Differences between sports games not worth the price
submitted by Patrick O'Hara
December 4, 2006 —
As an electronics retail employee, I go through my fair share of people who want to buy the latest game for the Xbox, Gamecube, or PlayStation 2. I'd say, on average, I probably sell about 10 to 15 games during a five hour shift, meaning that a lot of people bark at me, but I really don't mind. One thing that I DO mind, however, is when I check our calendar at work to see that a new sports game is slated for release, because there are so many things I see wrong with any kind of sports video game.
First, they're all the same. Whether it's Madden 07, NFL 07, or NCAA 07, I honestly don't see the difference. Sure, you might be able to illegally inject steroids into your quarterback in one of the titles, but no matter how big your quarterback gets, no matter how often you can get the opposing team in trouble for having that overly large cocaine party, these games are still just stupid sports games. The minute difference between the different franchise titles is miniscule
Next, there seems to be a certain kind of person who plays such games. I notice they're usually the type of person that wears their collar popped up. I'm not a fashion wizard, but there are some clothing fads I just find too ridiculous to not giggle at. Popping your collar only seems appropriate if you're a vampire hunter.
I realize I may be a bit ridiculous even ranting about such a silly thing, and with the release of the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii, it seems my complaints are going to fall on deaf ears. But you know what? I'm sure there are lots of gamers out there who despise sports games for the same reasons I do. It's time our voices were heard.