The Good * Perfectly harmless if you don't unwrap it * Good commentary. The Bad * Controls don't really work * Gameplay is a mess * Graphics are terrible * AI is lousy * Most everything else.
the wii, i dont know how the hell it sells so good if it is a piece of 5h1t
It's becoming VERY profitable, isn't it? http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...
Let's take a moment to remember how Gamepro & EGM told you to buy a Wii instead of a PS3. Let's take a moment to remember how a few months ago, they both awarded the Wii over the PS3, with Gamepro even giving the Wii a "B" grade in games and game selection over the PS3's "C" grade in games. How many good games have you found on the Wii compared to the PS3? How do you feel about Gamepro and EGM now? Are they honest? Most likely, the Wii is successful thanks to these guy's hype (look at Halo 3's perfect 10's in graphics? Right. Cry wolf once. Okay. Cry wolf twice? I don't think so.) The Wii is most likely successful because it can also be seen as not a competiting product where you have to either buy one console and forgoe the other. It's successful because it can be viewed as "complementary" item that goes with your new PS3 or XBOX360 (most xbox360 owners will buy a Wii rather than PS3 owners, in the same way that amost all xbox360 owners are forced to buy a standalone bluray player with the PS3 being the best candidate because it plays games and HD-DVD has no movies). Also, most people like the Wii's family friendly "revolution" in gaming themes and it's emphasis on physical movements and good health. The PS3 with its motions sensors and eye toy can provide the same features as the Wii, but with more modern graphics. It's a more robust and balanced gaming machine.
it's not the Wii that sucks, its EA who doesn't want to put any effort into making their games and only hoping that people will buy this piece of junk.
Whoever gave you disagrees: I WILL MESS YOU UP also bubbles to xxjeran for being right.
well im sure that some stupid will buy this 5h1tty game
of course.. it'll sell 100,000 copies and people will love it. That's how messed up this gaming industry is.
OUCH. That's below the belt.
and unfortunately true.
I think that for me it seems like development shops are trying to shoehorn traditional types of games into the Wii's control scheme. More often than not it doesn't work and the Wii starts to gain a bad reputation for poorly controlling games. Maybe developers aren't creative enough to do something new and fresh on the machine. It just seems like they have lost the ability to think abstractly and to innovate. They have the perfect platform for innovation, in my opinion. Nintendo can make good games on the platform, so it isn't impossible.
It's really sad that the Wii is showing how stale the industry has become. Developers are so used to making Another Sequal to That Game 8 that they can't make Another Great Game That is Different. At least EA is trying, though. It will pay off for them in the long run, because they want to use the Wii controls, but just haven't figured out how to yet. How long did humans have wood before we started building houses with it? I sure am glad people aren't afraid to try new things with the building blocks that have been around, even if it takes time to learn to use it.
It has been proven that the Wii control scheme can work. If it doesn't in a game, I'll blame developers.
EA sports keeping their high standards
At least they're consistant.
If there is any way possible that EA can make money off it, they will be the ones to create it. Even if that means making the game suck to high heaven.
This shows that the Wii is family console, it's that poor even EA cant be arsed making decent games for it.
What was the last console that EA had a good game on? No reason to insult every console made since EA came into being.
Well Madden is great on Wii, basketball just doesnt work.
This is EA we are talking about...aka the one who made Boogie? And pissed on the sims? And took over the NFL incense so all we get is their crappy pos?
i play the game at a store and it was not that bad, but not that good it was ok to me to my opinion
Wow, these guys can't do anything right! They barely even add anything year to year on their games. EA needs more competitors, because this can not continue...
O.o Ninja Breadman ftw.
it's easy to blame EA, they stink. But what about Ninty and its dedication to 'itself' and not third parties? It's not nearly as bad on the other two consoles, but yes it's EA so it's still bad nevertheless. A lot of people always say that or at least find it easy to say that the PS3 is hard to program for - for instance; albeit that learning curve is beginning to flatten a slight bit. Now if the learning curve for the Wii is a *fraction of that and the consoles are selling like hotcakes then it begs the question - - why don't devs put more money into R&D for the control scheme layout? This is where it begins to glare as a gimmicky console for non - traditional gamers that devs arn't completely sold on at the moment. They'd almost just sit back and watch Ninty slowly wind down alone like it has with recent consoles than to jump into the fray with such a fickle company when it comes to partnerships and 3rd party developing. If this is the reputation it'd building now, it will be typecast even stronger and that reputation will be hard to shake. This is why the Wii will probably not last long amongst a host of other factors. Third party devs at the moment aren't wholly interested in making a game from the ground up that MAXES the Wii on everything, because they either don't have the time or the money to do so -- not when there is a palpable sense of urgency and hunger out there from traditional gamers on the 360 and PS3 for true high def next generation gaming. I believe this might be a bit of a trend for the Wii, as far as EA goes, unfortunately it's the norm so I can't totally cast it off just yet.
