Posts Tagged ‘review’
  • Madden NFL 19 Review
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    Posted August 1st, 2018 at 9:00 pm No Comments »
    Madden NFL 19 is the first of EA Sports' suite of annual games to release in 2018, and as such is the first to feature the new Real Player Motion animation technology. Increased player control is at the heart of Madden 19, whether it be when competing on the field or when taking on the task of building a team as a coach/GM in Franchise Mode. Real Player Motion delivers some dynamic moments and is generally satisfying when controlling the ball-carrier. There's increased differentiation bet...
  • Review of NBA 2K18
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    Posted September 18th, 2017 at 11:30 am 13 Comments »
    In what amounts to a bounce back year for the NBA 2K series, the latest edition delivers phenomenal gameplay while continuing its place as the most content-rich game in the genre. The new motion system for gameplay, expanded story elements in MyGM, and addition of all-time teams help to take the game to the next level. Note: The ongoing serious situation with deleted MyPlayer characters did not factor into the score, as this is not affecting everyone and will likely be resolved in the nea...
  • Review of NHL 18
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    Posted September 15th, 2017 at 5:30 am 4 Comments »
    NHL 18 is probably the strongest entry in the EA Sports series in recent memory for newcomers or inexperienced players however veterans may not see as much of a difference from last year as they would have hoped. With the new arcade mode NHL THREES, co-op (local or online) available in most of the modes, a new tutorial and helpful on-screen indicators for lower difficulty levels, NHL 18 is at the very least more accommodating than previous editions. The impact of the Defensive Skill Stick...
  • Review of NBA Live 18
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    Posted September 11th, 2017 at 5:00 pm 22 Comments »
    Does the NBA Live franchise have any life left in it to ever make a legitimate comeback? EA Sports has continued attempts to resuscitate its once-popular basketball series only to fail time and time again.Ā Given the track record there would be little reason to expect NBA Live 18 to be a really good game but it comes surprisingly close to achieving just that. NBA Live 18 is a simplified and fun game to play with an excellent career mode that unfortunately proves to be an incomplete produc...
  • 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 Golf Club 2
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    Posted June 27th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 8 Comments »
    Released in 2014 The Golf Club was among the first wave of sports games from independent developers that helped lead to the resurgence in the genre where sports (or unique takes on them) not being sufficiently covered by the big publishers are taken on by smaller studios. It was a great effort despite lacking in content and having a barrier of extreme difficulty, and was even rewarded with the Pastapadre Community Award for Best New Sports Game. Now the sequel has arrived for $40 on Xbox ...
  • NBA Playgrounds – Review and Podcast
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    Posted May 13th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 10 Comments »
    Arcade-style sports games have been making a resurgence as of late thanks to independent developers, but now for the first time one of them even has the backing of a professional league. NBA Playgrounds released this last week for just $20 with full league licensing and a deep roster of current players and legends, and it comes from Saber Interactive, a studio that has never before worked on a sports game. The full review of the game has just gone up at Sporting News, explaining how it's ...
  • Review of MLB The Show 17
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    Posted April 5th, 2017 at 8:45 am 30 Comments »
    The MLB The Show series is nothing if not consistent and predictable, and that encompasses both the numerous ways in which it excels and any struggles or deficiencies it tends to carry over from one edition to the next. With MLB The Show 17 noteworthy effort has been put into sprucing up some areas of weakness such as incorporating story-like elements in Road to the Show and two new commentators in the booth, but otherwise there isn't a whole lot new to be spoken of feature wise. Diamond ...
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