Ahhh…You’re In The Beach
HIGH The pleasant enjoyment of the franchise remains intact…
LOW …unless you happened to enjoy the gameplay improvements in previous entries.
WTF Look, I’m not letting this go. Everybody’s Golf is an awful name.
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 Rolling two red dice and making my opponent decide between 'knocked down' and ‘knocked down'.
LOW Missing my receiver roll and losing the game-tying touchdown in the last turn.
WTF Wait, the color commentator is on my team now? How did that happen?
HIGH Solid level design and one excellent unlockable skater!
LOW Framerate and screen-tearing issues abound.
WTF Lil' Wayne is a playable skater, but doesn't appear on the soundtrack.
HIGH: The new pass placement and receiver mechanics are the best series additions since the magic stiff arm of Madden '97…
LOW: … and the Dynamic Drive Goals feature is the worst.
WTF: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have the collective personality of a dial tone.
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 The walkoff win out of nowhere!
LOW Errors at the worst time thanks to manually controlling a fielder
WTF That roster. Those names. Those faces. The umpire strike calls.