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#1 Posted by Baillie (4565 posts) -

@FlarePhoenix said:

@Baillie said:

@FlarePhoenix: No, I wasn't planning to buy it on the Wii. I do know a few people who were though, people who aren't really into gaming, but like to play some on the family wii every so often, you know? I told them not to buy it, so they give me £40 each and I rolled in it like EA would have. Mmm, free money.

Would people who aren't really into gaming need to keep buying the new version each year? I can understand how someone who avidly plays it would be able to notice the differences between the games, but would it really be worth someone, who only plays it "every so often" to keep buying the yearly release?

Yeah, I see your point, but football is huge, especially everywhere that's not america. A lot of people's favourite thing in their life is football, and whether they don't play games much, a lot will play FIFA. It's like people who only play Call of Duty. What if that came out and it was literally the exact same game but with different coloured guns and characters?

#2 Edited by Baillie (4565 posts) -

@Napalm said:

Well, I don't own a Wii and I don't play FIFA, so I don't care?

I know you don't care, but thanks for the always insightful posts you bring us here at Giant Bomb.

#3 Posted by Baillie (4565 posts) -

@FlarePhoenix: No, I wasn't planning to buy it on the Wii. I do know a few people who were though, people who aren't really into gaming, but like to play some on the family wii every so often, you know? I told them not to buy it, so they give me £40 each and I rolled in it like EA would have. Mmm, free money.

#4 Posted by Baillie (4565 posts) -

@FlarePhoenix said:

Hmm fair enough. I guess my question would be, are the changes substantial enough to warrant a full release $60 - $100 product each year, or are they things that really could be handled in a patch and/or DLC?

It's a good question. Back before FIFA '09, I would have said DLC would suffice, but ever since they overhauled the game, there has been noticeable improvements on all levels, and I feel happy paying full price for a game I thoroughly enjoy year in year out.

#5 Posted by Baillie (4565 posts) -

Haha, there are some. I enjoy playing golf, although watching it is not my favourite pass-time. I get bored pretty quickly.

#6 Posted by Baillie (4565 posts) -

@Napalm said:

I don't know. Who cares? Especially this late in the console's life cycle? The Wii is about to be made obsolete shortly, and if you want to rail against somebody, rail against the overburdened FIFA team that already has to create two (three, usually) new versions of their game every year. Sticking a sock in the Wii version, especially with the console's obsolescence doesn't sound like a bad idea.

Sure, and how would you feel if you only owned a wii and bought FIFA every year? I can bet you there are a lot of people in that position.

#7 Posted by Baillie (4565 posts) -

@Fobwashed: I visit this thread every time I come on GB, by far my favourite art I've seen on here. As long as you get this finished, I'm happy. Take as long as you need, you're a fantastic artist.

#8 Posted by Baillie (4565 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Baillie said:

@FlarePhoenix said:

Aren't all the EA sport games the same each year with just minor upgrades sold at full price. I mean it's kind of hard to blame EA; people seem content to keep purchasing them again and again. If I could just sell the same basic thing again and again, and have tons of people willing to keep buying it, I wouldn't hesitate to keep doing it.

Please, for fuck sake. Read.

I find this topic hilarious.

Well, I feel as though I'm literally talking to a brick wall, lol. Thanks for laughing though, it makes me feel even more useless. HA HA HA. :(

#9 Posted by Baillie (4565 posts) -

@FlarePhoenix said:

Aren't all the EA sport games the same each year with just minor upgrades sold at full price. I mean it's kind of hard to blame EA; people seem content to keep purchasing them again and again. If I could just sell the same basic thing again and again, and have tons of people willing to keep buying it, I wouldn't hesitate to keep doing it.

Please, for fuck sake. Read. I'm not pointing the finger at you, but people are going to keep saying this. No, they aren't. If you actually played the games you would realise there are changes every single year. I'm not current on Madden, etc. I do however play FIFA a lot. Every year there are changes, good ones. Especially since 2009 when they revamped the engine, and ever since the engine has been progressively improved on. New modes have been developed and also improved on. To people who don't play these games, yes it won't look like much has changed, but trust me when I say there is.

FIFA 13 on the Wii, however, is FIFA 12. There is absolutely no change, whatsoever.

#10 Posted by Baillie (4565 posts) -

@bartok: I sold my Wii about 2 years ago. It's from the grape vine. Also, of course a billion is a little high, I mean more in the line of 750 million.