Posts Tagged ‘impressions’
  • Review of Madden NFL 18
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    Posted August 17th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 29 Comments »
    Fresh off an especially strong year for the Madden franchise this year's edition comes across a bit disjointed in comparison. The new story mode Longshot is a winner, as is the return of online co-op with MUT Squads, but otherwise the changes or lack thereof prove underwhelming. Gameplay advancements are subtle but at least areas like offensive line blocking show promise. Franchise mode hasn't changed much besides injuries playing a bigger role and the new ability to play along with the seas...
  • Review of the Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3
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    Posted December 23rd, 2016 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    Forza Horizon 3 is one of the best games of 2016 and the recently released Blizzard Mountain expansion is a must-buy for fans of the game. The challenging conditions, beautiful visuals, and new vehicles really deliver a unique experience. There are a few caveats to consider however, such as the necessity of having advanced far enough in the regular game in order to actually be able and play the DLC. Those interested in it will want to grab the Expansion Pass while it's on sale through the en...
  • Review of Madden NFL 17
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    Posted August 22nd, 2016 at 7:45 am 80 Comments »
    This year's Madden capitalizes on the thrilling moments of the NFL better than ever before. Whether it's on special teams, from the commentary, highlighted in the presentation, ball-carriers in the open field, the ball physics, or great play from the defense - something that's never been seen or heard before will likely occur in every single game of Madden NFL 17. Check out the full written review at Sporting News and the video review below! ...
  • Review of MLB The Show 16
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    Posted March 30th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 22 Comments »
    There are always few surprises with MLB The Show. Consumers can trust they're going to get terrific gameplay and visuals with consistent offline modes and commentary that have arguably started to fall behind the times. Last year though Diamond Dynasty rose up to become a favorite of many and even pulled off an upset win for the Community Award of Best Team-Building Mode. That coincided with the first satisfactory online experience in series' history. Diamond Dynasty received the most upg...
  • Review of Out of the Park Baseball 17
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    Posted March 21st, 2016 at 1:15 pm 4 Comments »
    The long-running Out of the Park Baseball series has a stunning record of consistency. In entering its 17th edition the PC management simulator has averaged a score that exceeds 85 on Metacritic and last year hit its high mark of 91 through the review aggregator. The reliable nature of the series - consumers know precisely what they're getting and that it'll be a quality product - has reached a new level this year with the introduction of MLBPA licensing and new features that capitalize...
  • Review of EA Sports UFC 2
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    Posted March 14th, 2016 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    The first big sports game release of 2016 is here with EA Sports UFC 2. The sequel has improved on the deficiencies of the first, providing a much more satisfying gameplay experience and deep roster, but the modes of play come up a little short. Career Mode is a disappointment and the new spin on Ultimate Team isn't very compelling. The new KO Mode is a winner however, even though it isn't playable online. Ultimately what it comes down to is the game this time around better respects the s...
  • NBA Live bounces back in an unexpected form
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    Posted February 23rd, 2016 at 3:45 pm 5 Comments »
    EA Sports rolled out a new game, NBA Live Mobile, to Canadian iOS and Android stores last week. The plan is for the game to expand to the US and other regions in the near future. It's somehow the best thing NBA Live since 2009. Using the same free-to-play model incorporating the Ultimate Team concept as other mobile sports games, NBA Live Mobile is all about building up a roster and acquiring desirable players through card packs, at auction, or with rewards. Coins and bonuses are earned ...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Sports UFC 2 Beta Impressions
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    Posted February 5th, 2016 at 2:15 pm 1 Comment »
    The one week beta for EA Sports UFC 2 provided ample opportunity to get a feel for what's in store with the product that will be releasing on March 15. After a disappointing first effort there's reason for optimism with the sequel based on gameplay improvements, Practice and Skill Challenges meant to make the game easier to learn and improve at, and even the new Ultimate Team mode which has a different model that's been built for an individual sport. In this new episode of the Press Row Pod...
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