Posts Tagged ‘impressions’
  • Out of the Park Baseball 14 Impressions
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    Posted May 20th, 2013 at 9:45 am 5 Comments
    The Out of the Park Baseball series has long been the gold standard of management simulations. Though the release of an iOS version the last couple years has led to some additional exposure OOTP has still relied on word-of-mouth over traditional marketing. That has allowed them to focus on doing one thing and doing it very well - appealing to the hardcore baseball or management fan - rather than diluting the product as most major titles are forced to do in order to reach the largest audience...
  • Ridiculous Fishing Review
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    Posted April 24th, 2013 at 9:30 am 2 Comments
    By Brendan Wilhide Ridiculous Fishing is the latest entry in the ‘retro graphics and addictive gameplay” category of iOS games. In this case you play as a fisherman seeking to catch everything in sight at a variety of local fishing spots, each with unique fish and unique challenges. The result is an addictive “just one more turn” game which fits nicely into the iOS sports gaming genre.  (more…)...
  • iOOTP Baseball 2013 Review
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    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 11:30 am 2 Comments
    By Brendan Wilhide Baseball fans everywhere welcomed Major League Baseball back with open arms last week. Baseball gamers welcome back yet another annual baseball tradition this week: iOOTP 2013, the latest version in the iOOTP series. iOOTP is the iOS version of the popular OOTP (Out of the Park) series of baseball text sims for Windows and Mac. If you’ve ever played OOTP on your computer you already know what to expect. If not, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much of the core...
  • Tiger Woods 14 Full Impressions
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    Posted March 25th, 2013 at 10:45 am 16 Comments
    The Tiger Woods PGA Tour series has been solid if unspectacular this generation carrying with it somewhat limited appeal. Hampered by a heavy reliance on downloadable content the justification to purchase yearly has waned considerably. That won't necessarily change with Tiger Woods 14. People who play yearly may not find as much value as novices. However for those who have skipped recent versions or who would be new to the series it can be easily recommended.  (more…)...
  • MLB 13: The Show – Hits and Misses
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    Posted March 12th, 2013 at 3:00 pm 29 Comments
    As a series MLB: The Show has been the most consistent of all the yearly sports representations this generation. Consumers have come to rely on exceptional baseball authenticity, realistic gameplay, fantastic graphics, and deep franchise and career modes to invest time with. What has been missing though is sense of accessibility and an acceptable online experience. Those aspects however are no longer holding the franchise back. MLB 13: The Show is the iteration that pulled everything tog...
  • Online Play Takes Tremendous Step Forward in MLB 13: The Show
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    Posted March 9th, 2013 at 1:45 pm 12 Comments
    Online play has forever been the Achilles' heel of the MLB: The Show series representing the worst sports gaming has had to offer in that area. When NBA 2K made strides last year it left The Show as the only sports franchise that was not providing an acceptable online experience. Regardless of the reasons why, online performance was typically awful, and the games were simply not fun to play due to the advantage held by the pitchers. Based on the days following release of MLB 13: The Show ...
  • MLB 2K13 Isn’t Just 2K12 With a Roster Update…It’s Less Than That
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    Posted March 5th, 2013 at 9:45 am 53 Comments
    Having put in 35 innings of "work" with MLB 2K13 and time skimming through Association and MyPlayer modes there's really no reason to dig any deeper into the game to review. Conjecture that it would be 2K12 with a roster update and only the absolutely necessary changes like the Astros to the AL and new schedule was in fact on the mark and as it turns out generous. It's a product that on its own is certainly not 2K9 levels of bad, it's okay for those who don't care all that much about basebal...
  • NFL Quarterback 13 Impressions
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    Posted January 28th, 2013 at 12:30 pm 2 Comments
    Just over a year after releasing NFL Flick Quarterback a follow-up has arrived. NFL Quarterback 13 is from Full Fat which has developed the line of "Flick" games which also includes NFL Kicker, Golf, Rugby, and Soccer. NFL QB 13 touts the addition of multiple receivers, skill boosts, player upgrades, enhanced weather effects, stadium upgrades, and integration of an economy featuring both credits and tokens.  (more…)...
  • Initial Impressions of NBA 2K13 on Wii U
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    Posted November 21st, 2012 at 4:30 pm 7 Comments
    Of the three major sports titles to release alongside the Nintendo Wii U it's NBA 2K13 that delivers the product that most closely matches the 360/PS3 version in content. Yet while the tablet controller features are definitely useful they're also the least interactive. (more…)...
  • Initial Impressions of FIFA 13 on Wii U
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    Posted November 20th, 2012 at 3:45 pm 11 Comments
    FIFA 13 on the Nintendo Wii U offers a satisfying overall experience but inherently the unique features of the system are not completely natural to take advantage of during free-flowing gameplay. It looks and runs beautifully with the new hardware but a few features and gameplay enhancements are notable in their absence. Still this might be the best sports game available to go along with the launch of the system.  (more…)...
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