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IGN: Foosball 2012 Review

IGN: Foosball as a recreational activity has a pretty dualistic nature. It's actually not unlike how games such as Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom are seen in the video game world. The overwhelming majority of people who play them have no idea what they're doing, but still manage to have a great time spastically spinning rods or mashing buttons. On the other hand you have a small, but passionate minority of players who elevate the game to a near art form. Who do you make your game for, then? In the case of Foosball 2012, the game was made for both, but sadly it largely fails to satisfy either.

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KobeT241526d ago

Mama said foosball is the devil!

the worst1526d ago

fails to satisfy??? If YOU dont like it
dont say fails to satisfy
because it is what it is foosball
it plays just like foosball to the tee

guitarded771526d ago

5.5 my a$$... downloaded it Tuesday and been playing for hours a day. You get both the PS3 and PSV version for $6 with the PS+ discount. There are 28 levels in total with each level unlocking something new like paddle men, foosballs and tables. There is online multiplayer and it runs smooth on both console and handheld. I know it's not the deepest game in the world, but it doesn't claim to be either. It is was it is... a great foosball game. IGN fails in understanding what a good game is. Even if you don't like the subject matter of a game, a review should be based on technical performance, gameplay and value... which this game is great in each category. It's not an RPG, there is no story... it's a foosball game.

SaffronCurse1526d ago

Agree, the game has a ton of replay value, I've been playing it non-stop since it was released this week.

MySwordIsHeavenly1526d ago

It's a very fun game. Screw you, IGN.

DanSolo1526d ago

If people are enjoying it then that it cool, that is what gaming is all about after all!

Personally though, I think certain types of games should stay real world and don't really translate well to video game form.

Foosball, Darts, Snooker, Pool, ect ect ect are more the type of game that you can easily play for real and that are much better to play with the real world tangible equipment!

I'd rather throw real darts at a board, then go spin some real foosball handles, and then sit down with a controller to play some FPS, RTS, Beat-em-ups, RPG, ect.

But it's always good to have options and if it caters to some people then it's all good!