Posts Tagged ‘hits and misses’
  • EA Sports UFC: Hits and Misses
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    Posted June 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm 19 Comments »
    Hope for the future of UFC games were high when EA Sports announced the acquisition of the license just over two years ago. There was to be significantĀ development timeĀ and investment made prior to release of the first entry in the series, it would launch on the new systems and have an opportunity similar to how Fight Night Round 3 stood out early in the previous generation, and the company was coming off a good first effort in the sport with 2010's EA Sports MMA. It's especially disapp...
  • MLB 14: The Show – PS4 Hits and Misses
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    Posted May 13th, 2014 at 2:15 pm 18 Comments »
    MLB 14: The Show on the PlayStation 3 didn't end up being the complete product that was MLB 13. Not surprisingly the game received less than the typical publicity at the timeĀ since many were waiting on the PS4 version for this year with higher hopes considering the capabilities of the new system. While it has retained all the same features, promises were really never made that it would do anything more than improve on the graphics of the earlier version. In that regard the game has succe...
  • MLB 14: The Show – Hits and Misses
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    Posted April 14th, 2014 at 11:15 am 14 Comments »
    The Pastapadre Sports Game of the Year in 2013 was MLB 13: The Show and for the follow-up SCEA focused on areas of strength while also attempting to address the issue of length of games. Unfortunately the Achilles' heel of the series has reappeared harming the product arguably even more than in the past. The PS4 version, which is now just three weeks away, will be essentially the same exact game with the exception of advanced visuals and some other technical improvements so as a whole imp...
  • NBA Live 14: Hits and Misses
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    Posted December 2nd, 2013 at 2:00 pm 46 Comments »
    When EA Sports cancelled NBA Elite 11 and NBA Live 13 the company attempted to capitalize as best they could on the failures by framing the decisions as if they had done consumers a favor. That of course was not the primary consideration behind the moves to cancel them - however in the end it has to be recognized that no one felt ripped off over the four years since their last sim NBA game released. That was a big reason that many remained open to the return of NBA Live along with the new...
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