Posts Tagged ‘hits and misses’
  • NFL Blitz: Hits and Misses
    Posted January 9th, 2012 at 4:15 pm 18 Comments
    For the first time since 2003 the Blitz series carries the NFL license after having been acquired and subsequently rebooted by EA Sports. As a digital-download title the company hoped to bring back some of the magic of the beloved series while increasing the amount of content over what was provided in their previous attempts at arcade-style football. Were they able to achieve one or both? Continue on for the Hits and Misses review of NFL Blitz.  (more…)...
  • NBA 2K12: Hits and Misses
    Posted October 12th, 2011 at 3:30 pm 73 Comments
    It was always going to be difficult to top what was practically universally beloved in NBA 2K11 - and the league lockout only introduced an additional obstacle in the way of doing so. NBA 2K12 is one of the most top heavy sports titles imaginable. What it does well is exceedingly impressive but faulty features or those that dont live up to potential do enough damage to affect the overall perception and complete value of the product. Continue on for a look at what NBA 2K12 got right and where...
  • Madden NFL 12: Hits and Misses
    Posted September 6th, 2011 at 11:15 am 159 Comments
    Madden NFL 12 approached release under unique circumstances - a lockout threatening the season, several high level developers departing right in the middle of the development cycle, and the release date being pushed back to the end of August. EA Sports appears to have benefited from the lockout being lifted and the intense excitement for the coming season with the release of the game coming right at the height of anticipation. The enhancements to Madden 12 were meant to satisfy the long-t...
  • NCAA Football 12: Hits and Misses
    Posted July 15th, 2011 at 10:45 am 120 Comments
    With NCAA Football 12 EA Sports made some prominent feature additions that were directed primarily at the more hardcore fans of the series while promising some important improvements to gameplay. Following up on Sunday's full impressions posting what did NCAA Football 12 deliver on and where did it go wrong? Find out in this 'Hits and Misses' review.  (more…)...
  • MLB Bobblehead Pros: Hits and Misses
    Posted July 12th, 2011 at 7:00 pm 7 Comments
    MLB Bobblehead Pros arrived on the Xbox Live Marketplace last week (PSN release upcoming) for $10. Made by Konami, the game basically takes the well regarded Power Pros series and re-skins the player models as 'bobbleheads' for the HD consoles. The series has always been a sim at heart despite the cartooney look and that tradition lives on with MLB Bobblehead Pros. Considering the price point there is a lot of content being offered with the promise of more support coming down the line throug...
  • WWE All-Stars Hits and Misses
    Posted March 29th, 2011 at 11:15 am 20 Comments
    There hasn't been a great arcade-style sports game since The BIGS released in 2007. WWE All-Stars hopes to change that with its over-the-top action, varied match types, and multiple modes that tie in current superstars with the rich history of the WWE. Continue on for what WWE All-Stars got right and where it came up short in this "Hits and Misses" review. (more…)...
  • MLB 2K11 Hits and Misses
    Posted March 16th, 2011 at 10:30 am 95 Comments
    MLB 2K is a series on its last legs. The third party exclusive MLB license has just a year left and 2K Sports can't wait to get out of it having publicly regretted the decision to enter the agreement which loses them tens of millions each year. With MLB 2K11 it has become readily apparent that some combination of the necessary resources not being provided and the effort and care not being present are resulting in a product that fails to reach today's standards. MLB 2K11 has some really gr...
  • MLB 11: The Show Hits and Misses
    Posted March 14th, 2011 at 10:45 am 33 Comments
    SCEA's MLB series has arguably been the most consistent sports franchise this generation. There is a reason why baseball gamers have flocked to it, and it isn't just because the competition has struggled so mightily. For MLB 11: The Show the introduction of new analog controls represented the most significant shift for the somewhat risk-adverse series in years. Continue on to check out where the game succeeded and where it misstepped in this "Hits and Misses" review.  (more…)...