I decided to try AMS2 last night before heading off to bed. My wife had more or less given me the night off to drive, the majority of which I spent knocking out 18 rally stages in DiRT Crack 2.0. So, was probably not fresh enough to give more than a first look.
I selected P1 prototypes at Interlagos. My sole configuration was calibrating my G29 and setting up a button for VR view reset. The sim properly detected and correctly assigned my controls otherwise. Did not bother looking at the FFB tab. For reference, I leave my settings on their defaults in the Logitech app.
Out of the box, there were a few issues with the GUI, which will most likely get resolved before getting out of EA. FFB felt pretty good in the P1, with a bit more force than I was used to in either Assetto Corsa or DR2. Overall, the game setup could not of have easier. As reviewed online, the FFB might have been lacking some fine detail as compared to RF2, but I really had no complaints and could easily enjoy driving the P1 as is. Did not test other cars.
Having not driven Interlagos in probably a decade and with only about 5 laps of practice, I moved on to qualifying, in which I dutifully brought up the rear. Not that far off the pace, but the turn 5 double apex was giving me fits, until about halfway through the race, when observing AI refreshed my memory of this track, and I began adjusting my lines and braking points. My times got better each lap for the 10 lap race, but eventually lost the few spots that had been gained in the first laps back to the AI. The AI out of the box were deceptively quick, in that while I would close on them in the braking zone, they would squirt away, in perfect slow-in, fast-out style, as they should. I did get bumped rather aggressively a few times that probably would be fine in NASCAR, but wouldn’t hold up to FIA endurance scrutiny.
The track seemed to have accurate mesh resolution and layout design. The curbs worked well enough and held no major surprises. Sounds were good. Really no major complaints for a beta.
I drive mostly rally sims these days, but due to its ease of setup, good FFB, smooth VR graphics, and competitive AI, I was not disappointed at the purchase. Will be good to drive back to back with AC and compare the two.