Originally Posted by kmo_9000
Ya I agree thay make good sports games. I dont think anyone can downplay that. But I mean how much skill do you need to make a sports game? The rules are already set for you all you need to design is the interface and the controls.
You forgot the complex AI, which is 100 times more complex than anything you would get out of a FPS, and lets not forget the thousands of unique animations and all of the work taken to make the players look realistic and lifelike...
How much skill do you need to make an FPS? Everything is pretty much cut and paste now with things like the Source SDK or the Unreal Engine.
The only thing that is harder to make than a good sports game is a good strategy game, but most of the difficulty in that is just fine tuning.