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Morning Consolidation

15. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 5, 2012, 17:36 Panickd
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 14:51:
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.

That's early on. When consoles are new the EA sports franchises typically get a graphical overhaul so that it "looks like a TV broadcast!" In the years following they change up the game mechanics and add in things like different training modes to teach you those new mechanics as well as the regular roster updates. But the year before the next gen console ships most of the dev team is working on next years version for the new console so what happens to the last "current gen" version is usually a quick nip and tuck to the features and mechanics, a new guy on the cover and some updated intro videos and music (along with the expected roster updates). It's last years game with some lipstick and a new g-string.

The shame is that EA doesn't do their sports games for PC anymore because when those were done right, they were usually done by a different dev team than the console versions and the PC version almost always played better and offered new gameplay features year on year. But I guess that's what happens when you have a "console" that never reaches it's end-of-life.
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  1. Oct 5, 09:46 Re: Morning Consolidation Verno
  2. Oct 5, 10:31  Re: Morning Consolidation PHJF
  4. Oct 5, 11:22   Re: Morning Consolidation Verno
  5. Oct 5, 11:35    Re: Morning Consolidation PHJF
  6. Oct 5, 12:07     Re: Morning Consolidation Verno
  7. Oct 5, 12:37      Re: Morning Consolidation Prez
  8. Oct 5, 13:34       Re: Morning Consolidation Creston
  16. Oct 5, 18:02        Re: Morning Consolidation Prez
  9. Oct 5, 13:48       Re: Morning Consolidation Beamer
  10. Oct 5, 14:49        Re: Morning Consolidation Panickd
  11. Oct 5, 14:51         Re: Morning Consolidation Beamer
>> 15. Oct 5, 17:36          Re: Morning Consolidation Panickd
  3. Oct 5, 11:06  Re: Morning Consolidation RollinThundr
  12. Oct 5, 14:51  Re: Morning Consolidation jdreyer
  13. Oct 5, 15:55 GameMaker exec: "Consoles have become a barrier to creativity". jdreyer
  14. Oct 5, 17:19  Re: GameMaker exec: PHJF


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