A Melodramatic Return To Form
HIGH The gameplay is both speedier and more grounded in physics.
LOW The Journey has already jumped the shark.
WTF Floating corner kick reticles are evil and must be punished.
HIGH A solid card-based mode that doesn't feel out of place.
LOW EA may have gone to the rehash well one too many times.
WTF Again, a CARD TRADING MINIGAME THAT DOESN'T SUCK
HIGH It's light years ahead of NBA Live 15, in every way possible…
LOW … so is a colonoscopy.
WTF Based on the audio, it's not uncommon for everyone to leave the arena mid-game, including the announcers.
HIGH: Not having ample time to bake scones between holes.
LOW: Shimmery, hiccupping graphics and textures seem odd on current platforms.
WTF: Did I just use a 4-iron near a grazing elk?
HIGH Logging in to see you've earned credits when friends failed to beat your scores.
LOW Dropping into another bottomless pit a hundred yards from the finish line.
WTF Why does reversing time only affect me and not anyone else?
HIGH Brian Kenny's soft hair reporting on my last fight.
LOW Controlling a fight for nine rounds, only to be instantly knocked out by poor collision detection.
WTF The feeling of watching my boxer, with my face, get pummeled mercilessly into unconsciousness.
HIGH Breaking through a six man gang tackle to rush for a touchdown.
LOW Having to play the fight for the fumble mini-game when I was the only one near the ball when I fell on it.
WTF Enough with the measuring, it's clearly a first down.