I have to admit that I am a bit disappionted with this game. Not that it is particularly bad but that it is not the leap forward I was expecting. More like the same old bike with a wash and wax.
So we get the familiar choices of single race, race weekend and Championship. Also, an empty multiplayer and a rather tough challenge mode. I mean who is gonna do challenges at 20+ laps a time?
The bulk of the game is the championship. You get the the whole schebang. Umpteen free practices, qualifications, super poles until you get to the actual racing. So spend a day getting to a race or just jump to race one like me and miss out all the time wasting. You will always qualify last, believe me.
Graphically there is scant evidence of a bit of polish but it is hardly noticable. Sure, Losail now has a thousand floodlights but your chin ain't gonna drop at the sight. Sound effects seem to be dumbed down. In game music has been added and it is absolutely dreadful. Thankfully it can be turned off. Handling has been firmed up a bit and the bikes feel a bit weighty but it makes no fundemental difference. However, the racing is quite decent if not a tad boring at times.
So, the same old curry with a bit of coriander doesn't constitute an 'improved version'. Neither does this. Still a decent bike sim but not that different from last year. Lucky for me I upgraded on the cheap.