Diehard GameFAN Review: FIFA ’11

Diehard GameFAN: "Sports fans fall into a trap sometimes. I call it The Innovation Trap.

We continually demand that each new version of a game series, or any new game in our sports, do something major every year. These games run for $60 a pop annually, with the costs rising due to DLC which doesn’t transfer to the next year’s versions, and people reflexively want a reason to buy the new game that extends beyond, “we will no longer update rosters for the old game,” “we’re shutting down the online servers,” and “we added more dimples to the ball.” Due to this, companies such as EA Sports or anyone else that develops a realistic sports game like Visual Concepts (2K) are forced, either from audible or perceived pressure, to constantly add something to their games."

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