Reviews by mister2cc

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Good step forward for multiplayer

mister2cc | June 15, 2013 | Review of F1 2012

What makes sense about buying this game is that Codemasters opted not to use the Game for Windows layer for multiplayer races but directly Steam. With f1 2011 I spent hours and hours opening ports and messing around with my firewall and router settings, often with unpredictable and frustrating results. The connection fell several times and it was an overall burden to play online with my coop friend. With f1 2012 forget all the problems, hosting and joining a game works perfectly and we never had any issue. You host the game and invite your friends directly through Steam. One click and you are up and running, no lag, no frustration. It was worth buyng this game just for this improvement. About the game itself I've little to say about the single player and career mode as I don't use them, but I have to say that the handling might have gotten worse a little bit compared to 2011 and 2010 (it's difficult to find the right settings if you use a steering wheel) and again, no replays in multiplayer mode which in my opinion would make the experience much much more enjoyable. Still, I absolutely recommend the game for multiplayer users.