Honest review after the Aus GP.
The game feels more polished, graphics are better, but not significantly as I dont have a 4k setup.
For me the biggest thing is getting used to F1 2018, I am so used to the control panels in 2017, so I take a bit longer to find what I am looking for.
The cars handle very differently, I found the Sauber a bit sticky/heavy in lower speed corners and twitchy on the faster stuff. Not a bad thing, was actually fun learning to drive a new car.
The AI seems to be a touch glitched. Started on 50 difficulty and in FP1,2 I sat in 12-15th and FP3 was 2nd fastest as I did my Quali Sim program. 1.29.7 which is about 4seconds slower on the same track as I was in 2017. Thats a Lance Stroll to rest of pack gap!.. Thinking I had the difficulty right I then qualified P10 and after a daring two dives down the inside I ended up in 6th position after lap 2. Pitted first and after everybody pitted I was 5th, getting the jump on Max as he came out the pit lane. Danny Ricc retired and I sat in 4th, 11seconds behind bottas and spent 8 laps or so with a train on my backside, i was obviously holding them up.
The tyre wear was not so bad on the second set in the closing 3 laps compared to f1 2017, engine wear bug is finally fixed.
One thing I want to change on the settings is the quali, it was a one shot, I want at least one session.
With under 2 hours of gameplay I am enjoying the upgraded version of f1.
Never been a racing game fan until f1 2017 so I am going to use the first season as I did in f1 2017 to work on form. By the time Internet rolls into the valley I want to be able to not embarrass myself on multiplayer.
@DieGrootHammer, on the difficulty you are playing on, that is insane bud! should get many more wins under your belt soon.
I spent 1500 points so far, 500 on general reliability and 1000 on a front wing upgrade. If 2018 does not show the same wear model as 2017 then hopefully I can spend on performance as opposed to durability.
sorry if the above seems mish mashed and a buch of thoughts thrown up. Kids disnt sleep well last night