Posted 29 March 2017 - 19:02
F1 2016 is excellent, but oddly I've barely played it really, and it's been out for months. No idea why. Lately I've been going back to the older games. As a kid I went through a season a year, with Benetton, starting in 1998 with the N64 World Grand Prix games. I kept a record of every season. Won my first race in 2001, won my first World Championship in 2005. Then stopped, because 1. I realised it was all a bit autism-tastic, and 2. I discovered it was probably more fun to drink and unsuccessfully chase girls instead.
So at the age of almost 32 I dug out F1 Championship Edition, chose the Fisichella Renault and did it all again. And it was great. It was like rolling back a decade, like I'd never been away to get married, buy a house, get a job, all that pointless stuff.
Then there's no game for 2007-8 and no decent one for 2009, so next step is to start working through the Codemasters games.
I'll get back to F1 2016 eventually then, probably after my wife leaves me.