Posts Tagged ‘impressions’
  • Review: Madden NFL 16
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    Posted August 24th, 2015 at 8:30 am 64 Comments »
    Madden NFL 16 offers up some intriguing additions and improvements on the field, with new receiver-defender interactions and controls, inaccuracy from quarterbacks, and more realistic penalties - plus the introduction of the brand new Draft Champions Mode. How are those things reconciled with what appears to be an especially buggy release for the series and disappointment with general presentation and Connected Franchise? All of that is examined and more in my reviews of the game which ha...
  • Madden NFL 16 impressions discussion video
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    Posted August 21st, 2015 at 9:45 am 23 Comments »
    Madden NFL 16 has been out through EA Access since Wednesday, supplying ample time to have formed base impressions of the new game. After about 12 hours of play (over two different accounts) Rich Grisham joins me to discuss our thoughts on the game to this point. Areas covered include gameplay, penalties, Draft Champions, online play, the prologue, and bugs. This show will also be put out in podcast form later today and will be posted tomorrow! ...
  • NHL 16 EASHL beta impressions
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    Posted August 6th, 2015 at 9:30 am 4 Comments »
    The NHL 16 EA Sports Hockey League beta has now been open for a week - and it remains so through tomorrow - providing an unprecedented (for the sports gaming genre) glimpse at the game which isn't due out until mid-September. EASHL was a mode that I found very compelling when it launched in NHL 09, and played heavily that year and a few that followed. However beyond then interest waned as it went largely unchanged and took on a microtransaction slant in the upgrading of player ratings. ...
  • Reviewing Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
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    Posted July 13th, 2015 at 3:45 pm 16 Comments »
    Rory McIlroy PGA Tour has been out since last Wednesday on EA Access, and officially releases tomorrow to all. In a video produced for Hit The Pass today, Rich Grisham and I review the game, going through everything from gameplay to Career Mode, online play, and even the Night Club Challenge. Beyond that, we also discuss expectations for what the future holds for the game in terms of post-release support. For those interested in written impressions of the game, make sure to check those out f...
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Impressions
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    Posted July 11th, 2015 at 10:15 am 30 Comments »
    The inevitability of having to move on from Tiger Woods after such a long relationship put EA Sports in a position where they felt it necessary to take the rebooted PGA Tour series in a totally different direction. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour has aimed at appealing to a more "casual" consumer. Gone are healthy lineups of licensed courses and golfers, and nods to history of the sport. In their place are arcade-elements like fantasy courses and over-the-top mini-games. Over two years have passe...
  • Tap Sports Baseball 2015 Review
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    Posted April 14th, 2015 at 5:15 pm 1 Comment »
    The original Tap Sports Baseball, released last August, was undoubtedly one of the best sports games for mobile devices last year. It was a strong effort at launch with a (somewhat uncommon now) friendly monetization structure that was improved upon through several significant updates as the months wore on. The sequel released last week and it retains everything that made the first so great while introducing some minor improvements on top. Tap Sports Baseball 2015 is a turn-based game (o...
  • MLB Manager 2015 Review
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    Posted April 9th, 2015 at 10:45 am 1 Comment »
    by Brendan Wilhide MLB Manager 2015 is the latest version of the popular iOOTP series of text-based manangement sims. The new name reflects the fact that the series has an official full MLB license for the first time in the game's history. The new license is a welcome addition to what has become a solid portable version of its more illustrious desktop counterpart, Out of the Park Baseball, and fans will welcome the new license atop an already familiar and strong feature set. Longtime fan...
  • MLB 15: The Show – Hits and Misses Review
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    Posted April 7th, 2015 at 1:30 pm 23 Comments »
    MLB 15: The Show might very well be the most complete product in the series' history. Areas of strength have been improved upon considerably but those that have been deficient in the past for the most part continue to be so. It's one of the few sports games that can be assessed fairly easily and defined by its clear positives and negatives. That makes it a game that can be either purchased, or passed on, with confidence based on an individual's interests. Check out the full review of MLB 15:...
  • Press Row Podcast – Two Days Worth of MLB 15: The Show Impressions
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    Posted April 3rd, 2015 at 6:00 pm No Comments »
    This week's Press Row Podcast pulls together the audio from the two live hangouts held earlier in the week. The focus is of course on MLB 15: The Show and early impressions of the game. Don't miss my written impressions of MLB 15 as well. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS and the Stitcher app for Android – subscribe while there to help support the show! You can also listen with the streaming player below. http://traffic.libsyn.com/operationsportspressrow/Press_Row_Po...
  • MLB 15: The Show Initial Impressions
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    Posted April 2nd, 2015 at 3:15 pm 18 Comments »
    Expectations for MLB 15: The Show were high heading into release, and justifiably so, as the series is arguably the most consistent in all of sports gaming. It was easy to anticipate what would be great about the game and know what likely wouldn't be up to par. That allows for a high level of confidence in buying from those interested in the product. For the most part those expectations have been precisely met. MLB 15 is a fantastic game that has improved on its strengths but done little...
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