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11. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 5, 2012, 14:51 Beamer
 
Panickd wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 14:49:
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 13:48:
Prez wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:37:
I absolutely loathe EA, so I am by no means defending them, but I would really view this as unethical only if there was a FIFA 12 on Wii and it was the same.

That's what happened, right?

It would be ok if it was released as a $20 roster update and not sold as a full game. For $50 it's questionable. For $50 and no notice on the box that it's just new rosters (and shoes) it's unbelievable.

Lets get real here: This is what EA does to all it's sports games late in a console's life. Sure they may mildly tweak a few features and change out the intro screens and annoying music to hide that fact, but essentially you're paying for last years game with an updated roster. The only thing they've done here is dropped the facade. None of the real changes are going to happen until the next gen releases because most of the development teams and money has already moved there.

Disagree - the usually at least add some new mechanics of some form. Or so I've been told, I haven't purchased an EA Sports game since NHL 2002.
I'd place this solely on them not valuing the Wii at all. I think this has nearly happened with them in the past.


edit - I stand corrected, NHL98 was the last EA Sports game I purchased. NHL 2002 came free in a box of Cheerios (no lie.) And the console interface made me go back and play NHL95.

This comment was edited on Oct 5, 2012, 14:58.
 
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