So nintendo has to support EA to make a good basketball game?
People don't realize Gamespot don't really know $hit about games & you've got to realize that your decision should be based on your inner guts, an not what I or Gamespot says! Believe It!
Gamestop? I think you mean Gamespot. And yes, the review is a tad bit on the harsh side and that's coming from a PS3 fan, so you know it's got to be brutal.
I actually enjoy reading harsh reviews like this more than I do good ones. Nothing is more entertaining than some good old fashioned smack talk.
He said gamespot you idiot.
if he would have said Gamespot, then I wouldn't have posted a comment correcting him the first time, Sir asswipe. Maybe that explains why you're 2 hours late and making a comment to my post -- obviously he corrected the mistake. Idiot.
Another bad port from EA. I'm no fan of Wii but the 3 out of 10 means EA screwed up big time (As they usually do but they forgot to pay for the review).
the only real reviews you can trust these days are people reviews(cause they are usually not bought) however, people reviews are also flawed because of fanboyism. The only review that really matters is your personal review.
I'm sorry but I don't want to play any game with family mode in it.
I wish I had waited a few days before I bought this game. This review is bang on! I've been a Wii supporter from day one and have been looking forward to this game. I bought this game on Tuesday and traded it in on Thursday. For the first time since owning the Wii I felt the need for a PS3 or 360. So that's what I did, I went out and bought a PS3 and trading in NBA Sh!t 08 for a real basketball game, NBA 2K8. If EA keeps killing off it's popular games on the Wii the "Middle Class" gamers (more than casual but less than hardcore) will eventually abandon the platform and EA. My 2 cents!
Again EA at its very best...
Maybe these guys should show third party game companies how to use the Wii. All Nintendo cares about is there 1st party mario games.
EA was JUST LAZY. Pure and simple. Did you see how good Madden 08 on the Wii was? Why couldn't this be as good? EA was just being EA. Quit blamming Nintendo. What are they supposed to do? Make the games for the developers and stick their names on it?
The Wii, like the GC, is all about the first party games. After all, they're the only ones that aren't a cheap PS2 port. Not all third party games are bad though. No More Heroes is cool.
I wish they would stop putting games on Wii that dont work. Wii requires original thought, not old franchises adapted to a new control scheme its like 2d fighter games with an analog stick :|
Keep buying Wii's and more peripherals so you keep getting sh1t like this, wiitards.
Everyone know sports games never have been good on nintendo system. 24 - Wii Keep buying Wii's and more peripherals so you keep getting sh1t like this, wiitards. How are you so sure Have you played the game yourself?
framrate issues,jaggies>should have been better>no excuse> Thanks again EA for giving the ps3 ANOTHER CRAPPY MULTIPORT>piece of shyt azzwipe M$ ****suckers!! Haven't played 2k yet,hope its better.
Say that the graphics are crap. I keep saying this, the Wii is cool with the motion stuff but at the end of the day it's still a GC 1.5. and where is the Wiis normal controller. My PSP has better visuals, LOL Wiitards is right...LMMFAO. Where is 2k, we need them to save the day! Wii is done and so is EA LMMFAO.
Another one to file away in the "angry fanboy" file.
I see that everyone takes bad games as an opportunity to rag on the system they appear on. Jesus, PS3 guys, you cried foul when everyone laughed at you because Lair got obscenely bad scores. 360 Fellahs, you wouldn't sit and take the post-Blue Dragon crap that everyone threw your way. Just because you're mad at the Wii for outselling your system of choice doesn't mean you should celebrate when a bad game comes out for it. It's not a victory for anyone. It's a loss for everyone.
This is N4G. Few people here listen to reason, or have the brain in comprehend it. You might as well just type nothing.
It is true that most people never listen to reason on here. However, there are a few that do, and a few that do I see post quite often, like unsunghero, here. And I can give those people bubbles every week or so. That times ahs come for unsunghero, so maybe the ignorance can be drowned out by reason.
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