Electronic Arts has been caught red-handed selling a barely updated re-release as a full sequel. While it's often hard to tell the difference with sports games, it's really bad this time, since the Wii version of FIFA 13 really is just FIFA 12.
The only difference comes in the form of the number (obviously) and a few transfer/kit updates. Everything else is identical. Most sports games at least try to add new features, enhanced visuals, or something to justify the sequel. FIFA 13 doesn't bother, tricking customers into spending $40 on what could have been a free downloadable update.
FIFA Football on PS Vita is the same thing, just FIFA 12 repackaged. It's also drawing further heat off the back of EA's Wii shenanigans.
Wow. Just ... wow. Not even I have the words for this one.
|8:30 PM on 01.30.2013|
FIFA 13 brings in $100 million in net revenue
In their financial reports released today, EA has shown that FIFA is still a very powerful franchise. According to the reports, FIFA 13 sold more than its predecessor, totaling over 12 million units through the thir...more
|10:00 PM on 08.13.2012|
FIFA 13 to include 'Skill Games' mode
FIFA 13 is a little over a month away from launch and the game, which will mark the twentieth edition of EA's very long running FIFA franchise, will be getting a game mode new to the franchise which EA Sports is ca...more
|2:00 PM on 08.04.2012|
Preview: FIFA 13 Wii U has some fly new features
Madden 13 isn’t the only EA sports title launching alongside Nintendo’s incoming Wii U, as FIFA 13 will be too. Much like how the Vita’s FIFA Soccer was built on the framework of FIFA 11, FIFA 13 on the Wii ...more
|8:00 PM on 08.03.2012|
FIFA 13 iOS will have competitive online multiplayer
When I played FIFA 12 for iOS last year, I found myself rather surprised by how nicely the experience transferred onto mobile devices. It obviously found success, as the team is being even more ambitious with FIFA 13 for iOS ...more
|3:22 PM on 08.02.2012|
Madden 13 and Fifa 13 for Wii U has touch enhancements
During EA's Summer Showcase live stream, EA has shown off some new features for the Wii U versions of Madden 13 and Fifa 13, typically focused on the GamePad's touchscreen. In Madden, play calling is done directly on the touc...more
|7:30 PM on 06.07.2012|
E3: FIFA 13 subtly iterating on FIFA 12
The last FIFA game was pretty well received. Accordingly, much of what I saw for FIFA 13 seemed to be more of a refinement of FIFA 12 than a complete overhaul, although I’m sure this is what most players are expecting. ...more
|4:04 PM on 06.04.2012|
E3: FIFA is 'football's social network'
EA has announced a wealth of new features for the upcoming FIFA 13, both in the gameplay and EA's football-centered social network, Football Club. Gamers who progressed through FIFA 12 will have their stats and progress carry...more
|11:58 AM on 06.04.2012|
E3: FIFA 13 to support Kinect for tactical play
During the Microsoft press conference we learned that FIFA 13 will support Kinect. In a demo shown by Executive VP of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson, we saw substitutions carried out, tactics changed on the fly, and even the game r...more
|3:30 PM on 05.16.2012|
Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable'
The draw of “reality” television is its ostensibly greater degree of unpredictability over scripted shows, the coveted “you can’t make this stuff up” factor. Many simulation videogames better rep...more
|1:30 PM on 05.20.2013|
New FIFA to be shown tomorrow during Xbox event
At what point can we start calling this a trend? After McLaren of all companies hinted at an announcement during Microsoft's pre-E3 reveal event for the next Xbox, now we have EA Sports hyping up "the next generation of FIFA"...more
|9:13 AM on 05.17.2013|
Nintendo Direct: Wii U Mario & Sonic at the Olympics
Uggggh... a new Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics is coming to the Wii U. Why am I not surprised? The game will take place in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and will use a combination of Wii ...more
|3:00 PM on 05.14.2013|
Tune in to Konami's pre-E3 show for Metal Gear Solid 5
Konami has plans for another pre-E3 show in June. This year, the stream will happen on June 6 at 10:00am Pacific through GameSpot.com as well as the GameSpot Xbox Live app. What hijinks will ensue? Who knows. The company was,...more