While I don't give two flying fucks about sports games, a significant amount of people do and Giant Bomb should really look into getting someone who is informed about sports games and can write about them. Giant Bomb should be looking to satisfy every major videogame consumer.
Giant Bomb isn't that type of website. There are plenty of other places that you can go to for sports games coverage that would do a better job of it. Other sites have people that specialize in sports games that would provide more informative insight into the quality of a particular title. The Giant Bomb staff have already said their knowledge on such things is limited, which is why they don't bother with it.
" @damnboyadvance said:Dude, this is what it said in Help. I didn't write it. Don't tell me it's bullshit." @TwoOneFive: Does this answer your question?dude, be real, thats bullshit if you think about it"
"...Giant Bomb isn't interested in the fire-hose approach to video game coverage. Our editorial team is small and experienced, and our job is to highlight the stuff that we feel is significant, either to us on a personal level, or for video games at large. That's not everything, but it's still a lot. Though, we're not real big on sports games, so don't expect too much meaningful/informed Madden coverage. "
these guys review a ton of games, and thats just the main four, others sometimes step in for different reviews. but yeah, they review far moer games, many of which are really under the radar type.
im just saying there has got to be somebody willing to do sports games reviews for GB."
It makes me wonder if the people that openly criticize annual sports games like Madden are the ones that actually don't play it at all. Complaining about how it's a roster update with minuscule differences. Not for a few minutes, but actually extensively play it.
" Difference between the Madden games each year: This guy is on that team and that guy is on this team. They would be too difficult to review, and nobody would care. "
Chances are they don't.
Besides, it's their website. If they don't want to review the common sports games like NHL 10, NBA 2K & Live and Madden, that's their choice.
" Wow, so much ignorance in this thread, almost every posts can be sum up by this: "I don't like sports games so they suck" I get it, you don't like sports or sports games, no need to act like the whole world is supposed to think like you "+1
However, I don't think GB should review sports games as many other outlets do a perfectly fine job, and considering most sports games do what they say on the tin, I think it would be a waste of time that could be spent reviewing games people wouldn't know anything about in other genres.
Also, as the figures have proven, a larger share of the buyers of non sports games come here than the share of buyers of sports games, see UFC vs Bionic commando, one outsold the other many times over but the people who played on this site wasn't nearly as far apart.
" From what they've said, they aren't qualified to review typical sports games."TThis. The Giantbomb staff, like me, don't seem all that interested in sports. I think sports games assumes an interest in sports. When they make a curling game maybe then I'll be interested.