There's a crucial choice that every game based on real-world sports has to make. That choice is whether the game will aspire to simulating the real-world sport as closely as possible or whether to create an entertaining gameplay system that calls to mind a sport without really hewing close to the reality of it.
Author: Thom Moyles
Parents should have absolutely no concerns about their children playing this game. Hardcore soccer fans are advised to wait for the next iterations of FIFA or Winning Eleven, depending on which way you swing. Fans of soccer management simulation should get Football Manager/Worldwide Soccer Manager. Deaf and Hard of Hearing […]
Filing into the auditorium for the Game Developers Conference 2005 Game Design Challenge (theme: make a game based on Emily Dickinson), most people could have been forgiven for wondering who the third member of the panel was. Will Wright and Peter Molyneaux are two of the more high-profile Western game designers, each with a history that deserves recognition as industry leaders and visionaries. In comparison, Clint Hocking was an unknown.
When I was 14, I spent hours upon hours playing Road Rash on the Sega Genesis, going through the same race over and over with the second-worst bike in the game (it was best to get the second-worst bike because it's pretty much impossible to win a race with the worst bike). After winning some large amount of races, I would have enough money to buy the best bike in the game. I would then happily tear through the middle portions of the game with little effort expended beyond holding down the accelerate button and avoiding obvious crashes.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief
To treat Fable as an exercise in simulated ethics or as a game with serious messages regarding issues like violence and theft is to doom the game to failure. This has been posited and then proven by Dan's review. The question, however, is whether there is any other reasonable way to approach the game.
There's a reciprocation that comes from certain games. They give back the love that is given or better yet, they might multiply that love—those rare games that aren't played so much as they seduce the player. Games that make it easy to love them, or even games that offer up an initial bit of resistance before opening up and allowing the persistent gamer access to their hidden treasures.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore
I've played a lot of sports games in my day. 2D sports games. 3D sports games. 8-bit to the present day, I've consumed pixelated sports until my eyes ached and my back gave out. To date, there hasn't been a sports game I've played that's been better than Winning Eleven 7, the latest iteration of Konami's soccer franchise. I wouldn't say that it's the best game, period, that I've ever played. But I will say it's close.
Parents have absolutely nothing to worry about regarding this game. Fans of soccer, futbol, fussbal, calcio or however you wish to say it, owe it to themselves to check out Winning Eleven 7, whether that means a rental or a purchase. Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will miss out […]