently, I ended up playing it once and never played again. Since I have a F1 game from 2000 made by EA Sports which is excellent, I wanted to update it a little anyway.
Summary: I give this game 4.5 stars. My impressions after 2 weeks THE GOOD IMPRESSIONS AT FIRST: - Real and exciting F1 car sounds, when accelerating and when slowing down. - Great graphics, the cars look great and the tracks look very good, almost as good as GT3. - Magnificent replay. You can watch the race from the view of a TV camera and from any car. There are 6 views per car (including rear view).
Summary: This game is a nice surprise... but it's still not a simulation. Which is okay, since nothing can be a simulation using a game controller. The graphics and sound are wonderful. Not as good as GT3 but very close. There is no slowdown whatsoever with 21 cars ahead of you. The control is great. It is not nearly as touchy as the EA F1 series. Maybe this isn't realistic, but a little leeway is nice since the majority of gamers are using a handheld controller.
Excerpt: Depuis formula one 97 (PS1), et malgré la découverte de nombreux jeux sur PS2, je n'avais pas retrouvé un tel plaisir. Bons graphismes, trés bonne jouabilité et des replays fabuleux ! Bon compromis entre simulation et arcade.Les accros de simulation pure et dure le trouveront trop limité. A découvrir !