Archive for December, 2010

FIFA 11 Review

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

By Kob Monney

Another year, another Fifa, cue a slew of comments by the developer proclaiming new and ‘innovative’ features or the remark that ‘it is our best FIFA yet’ from EA executives. It’s hard to look at a Fifa game without being cynical (in fact it’s hard to look at the FIFA organisation without being cynical) and if you’re of the mind that football should be played outside rather than indoors with a controller or if you just don’t like football full stop then this game isn’t likely to change your view. Read more…

Categories: Reviews

The Price is … Wrong?

December 2, 2010 1 comment

By Kob Monney

I came across an article on GameCritics titled The problem with blaming the gamer. The article was a response to an editorial written on GamePro about longevity and quality in video games. The editorial pursued the idea that developers and publishers needed to get away from the thought of long single player games filled with superfluous content rather than a shorter, tighter, more focused experience that could delight as much as a lengthy opus would. The GamesCritic article countered that pricing needed to be taken into account; a 3-4 hour game could not sell for $60 against behemoths like Call of Duty. This point interested me more than the initial GamePro article. If the price of some games were lower, would they sell more? Read more…

Categories: Essays