Posts Tagged ‘impressions’
  • Online Play Takes Tremendous Step Forward in MLB 13: The Show
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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…)...
  • Initial Impressions of Madden NFL 13 on Wii U
    Posted November 19th, 2012 at 3:15 pm 18 Comments
    Madden NFL 13 is one of the three primary sports titles that accompany the release of the Nintendo Wii U. The tablet controller has proven to be more worthwhile than anticipated but poor framerate hampers what otherwise could have been an excellent launch offering. (more…)...
  • NBA 2K MyLife Facebook Game Available Now
    Posted October 17th, 2012 at 10:15 am 5 Comments
    Along with the mobile companion apps 2K Sports earlier promoted a Facebook game that would tie in with NBA 2K13's MyCareer mode. That Facebook game launched in recent days offering the opportunity to secure extra VC and unlock exclusive clothing, dunk packages, and players for Blacktop mode all for use in 2K13.  (more…)...
  • NBA 2K13: Hits and Misses
    Posted October 15th, 2012 at 4:30 pm 53 Comments
    NBA 2K13 reaches the market with a prime opportunity to not just reestablish itself with consumers this time of year following the lockout that affected NBA 2K12, but also expand its reach to new gaming segments and even greater cultural significance. 2K Sports was able to succeed in just about every facet of the game and have produced the best NBA 2K title to date even exceeding the spectacular 2K11. Continue on for a review of what was done especially well and what was lacking in this 'H...
  • New Features Go Live on Madden NFL 13 Connected Careers Website
    Posted October 10th, 2012 at 6:15 pm 32 Comments
    EA Sports this week added some long-awaited functionality to the Connected Careers website for Madden NFL 13. Back when the website launched - read up on complete earlier impressions here - the sections for League, Teams, and Players were reserved for later. Now that they've gone live their purposes are evident and the additional options prove to add value to the site and it's reach into ongoing careers.  (more…)...
  • NBA 2K13 Online Play Impressions
    Posted October 8th, 2012 at 10:30 am 40 Comments
    The emergence of the NBA 2K series in recent years has only proved to illuminate the troubles with its online infrastructure. Excuses for the tremendously troubled performance and lacking features have been made that includes sales being more than anticipated, Dreamcast "tech and servers (NBA 2K11) being switched out, and Dreamcast code (NBA 2K12) being replaced. Ultimately though reasoning mattered not - consumers were getting shafted with an experience that did not meet reasonable stand...
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