The Formula One Life. Before you start wondering what we’re on about, it is a new mode in F1 22, which sort of replaces the story mode. This lifestyle-oriented mode focuses on an F1 driver’s lavish lifestyle away from the track.
Right at the launch, you’re given a pad to customise, decorate, and make it into a larger-than-life space to show off how well you’re doing in life. While it may be an attempt at giving a glimpse at Lewis Hamilton’s life, it fails to be anything more than a shallow lesson in interior design. Where some of the older versions treated us to classic F1 cars, here we are given a choice between designer rugs and couches.
Fortunately, there are cars here too. Injected by purchasing supercars and driving them on tracks akin to the real-life Pirelli Hot Laps. While you get to experience some nice-looking cars from Ferraris, Mercedes-Benz AMG and Aston Martin, they pale in comparison to the mightier F1 cars. Handling of these cars is not the most fun and the small variety of driving challenges get old real quick.
Then there’s the graphics. While the cars and drivers look fantastic, you can’t say the same about the things that are just beyond the track limits. That also applies to car crashes and the damage to the bodies. Even the weather effects look a few years old especially when you compare them with the visually stunning Gran Turismo 7
or Forza Horizon 5