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It's for the wii so who cares? Not like they can improve too much with such an underpowered system. They are probably putting their efforts into the wii u.
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post #22 of 53
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It's for the wii so who cares? Not like they can improve too much with such an underpowered system. They are probably putting their efforts into the wii u.

And yet there changes on the 360 / PS3 versions? I very much doubt it was issues with hardware limitations, or all the consoles would have had identical releases to last year.

More likely is that the 2012 version was more up to date on the Wii for some reason, maybe it was released later? Or maybe they ran out of development time, and decided to rush the Wii release this year as it had the lowest projected sales.
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post #23 of 53
While I'm more than happy with Fifa's return to the PC (and the fact that I can now safely say that I prefer fifa over pes, barring master league mode), it would probably have been better if they didn't even bother with the wii and just pushed a Wii U version instead.
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  Big surprised? Its EA, what did you expect they put out every year the same game with a new skin and updated roster, EA Sports games are like CoD games (Gets Flame Shield =P). They probably didn't bother to do a better job for the Wii version because, the Wii is at its life's end, and haven't see the sales for the Wii but hardly doubt they were anything special.

  Has long has people keep buying these rehashed games, things like this will keep happening, a good example is how 2k is now dominating EA on the NBA games.

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post #25 of 53
Actually, the FIFA games are the NBA 2K equivalent of "soccer" games and the latest edition is viewed highly all round.

They just cheaped out hard on the wii version.
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I don't entirely agree when it comes to intellectual creations. If a movie or book sequel were to come out, and it were simply the exact same story spare a few exceptions, there'd certainly be some kind of backlash. EA can defend itself by insisting that it releases yearly "editions" rather than actual sequels, but gamers will inevitably be mislead into believing it's a sequel in terms of gameplay/features; this is obviously intentional.

I wholeheartedly agree.

I am not defending their moral standpoint; only their legal standpoint.

I have no problem with the outrage among people.
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Actually, the FIFA games are the NBA 2K equivalent of "soccer" games and the latest edition is viewed highly all round.
They just cheaped out hard on the wii version.

I agree with you there, but the problem is PES is failing to give Fifa any competition and there is little to no competition against most EA sports game because EA holds exclusive rights to them, so EA ends up pulling stunts like this, because they hold a monopoly. If there was more competition on the market against EA Sports games, trust me things would be fairly different, because EA would have to actually pay attention to what they are doing to their consumers, 2K's NBA games are proof of that.

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post #28 of 53
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I don't entirely agree when it comes to intellectual creations. If a movie or book sequel were to come out, and it were simply the exact same story spare a few exceptions, there'd certainly be some kind of backlash. EA can defend itself by insisting that it releases yearly "editions" rather than actual sequels, but gamers will inevitably be mislead into believing it's a sequel in terms of gameplay/features; this is obviously intentional.

A book is a huge difference to a sports game.

Honestly, what changes year to year in sports?

Players
Rosters
Teams
...?

It's not like they are just making things up, they're following an actual event that is happening. It's not really a "sequel".


But it was only done for the wii, not the PS3, 360. Which is the problem
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I wholeheartedly agree.
I am not defending their moral standpoint; only their legal standpoint.
I have no problem with the outrage among people.

Are you kidding? How many sequels have you watched? Most of them do it.

This is terrible from EA if I had purchased it I would certainly be getting a refund and complaining to EA.
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post #30 of 53
I have to laugh at people claiming that users who have bought the game have grounds to launch a lawsuit/get their money back. Regardless of the games quality, the retailer/EA still provided them with a good which they willingly paid for rolleyes.gif
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