I’ve recently pick up NBA 2k11, and a thought came to my mind. How many people really enjoy sports games? I mean, enjoy, like the realism and depth these games have.
There was a year where I had nothing but sports games. That’s what I do, play sports. It’s a very fun genre to compete with your friends. It’s angry worthy, too. How much realism do you think these game have. There are times where the programmers gets it right, then there are times when you KNOW that the programmers screwed up. NBA games are the most hard to replicate, and that’s why I rarely even buy there games. They have these “Catch-Back A.I’s” that are really cheap. I will hopefully, have a review dealing with NBA 2K11 up sometimes next week and see where there high and low points are.
Do you find that game companies do the sports genre a un-justice? I’ll be playing madden, and there are times where the foul calls are so unjustified. But what get me mad, is when they NEVER call a Pass Interference call. After Madden ’07 I can recall only once in franchise mode where I got a clean pass interference call. I never got one playing with friends/family. That right there is inconsistency. While NBA games, there’s too much and/or to little foul calls.
It’s expected, because sports in real life is un-predictable. And the game companies are doing there best job. But I feel like they make updates rather than full on readjusting of the game (Madden is the big example of that). I played hockey games, and there pretty good. I seriously can’t see how you can screw that up, though. Other sport titles I haven’t played, like Tennis, golf, racing…e.t.c. But I bet the players of those games may feel the same way I do about football and basketball.
All in all, have the sports genre live up to your hype? Or is that genre a complete failure and they should completely stop with that genre? Or do you think they just need to come up with one every other year to be “Fresh” and just have us pay for “Roster Updates”? This can go on and on.
Share your opinion here. I would love to hear from your perspective.