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5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely SUPERLATIVE!!!, 4 Nov. 2006
This is my first ever contribution to an online forum. I felt compelled to share the superlative experience that is F1 '06!!! There is no other driving game I have played that gives you the same sense of speed, the same feeling of driving on the edge or the same intelligence in the AI of the other drivers. They constantly challenge and threaten your position and cannot be just bunted out of the way. You feel all this especially when you use the cockpit perspective in Medium or Hard mode.
It is true that the time penalty system in Career mode can be annoying. I suggest however building up to the Career mode by first doing the Quick Races and Championship Weekends and the Single Season. By doing these first you get to know the tracks and the cars. Then when you take on the Career mode it becomes the final test of your skill and ability. So to repeat, don't do the Career mode first unless you're prepared to be patient as you come to terms with the time penalties which are imposed if you're found guilty of putting a wheel too far off the track.
The added advantage in choosing these modes other than Career mode first is that you can choose the car you drive which means you can be competitive immediately. In Career mode you have to start from the bottom, i.e. the more lowly placed teams, and work your way up. So again, patience is required as you would expect when you're building your career.
Whatever way you go nothing will prepare you for the intensity of the duelling you constantly have with the other drivers. They never give up and keep coming back at you right up until the chequered flag. It's such an adrenaline rush and is only matched by the satisfaction you get when you manage to actually pull off daring moves and place well at the end of the race or on occasion - unblelievably - even win!!!
So a big hand and huge thanks to Studio Liverpool. You know having had this thrill of dicing with the flintiest of AI drivers on the F1 '06 tracks I would actually expect to be disappointed were I ever able to experince the real thing. So get F1 '06, you'll be missing nothing by not being an actual F1 driver, your only missing out if you don't experience its brilliance.