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Submitted by AwesomegamesUK 174d ago | opinion piece

Realism Versus Fun

Rhys from Awesome Games writes: 'Oh man, this new FIFA game that all the cool kids are playing sure is realistic! Look at how Michael Carrick gives up possession at least five times a match, just like he does in real life! I’m so glad EA Sports elected to cut out that pesky middleman known to the cynics as “fun.” That guy was such a downer; with Fun around, how can I ever simulate Steven Gerrard pulling his hamstring five minutes before full time? See, look, Gerrard’s out for the rest of the season! Look at what we’ve accomplished! Look at what we’ve–

Woah, hold on. What was all that about? My vision glazed over for a minute there. What’s this, then? Oh, it’s FIFA 14, I think I’ll have a quick game, actually…What the hell, Fabio?! You have the touch of a donkey’s hind leg! Screw this, where’s my copy of Sensible Soccer?' (PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

1upgamer99  +   174d ago
SSX is one of my faves. Far from real, but fun. Hope another is made for the new consoles.
deafdani  +   174d ago
Great article. This is one of the reasons why I prefer the Saints Row series over Grand Theft Auto. GTA became more "realistic" last gen, while Saints Row gets even more batshit insane with each new entry.

I still enjoy GTA a lot (actually, V was more fun than IV because it was less "realistic"), but Saints Row holds a special place in my heart and is now the king of sandbox games, as far as I'm concerned. Still need to play SR4, though.
AwesomegamesUK  +   173d ago
Thanks for the comment! Really appreciate it.

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