- Dec 15, 2014
I love to play Madden, but my heart is with NBA 2K and MLB The Show. I've always been a huge fan of Basketball since I was born, and coming from a Puerto Rican background, Baseball is our #1 sport.
I am an avid sports player so I enjoy nearly all sports games. I think to pick a favourite you have two different categories, the one that is most playable with friends and family, and then there is most authentic for those who are very verse in the sport.
To narrow it down I'd have to say the most addicting for me is FIFA, and right behind that is NBA 2K. I enjoy both of them because they allow my less sport savvy friends to get a basic understanding and play along with me. In terms of capturing the authentic gaming experience though I think that Topspin Tennis games are so far ahead of the field. Topspin manages to simulate the stoke style of tennis players by making you time your swings with the analog sticks, they do the same for serves, volleys and every other aspect of tennis. The only problem with this super realistic style of play is that only die hard fans can really appreciate it, it's not really compatible with the casual sports gamer fan, or even a sports gamer who doesn't enjoy tennis.
Unfortunately, sports games do lose their value very quickly simply because they are released on a yearly basis. I must confess that I will generally buy each new release every year so that I can have access to the latest rosters, which is a large part of the enjoyment of the games for me.I love playing sports games but they really need to figure out a way where the game does not become obsolete & worth five bucks after a year. They should look into making it something that can stand the test of time.
I am hoping that the somewhat poor reviews of EA Sports UFC will help convince EA to push up the time frame of developing a new Fight Night. I understand why EA have turned their attentions towards MMA games, especially with its meteoric rise in popularity but to think there are no boxing games currently in development for next gen consoles doesn't seem right to me.Well its good to hear that the fight night series might be making a comeback, fingers crossed for that then.
As for making sports game that can stand the test of time, I think that's where the career mode on a lot of these games needs to be worked on, it always feels like a bit of an afterthought.
Taking FIFA as an example, there's a lot of work gone into the ultimate team and the seasons mode and match day challenges. Play in career mode as a manager and it quickly becomes a bit stale, the same things over and over again. Even the 'be a player' mode loses its appeal after awhile, simply because there doesn't seem to be enough thought put into it.
Having been unfortunate enough to have played UFC on the ps4, I can see why the game as such poor reviews.I am hoping that the somewhat poor reviews of EA Sports UFC will help convince EA to push up the time frame of developing a new Fight Night. I understand why EA have turned their attentions towards MMA games, especially with its meteoric rise in popularity but to think there are no boxing games currently in development for next gen consoles doesn't seem right to me.